The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously backed the formation of an “Electronic Music Task Force” to provide recommendations on making EDM festivals safer.
The move follows the deaths of two teenagers from suspected drug overdoses at LA’s HARD Summer electronic music festival earlier this summer.
According to Rolling Stone, the task force will “develop recommendations for enforceable health and safety measures and procedures, that would be required for all electronic music festivals on county-owned property”.
“I want to emphasise that our efforts around this motion, above all, are about the health and safety of those attending these events,” said LA County supervisor Hilda. “No lives should be lost while attending any music event.”
The task force, which will include reps from the sheriff’s and fire departments, council and health services, will deliver an initial report within 120 days, while the option of banning all EDM festivals in the county is still being explored.
Source : Music Week