The festival formerly known as Monegros has been called off over a land dispute.

Renamed Groove Parade this year, the techno-focused event has taken place in Spain’s Monegros Desert for 20 years. Organisers made the decision to cancel the festival after being refused permission to use the land by “one part of the estate owning the grounds”.

“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,” stated organisers.

All 15,000 tickets will be refunded within seven days, they added. Ben Klock, Ricardo Villalobos, Dixon and Richie Hawtin were among the DJs due to play at the festival on July 17-18.



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