Ibiza authorities ban DJs from beach clubs
Dance music mourns as Ibiza authorities ban DJs from beach clubs.
There is no shortage of live music or DJs on the party island of Ibiza. Pretty much the only reason people go to Ibiza is to listen to dance music at beach clubs, but authorities are having none of it.
The municipal town of San Jose has thus far communicated to 16 of their most popular beach clubs like Bora Bora, CBBC and Blue Marlin, just to name a few, that they are no longer allowed to have live music or DJs play at their establishments.
The reason: They are attempting to reclaim the pristine beaches from the stark raving mad claws of dance music.
Basically, tourists and locals are outraged because casual beachgoers are invading their space on beaches which clubs say is solely for their clients and not open to the public.
The Ibizan reports that security at clubs have tightened up to remove these casual beachgoers from said designated areas.
Sadly this is not the first, nor the last new restriction to hit Ibiza.
2 weeks ago the Balearic Tourist law was passed, which doesn’t sound fun and true to form it isn’t.
This new law states that venues are unable to relax laws which are already in place; however, luckily they can make them stricter. Sounds like a ball!
For instance noise levels which were lowered from 85db to 65db for the next season. Soon Ibiza might become a silent ‘discotopia’.
Authorities say that permits and licenses that have already been granted have been given by the central island government, the ‘Consell’, and not through San Jose council.
San Jose has also issued 16 ‘you are a restaurant only’ notices to restaurants so that they don’t try sneak in some live music or DJs.
With Goa banning late night parties , it seems as though dance music is on the chopping block.
In South Africa we do experience some challenges with regards to procuring outdoor venues, let’s just hope it doesn’t get this bad. In the Cape Town CBD club owners have an ongoing struggle over noise complaints.
It’s a sad day for dance music as Ibiza authorities ban DJs from beach clubs.