Undoubtedly one of the world’s most iconic locations for nightlife, Ibiza has been an integral part of the electronic music scene for many years. In October 2017, local officials revised the island’s sound ordinances, adding a number of regulations to noise pollution. This action has caused a stir, provoking anger from local venue owners as well as visitors.
One of the impacts of the sound ordinances being revised is that venues in the San Antonio region will be forced to close at 3am rather than the usual 5am, drastically effecting nightlife in the area. Another vote is due to take place at the end of this month to see whether further restrictions will be put in place, where terraces playing music could be forced to turn it down at 11pm rather than 2am.
Nine venues around the San Antonio region will be forced to close for at least two weeks, and have been fined a total of £8,036 for “acoustic contamination”. The venue owners in question are expected to appeal the decision, but only time will tell whether their appeal will succeed. 44 unresolved noise complaints from Summer 2017 could see an additional £30,000 in fines across the region, and 93 day closure orders.
H/T: DJ Mag