Did Diplo Throw an Illegal Party in an Environmentally Sensitive Part of Ibiza?

That’s the question that local law enforcement on the White Isle are asking as they look into American DJ Diplo for allegedly hosting an unauthorized party in an environmentally protected area. The event took place on June 24 at the Cala d’Hort viewpoint in Sant Josep de sa Talaia, overlooking the iconic Es Vedrà.

Promoted by Diplo on social media, the party drew significant attention after photos outed the hundreds of people that attended. The consequences for Diplo could be severe if he is found responsible. Reports suggest he may face a fine of up to €300,000 (around $321,500 USD) for organizing the event. Both the City Council and Policía Local de Sant Josep are conducting the investigation.

The incident sparked widespread attention and controversy in the electronic dance music and local Ibiza communities. Many Ibiza residents voiced anger on social media, commenting on Diplo’s posts with messages like “Respect Ibiza!” and “Shame!”

The Sant Josep City Council condemned the party, emphasizing the location’s protected status and environmental vulnerability. Ocio de Ibiza, a hospitality and nightlife association, issued a statement criticizing the event as “tremendously damaging to the leisure sector on the island.” Local authorities highlighted risks from illegal activities, including fire hazards, noise pollution, waste, and attendee endangerment.

Photos courtesy of Periodico de Ibiza.