Spend your summer on the White Isle: The best Ibiza opening parties & IMS 2017 – Mirror.co.uk

Summer is finally here and where better to start the festival season than in Europe’s premier clubbing location – Ibiza.

The White Isle plays host to a number of world renowned clubs and brands in their own right for 2017.

There’s just one slight difference this year as Space has closed its doors and been replaced by Hï Ibiza.

The island’s opening and closing parties are the perfect opportunity for these super clubs to flex their muscles and outdo one another.

You’re certainly spoilt for choice, but here’s our guide to the best of the openings.

Cafe Mambo Opening Party

Cafe Mambo
Cafe Mambo
(Photo: Cafe Mambo)

Where? Cafe Mambo

When? 12th May 2017

Who? Darius Syrossian | Jason Bye | Andy Baxter | Danny O | Dee montero | Alice Clark | Phoebe D’abo

Launched in 1994 and in celebration of its 22nd anniversary this year, Café Mambo has since been hailed for its party vibes and most memorable sunset strip in the heart of San Antonio, Ibiza.

As a pride and honour to its family values, the once small Ibizan house has since transformed into the leading forefront to some of the most renowned caliber of star studded names, including last year’s BBC Radio 1’s 20th anniversary. As well as serving host to the electronic music scene, Café Mambo continues to operate throughout the day, serving breakfast from 10am and offering a wide lunch and dinner menu late evening, topping the bill with fresh cocktails to complement the azure back drop and overlooking the promenade.

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MUSIC ON IBIZA Opening Party

Where? Amnesia

When? 19th May 2017

Who? Marco Carola | Joey Daniel | Leon | Marco Faraone | Miss Kittin | Jamie Jones | The Martinez Brothers & More

Music On returns to Ibiza for its longest season ever. In the sixth summer at Amnesia, Marco Carola and his flagship artists will deliver a frantic season of 21 dates, every Friday starting on May 19th.

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RUMORS Ibiza Opening Party

Rumours Ibiza
Rumours Ibiza
(Photo: Rumours)

When? 21st May 2017

Where? Destino

Who? Guy Gerber | Bill Patrick | Sven Väth & More

Each evening is comprised of two to three acts, evoking the atmosphere of the traditional Ibiza events where there are no headline acts and the artists have the freedom to play longer sets in a relaxed outdoor atmosphere

In the midst of the unique line-ups are some of the biggest names in the industry with appearances from Cocoon head-honcho Sven Väth – who will be hosting his own night -, electronic music’s rockstar DJ Harvey and the innovative Sci-Tec boss Dubfire. The impressive melting pot of artists makes RUMORS one of the most exciting and forward-thinking residencies this season.

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Circoloco Opening Party

Circoloco
Circoloco

When? Monday 22nd May 2017

Where? DC-10

Who?

This years opening party is something not to be missed. Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Tania Vulcano, Kerri Chandler, Jackmaster, Ellen Allien, Jamie Jones, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Sossa, Shonky, Clive Henry and Acid Mondays.

If that’s not enough to whet your appetite then you’ll be glad to hear that Damian Lazarus, Marcel Dettmann, The Black Madonna, Dubfire, DVS1, Adriatique, DJ Tennis, Konstantin and Petar Dundov will also be joining the party.

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Privilege #TheAwakening Opening Party

The Awakening at Privilege Ibiza
The Awakening at Privilege Ibiza

A new chapter for the biggest club in the world…

When? Thursday May 25th

Where? Privilege

Who? Booka Shade | Camilo Franco | Chus & Ceballos | Kenny Glasgow | Roger Sanchez & more

Ushering in the new season with an impressive host of DJ talent, Privilege Ibiza welcomes the live performance of Berlin based duo Booka Shade, as well as Space Ibiza resident and White Island icon Camilo Franco, Stereo Productions label boss and Spanish tech titans Chus & Ceballos, multifaceted Spanish artist Edu Imbernon, underground Canadian legend Kenny Glasgow, Spanish duo Los Suruba , Italian Producers/DJjs Luigi Madonna and Markantonio (who will be doing a special b2b), Grammy winning American house legend Roger Sanchez and more to come.

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IMS Dalt Vila 2017

Dalt Vila, Ibiza
Dalt Vila, Ibiza

When? Friday 26th May – 17:00 – 23:59

Where? Dalt Vila

Who? Maceo Plex B2B Tale of Us | Seth Troxler B2B Miss Kittin | Pete Tong B2B Nicole Moudaber | Dixon B2B Kenlou(Masters at Work) | The Martinez Brothers B2B Kenlou(Masters at Work) | B.Traits B2B Jesse Rose | Manu Gonzalez B2B Lollino

International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza is a three-day educational and inspirational thought leadership platform and leading authority on Electronic Music held annually in the dance music capital of the world.

