Ibiza police investigating Diplo after illegal party at iconic Cala d’Hort viewpoint

Ibiza police investigating Diplo after illegal party at iconic Cala d’Hort viewpoint

Police are investigating Diplo following an illegal party at Ibiza’s Cala d’Hort viewpoint, Diario de Ibiza reports.

Earlier this week, authorities on the Balearic island reportedly began looking into an apparent “rave” that took place on Monday 24th June. The US DJ and producer allegedly made several posts to his social media channels throughout the afternoon, promoting the event and showing footage of dozens dancing to his impromptu set. 

Saint Josep City Council and law enforcement are now assessing whether laws were broken in the process, and the local government has issued a press release which ‘”strongly condemns” the party. The location, which looks out to the small rocky island of es Vedrà, is already a favourite backdrop of influencers and struggles with visitor numbers.

“The space where this event was held is a Protected Area by the European Union through the Natura 2000 Network, in addition to a Natural Area of Special Interest, among other figures of environmental protection,” said the Council. “A vulnerable area in which this type of illegal activities promote the risk of fires, noise problems, waste, etc and, of course, endanger the integrity of the people attending.”

“Ocio de Ibiza has always demanded to its associates maximum respect for the rules of coexistence with the resident population and works from within the sector and in collaboration with the Administration in favour of excellence,” read another statement, issued by hospitality, entertainment and nightlife body, Ocio de Ibiza. “Events such as those that occurred in Cala d’Hort are tremendously damaging to the leisure sector on the island.” 

In recent years, Ibiza has been taking steps to try and curb over-tourism and clamp down on the poorly behaved visitors. Drunken tourists engaging in anti-social behaviour can now be sent home and blacklisted from future visits to the island.

Supermarket alcohol sales have also been restricted to between 8AM and 9.30PM in certain areas, with anyone caught drinking outside designated areas potentially facing charges of up to €1,500. Meanwhile, a  €10,000 fine can now be issued to anyone arriving on the island without proof of accommodation, 

Last month, around 1,000 residents of Ibiza marched against the impact of over-tourism on the island, mirroring demonstrations across other Balearic and Canary islands. Demands were made for a new moratorium, introducing more control over development and the sale of property to overseas buyers and investors. 

 

Related Posts

Alok records official video for new track, ‘Allein Allein’, live at Tomorrowland

Alok records official video for new track, ‘Allein Allein’, live at Tomorrowland

9-year-old DJ Archie becomes youngest DJ to perform at Tomorrowland: Watch

9-year-old DJ Archie becomes youngest DJ to perform at Tomorrowland: Watch

Oliver Heldens pays emotional tribute to Avicii at Tomorrowland: Watch

Oliver Heldens pays emotional tribute to Avicii at Tomorrowland: Watch

Hardwell plays EDM classics set at Tomorrowland

Hardwell plays EDM classics set at Tomorrowland