EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The El Paso County Commissioners Court decided to postpone a large event scheduled for September.
Commissioners court decided to postpone the Freakazoid Robots Festival with recommendations from El Paso Health Authority Hector Ocaranza. But the Labor Day tournament will go on as concerns grow due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the area and as the region is observing an active indoor-mask mandate.
Spectators will be asked to wear masks and observe social distancing.
“We are saddened to announce that El Paso County health authorities and the El Paso County Commissioner’s Court, have determined it is unfeasible to produce Freakazoid Robots safely over Labor Day Weekend,” organizers with the concert said. “Please know that the well-being of everyone is our primary concern. We look forward to seeing you again soon, along with the quality of operations and production that you have come to expect from us.”
Veronica Myers, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, says commissioners had to make a decision on Thursday as organizers need time to react to the county’s decision.
The Freakazoid Robots Festival was a two-day event scheduled for September 4 and 5. Tickets have also been on sale since June. The line-up of talent features big EDM artists such as Adventure Club, Alesso, Jauz, ZHU and many more.
In Baja California, Mexican officials are reconsidering allowing the “Baja Beach Fest,” to go on as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. The festival has sold over 17,000 tickets as major Reggaeton artists were lined-up to perform at the event.