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5 Reported Dead In Shooting At BPM Festival

Awful reports have been coming out of Mexico's BPM Festival.
 

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At Least Five People Have Been Killed In BMP Festive Shooting


Awful reports have been coming out of BPM from the early hours of this morning. Last night was the final night of the celebrated Mexican festival's 10th Anniversary. Early reports came in from Jackmaster, who was due to play B2B with Skream at a closing party in Playa Del Carmen's Blue Parrot club. Shots were fired into the crowd at the night club, with early reports claiming five people had been killed. Unverified reports have since claimed a second shooting took place at a second venue, The Jungle. Exactly how many people have been injured and the reasons behind the attack are still unconfirmed, but rumours are suggesting the shootins were a coordinated attack relates to Mexico's infamous cartels. Our thoughts are with everyone affected.


Sankeys Has Shut Down

Beloved Manchester nightclub, Sankeys, has abruptly closed. The news came after owners of the Beehive Mill, which Sankeys had been leasing, sold the building to property developers. In a statement on Friday, Sankey said they hadn't been able to reach an agreement with the space's property managers because "the entire building has been sold to a residential property developer who intends to turn it into apartments." The club described the situation as "particularly bitter" but insisted they were looking at options for a new venue.


Boiler Room To Pay Tribute To Daft Punk With 'Teachers' Event

As Daft Punk's celebrated debut Homework, approaches it's twentieth anniversary, Boiler Room have announced a one-off celebration of their work. While hopes for a Daft Punk tour this year have so proved unfounded, Boiler Room reckons this is the next best thing. When announcing the event they said: "If the robots won't do Alive 2017, then Teachers 2017 is the next best thing on earth." The lineup features a number of artists who were name-checked in the Homework track "Teachers" which saw the robots list their musical influences.


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Written by Matthew Francey

16 Jan 2017