Groove Parade is canceled for the first time in 20 years
In 1993 Enter Group started Monegros, a house and techno festival hosted in Nothern Spain’s Monegros Desert. For over 20 years the festival went off without a problem, playing host to the world’s best electronic talents throughout its long-standing presence in Spain’s dance music scene. This year the festival changed its name to Groove Parade, booking Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox and more for the festival’s 2015 return, but the newly renamed event hit a snag with local land owners. According to organizers, the festival was canceled due to the unlikelihood of successful negotiations with an upset estate owner.
They released the following statement: “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.” It will be the first year without the festival in 20 years and Groove Parade’s return in 2016 is still very uncertain.
Via: Resident Advisor