2017 season: What we can expect
Let’s do this month-by-month, this way – you can decide when is the best time to go.
Officially the season has started! And thats mean only one thing – Opening parties. This month you will see clubs such as Amnesia, Sankeys, Pacha, Ocean Beach and DC10 open their doors for this first time in Ibiza, 2017. Remember to check dates before you book, as some opening parties take place end of May-throughout June.The temperature ranges from 15-25 degrees in May, so take some long-sleeves for the evenings!
The summer has perked up a bit – the beaches are filling up, as well as the clubs – and by the end of June all of Ibiza’s infamous clubs will be open. Expect temperatures between 18 -28 degrees. June also hosts Ibiza’s Saint patron day – San Juan, so if you happen to be on the White Isle around the 24th, expect fireworks and festivities!
Okay, peak season has arrived, this means bigger parties and hotter beach days. We’re also half way through the season at this point, so in the full swing of things. Expect sunshine, and a lot of, with temperatures ranging from 19 – 29 degrees. But not too worry, Ibiza is home to some beautiful beaches to cool you down on hot days – carry on reading for info on beaches in Ibiza.
Perhaps the busiest month in Ibiza, and the hottest! August hosts FOUR patron Saint days, including a festival in Ibiza Old Town and beach parties. But for the music lovers, August is important – it is the month that BBC Radio 1 weekend takes place. Check out BBC Radio 1 Weekend Ibiza packages here! Although dates are yet to be confirmed, the first weekend of August is around about when this 3 days event happens. Expect temperature of 22-30 degrees.
Although officially the end of the season in Ibiza, the fun doesn’t stop her – September is hugely popular for its closing parties. The festivities are like no other and the energy in the air is unreal. Everything is coming to an end, but everyone is there to celebrate that – closings are truly unmissable. The island tends to be less busy and slightly cooler this month, with temperatures of 20-26 degrees, make sure you bring some warmer clothes for the evenings!
Events, line-ups and DJs.
Whether this will be your first time in Ibiza, or you’re one of the island’s veterans – i’m sure it’s no surprise to you that the White Isle is home to some of the very best clubs in the world.
So what clubs can we look forward to in Ibiza, 2017? And what events can we expect?
One of Ibiza’s most signature clubs, Amnesia’s doors have been open since the 80s hosting the best of house, techno, drum & bass, trance, disco and more. The venue, found in San Antonio, has two main rooms, one of which, if you stay there long enough into the AM, you will see the sun rise above you – an unmissable experience. Below are some of Amnesia’s most popular events:
Cocoon’s creator, Sven Vath, first hosted the event in 1999 at Amnesia. Fast forward to Ibiza 2017, Cocoon remains one of Amnesia’s most popular parties, playing host to some of the world’s best techno. Resident DJ/techno god, Sven Vath invites the likes of Skream, tINI, AME, and Ricardo Villalobos to join him every Monday at Amnesia.
Perhaps the UK’s favourite party at amnesia, Together combines all the best genres of house music for everyone to enjoy every Tuesday. Together dedicates each of its rooms to a different taste in music – the main room being home to Chase & Status and guests including Rudimental, Wilkinson and Preditah. Defected in The House takes over the terrace providing the best of deep, funky and disco house – expect to see the likes of Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, and Amin Edge & Dance.
One of Amnesia’s newer additions, Hyte is the creation of Loco Dice himself! So expect some of best house and techno you’ve ever heard from Loco Dice and guests like Guti, Pan-Pot and Enzo Siragusa.
Every Thursday, Amnesia plays host to Ibiza’s most popular electronic house event. With two rooms of the best EDM, house, trance and progressive house music open earth this is a night to remember. Recent DJ residencies include, Paul Van Dyke, Steve Aoki, Above & Beyond, Fatboy Slim.
People travel from all over the world just for a friday night (and morning) in Amnesia for none other than Marco Carola’s Music On. From 2011, this can been a go-to event for many, hosting some of the best techno talent on the island from Carola himself, Apollonia, Paco Osuna, and Hector Couto. P.S don’t expect to leave unless the sun is shining through the roof Saturday morning!
