Oooooooh it’s that time of year when the Ibiza clubs are announcing their parties for summer 2019. In just a few short months all of you hot young things will be showing up in droves and the world’s best nightclubs will be throwing open their doors. Which parties are going to be the best? Whose groupies will be the hottest? Which DJs are staying put and which DJs are moving home for their 2019 residencies? This year is already proving to be full of changes for the White Isle, with David Guetta, Claptone, Cocoon and Music On all announcing big changes, so read on my dear raver for all you need to know is explained below.
David Guetta moves home
Not only did David Guetta have to live through the break down of his marriage to fellow party starter Cathy Guetta a few years ago, he’s now having to move house. That is, the home of his hugely popular F*** Me I’m Famous party from Pacha to Hi Ibiza on Fridays. This man has it (relatively) tough as it is having to live and work in the same town as his ex-wife, but now he’s being passed around like the new guy in prison. That’s actually pretty unlikely though, as those who follow the Frenchman’s movements closely will know that he holds down another residency (BIG) on Mondays at Hi Ibiza’s sister venue in Ibiza, Ushuaia. He’s doing just fine.
Claptone waltzes into town
Claptone has announced his very first full time Ibiza residency. He’ll be making Pacha his home every Monday night this summer which will make a lot of people very, very happy. Claptone is no stranger to Ibiza, but this will be the first time the masked DJ and producer will host his own party week-in, week-out. The Masquerade is the name of the weekly soiree, and what better venue for it to be held in than the glitz and glam Pacha Ibiza.
Marco Carola migrates his flock
Have you seen Marco Carola before? He’s the bald one in a black t-shirt among the flock of platinum-blonde girls buzzing around the DJ booth. Those girls will have to find a new DJ booth to call home in 2019 as the Italian tech-house don has announced a move from Amnesia on Fridays to Pacha on Thursdays for his party Music On. A move pretty fitting for his hangers-on, but one might think that the regulars of Pacha might not be quite ready for his notoriously heavy and vocal-free sets. This is a move that has already ruffled the feathers of his die-hard fans on social media.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it according to Ushuaia and Tomorrowland
Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike. Unbeknownst to most (and almost certainly themselves) as to how, this duo keeps on finding themselves at the pointy end of top-100 DJs lists. Astonishing really. Anyway, the folks over at Ushuaia and Tomorrowland haven’t taken any issue with this as the clearly ultra-talented dj-act have been confirmed to be returning to their Tuesday residency at Ushuaia.
Carl Cox returns
Ibiza just wouldn’t be Ibiza without Carl Cox. The undisputed king of Ibiza returns to Ibiza for a handful of dates in 2019 with techno party powerhouse Resistance, at the biggest night club in the world, Privilege. Resistance will take over Privilege’s main room for nine Tuesdays in 2019. Other big names playing 2019 include Adam Beyer and Hot Since 82. Hot damn, sounds like a party.
Solomun parties on at Pacha
Have you been on the Internet lately? Have you seen a video of a slightly-out-of-shape Turkish man in all black dancing in a villa somewhere in the hills of Ibiza? Well that’s Solomun, and where Carl Cox is the king of Ibiza, Solomun is the king of the after party. The pre-after-party(?) however will take place at Pacha every Sunday as it has the last few years. The party, +1, typically features just one other guest DJ each week for an extended set and then a B2B set alongside the host-with-the-most. Those details haven’t been announced yet, but when they are this will be a party to line up for.
Cocoon to emerge somewhere new?
Sven Vath’s party Cocoon made a huge move in 2018 from long-time home Amnesia to Pacha, a venue that is typically not favoured among the techno crowd. Change might be afoot for the iconic techno party as this year’s special 20th anniversary opening party has been announced at one of Pacha’s direct competitors, Ushuaia on 25 May. Does this signal the end of Cocoon and Pacha’s short-lived relationship or just a one-off event at another Ibiza venue?
Just another day at the Zoo
One of our absolute favourite parties, and something that brings us back week-after-week is the Zoo Project. Held with an unannounced lineup each week at the abandoned zoo in the hills above San Antonio, it’s a hedonistic party which brings out the primal party people in their best animal costumes and face paint. Not to be missed if you find yourself in Ibiza on a Sunday this summer.
Well there you have it. All of the movers and shakers for Ibiza 2019 so far. Now that you’ve made up your mind to visit Ibiza in 2019, it’s time to book our Ibiza Beach Camp to make sure you have the best time imaginable. So get to it before it sells out!