The Hardwell show on in Belfast that saw over one hundred young people treated mainly for issues related to alcohol consumption has been cancelled tomorrow in Edinburgh.
A Facebook status update on the I Am Hardell Fan Page reads:
We are extremely sorry to have to announce the cancellation of I AM HARDWELL Edinburgh at the Royal Highland Center on the 8th of February. After a lengthy meeting the local promotor has had with the City Chambers in Edinburgh, licencing board and the Police Scotland, the decision to withdraw the license has been made by the local authorities."
Saturday's show is reported to be sold out. Gavin Barrie, Convener of the Regulatory Committee in Edinburgh says “We have taken the difficult decision to suspend the licence on the grounds of a serious threat to public order and safety following advice from Police Scotland and health officials after what happened in Belfast and Glasgow".
In Glasgow, a teenage girl died last week after taking a rogue ecstasy pill with the street name "Mortal Kombat". Last month, Police Scotland issued a warning against taking "Pink Superman" pills, which were believed to contain para-methoxyamphetamine (PMA) instead of MDMA, the compound ecstasy is known for.
Recent law enforcement crackdowns on the precursors for MDMA have caused illicit drug manufactures to turn to PMA, as the materials more readily available. The effects of the two compounds are only somewhat similar, with the latter being more dangerous.
Those who have tickets for tomorrow's show in Edinburgh should contact the event's promoter Colours for rescheduling and or refund information.