“As of today, he does not have authorization”. It is the concise phrase with which the City Council of San Miguel de Abona officially answers the question about the municipal refusal to give permission to celebrate the Reggaeton Beach Festival 2022 Tenerife, scheduled for this Saturday at Amarilla Golf with the forecast of the presence of some 20,000 people throughout the day. A decree signed by the mayor, Arturo González, dated July 26, last Tuesday, bases the reasons for the decision on the 31-page detail. It is based on the lack of documentation that the organizers must present and on unfavorable technical reports from the urban spheres and, above all, from security.
The San Miguel Consistory refers to the initial sentence, although sources from the municipal institution assure that “the festival is suspended today (yesterday) due to deficiencies detected both in the required documentation and in the mandatory action protocols.”
The sources consulted by El Día establish that there are three fundamental aspects in which the organization has not complied. In the first place, the lack of general documentation and what is called sectoral. In this last aspect, it is worth highlighting the one that refers to the one necessary for the State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA), in charge of the safety of civil aviation in Spain. The reason for this requirement is the proximity of the place where the festival is to be held to Tenerife Sur Airport.
Secondly, There is no correspondence, always according to these sources, between the capacity, some 20,000 people in the planned space of 42,000 square meters, and the evacuation capacity referred to in documents.
Thirdly, another key factor is that the Road Safety Plan to be developed to respond to this enormous volume of expected attendees requires the presence of a number of agents of the authority that neither the municipality has nor, in principle, other security forces can provide. . San Miguel establishes a minimum of 25 troops to guarantee traffic control and security.
The sources consulted point out that “on previous occasions there have been collapses in circulation that have affected both the residents of the Golf del Sur and Amarilla Golf urbanizations to be able to access their homes and those who have been trapped in queues that arrive to the Autopista del Sur, the TF-1, at the height of Las Chafiras and affect intersections such as the access to the San Miguel neighborhood of Los Abrigos, already on the coast of the municipality.
The decree to which you have had access THE DAY specifies unfavorable reports from the Local Police and Civil Protection to the celebration of the event, some of them raised since the month of May.
Reggeaton Beach Festival 2022 advertises a concert between 11:00 and OO:00 on Saturday. An average of 70 euros is enough between the 65 for general admission, the 15 that must be paid to re-enter the venue or the more than 140 for VIP access to reach a loss figure, if the festival is not held, which would reach one and a half million euros.
The document conclusions They point out that it is determined “to deny the request for installation and prior authorization for the celebration of the public musical show called Reggaeton Beach Festival Tenerife for July 30, 2022.”
Secondly, it proceeds to “warn the promoting entity that the development of an activity or the opening of an establishment subject to this law, without the prior corresponding license or without having made the prior communication, or responsible declaration when required , it is considered a very serious infraction, and may be sanctioned with a fine between 15,001 and 30,000 euros, in accordance with Law 7/2011, of April 5, on classified activities and public shows.
The resolution is notified to the entity RBF Canarias SL, “warning it that in the case of installation of the public show, the forced execution will be carried out by subsidiary execution, to the precinct of the venue through the San Miguel Local Police”.
Lastly, “this resolution puts an end to the administrative procedure and against it can be filed either an optional appeal for reversal before the same body that issued it or administrative litigation before the Court.”
This newspaper contacted the organization of the festival, whose promoters are from the Peninsula. In addition to insisting that “we work on production to the fullest and that is what concerns us” and that “the event will go ahead” he referred to the “meetings we hold with the San Miguel City Council to correct and solve any problem” .