To celebrate all , IMS hosts its greatly anticipated Ibiza Dalt Vila Event on Friday 26th May with back-to-back sets from industry heavyweights.

Dalt Vila, Ibiza
Dalt Vila, Ibiza
(Photo: Dalt Vila)

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Solomun + 1 Opening Party

Solomun +1 in full flight
Solomun +1 in full flight
(Photo: Solomun +1)

When? May 28th

Who? To be announced very soon

Where? Pacha

Pacha’s flagship Ibiza night Solomun + 1 is making a big and bold return in 2017. It all kicks off on Sunday May 28th and runs until October 15th, which will be the very last party on the whole of the island this summer with many magical memories sure to unfold in between.

The concept is simple at this party: the Diynamic label boss plays with a guest of his choosing. This year, there will be even bigger and better production than ever before to make for a truly unique and immersive house and techno experience at the world famous Pacha. Solomon +1 is a great opportunity to see the influential house and tech artist play in his natural environment with his closest musical friends. Often featuring impromptu back to back sets, this really is the finest party in Ibiza and it has been for many seasons now.

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Mosaic by Maceo Opening Party

Maceo Plex playing at his Mosaic event
Maceo Plex playing at his Mosaic event
(Photo: Mosaic)

When? Tuesday 30th May 2017

Where? Pacha

Who? Maceo Plex | Joy Orbison | Agents Of Time (live)

Maceo Plex is, unconditionally, one of the most in demand and influential performers and producers of the day. With an incredible array of sounds emerging from his studio, whether it is under the Plex name or one of his aliases, every note and every drum hit is formed to create that indescribable groove that makes his tracks so unique.

The Barcelona local on the island once again with his Mosaic brand for a mammoth 19 dates, bringing a number of seasoned veterans and debut sets alike

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ANTS IBIZA 2017 Opening Party

ANTS IBIZA
ANTS IBIZA
(Photo: ANTS IBIZA)

When? 3rd June 2017

Where? Ushuaïa

Who? Andrea Oliva | Groove Armada (DJ set) | Matthias Tanzmann | Maya Jane Coles | Raul Rodriguez | Tapesh

Fronted by Andrea Oliva, the 18-week residency will see Groove Armada and Maya Jane Coles return as brand regulars, as well as Nic Fanciulli, Joris Voorn, Kölsch and Steve Lawler who are each set to uphold their ANTS family member status’.

ANTS IBIZA's open air venue is something special
ANTS IBIZA’s open air venue is something special
(Photo: ANTS IBIZA)

House gangsta DJ Sneak represents stateside talent that also sees Kim Ann Foxman and Lauren Lane on the bill, with island regulars Cassy, Matthias Tanzmann and Heidi also in attendance. UK duo Eli & Fur and Circus boss Yousef are confirmed, while rising stars Solardo make their ANTS debut – plus ANTS regulars Tapesh, Uner, Francisco Allendes and Raul Rodriguez.

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Together Opening Party

Together, Ibiza
Together, Ibiza
(Photo: Together)

When? Tuesday 6th June 2017
Where? Amnesia
Who? CHASE & STATUS | ANDY C | PENDULUM | FRICTION | GORGON CITY | HANNAH WANTS | CLAPTONE | VERY SPECIAL GUEST: TBC

After an incredible six years on the island, Together is back once again at one of the world’s great clubbing institutions, Amnesia! A whirlwind few years has the brand cement itself as one of the leading nights on the white isle with a festival-based atmosphere engulfing the mammoth club every Tuesday night across the summer months.

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The Night League present In The Dark at Hï Ibiza Opening Party

When? 8th June 2017
Where? Hï Ibiza
Who? Kölsch | Joris Voorn | Housekeeping | Steve Lawler | Nic Fanciulli | Bas Ibellini

Hï Ibiza, the club formerly known as Space, unites the highest standards of music and entertainment, bringing world-class music experiences to a club designed with the dancer in mind.

This state of the art club will showcase the most exciting names in electronic music throughout the summer, from the biggest stars in the scene to the leading lights of the underground, continuing the island’s legacy as the party capital of the world.

