With the summer approaching the Ibiza season is also coming closer and closer. And for the launch of our brand new Ibiza section we want to give you an overview of what is going on on the island. There are still some events and line ups to be announced, like for example the infamous ‘Paradise’ by Jamie Jones but most of the program of this summer is set and of course we will keep you updated. Take a look at our weekly Ibiza schedule and you know where you have to go, or what you’re missing out on.
Cocoon @ Amnesia | June 1 – September 28
Cocoon Ibiza will be back for the 16th time and with it it’s legandary owner Sven Väth will be on the decks no less than 14 times over the course of 18 Monday nights. This year he will be room hopping with 9 shows on the terrace and 5 in the club. In addition to this you can expect 6 gigs from terrace supremo Ricardo Villalobos who will bring some special friends along. You can say that this is just the tip of the iceberg as there are many more big names such as Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Dixon, Âme and Eats Everything joining the party. Another noteworthy name might be Solomun, who will be joining Cocoon for the first time this year.
Circo Loco @ DC-10 | May 25 – October 5
Circo Loco stands for DC-10 as much as maybe no other party stands for a club in Ibiza. You shouldn’t expect big laser shows, exotic dancers or anything like this when you don’t know about Circo Loco yet. It is just about the music. Year by year the best underground Techno DJ’s are performing and they will be taking care of the world famous after hour session vibe, DC-10 is known for. The line up is usually announced the week before but the opening party already shows what will be going on this year, again. Just to name a few: Jamie Jones, Tale Of Us, Apollonia, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Kerri Chandler and Jackmaster. I guess this is as good as an opening party line up can be.
DJ Harvey’s Mercury Rising @ Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel | July 13 – August 17
DJ Harvey will hold a residency at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel this year. In a collaboration with Secret Life the Ibiza Rocks House arranged this outstanding residency. In the 80’s the club, founded by Tony Pike was a hotspot for the who is who of the entertainment industry. Back in the days stars like Freddie Mercury, Grace Jones, Anthony Quinn were regular visitors. Now the DJ with cult status will host spin records all-night long on every Monday from July 13 till August 17.
CUFF @ Sankeys | May 25 – September 28
After their first successful residency last year french duo Amin Edge & Dance is back at Sankeys. Every Monday they will play their explosive style that combines the big bass of Funk and inspirations of Hip-House in the late ‚80s. At Sankeys they’re representing their relatively new imprint CUFF, backed by an original list of guest acts like Danny Howard, Clyde P and Bontan.
Tribal Sessions @ Sankeys | May 26 – September 29
The longtime Sankeys Manchester stable is returning to the island for 19 nights over the course of the season. The 12-hour event focusing on the underground will again cover everything from hosue to techno. And this most of the times in just one night. The line up is promising with names like Breach, andhim, KiNK, Alan Fitzpatrick, Levon Vincent and many more.
Together @ Amnesia | June 9 – September 22
Together is known for diverse line ups which allow something for everyone who loves bass. With Chase & Status as weekly residents in the main room and acts like Example, Skrillex, Rudimental, Andy C, Pendulum and DJ EZ there is no doubt about this. This summer Amnesias terrace will be hosted by Defected in the House for the first time. The iconic party brand will invite acts like MK, Gorgon City, Dennis Ferrer, Guti, Oliver Dollar and Pete Tong. Just to name a few.
Diynamic Outdoor @ Beachouse | June 16 – September 29
Hamburg based label Diynamic will host their weekly Tuesday event at the Beachouse and it certainly looks like it’s going to be outstanding. The label founded by Solomun is known for their distinct deep sound which fits perfectly to the Ibiza. With Adriatique, H.O.S.H., Stimming, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, label head Solomon and many more the list includes the who is who of the German label. This definitely sounds like a proper outdoor evening program.
Carl Cox – Music is Revolution @ Space | July 7 – September 22
Carl Cox might be one of Ibizas most recognisable international faces and his Music is Revolution event is already running since 2001. The mantra for his Space 2015 residency is ‘Music is Revolution – The Next Phase’. The line up looks like it might be the best of the last 14 years. This year names like Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Eats Everything, Guti, Heidi and Steve Rachmad will join the grandmaster at Space.
