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Celtronic Festival 2018: No phones on the dance floor rule enforced

Organisers at this year's Celtronic Festival in Londonderry have announced they will implement a phone free dance floor policy.

The huge event - which is now in its eighteenth year - sees five days and nights of music events, film screenings, workshops, seminars, and recording projects from Wednesday, June 27 - Sunday, July 1.

A spokesperson for Celtronic said: "Since we started Celtronic in 2001, there have been countless memorable moments, sets and performances that will stay with us forever.

"However, a development in the scene has been the increased use of camera and phone technology on the dance floor which can have a negative impact on the atmosphere and can be an invasion of privacy for dancers and performers alike.

"Following several months of consultation with dancers, artists, musicians and venue owners, we have decided that, in order to protect the privacy of both those that come to dance and those that come to play at Celtronic 2018, we would appreciate if those attending this year’s festival would put their phones away when on the dancefloor.

The spokesperson continued: "The dance floor should be a place for dancing where you can be yourself, where dancers of all backgrounds, genders and sexual orientation are free to connect fully to the music and each other without fear of being captured on camera.

Headliners at this year’s Celtronic Festival include some of the biggest artists in modern electronic music including Roman Flügel, Gerd Janson, DVS1, Avalon Emerson, DJ Seinfeld, Steve Bug and Rival Consoles.

For more information, visit www.celtronicfestival.com.

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