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PURE CARL COX Opening Party

Carl Cox playing at the now closed Space, Ibiza
Carl Cox playing at the now closed Space, Ibiza
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When? Tuesday 11th & Tuesday 18th July 2017
Where? PRIVILEGE IBIZA
Who? Archie Hamilton | Carl Cox | Cassy | Darren Emerson | Dax J | Eats Everything | Eric Powell | Hybrasil | Jon Rundell | Joseph Capriati | Kerri Chandler | Nastia | Nicole Moudaber | The Martinez Brothers | tINI

After 15 years at Space Ibiza we’ve seen many changes to the island, but one constant has always been the huge success of any event involving Carl Cox. As such, his return in the summer of 2017 is already one of the most anticipated new parties of the year, and with the Ibiza rumour mill in overdrive, we are happy to finally announce that CARL COX will be back for a series of special shows under the PURE CARL COX banner, starting on Tuesday 11th and Tuesday 18th July.

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Something different?

If you’re on the island and fancy something a little different then here are a couple of boat & pool parties that may take your fancy.

Pool party in full swing
Pool party in full swing
(Photo: Ibiza Rocks Hotel)

Cirque De La Nuit

Leading boat party Cirque de la Nuit is offering almost 100 shows from May 6th to September 30th this summer. No one else on the island will get anywhere close to this, and when you consider each of these shows will take place on the brand new Ibiza Boat Club – the biggest boat in Ibiza hosting boat parties and holding 350 shipmates to dance and mingle with – there really is no arguing that they are the leaders in the industry.

Cirque de la Nuit
Cirque de la Nuit
(Photo: Cirque de la Nuit)

The boat has a killer VOID Acoustic sound system that is the very best in the world, boasts various bars on different floors, plenty of toilets, as well as a 4 metre diving board for some adrenaline fuelled fun, plus friendly waitress service so you’re free (!) drinks are brought right to you on the dance floor – no queueing!

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Smart Charter Ibiza

Smart Charter Ibiza is an ambitious and ever growing company. It is your first and last port of call for those wanting day trips or even overnight, weekend or week trips to places like Formentera, secluded Ibiza or even Mallorca.

Set sail on the high seas and make your own adventure, bath in the baking sun and sip cocktails, enjoy a blissful sunset from sea, drop anchor and dip into the crystal clear blue waters or visit nearby beach restaurants at your leisure.

Smart Charter to offer the ultimate Ibiza Experience
Smart Charter to offer the ultimate Ibiza Experience

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DO NOT SLEEP PRESENTS ‘CUCKOO LAND’ POOL PARTY

Cuckoo Land is more than a party; it’s a state of mind
Cuckoo Land is more than a party; it’s a state of mind
(Photo: Ibiza Rocks Hotel)

When? Sunday 21st May 2017(& running each Sunday until 24th September)
Where? IBIZA ROCKS HOTEL
Who?

BEN PEARCE | CALEB CALLOWAY | CITIZENN | CLAPTONE | DARIUS SYROSSIAN | DEE MONTERO | DE LA SWING | DETLEF | DOORLY | EDDY M | EDU IMBERNON | HUXLEY | JAMIE ROY | JAVI BORA | JEY KURMIS | JOSH BUTLER | LATMUN | MATT TOLFREY | MAX CHAPMAN | MIHALIS SAFRAS | MONTEL | PAOLO FRANCESCO | PIRATE COPY | PIRUPA | RAFFA FL | RIVA STARR | SONNY FODERA | TECHNASIA | TEN STORY | THEO KOTTIS | WAZE & ODYSSEY + MORE TBA

Since opening in 2008, Ibiza Rocks Hotel has firmly cemented itself within the Ibiza clubbing community, offering up a fresh approach to the clubbing landscape whilst presenting groundbreaking events to a loyal following.

It’s this original approach that make it the ideal home for heavyweight house and techno purveyors Do Not Sleep who are partnering up with Ibiza Rocks this summer to create a new Sunday daytime party – Cuckoo Land. Marking a new chapter for the Ibiza Rocks brand, the season kicks off in style on Sunday 21st May 2017 letting the signature Do Not Sleep sound loose on the world-famous Ibiza Rocks pool.

You can even take in the party from the comfort of an inflatable
You can even take in the party from the comfort of an inflatable
(Photo: Ibiza Rocks Hotel)

With two hugely successful Ibiza residencies already under their belt at Privilege’s Vista Club and Space Ibiza for the club’s emotional farewell season, Do Not Sleep have quickly enforced their dominance as one of the most in demand events the island has to offer.

Their ethos is simple – let the music do the talking and the rest will follow.

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