Adelaide proposes to ban electronic events over concern of high temperatures
While December might mean winter for much of the Western and Northern hemispheres, currently, Australia is experiencing sweltering heat in the midst of summer.
Stereosonic, one of the continent’s larger music festival brands which concluded just last week, was unable to escape yet another drug-related death. Following the tragic occurrence, Adelaide’s City Councillor Anne Moran is pushing to ban dance music festivals specifically in extreme heat conditions. Councillor Moran has proposed that festivals that fall on days of above average temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) should either be cancelled or rescheduled to prevent overheating and other possible drug-related incidents.
“We can’t be so naive to think that having a zero-tolerance policy (towards drugs) will work,” Moran said. “There needs to be a review into what can be done to reduce the risk of another death.”
Via: Herald Sun