Punters at the Boiler Room stage had to hand them over...

Edinburgh's FLY Open Air festival banned mobile phones at one of their stages.

The festival took place at the weekend, and it seems that organisers want fans to be in-the-moment.

Upon entering the Boiler Room Stage fans will be asked to hand over their mobile phones, which will be given back upon exit.

Festival director Tom Ketley told Metro: “You would not go to the cinema and watch the film through your phone, so I don’t see how this is any different...”

He added: “Dance music is becoming more popular within youth culture, and more and more young people are getting addicted to their phones. It means people are watching the whole show through their screens.”

Tom Ketley finished: “We felt like there was no other way do this other than take quite drastic action. If you put stickers over people cameras they just take them off.”

The line up for FLY Open Air Festival included the likes of Kornel Kovacs, Jasper James, Theo Kottis, Eclair Fifi and Big Miz.

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