Flower Power @ Pacha | June 2 – September 23
Flower Power with Pacha co-founder and resident DJ Piti is definitely one of the most outstanding parties the island has to offer. The island has the reputation of being a hippie island since the 60s and Flower Power is the party to revive this era. Music wise you can expect rock, soul and disco from the sixties and seventies. There is just a unique atmosphere surrounding this event. There will be 17 days of Flower Power at Pacha this year. That’s 17 days of good vibes.
HYTE @ Amnesia | June 3 – September 30
Hyte will be joining the island this year for the first time. The international promoter, also know for throwing huge events at the legendary warehouse Elementestraat in Amsterdam this year, definitely has the potential to be one of the new techno forces in Ibiza this year. Expect a comeback of Loco Dice at Amnesia’s terrace and many more big names like for example Maceo Plex, DJ Harvey, Marcel Dettman, Danny Daze and Mano Le Tough.
We love…@ Sankeys | June 17 – September 23
‘We love…’, founded by Darren Hughes, was a legendary party on Sundays for many years. One of the most enduring and popular Ibiza parties held in Space. Now the event is moving to Sankeys but there is no doubt that something good can come out of this change. David Vincent, owner of Sankeys says Darren Hughes was a huge inspiration when growing up so it seems like this is a perfect mix. As Sankeys offers the same variety in spaces to present the forward thinking, highly eclectic music policy ‚We love…‘ stands for, you know that it will ‘We love…’ be as good as ever and probably even better. This years line up will include Jason Bye and Andy Baxter as residents and among others Fabrik associate Daniel Avery, Detroit Swindle, Dusky and Optimo.
Lost In Ibiza | June 24 – September 23
Sailing from San Antonia Lost In Ibiza provides you with sunset trip through the underground world of house music on Wednesdays this season. Enjoy some of the hottest acts on the 200 passenger boat, equipped with a Function 1 sound system. If you want more you can carry on at one of the islands’s most talked-about parties, Jamie Jones’ Paradise in a package deal.
Jamie Jones Presents A Planet Called Paradise @ DC-10 | July 1 – September 23
Welsh house icon Jamie Jones is an Ibiza favourite and regular for several years already. Since it’s debut in 2012 his Paradise events at DC-10 became the centre for great artists and a crazy atmosphere. Every year Paradise it’s line ups are as good as they can be, featuring the biggest and hottest new names. This years theme will be ‘A Planet Called Paradise‘ and the Hot Creations label head invited Marco Carola, Maya Jane Coles, Dixon, Adam Beyer, Guy Gerber, Joseph Capriati, The Martinez Brothers, Art Department, Hot Since 82, Ame, Joy Orbison and many more to join his planet. Think of a name and it’s probably on the list..
La Familia @ Ushuaïa | June 10 – June 24, August 2 – September 23
Saved Records boss Nic Fanciulli and Rejected label head Joris Voorn bring ‘La Familia’ back together. This years family get-together will again be held at Ushuaïa. The name of the concept which launched in 2014 in collaboration with Ants comes from the good and close affiliation the two have with their team, their record labels and their crowd. This summer they’re back at the beach hotel for seven dates. The line up hasn’t been announced yet but last years line up was mouthwatering so we are sure it will be just as good.
tINI and the Gang @ No Name | June 24 – October 7
After a lot of moving during the last couple of years tINI and the gang found a new home at Playa D’en Bossa this year. The free party will run on Wednesdays evenings at No Name, a small open-air hut located near Beachouse. From June 24th till October 7th the German DJ will be joined by different guests. So far only a few names have been revealed. Thomas Melchior, Giammarco Orsini, Bella Sarris will play the opening night until tINI starts the official afterparty at Underground. Other confirmed DJs are Kamran Sadegh, Nima Gorji, Alexandra, Janina, Eli Vervain, Alexkid and Bill Patrick.
