This Week In Ibiza (May 5 - May 11)
May 3, 2023
5 min read
May in Ibiza means beach days, warm nights under the stars, and the beginning of summer residencies at clubs all over the island. Below are our favorite selections of Ibiza events beginning on Friday, May 5.
Melon Bomb Opening Party | Pikes | Friday, May 5
The DJ collective, formed by local Ibiza DJs Paul Reynolds, Scott Gray, Ben Santiago, and Juan Corbi, brings an exquisite mix of house and disco that perfectly captures the spirit of Ibiza. The party brand has played an essential role in Ibiza’s clubbing scene, appearing at Glitterbox, Pacha, and Pikes (where they performed their first gig together in 2015). This season, Melon Bomb returns to Pikes with a monthly residency, kicking off this Friday with some special guests!
TRIP Opening Party | Club Chinois | Friday, May 5
In 2022 legendary promoter Johannes Goller (formerly of Cocoon fame) launched the TRIP concept, "from Ibiza, for Ibiza," a profound new journey into underground sounds and trippy visuals. After a spectacular debut summer last year, TRIP returns to Club Chinois, the 1,000-capacity club in Ibiza Marina Botafoch. For the official opening party this Friday, TRIP brings Shonky (from French trio Apollonia), Doublet (a duo formed by Tomoki Tamura and Tuccillo), and Ibiza regulars Isbel and Cesar Vinzent. Listen to Shonky's last EP, Le Velour, to get in the mood to TRIP!
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ANTS Opening Party | Ushuaïa & Hï Ibiza | Saturday, May 6
The ANTS colony celebrates its 10th anniversary by launching three colossal day-to-night events at both Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza in Platja D’en Bossa. The Ibiza-born party brand will transform open-air club Ushuaïa and futuristic night club Hï, into an immersive playground inspired by science-fiction B-movies from the ’60s, with all-new mesmerizing production, a revitalized soundtrack, and new special guests such as Franky Wah, Oden & Fatzo live, Mahony b2b Wheats and many more. Crawl to the ANTS opening party this Saturday and enjoy over 12 hours of underground music!
Glitterbox Opening Party | Hï Ibiza | Sunday, May 7
On Sunday, dance to the rhythm of house and disco anthems at the Glitterbox opening party. Creating a feel-good vibe on the dancefloor since 2015, Defected’s sister brand brings the most respected DJs alongside emerging talents playing dance music in its purest form to an inclusive crowd of all ages and genres. Glitterbox returns to Ibiza super-club Hï Ibiza for its sixth season and brings Roger Sanchez, Carl Craig, Riva Starr, and many others to the opening party.
Cosmic Pineapple | Pikes | Thursday, May 11
“It’s a mix of the music and magic sides of Ibiza,” says Cosmic Pineapple founder Kim Booth, a real raver and music PR turned yogi, healer, and creator of galactic events. This day-to-night event invites you to dance and open your heart to creativity and connection, offering trance and immersive music, yoga, conscious talks, workshops, healthy food, and a children’s area. Since 2016, Pikes has been home to Cosmic Pineapple happenings, and the charming San Antonio venue is ready to kick off the cosmic season this Thursday from 4 pm.
Although it is a free event, all donations are welcome and go to local NGOs.
Ibiza’s Medieval Fair | Dalt Vila | Thursday, May 11
For over 20 years, Ibiza's old town goes back to medieval times for a long weekend, from this Thursday, May 11, through Sunday, May 14. Hundreds of professional artists participate in the event representing the different religious and cultural groups that lived peacefully on the White Island during the Middle Ages. Dalt Villa transforms into a vast open street theater that showcases a craft market, dance, magic performances, and live music.
It is a must-visit for anyone who wants to learn about Ibiza's cultural legacy. This festival is one of the most important celebrations on the island, attracting residents and tourists alike.