Ibiza’s Most Anticipated Season Kicks off With a Massive Opening Weekend
The dance music capital of the world is about to begin one of its most awaited seasons ever. After a two-year hiatus, the mega clubs on the White Isle are announcing their opening events. So start planning that dream holiday and pack your dancing shoes because Ibiza is back!
The Mediterranean breeze and mild temperatures make Ibiza a great choice year-round. The mecca for hedonists has been the ultimate summer clubbing destination since the mid-1980s, when the Balearic island became a music paradise.
Yet, the musical footprint of the island dates back even further. The hippies arrived in the '60s, bringing the psychedelic beats of the era. Some of the island's most prominent clubs were born a decade later.
Pacha Ibiza anchored the scene with its opening in 1973. Amnesia followed in 1976. Privilege (now the world's biggest nightclub) opened as Ku Club in 1978. And by 1986, the legendary Space Ibiza transformed Ibiza from a hidden gem into a clubber's paradise.
By the '80s, the big raves arrived. The '90s ushered in the growth of Balearic Beat. And since the turn of the Millenium, Ibiza has been a mecca for everything from disco to techno. Ibiza is a magnet for clubbers and music lovers from all over the globe.
This season is promising not just for party goers but also for the entertainment and hospitality industries. Many bars and restaurants on the island are already open. Beach clubs and hotels will welcome guests from the beginning of April. The pre-season excitement is palpable throughout the island. Happiness and positive vibes permeate the air as everyone is more than ready to embrace a new music era in Ibiza after two consecutive years of postponements.
To start Ibiza's 2022 summer season, the long-delayed premier platform for business, culture, and education in global electronic music, International Music Summit, will host its thirteenth edition with the theme "In Pursuit Of Purpose."
IMS has long been the traditional start of the summer season. From April 27-29, a series of keynotes, workshops, and lectures will be led by thought leaders in dance music, including IMS founder Pete Tong. For those in the industry, it's an excellent opportunity to network and build connections.
The Grand Finale party in the ancient walls of Ibiza's old town, Dalt Vila, will close the conference out on April 29.
Ibiza is almost ready to celebrate the return of large-scale music events and reunite the global community of music fans. Live music returns with a very special concert from Duran Duran. The famous 80's new wave band made up of Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor will perform together in Ibiza for the first time in 30 years.
Here's some more of what's in store during Ibiza's most anticipated opening weekend:
IMS Ibiza Summit - April 27-29
The International Music Summit April 27-29 at Destino Pacha Ibiza. IMS Ibiza badges are now on sale. There is tiered pricing ranging from 163-740 USD.
Pacha Grand Opening - April 29
Amnesia Pre-Season Warm-Up - April 29
Defected Opening Party - April 29
The lineup is yet to come, but with Defected's stable of stellar in-house residents, it surely going to be a banger. They've also priced tickets at a reasonable $23.97.
Speaking on the price point Defected said on their website, "Making clubbing accessible for all generations has been a core part of our Ibiza offering since launching our weekly residency at Eden in 2017, allowing clubbers from all walks of life to enjoy the unique brand of house party and DJs of the highest calibre."
Better Together - April 30 - May 1
On Saturday afternoon, April 30, the 24-hour Better Together extravaganza begins at Ushuaïa and will continue at Hï in the evening through Sunday, May 1. The lineup includes Paul Kalkbrenner, Adam Beyer, Anfisa Letyago, Kölsch, Damian Lazarus, Charlotte de Witte, The Martinez Brothers, and more.
Tickets are available now. Separate Day and Night passes are $87.17 or you can do both for $182.55.
Duran Duran - May 1
Duran Duran's first concert in Ibiza in 30 years is being presented by Pollen at Ushuaïa. . All-inclusive packages with hotel, tickets to the event, and an outdoor film screening are availlable from $260.67.
Circoloco at DC10 - May 2
Circoloco at DC10 opens on May 2 at 4 pm with Maceo Plex, Peggy Gou, Red Axes, Seth Troxler, Tale Of Us, &Me vs. Rampa, Adam Port, DJ Tennis, Ellen Allien, Luciano, and many more.
Tickets are now available from $73.24.
You'll have plenty of opportunities to party in Ibiza this season as the island will be alive until the closing parties in late October. However, after the two-year wait, you may want to plan to experience Ibiza's openings. You'll be in for a treat!
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