Could this be one of Amnesia’s craziest nights? Formerly held at Ibiza’s late, great Superclub, Space, Elrow is known for it’s inflatable madness! Hosted every Saturday, expect extravagance, crazy entertainment, props galore (of which you can keep as souvenirs), the best of house, and some old-school bangers.
Foam & Diamonds
By Paris Hilton. No, this isn’t a joke – take it how you please. But, Foam & Diamonds has been an increasingly popular night in Ibiza for over 20 years now. And it does what it says on the tin, by bringing glam and a foam party together. Believe of not it works! Expect the best of commercial dance music, and appearances from none other than the blonde bombshell that is Paris Hilton.
Ibiza’s original house venue opened its doors in the late 70’s, and remains one the best clubs in Ibiza, if not, in the world! Pacha is a must-do in Ibiza, with five different rooms and a sense of style and class – so make sure you wear your gladrags! The unique venue, found in Eivissa Town, is authentic and a part of clubbing history, you really haven’t partied in Ibiza until you’ve experienced Pacha! Here are some of Pacha’s most renowned events:
For those who want to express their inner hippy! Flower Power is famous in Ibiza for being unique and unconventional – think large inflatables, bell-bottoms, and the best sound of the 90s. The event has been enjoyed for 36 years, and famously hosted by DJ Piti – expect nothing less than the weird and wonderful.
Mosaic by Maceo Plex
If you’re familiar with Maceo Plex, you will know that he is one of Ibiza’s favourite underground DJs, bringing us the best of tech-house, techno, and deep house. Every Tuesday at Pacha party-goers will experience an atmosphere like no other, but more importantly a raw, stripped-back sound.
Martin Solveig’s My House
With decades of experience, who better to host “My House” than house music legend – Martin Solveig. Expect a celebration of all the best house music combined with the future beats. Every Wednesday at Pacha, Solveig invites guests such as Diplo, Tinie Tempah, Clean Bandit and The Magician to join him behind the decks.
F**** Me I’m Famous
David Guetta’s infamous event that takes places every Thursday at Pacha. Expect nothing less than an unforgettable night from the DJ superstar. The night is renowned for musical extravagance – but expect the unexpected – Guetta has invited some very special celebrity guests to join him at Pacha in the past.
When House meets Techno a wonderful thing happens! A sound you will witness only ay Labyrinth on a Friday! With a weekly residency from Hot Since 82, it really is one not to miss! Other names include Maya Jane Coles, Eats Everything, Adam Beyer and David Morales – it would be rude not to.
House music legend, Bob Sinclar headlines Pure Pacha year-after-year – and he does not disappoint. Sinclair’s sensual ‘Paris by Night’ theme, gives party-goers a club experience like no other – think the Eiffel Tower, and Moulin Rouge, every Saturday at Pacha.
Sundays at Pacha mean a techno wonderland, hosted by musical genius, Solomun. As the event suggests, some very special guests will join Solomun every week behind the decks. Guests in the past have been Guy Gerber, DJ Koze, Dubfire, and even king-of-techno: Richie Hawtin!
One of Ibiza’s newcomers – Ushuaia has certainly made up for lost time – providing the island’s very best day parties – every day of the week! The venue itself, found in the heart of Playa Den Bossa, is nothing less than dreamy – stylish, but by no means holds back when its comes to parties! The venue is transformed from beach-club hotel in the morning – to lively day party by day, and once the sun goes down only the best atmosphere on the island! Not to mention, Ushuaia has played host to BBC’s Radio 1 Weekend in recent years! Check out BBC Radio 1 Weekend packages here. Below are some of Ushuaia’s most-loved events:
David Guetta’s Big
Guetta is arguly one of the biggest electronic house music DJs in Ibiza, and he’s not one to miss. Every Monday you can catch Guetta doing his thing at Ushuaia for the biggest day party on the island. We know Guetta doesn’t do simplicity so expect some crazy antics from this french DJ.
He may only be 20 years old, but he has already put his mark on the music world in Ibiza. With his weekly residency at Ushuaia every Friday night, expect the best of electro and progressive house with special guests such as Dillon Francis, Third Party and Tommy Trash.
Hosted by none other than Swedish House Mafia’s originals, Axwell and Ingrosso, Wednesdays at Ushuaia are set to be EDM galore! And no doubt the duo will invite other electronic house names along for the ride!
