Ibiza Selects (August 8-14)
Aug 6, 2022
6 min read
We are reaching the highest point of the summer season, and all the restaurants, pubs, beach venues, and Ibiza's nightclubs are buzzing this month with plenty of activities and parties.
San Ciriaco Festival | Ibiza Town | Monday, August 8
The week begins commemorating Ibiza's town patron saint, San Ciriaco. It is a practice deeply rooted in the Catholic religion to celebrate culture and Christianity, coinciding with the celebration of the Catalan conquest in 1235, the traditional date when troops invaded the island.
During this festival, Ibiza hosts activities designed for all audiences:
10 am: Concert by jazz band Ciutat d'Eivissa Band followed by a procession to the chapel of Sant Ciriac, a holy mass, and traditional dances.
6:30 pm: Free public afternoon snack (berenada) of typical Ibizan products and paella in Puig des Molins—the world's largest and best preserved Phoenician necropolis— accompanied by music and games.
Midnight: Fireworks display from Ibiza's port to culminate the saints' festival. All the venues around Dalt Vila offer special dinner menus to enjoy the show. You can book your table at Casa Maca, Lío Ibiza, Roto, Mikasa, or Zuma, among many others.
Bloop Art Festival | San Jose, Santa Eulalia, San Antonio & Ibiza Town
Bloop International Proactive Art Festival with a mission to gather the most thought-provoking street art from across the world to display on the streets of Ibiza. Their founding tenant is that "Art is for everyone." This week it celebrates its 12th edition with the theme CULMINATION.
Bloop creates an open-air gallery in and around the streets of San Jose, Santa Eulalia, San Antonio, and Ibiza town. Bloop "invites people to think" with live and digital music events, video performances, street art, murals, photo exhibitions, sculptures, and contemporary art.
The festival takes place from August 4-24. Mexican multidisciplinary artist SPAIK has decorated the walls of La Sirena shopping center in Playa d'en Bossa with sea creatures in vibrant Latino colors. He will be joined by Helder Cavalcante and Ino, who have participated in past editions.
UNA | Club Chinois | Tuesday, August 9
Presenting the feminine side of Club Chinois, Swedish Techno superstar and producer Ida Engberg is headlining and curating this Tuesday's party at the newest location at the Marina. Ida is one of the most versatile DJs on the planet, whether playing big room techno at Drumcode or Awakenings or deep house at venues like Club Chinois.
Ida's brand-new residency UNA is a refreshing event that brings the finest electronic music and artists to unite the dancefloor under its motto "we are all one."
SASHA + | Cova Santa | Wednesday, August 10
Alexander Paul Coe, better known as Sasha, is a DJ, music producer, and the owner of the label Last Night on Earth. The legendary DJ hosts an exclusive three-date residency at Cova Santa this season. The Welsh DJ carries out two sets on each monthly date (outdoors and indoors) and invites some of his friends and label regulars to play alongside him outdoors till midnight. Then, the party continues indoors until the late hours.
Sasha has remained at the forefront of electronic music for decades, bouncing between music styles but always returning to trance and progressive house. Over the years, he discovered an interest in Chicago house and electro, exploring other genres like breakbeat and ambient. This is the penultimate chance to enjoy an Ibiza veteran dropping his multifaceted music style from 7 pm this Wednesday at this unique outdoor venue!
Music For Freaks | 528 Garden | Friday, August 12
528, located at Benimussa Park (an old zoo), launched this season in parallel with dinner and theatrical show. The ultimate alfresco experience features guest DJs and parties in the amphitheater. The Music For Freaks record label hosts the event on Friday. Starting at sunset, enjoy quality underground house-inspired sets. Later the party moves inside for an intimate club night. Affani and John Fritz will be dropping house music alongside special guests.
528 Garden is becoming the ideal place to meet, taste signature cocktails, and eat mouthwatering interpretations of fresh local delicacies while dancing.
Admission is free, and children are permitted but must be accompanied by an adult till midnight. Children will not be allowed inside.
You can get a credit for €50 to spend on food and drinks and secure a table. Please note that this ticket does not give you access to 528 Show and dinner. Check different options here.
El Fabuloso Pool Party | Cova Santa | Saturday, August 13
El Fabuloso was born as a bar located in Madrid owned by Spanish singer, actress, and businesswoman Silvia Superstar. Ten years ago, Silvia decided to bring the concept to the island since El Fabuloso has become one of the most popular events among islanders.
Host DJs Sílvia Superstar and Edu Por Las Noches music style goes through rock, disco, '80s, funk, soul, and indie music. Carlos Areces, Alex de Lucas, Amanda Portillo, Lola Von Dage, Giorgio Bonetti & Fat Gordon, Mr Piro and Simone will also perform. A Hawaiian tropical style and the best atmosphere are the core of the El Fabuloso Pool Party, and Cova Santa is the greatest venue for it!