Festival stirs noise related rumble, EDM banned from iconic Charleston venue
In another u-turn for dance music and its reign over popular American culture, Patriots Point has banned all EDM shows after excessive noise complaints were received during Harbor City Fest on Thursday. At a time when the genre has continued to make loud noise across the nation, Alesso’s headline efforts to a 3,100 strong-crowd were evidently too much for the South Carolina naval base, leading to the decision by the venues executive director Mac Burdette to ban all similar events from the venue.
An official statement from Brudette explained: “We received numerous complaints about the noise level of the music. While we are always willing to consider new and unique events as a museum and tourist attraction, we are always committed to doing the right thing.”
No official statement has been released on behalf of the festival’s promoter, Brightsound, though a mixed wave of reports from residents allegedly unaffected by the event has called to question the legitimacy of the decision. Brudette went on to say that quieter music events would still be allowed to take place at the venue.
Via: Live 5 News