In an age where young kids aspire to be influencers rather than astronauts & artists are judged by their social media presence instead of musical output, one festival taking a stand.
As an events team, Fly has in recent years built a reputation for throwing parties that pay homage to the early days of dance music. They champion up and coming talent with a strong reliance on resident DJs. As well as creating unique events in previously unused spaces. This has propelled the brand onto the international stage. Making them one of the driving forces behind a creative & vibrant Scottish scene.
According to a report commissioned by Eventbrite and carried out by ComRes, they found that 70% of British ravers hate phones in clubs and at festivals. Something which Fly Club appears to agree with. As a result, the promoter is taking affirmative action.
On both the Saturday & Sunday at the boiler room stage (which features the likes of Jasper James, Kornel Kovacs, Eclair Fifi, Theo Kottis and Big Miz), there will be a total ban on mobile phones. When questioned on the matter the promoters said they want to put an emphasis on, ‘living in the here & now’ rather than the virtual reality of a phone screen.
Dancers attending the event on May 18 / 19 will be given a Yondr phone case on arrival. The device is specially designed to lock their mobile away. Only allowing access once they leave the area having tapped the mobile against specially designed base units.
The Fly Open Air Event will take place at the stunning Hopetoun House. Some of the biggest names in the international scene are invited and we would highly recommend anyone to go. Tickets can be found here.
Solomun | Seth Troxler
Nina Kraviz | Sven Vath
Big Miz b2b Kettama
Secret Special Guest