Our list of where to go every night of the week
Circoloco @ DC10
Mondays at DC10 in 2018 celebrates its 20th anniversary, meaning it’s now almost certainly the longest-running underground party on the island. Of course, Circo Loco 2.018 isn’t about to reinvent the wheel, so on May 21st for the opening, it was Gerd Janson, Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Peggy Gou, Ellen Allien, Jackmaster and more. And that’s just for opening!
There may not be straight VIP tables like in all the other clubs, but if you can bag a wristband to access the terrace, do.
The Deputy Of Love @ Pikes
Honey Dijon and Luke Solomun are your pilots for this new party at Pikes. Colour, vibrancy, theatricality and inclusion are some of the keywords of this new Pikes party, which promises to be an open-minded house music smash. It’s a four-part disco residency that’s guaranteed to deliver.
MK And Friends Area 10 Pool Party, Ibiza Rocks
If pool parties and house are your thing, MK has a new residency at Ibiza Rocks this season. The MK And Friends Area 10 Pool party starts July 9th for 5 weeks and is one for all the younger house/dance heads out there. Says MK: “Pool parties are where it’s at!”
Tuesdays on Mars @ Pacha
A new party for Ibiza and also for Pacha, the wonderful smiley world of Fatboy Slim crash-lands at Pacha for the first time as a resident this year, with seven Tuesday shows starting on May 29th, June 12th and across the summer season. Says Norm: “Exciting times ahead! Can’t wait to take her over.” Expect the usual mirth and mayhem and anthems aplenty.
Cocoon @ Amnesia
Sven Vath’s made the biggest move of the season after 18 years at Amnesia and this year, Pacha looks like it’ll be cooler than it’s ever been, and we haven’t even see the new refurb yet.
As well as Sven, Nina Kraviz and Ricardo Villalobos play for the first time and they’re joined by Richie Hawtin, Ame, Peggy Gou, Adam Beyer and more. Also: it’s now on a Wednesday after 18 years of Monday madness!
Paradise @ DC10
Everybody knows that Jamie Jones is the biggest British DJ operating in Ibiza, and his Paradise party operates weekly for a young crowd looking for thrills and spills. Opening on June 20th, the first week features Skream, Patrick Topping, Dubfire and The Martinez Brothers, and every week, he pulls some of the strongest line-ups on the island.
TALE OF US at Hï
If dark techno beats are your thing, this one is for you. Hï’s hottest underground party is one for the DC10 and Cocoon crowd and guests joining Tale Of Us this year include Solomun, Helena Hauff, Maceo Plex and Carl Craig, a distinguished and quality electronic line-up. June 28th until October 4th are this year’s dates.
Behrouz, Do Not Sit at Heart
The other key new party of the season, island mainstay and Miami Do Not Sit party pioneer Behrouz finally has his own residency at Heart, which sees him joined by the likes of Cassy, Rodriguez Junior and more every Thursday. Expect desert beats and meditative melodies!
DYSTōPIA at Ushuaïa
An interesting concept for the club for sure (healing zones! A pop-up market!), the final new significant party of the season is Luciano, who brings DYSTōPIA. Luciano will be joined by guests including Bedouin, Black Coffee and Satori. Their party motto? “Wrong place, wrong time, be there.”
The opening (pool) party is on Friday June 1st with Rudimental, Sonny Fodera and OneMan, but of course the season takes in other nights of the week. A week later, Sonny returns with Cuckoo Land and guests across the season include Craig David, PBR Streetgang on June 8th and 15th and Ben Pearce on the 22nd.
Glitterbox @ Hï
Defected have discovered their inner disco on this returning night at the new Hï, which sees Roger Sanchez, Armand Van Helden, Mo ‘Funk, Terrence Parker and Jellybean Benitez joining the disco dots from past to present. This is now the biggest disco event on the island – and with good reason! It’s a blast from start to finish.
Labyrinth @ Pacha
Returning for the second season, quality house and techno is the order of the day from Hot Since 82’s new party, which features Sasha, Maya Jane Coles and returning summer residents La Fleur and Mathias Meyer. Playing for the first time: Deep Dish and Armand Van Helden, which couldn’t be any more Pacha if it tried.
Music On @ Amnesia
Still the biggest night on the island for techno heads and the burgeoning VIP crew, with Marco Carola headlining a party of rolling house and tech each and every Friday. Don’t wear flip flops but do take sunglasses.
ANTS @ Ushuaïa
ANTS has cemented itself as the coolest party at Ushuaïa, and this year the tech-house and main room house line-ups range from DC10 mainstays Apollonia to Andrea Oliva, Solardo and Lauren Lane.
Elrow @ Amnesia
Now the biggest party for tech-house heads and unashamed party people, this is now much more than Manumission-style hedonism, with guests from Eats Everything to Yousef all delivering peak-time sets this season, alongside residents including Tini Gessler.
Black Coffee @ Hï
If Hï can’t convince you with a brand new Black Coffee residency at the former Space, then really, nothing will. His second year Saturday night party season features another killer supporting cast, starting May 26th for 20 (!) dates. Honey Dijon, Damian Lazarus and Eli & Fur all support.
Pure Pacha @ Pacha
French house and disco don Bob Sinclar remains the quintessential Saturday host at Pacha – and he’s joined once again this year by Felix Da Housecat, Todd Terry, Danny Howard and 2manyDJs for this super-disco Saturday night experience. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Saga by Bedouin at Heart
This is the key party at Heart, with Bedouin returning for the second season of their Ibiza residency with guests including Guy Gerber, Bedouin and Lee Burridge. This takes place at Heart every Sunday from May 27th until September 30th.
Pete Tong Sessions @ Blue Marlin
An exclusive second year residency by the beach, this year the guests will all be a surprise, but if you saw Pete’s Miami line-up you’ll know the drill. There are eight shows this season, closing up on September 9th and 23rd.
Rumors @ Destino
Guy Gerber is back back back at Destino this summer, and although it’s expanded from its original home at Beachouse, it will still be a picturesque melodic techno party for the cooler VIP crowd. In 2018, the party starts on May 20th and closes on September 30th with DJ Tennis: standard!
Solomun +1 @ Pacha
The hottest underground party of Sunday night is now the busiest and most successful party at Pacha Ibiza, with a concept that just works: opening on May 27th and closing on October 14th, Butch, Gerd Janson, Dubfire and Dixon all join the Hamburg house hero Solomun.
This is arguably the sweetest spot to watch the sunset on the island, with the likes of Mark Barrot, Pete Gooding and Phil Mison providing blissed-out Balearic business at the classiest hotel in San Antonio.
See other UJ recommended sunset spots here.