When Are Ibiza’s Opening Parties 2019?
Each year, after a winter break, Ibiza’s clubbing scene returns with a bang in mid-late May. The island’s most famous clubs begin hosting their opening parties, guaranteeing spectacular line-ups and adrenaline pumping all-night raves. Whether you’re a hardcore raver, or you’re new to the Ibiza club scene, here you’ll discover some of the best opening party events to head to in 2019…
If there’s just one club you head to in Ibiza, you’ll want it to be Amnesia. Based in San Antonio, it’s one of the best-loved clubs on the island and benefits from two enormous dance rooms. Each has a totally unique vibe and the iconic ice cannon is something you’ll want to watch out for. Randomly shooting into the crowd throughout the night, it can be a real shock to the system!
To celebrate its opening, the club hosts an epic Cocoon party. This 19-week long annual tradition focuses on long DJ sets, giving artists the opportunity to try out new tracks. The line up at this event is always epic, with stars such as Nina Kraviz taking to the stage. It kicks off at midnight and wraps up long after the sun rises.
There’s even something for electronic fans in Cream, with two rooms dedicated to house, EDM, progressive house and trance music. DJs such as Fatboy Slim, Paul Van Dyke and Steve Aoki are regulars at this awesome event.
So, if you’re looking for an opening party to remember, you’ll definitely want to head to Amnesia.
The renowned DC-10 nightclub has been delighting clubgoers since 1999. Each year, it hosts a remarkable opening party, situated in a converted aircraft hangar. What’s special about this event, is that it focuses on two different parties, Paradise and Circoloco, one which runs throughout the day and the other which runs at night. Both feature some of most iconic music in the island.
You’ll want to head to Circoloco on Monday nights for the adrenaline pumping Jamie Jones party. Known for its amazing atmosphere, you’ll get to enjoy music from some of the most legendary techno and house DJs. Dance the night away, mingle with other party goers and enjoy the spectacular sunsets as the party really gets started.
If you’re planning on heading to Paradise however, you’ll want to make sure you book early. Its tickets sell out very quickly, with performances from the likes of Richy Ahmed, Patrick Topping and the Martinez Brothers to look forward to. It’s a real slice of heaven for house music enthusiasts.
The Zoo Project
Looking for an opening party with a difference? The Zoo Project is exactly what you need. Featuring neon body paint and animal fancy dress, the annual party situated in Benimussa Park is truly unmissable. It’s been delighting party-goers for over a decade and is considered one of the most unique experiences on the island.
You’ll get to discover three separate stages, with one particularly unusual stage which was once used as a seal pit when it was a functioning zoo. If you get tired of dancing the night away, you can take a break at the photo booth, the incredible tree-lined pool or refuel in the foodie corner. There’s even the opportunity to get a massage too, making this one of the most unique and unmissable opening parties.
Finally, if you’re new to the opening party scene, Pacha is the club to be at. This world-renowned venue is popular with both tourists and locals. It’s open all year round and is actually the oldest nightclub in Ibiza town. Unlike most clubs, this one offers a more glamorous vibe, making it ideal for those looking for a high-class clubbing experience.
The most famous opening party held at Pacha is undoubtedly the F*** Me I’m Famous event hosted by none other than David Guetta. It attracts a host of loyal fans year upon year and there’s always surprise performances from some of the biggest stars on the music scene. Previous guests include Will.i.am, Usher and Snoop Dogg.
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ve also got the Flower Power opening party, guaranteeing a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Expect laid back, hippie vibes and an abundance of colour. Dance the night away under sparkling disco lights and bring out your hidden hippie by dressing up in bright floral clothing.
Ibiza’s opening parties are truly unforgettable. Wherever you decide to head to, you can be sure it’s going to be epic!