Selfie sticks banned from Beale Street Music Festival - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Selfie sticks banned from Beale Street Music Festival

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

When you go to the Beale Street Music Festival this year, you'll have to leave one key accessory at home.

Organizers are banning "selfie sticks" at the popular Memphis in May music festival.

The devices, which let people hold their phones several feet in front of them, have gained popularity in recent months.

However, officials say the poles are a safety risk for attendees.

The Beale Street Music festival is just one of several similar events banning the popular devices, according to the Associated Press. Additonally, museums and landmarks around the world are taking a stand against the sticks.

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