Traxsource Top 5 Opening Parties This Year In Ibiza
May marks the start of the warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere – roof top parties, pool parties, and festivals all start to kick off around this time of year. But this month also brings with it an extra special buzz of excitement amongst seasoned ravers. May also happens to be the month in which Ibiza season kicks off.
We’ve already seen opening parties from Sankey’s Awakens on 1st at, yep, Sankey’s, Tribal Sessions also at Sankey’s on 7th, and the opening of Amnesia on 14th. As we type this, salty tears roll down our cheeks as 2016 is also the final year of the island’s much-loved club, Space, as we know it.
Here at Traxsource we can’t get enough of the magical White Isle, so we’ve selected a few of the opening parties that are making us giddy with excitement and reaching for that passport.
DC-10, Playa d’en Bossa
Monday 23rd May
Get ready for Mondays full of mischief and mayhem as 23rd is the opening of Circoloco at DC10, Ibiza’s most infamous club set at the end of the island’s runway. Since it began in 1999, the night has played host to some of the worlds most renowned techno DJs and kept clubbers returning in droves for the intimate, no frills vibes. Some names that will be gracing the decks on the opening afternoon include; John Talabot, Damien Lazarus, Art Department, Gerd Janson, Tom Trago, Clive Henry, Tiger & Woods, tINI, Kerri Chandler, Jackmaster, and Ellen Allien.
Space, Playa d’en Bossa
Friday 3rd June
If upbeat, disco vibes are more your thing, then you need to get down to Space for the Glitterbox opening. Curated by Defected, Glitterbox’s main aim is to leave clubbers grinning like a Cheshire cat long after they’ve left the dancefloor. DJs heading up the first Friday night are; Kenny Dope, Dimitri From Paris, Todd Terry, Defected label boss Simon Dunmore, DJ Pippi, and a live PA from Barbara Tucker.
elrow | Opening Ceremony, Rowlympic Games
Space, Playa d’en Bossa
Saturday 4th June
Barcelona based fun makers, elrow, certainly know how to get the party started. Famed for their huge productions, inflatables and general good times, they return to Space for one final season. The festivities get underway with music from; Groove Armada, who’ll be taking over the terrace all night long, Steve Lawler, Marc Maya, Toni Varga, Mario Biani, Demarzo, Tini Gessler, Pananides, Alex Pott B2B Ion, and a live set from Matador.
Boogie In Wonderland
HEART, Ibiza Town
Friday 10th June
Relatively new kid on the block, HEART, opens on Friday 27th May. A concept brought to the island from two of Spain’s most revered chefs- brothers Ferran and Albert Adrià, and Cirque Du Soleil. But it’s brand new night Boogie In Wonderland that’s caught our attention. Beginning on Friday 10th June, not a great deal is known about this night. But we’ve been promised some serious Studio 54 vibes. So think disco, sequins, and debauchery.
Carl Cox’s Music Is Revolution- The Final Chapter
Space, Playa d’en Bossa
Tuesday 14th June
The term ‘legend’ is banded about rather a lot on the house music circuit, but no one is more deserving of this accolade than dance don- Mr Carl Cox. His residency at Space has been going for a whopping 15 years. To mark this, and to bid Space a fond farewell, Mr Cox and his Music Is Revolution night will bring together some of the world’s biggest names in dance music for 15 whole weeks. Some of those taking over the turntables are; Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, Masters At Work, John Digweed, Heidi, Eats Everything, Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Luciano, DJ Sneak, Catz ‘N’ Dogz, Chris Liebing, Fatboy Slim and many, many more.
Other opening parties not to be missed include; Ushuaïa on Saturday 28th May- a chance to party poolside (well, in the pool actually) with Guy Gerber, Hot Since 82 and Maya Jane Coles, Cocoon at Amnesia on Monday 30th May, Flower Power at Pacha, also Monday 30th. Then back to Amnesia for the Music On opening on Friday 3rd June. Saturday 4th June sees SuperMartXé return to Privilege with its spectacular stage show. Not forgetting the Ibiza International Music Summit, which will include a live audio-visual set from Dubfire.
We cannot wait for the Ibiza season. There may be whispers of Ibiza ‘not being like it used to’, but the island continues to provide us with a smorgasbord of great DJ talent and entertainment. There always has been and always will be a magic to the island that will never fade.
Which parties will you be hitting up this year? Any you think we’ve missed that should be in our top picks? Whichever you decide on, just make sure you get those flights booked, your suitcase packed and we’ll see you out there.