Cuba might be a land of ration books and power cuts, but last weekend it hosted an electronic music festival, complete with three stages and even an approximation of a cinema tent.

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Cuba might be a land of ration books and power cuts, but last weekend it hosted an electronic music festival, complete with three stages and even an approximation of a cinema tent.

Some 15,000 young Cubans turned up to the Rotilla Festival, trashing what was a pristine beach an hour’s drive out of Havana.

It was a very Cuban affair, with tents made of palm leaves, branches and bin bags. The toilets were notable by their absence. There was a rebellious feel to the event, despite the fact it could not go ahead without government approval.

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