The university macrofiesta for 25,000 young people scheduled for Friday in a hamlet on the outskirts of Valencia may not be held where it was scheduled because, according to municipal sources, does not meet the necessary requirements. The company organizing the festival, known as university paella, has been perplexed by the municipal decision just a few hours of the event.
The residents association of La Punta, a hamlet located a few kilometers from the center of the Valencian capital, asked the court on Wednesday not to allow the event in its demarcation by the destruction caused by the chosen area surrounded by a protected orchard . The collective came to compare the multitudinous act with the passage of "a herd of buffaloes".
The Punta already hosted in the years 2015 and 2016 the macrobotellón and the experience was not good because "they suffered material damages in the crops, in the fields, damages in vehicles, in houses of the garden, gardening, urine and feces in public ways and in private properties", claim the neighbors in the denunciation before the court Residents also fear that the avalanche of young people blocked access roads to their homes.
The Valencia City Council, having seen the file, has concluded that the multitudinous party -organized before students immerse themselves in the exam season-, which combines drink, music and paella, does not meet the necessary requirements to be held. The president of the neighborhood association, Vicente Romeu, has been hopeful with the suspension, although he will not believe it until the City Council communicates it in writing.
Since it was known last Monday that this macrobotellón was going to be held in the Valencian hamlet, the controversy has gone in crescendo. To the point that the mayor of Valencia, Joan Ribó, recalled yesterday that Montcada, who hosted the university paella in 2018, has not wanted to host them again this year due to complaints from neighbors, so the promoters went to the City Council Valencia a few days after the event.
The Consistory recalls that the university paellas are a private event, organized, promoted and managed by a company outside the Administration. "It is the responsibility of any company to sell tickets for an event with the certainty that they can celebrate it and it is the company of this private event that will have to respond to the people who bought their tickets," they conclude.
Sources of the organizing company have assured that they have learned the news through the media because officially the City Council has not communicated anything. "We are the first surprised and we are perplexed," they said. "The whole device is mounted, so let's see what the reasons for that denial are," they conclude.