FLY Open Air festival has announced it will ban phones from its Boiler Room stage this weekend.
Dancers will be given a Yondr phone case as they enter the venue which will lock their device away, only gaining access once they leave the area by tapping the mobile against specially designed base units.
The idea is to encourage people to live in the moment while at the annual Scottish two-day session, which in 2019 features the likes of Nina Kraviz, Sven Vath and KiNK live, earning itself a place in DJ Mag's Top UK Events For May 2019 as a result.
Last year a study by ComRes, commissioned by Eventbrite, found that 70% of British ravers hate phones in clubs and at festivals, a statistic we were less than surprised about. Hence our recent editorial asking if it's time to completely ban mobiles from the dancefloor.
Why? Live in the moment. Not through a screen pic.twitter.com/qPyukJIBHW— FLY Open Air (@openairfly) May 13, 2019
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