Amnesia

Amnesia Ibiza loses late-night license

After a report earlier this week indicated Amnesia Ibiza will be closing its doors earlier than planned, more bad news has hit the iconic dance music club.

With local newspapers in Ibiza reporting that the owner of Amnesia, Martin Ferrer, has had €300,000 in cash confiscated during a recent raid, it certainly isn’t looking good for the brand. Having butted heads with local police for a number of years now, law enforcement has seemingly gained the upper hand and found grounds to close it earlier than scheduled.

This latest raid follows one back in July, where police arrested four of the Amnesia staff, including its owner, and seized an initial €2 million from the venue over the course of nearly 18 hours.

Found in a number of security boxes, the cash in the most recent sting has been known by police since the raid. However, only now has the court proceedings granted permission for it be officially recorded and used as evidence.

Coming in the aftermath of the Carl Cox’ final set at the reputed Space Ibiza, Amnesia is now another once-globally-renowned club, along with Fabric’s closure in London, to have a sad end to an impressive history within the scene.

Consistently against legal authorities and licenses, as well as the financial battles of the nightclub scene anyway, the explosion of dance music may be proving to be a curse for a number of them as they come under more pressure and scrutiny.

 

H/T: Billboard

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