Organisers of MUTEK.MX – the international festival for digital creativity that takes place annually in Mexico City – have announced to momentarily suspend ticket sales after the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico City and surrounding areas last Tuesday, September 19th.
The devastating catastrophe has killed more than 300 people and injured over 4,000 and has been considered the most powerful earthquake since one which hit Mexico City in 1985, killing thousands.
Scheduled between October 11th and 15th, MUTEK.MX is set to host artists like Rødhåd, Babyfather, Aurora Halal, The Orb, Patten and many others across multiple venues in the Mexico’s capital.
Read an excerpt from the statement, which also implores people living outside Mexico to donate to Mexico’s Red Cross.
“Because of this, we are momentarily putting on hold ticket sales for all our events until further notice. We think that right now all our help and resources should be with the ones in need, whether donating goods or helping out economically. If you live in Mexico City, you can donate in our own stockpile center located at the Universidad de la Comunicación (Zacatecas 120, colonia Roma) or in many of the stockpile centers that are spread around the city.
If you live outside of Mexico, the best way to help is by donating to Mexico’s Red Cross (https://cruzrojadonaciones.org/), the social initiative Omaze (https://donate.omaze.com/mexico) or to the Topos (http://topos.mx/) (Mexico’s earthquake rescue specialists). Deposits are deeply appreciated. Our hearts and minds are with everyone who has been affected.”
Read the full statement here.