Groove Parade, erstwhile Monegros, got cancelled this year. Read below to find out why.

Groove Parade had been running without a hitch for 20 years, existing harmoniously in the vast expanse of international music festivals. Known for its amazing EDM acts, the festival was running quite successfully. Until, the organizers abruptly released this statement, promptly curbing the anticipation and excitement around the fest.

“Faced with the unlikelihood of successful negotiations and the uncertainty regarding a favourable legal decision, we have decided to react in what we consider the most prudential and responsible way to avoid risks and problems for all parts involved: public, artists and the organisation itself. We want to express a most heartfelt gratitude to the over 15,000 thousand people who have purchased their tickets and the 50 artists who confirmed their presence in the festival. All tickets will be reimbursed and the cost will be returned into the accounts used to pay for the tickets in a period of no more than 7 days.”

Borderline vague, this statement only tells us that the festival was canceled due to the unlikelihood of successful negotiations with an upset estate owner. After having booked massive artists like Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox and more, the festival is sure to have faced substantial losses. However, the Monegros Italy, which includes pretty much the same lineup, is still running. This year the festival moves from Spain to Italy, making an exciting change in the Europe’s EDM festival landscape. Find tickets and other details here.


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