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Unfortunate news have reached us, as an unknown individual has opened fire during the iconic BPM Festival closing event in the early hours of January 16th.

Official reports have not been released yet, but several tweets confirm the news and mention several deaths of party-goers and a security guard.

The closing party was hosted by Elrow and held at Blue Parrot. Allegedly second instance of shootings have occurred at The Jungle, however there is no official confirmation of that yet.

Representatives of other digital medias have been present at Blue Parrot and currently report to be safe. We urge everyone to stay away from said locations, to locate their friends and stay put in their hotels as official reports come in.

Our thoughts remain with those affected and we appeal towards peace and understanding across individuals all over the world.

BPM Festival have released their first official statement, confirming police investigation is underway

BPM Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Mexico, hosted at Playa Del Carmen. The event celebrated its 10th anniversary, welcoming performances by artists such as Carl Cox, Cassy, Dubfire, Erick Morillo, Guy Gerber, John Digweed, Lee Curtiss, Lee Foss, Marco Carola, Nicole Moudaber, Pete Tong, Seth Troxler, Skream, Solomun, Soul Clap, The Martinez Brothers, Wolf + Lamb, to name a few. Attended by over 70 000 festival goers from over 72 countries, the festival is one of the most reputable in its region, having won “Best Festival” at the EMPO Awards in 2015. It’s program is split into day and night showcases hosted by different record labels and promoters,[4] across various venues in Playa del Carmen, including beachclubs, nightclubs and even an underground restaurant including DIYNAMIC, elrow, ENTER., Innervisions, Life and Death, Paradise, SCI+TEC and many more

H/T: Mixmag



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