Sunburn had to face unnecessary flak for cancelling one the biggest gigs of the year, owing to something that was really beyond their scope. Organising a concert for a good cause, French DJ and EDM rockstar David Guetta's show in Bengaluru, scheduled for Thursday night, was pulled off with just hours to go.
Guetta was to perform at a charity concert in the city called #Guetta4Good, and over 10,000 people were to attend. On Thursday morning, a message on the Sunburn website said the concert at the Embassy International Riding School in Devanahalli was being cancelled for the time being.
In an official statement Sunburn CEO Karan Singh was quoted as saying, "Due to the present law and order situation in Bengaluru following the events that transpired around New Year's Eve, the authorities have recommended against holding the David Guetta concert... the authorities, understandably, are not prepared to take any chances. We hope to reschedule the concert... Other shows in Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad are on as per schedule".
The organisers said the concert was cancelled because "authorities" advised against it following the molestation nightmare on December 31.
"A big event happened here, in the same district. I don't have enough force to handle 20,000 people. Keeping the elections in mind we have not given permission. If you organise such a big event, all logistical arrangements should be looked into and authorities should be spoken with as well," said senior police officer Amit Singh.
So yes, the fiasco on NYEs is still shadowing public events in the state capital and the authorities want to understably keep it all under control.
But it is bad news for the electronic music lovers and Surburn enthusiasts over the country!
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