From a very quiet Winter period, Ibiza suddenly springs into life as soon as May arrives and summer descends upon the island. The temperature increases, the tans get darker, the days get longer and of course, the music
It’s a well-known tradition that from when the very first opening party opens it’s doors, the official summer season has kicked-off. Thousands of pasty young teens and twenty-something’s take to the island for the summer or holiday of a life-time and in May or June, this wouldn’t be possible without the inclusion of an opening party or two.
International music summit 21 -22 may 2015
Kicking off the summer season in style, the International Music Summit is the place where all the biggest names from behind the decks gather as one to celebrate their passion, music. Hosted by the one and only Pete Tong, this particular party is considered the most important in the industry.
Taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel in Playa D’En Bossa over the course of three days between Wednesday 20th and Friday 22nd May, such a prestigious event will see some of the planet’s biggest electronic acts, managers and band owners all collaborate to usher in the new season. It is considered an opportunity to network, meet new people and all in all, set the bar in terms of partying considering it is he first big event of the summer.
With Day 1 of the proceedings taking place on the 21st, names like Luciano, Solomun and Sven Vath will make their presence known behind the decks whilst the final day will see live performances from Rudimental, ZHU and Thalab as well as an appearance from MK.
Sankeys awakens opening party 20 – 21 may 2015
Sankeys will be bringing it’s underground, deep house Manchester roots back over to Ibiza in Playa D’En Bossa for another hardcore season of none-stop fist-pumping and raving and will begin such antics on day one of the Sankeys Awakens Opening Party on Wednesday 20th May.
With an endless choice of rooms rammed to the rafters with DJ’s to satisfy everyone’s needs, tickets will sell out fast for this one.
Locked and loaded with the finest pool of DJ’ing talent, day one will see names like Adam Beyer, Darius Syrossian, Sante and Sidney Charles grace the stage whilst part two of the worker’s favorite phenomenon will see Amine Edge & DANCE, Steve Lawler, Duke Dumont and Jozef K will be on hand on Thursday 21st May – get your tickets fast to avoid disappointment.
Circo loco opening party – 25 may 2015
The famous face of the delusional clown returns to Ibiza’s most famous former airport hanger – DC10. Capturing the imagination of thousands who descend to one of Ibiza’s most popular attractions since it’s formation, it no wonder why many of the island’s great tales originate from this Monday night madness.
Yes Monday, you did read it correctly. As opposed to turning off your alarm clock in frustration at half 7 in the morning, getting changed into your uniform and plodding off to work, it’s strongly suggested that on Monday 25th May, you book time off from work and get down to Circoloco at DC10.
Guaranteed to be mesmerized by the sounds of the decks and lost in a mystery not even you will be able to understand, it beats any feeling of having to clock into the usual 9-5 Monday regime. Just to tempt you even more, a blockbuster line-up including names like Jamie Jones, Apollonia, Matthias Tanzmann, Davide Squillace, Tania Vulcano and Richy Ahmed will all be playing their trade at the opening party.
Privilege opening party – 29 may 2015
Worthy of being on this list, it doesn’t take a genius to work that one simply cannot afford to miss one of the biggest opening parties at the biggest club on the entire planet. With a capacity of around 10,000 people, Privilege is expected to be jam-packed on Friday 29th May and with an ocean of bodies just ready to explode, the roof may do just the same.
Considered the palace of Ibiza and clubbing royalty in terms of the size of the club and the size of the parties it throws, you can expect luxury, glamour, room to move (despite the amount of people inside the club) and a line-up (yet to be announced) that is guaranteed to blow your mind.
Amnesia opening party – 30 may 2015
Words simply cannot describe the unlimited amount of reasons as to why you should attend Amnesia on Saturday 30th May. Just look at the line-up and try convincing yourself to stay indoors…
Situated half-way between San Antonio and Playa D’En Bossa, Amnesia is situated on the highway and provides revellers with two massive rooms – the main room and the terrace, in which clubbers can get lost in the music and two-step the night away until the sun comes up into the early hours of the morning.
The opening party sees the likes of Maceo Plex, Eats Everything, George Fitzgerald, Guy Gerber, Hot Since 82 and Richy Ahmed all work their magic behind the decks across the two rooms in a night will not fail to impress. This one will leave you wide awake, full of excitement discussing your night’s antics and favourite DJ’s on the San Antonio bus all the way home – so much som you won’t want to go to sleep!
Ushuaia opening party – 30 May
On a night where back-to-back acts will be the forefront of the show and the opening of the Ushuaia gates will be celebrated, this Playa D’En Bossa beauty is promising a show like no other to entertain the Ibiza masses.
Located over the road from another Bossa bonanza in Space, Ushuaia is regarded as an open-roof heaven to most and many just feel privileged to walk through it’s doors to catch a glimpse of the famous Ushuaia stage.
With the red mockingbird standing tall on the side of the Ushuaia Tower, many DJ’s will be looking to do the same as they aim to excel and deliver in exceptional back-to-back performances with fellow artists. The Martinez Brothers will catch the eyes of many as the headlining act. Maya Jane Coles will go back-to-back with Kim Ann Foxman whilst Nic Fancuilli will team up with Agoria. The sounds of Andrea Oliva will meet the beats dropped by Davide Squillace and Catz ‘n Dogz will also take to the decks.
Space opening fiesta – 31 may 2015
Largely considered the number one club in the world, Space is back in 2015 after celebrating it’s 25th anniversary last summer. Arguably the most famous club on the entire island, Ibiza loyalists will be pleased to know the Space Opening Fiesta is just around the corner…
With Sunday 31st May being the date, the Space Opening Fiesta is usually regarded as the unofficial party that starts of the White Isle’s summer season, despite many opening parties happening prior to it.
Possessing a real festival-like feel to it, many clubbers book their flights and hotels months in advance just to make sure they are present in Ibiza for this very special occasion. Not only that, clubbers come from all four corners of the globe just to experience it and from partying in the outdoor arena in the car park to the multiple rooms in doors, it’s difficult to find a party that exceeds the levels displayed by this one.
If you have never experienced Space, then what rock have you been hiding under all of your life? Start saving up your pennies (even a penny jar could prove your saving grace here) and resist temptation to go out for the next month or so and with the line-up still to be announced, this Space Opening Fiesta is sure to kick the season off in fanatic fashion.