Sep 18, 2023
4 min read
The ANTS invasion is back at the iconic Ushuaïa Ibiza this Saturday, marking a triumphant decade of the best underground events on the island. The colony really is in full force.
Homegrown party ANTS has been a solid player in the weekend lineup since its conception in 2013 and has only gotten stronger year after year. It's a favorite with the worker crowd as well as the holidaymakers on the White Isle, so expect an electric atmosphere.
What can you expect from this rave ritual at Playa d'en Bossa's premier open-air venue? From 3pm, the mood is set with the DJs helming an intimate booth at the back of the venue, perfectly setting a tone that's purely underground.
By sunset, the main stage comes alive and the crowds move towards the front. Remember those unique ANTS morph suit dancers from the past?
They're back, ready to mingle with the crowd and immerse you into the whole ANTS at Ushuaïa experience.
This Saturday's roster is nothing short of spectacular. Andrea Oliva, the Swiss maestro, will command the decks, alongside Patrick Topping, Franky Rizardo, Syreeta, Tini Gessler, and Ushuaïa's very own Raul Rodriguez.
A lineup like this demands your attention, doesn't it? With each set, expect waves of tech-house beats and epic drops, perfectly capturing the ANTS ethos we’ve all come to love.
Gray Area top tip: Dive in early, savor the poolside action and let yourself be carried by the energy.
This year, the ANTS legacy celebrates a roaring ten years. A decade of memories and moments that define the Ibiza clubbing scene. As night descends and Ushuaïa lights ups, remember: the Ibiza night is young.
Perhaps, just perhaps, Hï Ibiza across the street is your next stop? After all, the pulse of the island never truly stops.
Swiss-born Andrea Oliva taught himself to DJ at 13 years of age and built his career organically since then, first getting booked for some of Switzerland's best clubs and then taking on Ibiza and the rest of the world.
Oliva has been a prominent name in the ANTS lineups since the party’s conception in 2013 and has played all over the island, cementing himself as an artist who curates outstanding underground sets and controls a crowd like no other.
Trick label owner Patrick Topping has been hailed as a breakout artist of his generation, making his name as part of Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations family. He has sold out shows at iconic venues such as Printworks London and Depot Mayfield and held his own residency at DC-10 in 2022 and had a co-residency with Eric Prydz at Hï Ibiza this year.
Franky Rizardo, a celebrated DJ, producer, and label boss from the Netherlands, has established himself as one of Holland's leading figures in dance music with a solid production career and a distinctive DJing style that resonates in large stages and packed clubs alike.
With a work ethic that knows no bounds, he's developed his unique FLOW concept, launched his own LTF Records, and produced successful releases on top labels like Defected Records and Simma Black, all while touring globally and playing at major events like We Are FSTVL, Defected Croatia, Tomorrowland, and Mysteryland.
Syreeta knows how to draw in and keep a crowd, pulling from house and techno tracks to ensure the dancefloor stays full. She’s played iconic island events including Amnesia’s opening party and Circoloco as well as Lost Village, Parklife, and Creamfields festivals to name a few.
Tini Gessler broke into the underground music scene in 2019, playing to crowds at clubs and festivals globally. Since then, she has become part of the elrow family both as a resident of their underground label KER and now playing the Terrace at the iconic Amnesia Ibiza regularly. On this occasion, Ushuaïa will be her playground.
As a resident DJ of Ushuaïa, Raúl Rodríguez certainly knows what the crowd wants and chooses his musical selections carefully based on the vibe presented to him. His unique sound mixes heavy beats with sensual vocals and is guaranteed to keep you dancing throughout his entire set.