Ibiza Weekender has returned to UK tv on ITV2 channel which has created a backlash from some of those that know and love the island.
The premise of the programme is that it follows holiday reps across a few weeks of the summer season with different groups of male and female guests each week. Most, if not all of the chosen guests have never been to Ibiza before.
The outlandish party that is Elrow returns to Amnesia in 2018 for a whopping 20 Saturdays of great music, wackiness and ultimate fun.
Many words can be used to describe Elrow crazy, epic, unique, unforgettable, child like even but none do it justice from the stilt walkers roaming the crowds to acrobats on bungees catching you unaware from above all dressed in theatrical costumes to the inflatables and confetti falling from above this is Ibiza madness at its best.
The music is tech house and heavy which adorns the theatrics perfectly setting the scene and the escapism for all who attend.
The themes and lineups are below and every week is true partying madness thanks to Elrow.
The Zoo Project Benimussa Park 2018 has announced it will return to Ibiza’s abandoned zoo but on Sundays for this season.
The Zoo Project is where you go to find your inner animal and let nature take over losing yourself in the music and unique atmosphere.
Held on the outskirts of San Antonio in an alleged old abandoned zoo, this event is full of surprises from the full animal suits people wear to the more subtle animal body paints people adorn themselves with.
The 2018 event changes to Sundays for its 12th Season with extended opening times from 5pm until 2am between the 6th of May until the 7th October.
The opening party on May 6th will feature an exclusive Back To Back performance from Visionquest label’s founding member SHAUN REEVES and his label mate LAURA JONES. This will be the first time ever the pair have played together, and will kick start a series of special back to back sets at The Zoo Project this summer.
Shaun and Laura will be joined by some of the island’s most loved and respected talents, championing the cutting edge of electronic music. Highpath label founders STEPHANE GHENACIA and THOMAS ROLAND play back to back and long-serving Zoo Project resident MILLER rounds out the lineup in the TREE HOUSE.
Ibiza favourites MATE are back to take control of the LIVING ROOM from open to close. JEANCEDRIC will be celebrating 20 years of DJ-ing in Ibiza this summer, and will play in the RABBIT HOLE alongside Italy’s LUCA SERRA until the early hours. And as always with Zoo Project expect a few big surprises along the way!
After 18 years at Amnesia, it is all change for Cocoon in Ibiza for 2018 with a new night and a new club.
Sven Väth returns bringing Cocoon into its 19th season but at Pacha on Wednesday nights from the 30th May until the 3rd October 2018.
19 nights of high-quality music and eccentric antics are the order of the day or night in this case. Loved by everyone this is the original techno night in Ibiza and even with the change of venue we still expect more of the same.
Cocoon is centred around the music with longer sets allowing the DJ’s to take the crowd on a real journey and to explore their own horizons.
The opening party on the 30th May will feature Âme and Cocoon techno family leader Sven Väth taking over Room 1 with Dana Ruh and Dorian Paic taking over Room 2.
More details on the rest of the season and tickets are expected shortly.
Saturday nights at Pacha have become Bob Sinclair’s home for Paris by Nights. A fun way to let your hair down in a cabaret style party that is loved by all.
Saturdays are Saturdays the world over so expect a mix of tourists and locals alike all enjoying a great night of dancing and glamour.
The music is varied but nothing too heavy or serious this is fun light-hearted dance music, an evening to let your hair down and have a great time at the weekend.
A unique night which has seen the likes of Bassment Jaxx, Todd Terry, FatBoy Slim amongst others join Bob Sinclair in the booth, which will surely be as popular as ever in 2017 as it has been over the last few years.
The perfect way to spend your Saturday night before a lazy Sunday down on the beach, this is what Ibiza is all about.
Pure Pacha Paris by Night with Bob Sinclair takes over Pacha on Saturdays
The biggest opening party of the season is always Amnesia and this year it will be held on Saturday the 12th May.
With Amnesia you know it will be epic as you would expect from such a huge super club and they will be kick off their 44th season in some serious style.
Taking the top spot for the Terrace is the winner of 2017’s best tech house artist DJ award, Luciano. Taking care of dance floor business also will be Luca Donzelli and Emanuel Satie.
The night will also feature two sublime back to back sets. One bringing together Richie Ahmed and Davide Squillace and the other, Mathias Kaden and Mar-T. The terrace roof will certainly be raised.
Over in the main room, the night looks set to be full of bass. DJ EZ, Hannah Wants, Disciples will bring the bass house and garage vibes. Detlef and Latmun also playing back to back, will undoubtedly play those tech house bangers.
This is one for hardcore ravers alongside diehard Ibiza fans and with some great flight prices for this weekend it will be well worth an early season the trip to the island.
The Oceanbeat Ibiza boat party returns for 2018 with all their sailings departing from Playa d’en Bossa across multiple days per week this summer.
Leaving at 1pm from Playa d’en Bossa pier located at the bottom end of the beach (head towards Ibiza town along the shore) this is one of those must do fun parties in Ibiza.
Being fun Oceanbeat’s soundtrack is the biggest mainstream house and electro tracks of the moment so nothing too far underground and niche here.
As a plus of being out on the sea if all gets a little hot and sweaty dancing the afternoon away under the Balearic sunshine you can take a dive off the boat into the cooling waters and impress everyone on board with your pike and backflips…. or bellyflops whichever takes your fancy.
The trip runs for 4 hours which means you’ll be back on dry land at around 5pm. During your stay on board, free drinks are included.
Once back on dry land the party continues at one of the island’s most famous beach clubs Bora Bora so this is a full day and evening event.
The Ushuaia opening party has been confirmed as a double weekend event on Saturday the 19th and 26th May 2018.
The Playa D’en Bossa open air venue will throw open its gates for the 2018 season and kick it off in its own unique style with an ANTS double weekend take over.
The line up for the 19th of May is Andrea Oliva, Apollonia, Dublin, Lawler, Nic Fanciulli, Paco Osuna & UNER with the following weekend seeing Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Maya Jane Coles, Andrea Oliva, Hito & Francisco Allendes taking to the deks.
Alongside Ushuaia epic productions, visuals and fireworks this is going to be an epic opening party stretched over two days over two weekends.