In an update on their website, Beach Vibes Festival communicated the cancellation of the event which was supposed to take place from January 27th through January 29th on a Tulum beach in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Artists on the bill included event organizers LCD Soundsystem Hot Chip, Carl Craig, DJ Harvey, The Black Madonna, and others.
In a statement posted on the festival’s website, organizers said, “The event was not coming together in the way that it was envisioned, and all parties have agreed that putting on an event that is less than 100% would be a disservice to the fans and bands alike.” They also reassured that, “Fans who purchased all-inclusive packages will be refunded in full, including related airfare expenses”
We reported back in May that Tulum city officials had decided to ban rave parties in the village so that guests can continue to enjoy their stay without being bothered by city noise such as those created by raves and parties. Although no information on specifics is known yet, the cancellation leaves us to wonder if Beach Vibes’ cancellation has anything to do with regulation roadblocks. We will update our readers when more information is made available.