The Spanish festival, formerly known as Monegros, has been pulled for the first time in 20 years.
The big-budget house and techno event was scheduled to take place across July 17th and 18th in Northern Spain's Monegros Desert, with Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Laurent Garnier and Carl Cox among the acts booked. However, because of what the organisers are calling "the refusal regarding the use of the land by one part of the estate owning the grounds," the 2015 edition cannot go ahead. The statement goes on to say:
"Faced with the unlikelihood of successful negotiations and the uncertainty regarding a favourable legal decision, we have decided to react in what we consider the most prudential and responsible way to avoid risks and problems for all parts involved: public, artists and the organisation itself. We want to express a most heartfelt gratitude to the over 15,000 thousand people who have purchased their tickets and the 50 artists who confirmed their presence in the festival. All tickets will be reimbursed and the cost will be returned into the accounts used to pay for the tickets in a period of no more than 7 days."
Groove Parade, which changed its name earlier this year, is run by Enter Group, the company behind Elrow, KER Club and Florida 135. This will be the first year without the festival since it started in 1993.