August bank holiday weekend is fast approaching and if you fancy doing something different this year and getting away from reality, why not escape to Ibiza? With plenty of parties on, here are some of our top picks…
With its infectious house tunes, inclusive vibe and affordable prices, Defected has been an island-favourite for decades. The famed UK party takes place at Eden on Fridays where the party carries on for another summer of the hottest house music out there. As anybody who has experienced a Defected night at Eden will surely attest, the party promotes a back-to-basics style clubbing, resigning VIP culture to the shadows in favour of an equalising dance floor. Add plenty of good vibes and irresistible tunes on the super-club sonically impressive VOID sound system, and you have it: an all-around “no frills, just house music” party.
As one of the largest and most esteemed dance music brands, Defected delivers quality house music. On the decks will be Gorgon City, Sam Divine, Monki, David, Penn and Kormak.
Every Saturday this summer, Ushuaïa Ibiza presents its über-successful home-made party ANTS. Starting from mid-afternoon, the Playa d’en Bossa hotspot becomes an ode to all things underground, showcasing some of the biggest names bringing minimalistic beats from some of the top DJs in the tech house realm to the island. People from all over come a-flocking.
ANTS parties start with the DJ booth at the opposite end of the club, moving to the main stage for the last few hours of partying mayhem. It is well worth getting in early for some rowdy daytime action around the pool – the atmosphere is one of the best on the island!
As the sunsets, mind-blowing pyrotechnics, lighting, visuals and a state-of-the-art soundsystem – not to mention some remarkably attired ants-themed gogo dancers – with an abundance of confetti, streamers and CO2 turn it into the distinctive Ushuaïa experience.
Lineup: Andrea Oliva, Detlef B2B Latmun, Dublin, Matthias Tanzmann, Paco Osuna and Tiga.
Having already put on some of the most talked about events over the past few years such as One Night Stand, Pure Carl Cox, LiFT and more, Game Over now bring us a fresh new concept with WILDCHILD. This new offering will see it’s selectors dig deep into the core eclectic roots of the music we all love and live for. Taking inspiration from the early days of the 90’s block party culture right through to the modern day madness of house music that emerges in its many shades from the backstreets and warehouses of London, Paris, Amsterdam, Chicago, Berlin, New York and beyond.
There is exciting news this summer as Apollonia proudly unveil a brand new Ibiza residency, Planet Claire. After several years of headline performances across the island at some of the world’s most iconic clubs, the French trio will host 10 carefully curated parties at brand new club Octan.
Renowned for their mesmerising back-to-back-to-back sessions, playing one track each during sets and digging deep into all corners of the house music world past, present and future, This huge announcement finds the trio taking their debut solo residency to one of Ibiza’s most exciting new nightclubs.
Diynamic is in the midst of another busy summer, with label showcases around the world in full swing and Solomun’s +1 party all set to be involved at Exit Festival for the first time while he continues the weekly residency at Pacha. This latest news is another big story that offers people a chance to get the full Diynamic experience at one of the most famous clubs in the world, just a few weeks after Diynamic also host their annual party at DC10
This is an extra special showcase because it welcomes techno star Joseph Capriati back to the club for the first time since his sets at the Music On events in 2015. Now returning for Diynamic, he will play a solo set, as well as going back to back for a special set with Solomun, who also plays solo.