The Bengaluru concert was earlier cancelled as the police could not devote enough personnel for security due to agri-body elections.

After Bengaluru David Guettas Mumbai gig also cancelled as mandatory requirements not met
news Music Friday, January 13, 2017 - 17:08

Following the disappointment of Bengaluru where fans were eagerly looking forward to a concert by French DJ David Guetta, comes news that his Mumbai concert also stands cancelled.

Mumbai Police public relations officer, Ashok Dudhe said that the concert scheduled for Friday was cancelled as the organisers failed to complete the mandatory requirements and legal formalities, as per a report by Jayprakash S Naidu in the Hindustan Times.

The event slated to be held in Mumbai had faced problems on Thursday itself when it was shifted from the Mahalakshmi race course to the Bandra-Kurla Complex after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) denied permission.

Civic officials stated that the organisers, Percent Live, did not acquire the required permissions for the show and also alleged that the payment of Rs 10 lakhs for the show was not deposited.

Vishwas Shankarwar, assistant municipal commissioner (estates) for the BMC, said, “We asked the Byculla police station not to give them permission to use the race course. We have also published a notice in newspapers that the event at race course is illegal as they did not seek BMC’s permission.”

Earlier, after the cancellation of the Bengaluru concert, Sunburn had stated in a Facebook post,

#Alert - Due to the present law & order situation in #Bengaluru following the events that happened around New Year's Eve, the authorities have recommended against holding the concert scheduled today with David Guetta

We as #Sunburn tried our very best to make it happen but the authorities understandibily are not prepared to take any chances.

Hence today's concert unfortunately stands cancelled.”

However, the Bengaluru Rural SP Amit Singh told The News Minute that they have asked Sunburn festival to find another suitable date as elections for the Agricultural Produce Market Committee are happening and they did not have the required police manpower to be stationed at the concert.  

“Even if they had approached us two weeks ago, we would have managed security. However, they came to us only two days ago for permission,” said Singh.

Also read: David Guetta Bengaluru concert cancelled not because of safety, but agri body polls, say cops

Predictably, there was a flood of reactions on Twitter.