Ibiza venue fines amount to €1.4 million
Ibiza venue fines from sound complaints are huge and the West End must pay up.
For the past few years, locals have voiced their dismay of the noise and disrespect they were experiencing from tourist partygoers. The protest group Prou! demanded immediate action.
Towards the end of 2017, beginning 2018 the major of San Antonio, Josep Tur, put his foot down against the incessant partying that was plaguing the popular West End.
First, he clocked a new curfew for clubs and bars in the area, cutting their closing times to 3 am as opposed to the original 6am clock off time. Open-air terraces of bars had to close at 11pm instead of 2am, a major shift.
Then in March 2018 he declared the area a Special Acoustic Protection Zone, giving businesses 6 months to carry out necessary works to soundproof leisure facilities, including sound limiters that “monitor levels using a built-in or external microphone,” as is said by the Daily Mail UK.
Ibiza venue fines for all
Since the 6-month grace period was over, businesses have been held accountable for holding up their end of the deal.
It is reported that Ibiza’s West End venues have been fined €1.4 million since the end of the grace period.
345 complaints have been filed against venues in the West End since becoming a Special Acoustic Protection Zone in 2017.
In breaking down the fines, €630,000 is being collected by the San Antonio tax office, with the remaining €747,000, which is to be split among 20 venues, is also being processed as we speak.
All this is making care-free Ibiza very rigid and uptight; hopefully Ibiza’s West End survive and thrives this upcoming season or tourism will fall and with that income for the locals.
These Ibiza venue fines certainly be viable for business.