Los Angeles County Looks To Ban Festivals Following Recent Deaths At Hard Summer Music Concert


This past weekend, two teenagers died due to a possible drug overdose at the Hardfest Summer Music Festival in Pomona, Calif. Officials have since launched an investigation into their deaths, but to possibly prevent further tragedies like this, Los Angeles County supervisors might ban festivals within the L.A. area altogether.

Billboard reports that supervisors “ordered the county’s chief executive to look into a moratorium” on prohibiting all festivals on county grounds.

The news arrives a few months after it was reported that Los Angeles would also discontinue its Made In America concert, which debuted in 2014. Its cancellation was due to inadequate venue space, and crowd control as well as other factors.

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