By Alexandra Sixt of Six Communication
Planning on going to Ibiza this summer? Take a stroll along the beautiful beaches, enjoy the sun, discover the hidden pleasures of the ‘White Isle.” But most importantly, know where the best parties are and when.
1. Concerts at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza
The Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza opened its door last season and quickly became one of the biggest attractions of the island. It continues to be the venue for the most amazing live performances and pool parties in Ibiza. To name a few of the artists that have performed there last year: Robin Thicke, UB40 and Tinie Tempah. The Hard Rock’s impressive concert schedule promises a number of awesome shows for the coming season. To get a feel for the atmosphere, check out Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza’s Instagram photos. To view Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza’s event & concert schedule, visit http://www.hrhibiza.com/events-calendar.aspx.
2. Circo Loco at DC10
Circo Loco (“crazy circus”) is the place to end your weekend with some great underground techno. Circo Loco at DC10 is one of the most sought-after party brands in the world. At this energetic party destination, it’s all about the music. Each summer, the best underground techno DJs head here to spin during Monday afternoon sessions. To mention a few: Jamie Jones, Tale Of Us, Matthias Tanzmann, Apollonia and the list goes on.
When To Go: Monday
3. Cocoon at Amnesia
This year marks the sixteenth time that Cocoon will take place at Amnesia every Monday night. Considered one of the busiest and most anticipated nights at Amnesia, Cocoon gets back to the essence of dance music; longer sets will be played, allowing the DJs to be more innovative and connect with the crowd. Next to the legendary owner Sven Väth, who will be behind the desk at least 14 times this summer, expect phenomenal names like Ricardo Villalobos, Adam Beyer, Dixon, Âme and, for the first time this year, Solomun.
When To Go: Monday
4. Paco Fernandez at Pura Vida Beachclub
A different kind of scene compared to the other parties mentioned on this list, but equally as good. Paco Fernandez captures the true spirit of Ibiza. On Mondays this summer, the famous guitarist from Spain will play a live performanc together with his band, DJ and performers, while guests enjoy dinner by the beach. You can expect a wide range of music genres including house, funky, chill, jazz and much more. Be sure to make a reservation in advance.
When To Go: Monday
5. Flower Power at Pacha
Tuesday June 2nd – Flower Power opening party at Pacha Ibiza
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Passion, innovation, amusement, rebelliousness, intellectuality, utopia, youth, experimentation, color, creativity, freedom. These are the words that characterize the golden sixties and the “free to be” feeling of Flower Power at Pacha. This super fun party is the perfect place to bring out your inner hippy, free spirit or rock star. Resident DJ Piti, who is also a co-founder of Pacha, plays disco, soul and rock from the sixties and seventies. This year, there will be 17 nights to dance, enjoy and dream in the “cherries club.” And don’t forget to dress accordingly.
When To Go: Tuesday
6. ‘We love…’ at Sankeys
‘We Love…’ is one of the island’s biggest parties taking place on Sundays at Space for the last 17 years. This summer, the event is moving to Sankeys and will take place every Wednesday. Darren Hughes, the man behind the party, said “It is now time for the next phase in the genesis of We Love.” The space at Sankeys offers plenty of variety to enjoy the party as well as a highly eclectic music playlist, a signature characteristic of We Love. This season, nights at We Love will probably be better than ever.
When To Go: Wednesday
7. Luciano & Friends at Destino
Luciano & Friends was a great success last year at Destino, and will return this year on selected Thursdays with new music, new energy and some very special guests. Luciano is one of the most established names on Ibiza, and recognized by many as unrivalled royalty in the world of deep techno and electro. Let Luciano & Friends take you on a journey through these musical sessions from sunset until the end of the event, at one of the most exclusive locations on the island.
When To Go: Thursday
8. SupermartXe at Privilege
After seven years of breathtaking performances, always reinventing itself, the veteran party of the biggest club in the world returns to Privilege Ibiza on Friday nights, with its glamorous and colorful shows. SuperMartXé will take over the Main Room, promising among other things the most cutting-edge technology one could ask for on the White Isle, unbeatable acrobatic shows, new and unparalleled party themes, and an impressive array of artists that will bring the fun and entertainment so typical of SuperMartXé. The versatility and experience of SuperMartXé will certainly make this 2015 season a summer to remember.
When To Go: Friday
9. The Zoo Project at Benimussa Park
Taking place in an old abandoned zoo in the beautiful forest hills of Ibiza, The Zoo Project is one of the last remaining places where you can truly get down with nature under the sun and stars. With a musical ethos of giving up-and-coming talent the chance to play alongside some of electronic music’s true pioneers, expect quality house, techno, disco and everything in between. There are four outdoor arenas of music and performance, with all stages built using reclaimed and vintage materials. Holistic center, The Mandala Garden, is open for another summer of live ethnic music, meditation, healing vibrations and visual performance while the swimming pool, market stalls and numerous food offerings contribute to the overall festival vibe.
When To Go: Saturday
10. Blue Marlin
Nestled on a pebbly beach on the south west of the island, Blue Marlin is one of the finest beach clubs in the world. It is perhaps the definition of how to live it up Ibiza-VIP-style, and a popular destination for the rich and famous. Every Sunday afternoon, Blue Marlin transforms into an exclusive party destination until 4 a.m. House and techno DJs play their groovy tunes in combination with some amazing live music. It is without a doubt the best way to close off the weekend.
When To Go: Sunday