Enter @ Space | July 2 – September 17
Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. quickly became one of the most discussed new ventures in Ibiza since its debut year in 2012. This year the event is returning for its 4th birthday and it will be again taking over all of Space. ENTER. stands for quality techno, innovative design and is known for its pre-parties starting from 9.30 pm on the Terrace, where one of the headliners of the nights plays an early 10.30 pm slot. A sizeable cast of guests and residents have been revealed for the upcoming season, all of which will join Hawtin in the Discoteca. Sven Väth, Adam Beyer, Marcel Dettmann, Chris Liebing, Christian Smith, Recondite, Dubfire and Minus staples Gaiser and Marc Houle are all returning and there a few new names, too, including Len Faki, Rødhåd, Dantiez Saunderson, Janina and Blind Observatory. Irish native Matador, Bella Sarris, Fabio Florido, Hito, Matthew Hawtin and TM404 will be again holding their residency at the infamous party again this year. If this isn’t enough already many more acts will be added in the coming weeks.
The Redlight @ Sankeys | June 11 – September 24
This year Sankeys will be reviving another one of the many legendary nights that has been associated with the club over the years. The original plan was to call the new night Colors, just like David Vincent’s first ever party at the Hacienda, but since there appears to be another Colors event in San Antonia the organisation chose the new name The Redlight. Each week a careful selected line up of house and garage superstars will perform. You will find legends like S-Man aka Roger Sanchez, house pioneer Todd Terry fronting the night joined by names like Noir, Tube & Berger, 99 Souls, and more.
Luciano & Friends @ Destino | July 2 – October 2
On selected Thursdays Luciano and his guests will return to Destino. Cadenza Records label head Luciano is one of the most established names on Ibiza and even tough the guests joining him haven’t been announced yet but you can sure it’s gonna be big. All of this will happen again at the suave, baby clam shell stage atop the cliffs of Cap Martinet.
Music On @ Amnesia | June 5 – September 25
Marco Carola’s techno sensation is in its fourth year this season and Carola will again play the Amnesia Terrace every week. Support comes from both rooms with guests including Joseph Capriati, Jamie Jones, tINI, Bill Patrick, Stacey Pullen, DJ Sneak, Pan Pot, Guti, Nicole Moudaber and many more. Make sure to don’t leave early as the magic hours happen after dawn.
Insane @ Pacha | May 22 – October 2
Insane is back for season number three this year. The line up will be again, what else do you expect, insane. John Digweed and MK will be regular residents this year and they will be joined by Amine Edge & Dance, Dennis Ferrer, Groove Armada, Hot Since 82, Huxley, Kevin Saunderson, Oliver Dollar, Pete Tong and more.
Shelter @ Sankeys | May 22 – September 25
Shelter is a new night at Sankeys. The focus here will be on the biggest talents of the UK house scene. It is a collaboration between Ibiza Rocks and Sankeys, making it the official after party for W.A.R! at Rocks. The line up so far includes names like Shadow Child, Bondax, Claptone, Tiga, Jonas Rathsman, Ben Pearce, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosoaurs and more.
Glitterbox @ Space | June 12 – September 25
Glitter box finds a new home in the Terrazzo of Space this summer. Expect some pure disco vibes with funky, disco and house. This years’s artist include Fatboy Slim, Todd Terje, Hercules and Love Affair, Dimitri from Paris, Todd Terry, Juan MacLean and David Morales. These are just a few names but I guess you now know what to expect. This definitely sounds like good times are calling.
W.A.R! @ Ibiza Rocks Hotel | June 5 – September 18
We Are Rockstars (W.A.R!) will run every Friday night at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel. The weekly DJ led, dance music focused night with a bang will host acts such as DJ EZ, Gorgon City, Oneman and many more to make you rock the youthful and fun hotel complex.
Life And Death @DC-10 | July 31 – August 28
Life And Death will host their first Ibiza club residency over five Fridays in DC-10. From July 31 till August 28 the Italian label will bring their dark techno and house approach paired with a definite psychedelic sensibility to the island and you can be sure it’s going to be five great nights.The line up will be curated by Tale Of Us who will be joined weekly by many of the labels artist including DJ Tennis, Thugfucker, Recondite, Mind Against and special guests such as Scuba, Joy Orbison, Mano Le Tough, Ten Walls and more. With their announcement Friday nights on Ibiza got even bigger than before.
