Riviera Maya, Q.R. – Due to lack of proper permits, the music event, Mayan Madness Electronic Music Festival, has been moved.
An announcement from Guillermo Haro Bélchez, federal attorney for Federal Environmental Protection (Profepa), said that the venue was temporarily closed until all issues with the installation of fixed and semi-fixed structures were addressed since the social event did not have the corresponding authorization issued by the correct federal authority.
The announcement was made in response to a complaint filed by the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP). As a result of the complaint, officials from the Federal Delegation of Profepa conducted an inspection of the Caleta Tankah campus in the municipality of Tulum, where authorities also found that the structures for the event were placed in the natural protected area of Tulum National Park.
Federal authorities requested the documentation allowing them to install the equipment in the area, however, they were unable to provide the proper permits. Federal inspectors also took note that the natural vegetation of the area had already been devoid from the installation of the structures for the event as masonry and wood structures were being installed. There was also a concern about the generation of excessive noise that could influence the movement of wildlife in the region.
Based on Article 170 of the General Law of Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection and 56 and 59 of the Law on Environmental Impact Assessment, Profepa personnel called a temporary closure for the venue, which eventually led to the event being relocated.
After the temporary cancellation of the event in Tulum, Maya Madness Electronic Music Festival organizers announced the event will be held on March 26 at Playa Mamitas in Playa del Carmen starting at 5:00 p.m.
Federal authorities also mentioned that event officials hosting the Maya Madness Electronic Music Festival failed to attend the inspection meeting concerning the structure placements around Tulum National Park. The purpose of the meeting was to verify the temporary permit that would have allowed them to set up and preform the activities along the beach area.