SEPULTURA Concert In Egypt Shut Down By Police


Police forces stopped a concert featuring Brazilian metal masters SEPULTURA that was planned for Saturday 4 June in Egypt.

General Ahmed Hegazy, head of the Giza Security Directorate, told Ahram Online that police forces stormed into the villa and physically stopped the concert after necessary permissions for the show were not provided.

The show was originally scheduled to be held at the Nile Country Club, but was later moved to a villa in Sheikh Zayed.

A Nile Country Club representative told Ahram Online that the concert organizer, Egyptian artist/horror aficionado Nader Sadek, failed to to deliver official permissions from several official bodies, including one from the National Security Agency.

“We are a touristic location and we always have to receive several permissions. Other locations might not need all this paperwork,” the Nile Country Club representative said.

After Nile Country Club’s refusal to host the event due to incomplete permits, the organizers secured another location in a private villa in Sheikh Zayed and announced it to the audience shortly before the concert.

It has been reported by some eyewitnesses that Nader Sadek and the owner of the villa were arrested and are currently being interrogated. A report in the privately owned newspaper Al-Watan appears to corroborate the eyewitness accounts, with the article mentioning that three people were arrested, including two of the organizers.