Is 20 year old producer Porter Robinson capable of inciting a riot? That’s what the police at the Matador Music Festival in Santa Barbara, CA are saying after they cut his set short by a half hour. According to, the police tried to shut down Porter’s set on April 28th at 11:00pm, when it was scheduled to end at 11:30pm, due to noise complaints from surrounding neighborhoods. Porter told the crowd that since he was being cut off in 5 minutes, he would play his hit ‘Language’ immediately. The cops shut down the set mid-song, accusing Porter of ‘inciting a riot’ and threatening to confiscate his equipment as evidence.

Porter issued the following Tweets explaining the situation: