Sunday, August 7

Justin Quiles’ improvised concert in a protected area in Tenerife caused “serious environmental damage”


The impromptu concert Justin Quiles in La Tejita, in the south of Tenerife, did not end well. The reggaeton singer offered a small recital on the beach to compensate his fans for the cancellation of the Reggaeton Beach Festival due to lack of permits. “Those who want to share, in a calm way, I see them,” the Puerto Rican announced in a publication on social networks. The summons launched by Quiles caused the roads in the south of the island to collapse in just over fifteen minutes. The influx was such that the artist had to ask his followers through Instagram to stop going. “Nobody go to the beach, a lot of people and a lot of traffic arrived. turn around I already sang what I was going to sing. I love you, I love you, it was a little gift.” Although the meeting lasted three songs, it caused irreversible damage to the natural environment.

The organization of the Reggaeton Beach Festival announces that it will sue the City Council of San Miguel de Abona for the “injustice suffered”

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The Salvar La Tejita Ecological Association has filed a complaint with the Canarian Agency for the Protection of the Natural Environment. According to the document, to which Canarias Now has had access, the concert caused “serious environmental damage” in the Montaña Roja Nature Reserve, a protected area. In addition, the attendees trampled on several balancones, a vulnerable and protected species, as can be seen in the different videos that have circulated on social networks.

The balancón is a fundamental plant in the formation and maintenance of coastal dunes. This characteristic means that this species is not only found in La Tejita, but also in other enclaves of the Canary Islands such as the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park (Fuerteventura) or the Maspalomas Dunes Natural Reserve (Gran Canaria).

Salvar La Tejita concludes that the celebration of the concert was “totally incompatible with the Montaña Roja Nature Reserve” and demands that the Canarian Agency for the Protection of the Natural Environment proceed to inspect the reported events and that they be carried out ” the sanctioning measures that could concur against the organizer of the event”, which was the artist himself. Likewise, the association regrets that no authority prevented the damage, despite the fact that the recital was held without authorization, as sources from the Granadilla City Council have confirmed to this newsroom.

The cancellation of the Reggaeton Beach Festival

Justin Quiles decided to organize this recital in Granadilla to compensate his followers after the suspension of the concert in which he was going to participate, the Reggaeton Beach Festival 2022. The San Miguel City Council sealed the venue on July 28, a few hours before the festival was held, since the security measures and the documentation presented by the organizers did not meet the necessary requirements. ”He does not have authorization,” the council announced.

The organization of the festival has assured that it will file a lawsuit against the municipal corporation and against the officials who “may have committed irregularities” throughout the process. “What happened with this city council in recent weeks after months of meetings where nothing indicated what happened, escapes all logic, administrative obstacles, leaking of erroneous information, claiming documents and certificates already presented,” reads an email sent to all persons affected by the cancellation.

According to the organizers, the reasons that have led this administration to knock down a project are not known with certainty. “What we do believe is that it is due more to personal interests than to technical criteria,” they justified. As of August 5, the organization will send another email to the victims with all the necessary information on how to request a refund of the full amount of the tickets. Some of the artists of the genre who were going to participate in the concert, in addition to Justin Quiles, were Anuel AA, Manuel Turizo, Myke Towers or Ñengo Flow.





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