Bulgaria cracking down on boozy Brit tourists as politicians declare ‘war on noise’ and 24-hour partying


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The country’s deputy PM has launched a crusade on loud music and public drunkenness which has already prompted the cancellation of a music festival

BOOZY Brits banking on a Bulgarian bender for there summer holidays are in for a shock as the country cracks down on public drunkenness.

A leading international DJ festival has been cancelled after the government began a “war on noise” that also saw nightclubs raided.

Bulgarian authorities are cracking down on boozy Brits in Sunny Beach

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Bulgarian authorities are cracking down on boozy Brits in Sunny Beach

The popular Black Sea resort has been subjected to a couple of police raids over noise regulation violations

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The popular Black Sea resort has been subjected to a couple of police raids over noise regulation violations

Bulgaria’s deputy prime minister, Valeri Simeonov, led police on a raid of two nightclubs in the popular Brit holiday destination of Sunny Beach.

One DJ was arrested and his sound equipment was seized amid claims the clubs had broken sound regulations.

Internet videos later showed Simeonov in action as the cops were subjected to a barrage of boos from the crowd.

Last year 281,000 Brits visited the country with many of them heading to the Black Sea’s answer to Magaluf.


Half a litre of beer can be bought for less than a pound in the resort and a couple can dine out with a bottle of wine for as little as £20.

Mr Simeonov said on Facebook: “In our country there is lawlessness and bacchanalia — we will change it!

“We will attract more solvent tourists, and we will have a better quality of tourism!”

Yesterday the organisers of Sunny Beach’s Solar Summer 2017 Festival scrapped the event amid fear of the crackdown disrupting it.

The resort has proved popular with Brits due to it's cheap booze and sunny weather

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The resort has proved popular with Brits due to it’s cheap booze and sunny weather

A music festival has been cancelled following the clampdown lead by the country's deputy PM

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A music festival has been cancelled following the clampdown lead by the country’s deputy PM

In the past the event has attracted big names like Fatboy Slim and Pete Tong.

Organiser Ivan Donchev said: “We never imagined a situation in which the world’s top artists may be stopped and the equipment confiscated.

“In the times of social networks, the news will spread like lightning around the world, and will have a very negative impact on the image of both Bulgaria and us as organisers.”


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