Tinie Tempah’s Disturbing Ibiza
We love Tinie Tempah. He has made a name for hosting some of the sickest parties in Ibiza, electric atmosphere and the best tunes! So we are ecstatic to announce his weekly event at Ushuaia this year!
This day party is famous on the island for its underground sound and originality. Hosted on a Saturday expect some of best techno and tech-house beats, alongside some unusual entertainment from the ants themselves. Some of the famous ANTS regulars include the likes of Andrea Olivia, Maya Jane Coles, Nic Fanciulli, and Apollonia
Back at Ushuaia, Kygo on a Sunday will not disappoint! His unique sound is the ground for a truly awesome party, full of entertainments and other special guests! Expect to hear some of Kygo’s classic stuff like “Cut Your Teeth”, “Firestone”, “Sexual Healing” and “Stole the Show”.
The original venue in Manchester, UK was so good – they had to bring Sankeys to Ibiza. And it couldn’t have fitted in any better. Sankeys opened its doors back in 2011, and has provided Ibiza with some of the best underground vibes and music on the island – boasting seven incredible events a week that play host to some of the world’s best house, techno, garage, hip-hop, and jungle DJs and artists. Enjoy a newly refurbished sound system, visuals and lights technology across Sankey’s three main rooms: the Basement, The Lab, and Spektrum. Here are some of Sankeys most popular events:
Ibiza’s answer to garage music! Mondays at Sankeys are dedicated to serving the island’s UK garage music lovers, and The Redlight does not disappoint. Some music legends who have previously graced us with their talents for The Redlight include DJ EZ, Todd Terry, and Low Steppa
Do Not Sleep
Formerly held at Privilege, Do Not Sleep has moved to underground venue, Sankeys – and we think its a much made in heaven! With previous residency from Darius Syrossian, we can only predict that tech-house God will be making an appearance or two this year!
On Thursday Sankeys brings you a special mix of techno, tech-house, and house from the Unusual suspects. Although new in 2016, we predict good things on the horizon from the likes of the very talented: Eats Everything, Carl Craig, AudioFly and Paco Osuna
On Saturdays, Sankeys is switching it up a bit, and following a rather successful Winter residency, they introduce Sankeys Sabados (Spanish, of course for Saturday). With a unique twist of house and tech, the new night will fit in perfectly the the week.
Straight from London Town, this event has gone from strength-to-strength since 2014. With their first residency at Sankeys in 2016, expect a synergy and sense of togetherness brought to you by the likes of Ellie Cocks, Will Taylor, Jimmy Switch and special guests like Huxley, Alexis Raphael and Yousef.
Not only is this the ‘World’s biggest club’, but one of Ibiza’s most loved venues. Privilege has been popular since the 80’s and formerly home to the famous Manumission live sex shows and open air raving! In Ibiza 2017 you can expect the best house music and grand entertainment from a club that holds 10,000 people. It even has an indoor swimming pool! Privilege is also famous for its sub-club, Vista which, in recent years has played host to Darius Syrossian’s ‘Do Not Sleep’, and Solid Grooves! On the outskirts of San Antonio, Privilege is a clubbing experience in itself, its sheer size, entertainment, and music – when combined make for an unforgettable experience. Below and some of Privilege’s most-loved events
Pure Carl Cox
Sadly, we won’t see Carl Cox perform his Revolution Tuesdays at Space anymore, following his 15th season. But luckily we will still be graced by the legend fort a limited number of weeks at Privilege. Running from 11th-18th June, this party will be super sought after, and certainly one not to miss.
Following the 18th June, Tuesdays will be taken over by RESISTANCE, a brand created back in 2015, and has grown strength-to-strength ever since! With ambassador’s like Carl Cox and weekly residents scubas John Digweed and Sasha, you know you’ll be in for a treat. Underground house galore!
What an announcement! And what an event! Afterlife is a celebration of DJs from Life and Death, that includes techno royalty such as Tale of Us, Dixon, AME, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Nina Kraviz, and Mano Le Tough. With Tale of US hosting the night, there is no doubt it’ll be one to remember!
