BPM Festival has grown to become one of the most popular festivals in the dance music scene, having been running since 2008 attracting fans from across the globe. Having started in Mexico before expanding to Brazil and Portugal, the event has continually gained momentum over the years, but earlier this year tragedy struck. In January, four people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Mexican edition of BPM Festival, a huge loss which echoed across the dance music community.
Following the shooting earlier this year, BPM Festival has now announced that it will not return to Mexico due to ‘instability in the region’. The decision was announced via their Facebook page, in a post which also revealed plans to return to Portimão and Lagoa in Portugal in September 2018, and to branch out into a new beach location in January 2019. In the post however, there was no mention of their Brazil edition, which was cancelled this year following the shooting in Mexico, so the future for this edition is currently unknown. The post immediately resulted in a huge response of support from fans, who agreed with the decision of prioritizing safety.
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