This Week In Ibiza (April 28 – May 5)
Apr 28, 2023
5 min read
Stepping into Ibiza’s super clubs for the first time season will bring a rush of emotions for everyone attending opening weekend on the White Island the last week of April. Following the International Music Summit grand finale, the most essential venues kick off a new age with some exclusive events not to be missed!
IMS Grand Finale | Dalt Vila | Friday, April 28
On its fourteenth edition, the renowned music industry conference in Ibiza culminates with its traditional celebration at “Baluarte de Santa Lucía” this Friday after three days of thought-provoking talks and networking. The seven-hour open-air party within the ancient walls of Dalt Vila has established itself as the season’s official start. For its final spectacle, expect solo sets from CamelPhat, Anna, and back-to-back pairings from Pete Tong and Kölsch, Ida Engberg and Marshall Jefferson, among others. The official IMS after-party will carry on at Club Chinois from midnight.
Grand Opening Party with Solomun | Pacha | Friday, April 28
This year marks Pacha’s 50th anniversary, raising the curtains this Friday with a special extended set by its main man Solomun and a warm-up by Ibiza’s veteran DJ Angel Linde. The first party of the season under the Two Cherries roof, headlined by the Diynamic boss, has developed a reputation on the island for being one of the season’s best.
Defected Opening Party | Eden | Friday, April 28
Defected is the first residency to kick off in Ibiza and will take place every Friday at San Antonio super club Eden till late September, bringing the very best of classic and modern house music under the banner of equality. 2023 marks the first full year of direction under Wez Saunders (although his career at Defected began in 2014). Have a taste of what is sure to be a special season ahead
Pyramid Special | Amnesia | Friday, April 28
Amnesia opens with its flagship party right after the IMS Grand Finale. The Pyramid warm-up party will offer a taste of what’s to come over the 18-week run (beginning on June 11). Lined up for this one on the Terraza, Luciano will play back-to-back with minimal powerhouse Arapu alongside Spanish legend Cuartero and New York-born rising star Layla Benitez. The Main Room welcomes Belgian techno queen Amelie Lens, the Berlin sounds of Klangkuenstler, and resident DJs Luca Donzelli and Mathias Kaden.
THE SIGNAL | Ushuaïa & Hï | Saturday, April 29
The Night League, the team behind the Platja D’en Bossa mega clubs, opens the season once again with a joint day and night launch show this Saturday called THE SIGNAL. Some of the world’s most prominent electronic music artists will perform during the doubleheader spread across both cutting-edge venues.
At Ushuaïa by day, enjoy platinum-selling musician Eric Prydz will fuse well-crafted melodies with deep techno beats, Paul Kalkbrenner with his powerful live show, and Maceo Plex, among others.
And when the night falls, it’s time to continue dancing across the street at Hï, where its impressive rooms (Theatre and the Club) will feature an incredible mix of resident DJs, crowd favorite, and emerging talents such as Indira Paganotto, Mochakk b2b Grammy winner Black Coffee, energetic duo The Martinez Brothers back-to-back Loco Dice, Damian Lazarus b2b Chloé Caillet, and solo sets from Honey Dijon, Adam Beyer, Anfisa Letyago, Patrick Mason, and many more.
WhoMadeWho, Jan Blomqvist and Joplyn | Pacha | Friday, April 28
As part of Pacha’s unmissable pre-season parties this Sunday, the iconic club brings WhoMadeWho performing one of their avant-garde hybrid sets alongside Jan Blomqvist, who will perform with Malou, Dutch brothers Parallelle and the songwriter, producer, and vocalist from Berlin Joplyn. This event promises to be a unique musical journey for the senses.
Circoloco Opening Party | DC10 | Monday, May 1
One of the most renowned parties on the planet is ready to begin its longest season to date this Monday, May 1, at DC10. If you want to focus just on the music and experience what a real Ibiza opening party is like, head over to Circoloco’s first celebration on the White Island and enjoy the best underground sounds by regulars like Seth Troxler, Sossa, Michael Bibi, and Maceo Plex alongside new players like Romanian artist Costin RP, Leafar Legov (part of the dual deep house project Kettenkarussell with Herr Koreander), and Chilean DJ Shanti Celeste.