Ocean Beach Club
A perfect little slice of Marbella, sitting right in the heart of San Antonio. From its opening in 2012, Ocean Beach has gone from strength-to-strength, boasting seven incredible day parties a week. Expect nothing less than style, sophistication and elegance – eat, drink, relax, swim and party underneaths Ibiza sun – and expect some unique entertainment along the way. Tip – dress your best, and pre-book if you’re after a bed! Here are Ocean Beach’s most popular events:
Kiss FM’s weekly takeover commences in Ibiza every Tuesday at Ocean Beach Club. Expect pure nostalgia as Kisstory brings you your favourite old school bangers! DJs like Rickie & Melvin, Dixon Brothers, and Shortee Blitz have hosted Kisstory in the past.
Ministry of Sound
Ocean Beach’s favourite weekly takeover by none other than ministry of sound! The atmosphere is electric every Thursday – with ocean spray, acrobatics and some very special entertainment. Expect the best house, RnB, and hip-hop tunes brought to you by DJ Spoony. This is a must-do in Ibiza.
Fridays at Ocean Beach mean only one thing – Pool Party! Expect splashes and parting, this event takes place completely in OCean Beach’s dreamy pool. Think podium dancers, acrobatics and more – ALL taking place in and around the pool party.
Relax by day and party when the sun goes down – be soulful every Saturday at Ocean Beach. With its fourth year running in Ibiza – its popularity has only grown and grown. Think sun beaming down, the best soulful tunes and even live saxophone music from Ocean Beach’s Lovely Laura!
Undeniably one of Ibiza’s most treasured clubs. And for the right reasons, first established in 1999, DC10’s infamous day and night parties take place in a former aircraft hanger (hence the name DC10). The venue and it’s parties have attracted nothing less than absolute music royalty over the years, playing host to a party experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Not far from Aeroporto di Ibiza, DC10’s has both two main rooms and a terrace to host all the best techno and underground sounds on the island. Here are DC10’s most-loved events:
Ibiza’s original day party, dating back to 1999, Circoloco is notorious for its Monday terrace parties. Expect an unreal atmosphere as the sun beats down on the terrace – and by night experience some of Ibiza’s best techno and underground sounds. The list of house and techno royalty that DJ at Circo every year is literally longer than your arm – you are in for a treat.
Jamie Jones’ Wednesday residency at DC10, is none other than Paradise – and the proof is in the pudding. This night party virtually sells out every year and for good reason – it is incredible. Techno and tech-house legends like The martinez brothers, Maya Jane Coles, Richy Ahmed, Skream, wAFF, and Patrick Topping are all Paradise regulars!
Ibiza’s famous abandoned zoo venue, established in the 70s, Benimussa park is widely known for its weekly Zoo Project parties. On the outskirts of San Antonio, this venue is totally original, explore the zoo, get body-painted, eat, drink and party in the seal-pit (yes, that’s right). Check out Benimussa Park’s most popular party events below:
Benimussa Park’s Zoo Project really is like no other – the abandoned zoo plays host to you animalistic side every Saturday. Expect the best and funkiest house music, some wild performances and unusual entertainment – get yourself body painted up and get involved. Zoo Project is most notorious for its guests – all dressed/ painted up – raving in the former seal-pit!
We are devastated to see Space go, but very excited to welcome Hii into the Ibiza clubbing mix. With rather big shoes to fill, Hii is expected to pull out all of the stops this summer. And with events such as Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz, Armin Van Buuren, In The Dark, Glitterbox, and Black Coffee, we don’t think it’ll have any trouble pleasing the crowds. With events for every music taste, an ideal location in the heart of Playa D’en Bossa, and brand-spanking new refurb, we are excited to welcome Hii.
If you don’t catch him at Ushuaia, catch him down the road at Hii! His famous events, multiple has moved to a new home, and we are excited to see what is in store.
Music legend Eric Prydz is back! And we could not be happier. We didn’t see much of Prydz last year unfortunately, but we are safe to say he is back this year with a 10 week residency at Hii – amazing. Joining him will be a range DJs, with different sounds, including Kolsh, Catz and Dogz, Andrea Olivia, Deadmau5, Guti, Waff, H.O.S.H, and many more!
Armin Van Buuren
Infamous trance artist, who is well know for A State of Trance, is once again gracing us with his musical presence this year. U R is set to be just as popular as Armin Van Buuren’s previous events, and with such a large following, is expected to be one to remember!
