Bad news for Spanish and EDM fans around the world. The Groove Parade (also called the Monegros Festival) has been cancelled this year due to venue issues. The massive electronic music festival featuring Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, and dozens of other artists was due to take place July 18-19, 2015. According to a statement on the website: “This decision, not taken lightly, is due to the refusal regarding the use of the land by one part of the estate owning the grounds where the event has been celebrated since its beginnings.”
Organizers go on to say that tickets will be reimbursed in the next seven days. Here’s the complete statement:
It is with great sadness that the Monegros Festival team announces the cancellation of the Groove Parade 2015 programmed for July 17 & 18.
After 20 years since the first Monegros Party, this will be the first summer without a festival being celebrated.
This decision, not taken lightly, is due to the refusal regarding the use of the land by one part of the estate owning the grounds where the event has been celebrated since its beginnings. 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.