Love The Underground Records @ Destino | June 13 – September 26
Love the Underground, the bit off-center, dark, underground music label and event series found a home in Ibiza via Destinos club room, Tox. The musical roots of the label run deep and through collaborating with labels like Desolat, Drumcode, Sci-tex, Cadenza and Intec they explore the core of house and techno. The Ibiza events will come to you as ‚Mikaela and Friends‘ with label founder Mikaela hosting and playing each night. Those confirmed to be joining Mikaela so far include Ada Kaleh, Bec, Christian Baez, Cesar Merveille, Francisco Allendes, German Brigante, and many more with even more still to be announced. Here it will solely be about the music in a intimate venue with no distractions attached.
ANTS @ Ushuaïa | June 6 – September 26
On Saturday afternoon the club, better known for some of the bigger names of EDM, will turn into a cool underground house anthill. Last years list included names like Deetron, Kölsch, Maya Jane Coles, Timo Maas and Uner. So you know what to expect this year. The party starts with the DJ booth at the opposite end of the club, moving to the MainStage for the last few hours. This daytime action is known for one of the best atmospheres on the island.
The Zoo Project @ Benimussa Park | June 6 – September 26
The Zoo Project has been a firm and unique staple in the islands clubbing scene for quite some years now. The event known for its wild fancy dress theme is one of the day to evening parties you can’t miss out on. Because where else do you have a raving seal pit, a tree-lined pool area and such a big array of artistic performers, dancers and stalls.
Kehakuma / Elrow @ Space | June 6 – September 26
This night offers two very different parties under one roof. In its second season this collaboration between Space in-house production Kehakuma and Spanish promoter El Row will cater top quality underground music and at the same time fund, frivolous dress parties throughout the summer. While Kehakuma with its Japanese theme offers house, deep house, minimal and tech house, El Row usually offers acts in the tech house region.
Solomun +1 @ Pacha | May 24 – October 4
Solomun +1 might be the dominating party on Sundays. In it’s third season the event will again draw some huge names. As the name says Diynamic label head Solomun will invite one huge name each Sunday and the list reads like a bucket list: Dixon, DJ Koze, Mano Le Tough, Butch, Dj Tennis, Agoria, Michael Mayer, the one and only Sven Väth and more. The best thing is that the guests and the host usually play back to back for the latter half of the night. Make sure to check it out while you stay on the island.
VIVa Warriors @ Sankeys | May 31 – October 4
VIVa Music and Steve Lawler are back in 2015 and with them comes a great list of carefully selected guests. Steve’s house party has developed a cult following over the years and again he will invite some of his closest friends and colleagues completed by some of Ibizas local artists. The list includes Dennis Ferrer, Nick Curley, Huxley, Skream, Miguel Campbell, Jimmy Edgar and more.
Do Not Sleep @ Privilege | July 12 – September 6
There’s a brand new party at Vista Club, Privilege, set to shake up Sundays on the island. Darius Syrossian, Santé and Sidney Charles launch their own brand new party titled ‘Do Not Sleep’. The parties will essentially be based around the much loved back-to-back setup, allowing the carefully selected artists to bounce off each other and produce their best. They toured all around Europe to finally arrive at Ibiza and start this adventure together. More info
Rumors @ Beachouse | May 24 – October 4
Guy Gerber and his Rumors brand will return to Playa d’en Bossa for a weekly residency on Sundays. Rumours continuous its incredible expansion since it found home at the unique venue last year. The name comes from the selective musical policy whereby no line ups or set times will be previously announced. Guy Gerbers residency looks set to be one of the islands most unmissable parties.
Vagabundos @ Space | June 7 – September 27
Cadenza’s Vagabundos will be brining some balearic fire to Spaces Sunday nights this year. The complete line up will be released later but a few names such as Âme, Martin Buttrich, Carl Craig, Derrick May and Moodymann have been announced already and Luciano will headline. The rest of the dates will be filled with Cadenza label favourites and talented DJs from all over the world. Expect energetic music with beautiful melodies above latino house and tech beats.