Ibiza Opening Parties – The biggest and the best for 2017
Ibiza is preparing herself for another sizzling summer ahead and as the temperatures begin to rise, so does the growing anticipation of the legendary Ibiza Opening Parties. The pressure is on the Superclubs this year to pull out all the stops and make this year bigger and better than ever before. We can expect some seriously high octane excitement as the island prepares to welcome the loyal legions of music fans who flock to the White Isle each and every year to celebrate the start of another season of cutting edge music and performances from the world’s leading DJ’s.
So, where to begin? Why not with DC10, arguably the most iconic club on the island and famed for bringing the finest underground electronic music DJ’s to the forefront of the scene. This year, the Circo Loco crew will kick off their summer with an electro extravaganza on Monday 22nd May. You can expect to hear some dark and dirty sounds from some of their residents and special guests. As always, the actual lineup is a closely guarded secret until the very last minute but we are sure it won’t disappoint!
Over in nearby Playa d’en Bossa the uber cool Ushuaia complex will host their opening party on Saturday 27th May, and there will be a distinctly underground feel to the music as Paul Kalkbrenner launches his new Back To The Future fiesta. Celebrating the rich history of the underground music scene, the soundtrack will be provided by the man himself, along with a stellar cast featuring some of the hottest DJ’s in town, including Steve Lawler, Eats Everything and Andrea Oliva. Be prepared for some seriously flamboyant performances and a spectacular light and sound show to thrill the senses.
For a less serious and more colourful vibe, head to Pacha on Monday 29th May when the iconic Flower Power parties return for another season of divine disco dancing! Dust off your platforms, find the biggest afro wig possible and go get your groove on to some of the best tunes from the 60’s and 70’s remixed with a modern twist. We love this party because it attracts revellers of all ages, most of who make a real effort with their fancy dress, and the vibe is always friendly, unpretentious and fun!
Thursdays at Pacha will always belong to the one and only David Guetta, who returns for yet another season of his F*** Me I’m Famous parties, which draws a sellout crowd every single week. Starting on the 1st of June and with 19 dates on the calendar this year, the man himself will be joined by some extra special guests, still to be announced as we go to press, but, having been joined in previous years by musical icons such as Snoop, Kelis, Usher and Ludacris, the names will be some of the biggest stars on the scene.
Big news on the grapevine is that Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim will be taking an 11 date residency at Cream, Amnesia’s longest running party, with their season starting in true style on Thursday 8th June, with Fatboy Slim hosting the opening celebrations. Also on the decks to delight you will be Paul van Dyk and Will Atkinson, and you can also enjoy a special DJ set from Faithless.
On Saturday, 3rd June, the Ants posse will make a welcome return to Ushuaia to launch the summer sessions, which have gained an almost cult like following in recent years, attracting both island residents and visitors alike who flock here to enjoy the unique atmosphere and dance the day away under the Ibizan sunshine. Headlined of course by Ushuaia stalwarts Andrea Oliva and Nic Fanciulli , the lineup also includes the legendary Groove Armada, Steve Lawler and Richy Ahmed. We will be getting our dancing shoes ready for this one!
With the much mourned closure of Space still very fresh in everyone’s mind, Carl Cox will be returning to lift your spirits with a new residency at the superclub Privilege, which has undergone a massive refurbishment this winter, and he hopes to return the epic venue to its former glory with his weekly Tuesday parties, Pure Carl Cox. Kicking off 2017 in his own inimitable style on Tuesday 11th June. The big man himself says “I’m really looking forward to getting back to Ibiza and to kicking off these special events with my awesome team from Space, Dave Browning, Eóin Smyth and the Game Over crew, and boy, have we got some parties lined up for you this year. Starting with two parties at Privilege, I will be bringing my PURE festival vibes from Australia to the main room with a full techno and house line up. I cannot wait to rock this club. See you on the dancefloor… Carl :-)”
But the one we are all waiting for, and certainly the opening party which is creating the biggest buzz is of course the launch of Hï Ibiza, on Sunday 28th May, when the newly created superclub which sits on the hallowed ground of Space will invite the island to see what all the hype is really about. With a lineup to rival any other headlined by Black Coffee, who will be joined by some of the island’s most lauded DJ’s including Luciano, Anna Tur, Davide Squillace, Nic Fanciulli, plus many, many more. With the driving forces behind Ushuaia also hosting this new club, the bar is set very high, and we are confident that they will be thrilling us with their new seductive setting and some powerful performances. One not to miss!
So, whatever your musical genre, age, or style, don’t miss your chance to visit Ibiza this summer and join in the celebrations to start what promises to be yet another mindblowing summer on the magical island of Ibiza!