In The Dark
An underground dream. Techno is celebrated the way is deserves by 5 of the genre’s sickest artists. 17 weeks featuring Joris Voorn, Kölsch, Luciano, Nic Fanciulli and Steve Lawler – what else could you ask for? If techno, tech-house, minimal is your thing then this really is a blessing from the Ibiza Gods.
Glitterbox, which unlike lots of parties this year, is staying put in its original venue! Although the name has changed, and we expect the interior to look much different – one thing we know will be consistent, is the quality of the party! In other words it will be the same extravagant, over-the-top, pull out all the stops party!
We are over the moon to welcome Black Coffee’s first residency to Hii, Ibiza. What a guy! And what an original sound. With a following that grew back in South Africa, Black Coffee is no stranger to Ibiza, often performing at techno haven, DC10, and also Pacha. He proved his musical versatility recently when collaborating with Drake for “More Life”, injecting his funky sound into the album.
Note – these events are enjoyed year-after-year in Ibiza, but official event and DJ line-ups are yet to be confirmed.
Things to do
Fancy something to do during the day? Or need a break from all the partying? Read on for things to do in Ibiza.
Yes, Ibiza is the best party island of the world – but it is also home to some of most beautiful and relaxing beaches you’ve ever seen.
Just a 5 minute drive from San Antonio, Cala Gracio is the perfect beach to chill, tan, and dip in the clear Balearic waters!
With beautiful island views, Cala Conte can be reached by bus or a 10-minute drive, travel here for the clear and calm waters, amazing beach restaurant food, and the island’s best mojitos!
With some of Ibiza’s clearest waters, and softest sand, Cala Bassa is just a short bus journey away from San Antonio. Perfect for a chilled day out away from the main towns and the best way to top up your tan!
This beach cove is rustic, rural and perfect for relaxing – especially if you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of San Antonio or Playa Den Bossa! Cala Salada’s turquoise waters are just a 10 minute drive from San Antonio
A 5 minute water-taxi journey from San Antonio port, this beach has the best reggae music and chilled vibes – get down to Reggae beach on a Sunday for a tasty BBQ!
Playa Den Bossa
Renowned for it’s famous beach parties every Sunday, Playa Den Bossa is the perfect beach to visit if you’re staying in the area – close to shops, hotels and clubs.
Perfect for if you’re staying in San Antonio, just a walk away from most hotels and right on the promenade – you can’t miss it!
San Antonio Bay
Round the bay is slightly quieter but a 20-30 minute walk from San Antonio, but perfect if you’re staying in the Bay!
For all the troopers who are able to seize the day (rather than staying in bed) San Antonio, Playa Den Bossa, And Ibiza Town offer the following day excursions:
Including extreme water sports, jet skis, paragliding, boat trips, yacht hire, and more.
This beautiful and scenic island situated half and hour boat trip from Ibiza Town port, is often compared to the white sands of the Caribbean! Take a day trip to Formentera on foot or with a vehicle and expore the secluded and sensual island.
Rent a car
Or quad bike or moped and explore the island! Travel up to Es Vedra Rock viewpoint to watch the sunset – this is an experience that will leave you speechless.
Ibiza Town’s Dalt Villa
The former castle situated in Ibiza town has one of the best city views on the island, the night markets, restaurants and bars you will encounter on your way up will certainly leave a lasting impression.
Watch the famous sunset at Cafe Mambos in San Antonio, pre-book a table for the incredible view, or alternatively grab your mates, grab a spot on the beach and watch the sun go down whilst listening to some of your favourite DJs live!
Every Wednesday, Es Cana’s hippy market takes place – the free-spirited from all over the island come together to sell some unique trinkets, treasures and jewellery. This is really worth doing and a place you can buy some really special presents and souvenirs. Get there by bus from San Antonio, or if you want to rent a vehicle for the day, the drive is 40 – 45 minutes from most destinations.
Generally club ticket prices, when purchased on the island can range from €25-70 – yes that expensive. But don’t panic, Together Travel offers Ibiza Week packages that includes all club and events access, plus accommodation for as little as £199.
Alternatively, if you’re after events ONLY packages that include access to Amnesia, Pacha, Sankeys, Ocean Beach, Zoo Project, Boat Parties + More – Take a look here!