Ibiza brings back 'phone-free dance floors' as DJs and promoters ask clubbers to 'enjoy a sense of freedom'

The discussion around mobile phones and how our constant craving to ‘capture the moment’ on video has impacted the atmosphere in clubs and concerts has been hotly debated for years. 

Not only in Ibiza, but on dance floors all over the world we would look back with nostalgic longing to the good old days when clubbers would lose themselves in the moment and rave with pure abandon.

In 2024, it seems that Ibiza is finally ready to take control of the smartphone pandemic, with two parties having introduced a ‘phone-free policy’ already. 

As it brings back a legend of White Island clubbing lore - the infamous Manumission crew and their “Mondays” event series - hedonistic playground Pikes Ibiza is asking revellers to keep boutique club Freddie's free of smartphones and prying cameras. 

“You’ll just have to come and experience our newest party for yourself,” the team teased on social media.

Over in Playa d'en Bossa, at futuristic party palace Hï Ibiza, Damian Lazarus has also introduced a no-phone policy in the intimate Club space. 

Part of the hugely popular Black Coffee Saturday night residency, which begins on May 18th, the renowned DJ and producer explained on Instagram, "It's a proper session where we lose our inhibitions and enjoy a sense of freedom as we enforce our groundbreaking ‘No Phones’ policy inside the room.

“Come to lose yourself in the sound, come to be part of the experience… this Summer is gonna be the best yet!!!” 

Will more events follow suit? We wouldn't be surprised…