Cities for the most part aren’t the friendliest when it comes to putting on a dance music event. A mixture of limited space, loud noises, and potential chaos present daunting images to officials. Another force — perhaps the biggest — working against organizing large scale events inside a city’s confines are the residents themselves.
The most recent casualty at the hands of silence-seeking neighbors is Diynamic festival, which was set to take place on September 8 in Morden Park. Solomun was set to headline his label’s first-ever event of this nature, alongside Magdalena, Adriatique, and more. This area isn’t new to protest — Eastern Electric almost met its demise in 2017, but miraculously secured its license despite all circumstances against them. It seems this luck sadly ran out by the time Diynamic came around with its proposal.
Among the onslaught of demands to stop Diynamic from breaking ground at Morden Park, soon-to-be brides played a huge influence in swaying the town council’s opinions on the manner. One bride’s petition garnered 700 signatures after she noted that the “loud house music” in the park would ruin “anyone’s day.” Meanwhile, organizers behind the festivals are calling the shutdown decision, “unfair and unjust.” The battle wears on….
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