7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
Local News

'Ban beach rock festival'

MPS yesterday demanded a major beach party being staged in Bahrain during the Eid Al Adha holidays be called off.

They said that the three-day Harley Davidson Bahrain International Beach Music Festival posed a threat to the country's moral and social values, with around 4,500 boys and girls expected to mix during the event.

Parliament voted in favour of an urgent proposal, submitted by a cross-section of MPs, who want the event at the Marina Club banned.

Billed as Bahrain's answer to Woodstock, running over three days from 10pm to 2am, it was due to feature 26 DJs from Ibiza's famous clubs like Amnesia, Space and Pacha and others from Bahrain and the Gulf.

But MPs behind the proposal claim that alcoholic beverages would also be served during the festival, which they believe could create further chaos amongst youngsters attending, especially since most will be below the age of 30.

The proposal will now be studied by the Cabinet, which could veto it.

The festival is being organised by Auto Collection and event organiser Warren Stalls and sponsored by Harley Davidson.

Due to be staged on November 27, 29 and 30, it would also feature beach games, including volleyball and foosball. Organisers of the show declined to comment until they received official confirmation of the parliamentary vote.

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