After two teenage girls die at HARD Summer, LA County takes action.
On September 1, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the formation of an “Electronic Music Task Force” that would look to make electronic music festivals safer for attendees. The board first took action last month.
“I want to emphasize that our efforts around this motion, above all, are about the health and safety of those attending these events,” L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis said in a statement.
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” and will deliver a report in 120 days. While an outright ban remains possible, the county will first see if that violates First Amendment rights or any existing contracts.
Live Nation has cancelled a HARD event at LA’s Fairplex, and has agreed to restrictions at HARD Day of the Dead, capping attendance at 40,000, banning underage ravers and increasing both security and cooling stations. [via Billboard]