2016 is Space’s year and we’ve got the first date of its final season right here
Openings and closings are the two seven lettered words that bounce off each other on repeat and causes your decision making to weaken. To make your lives easier, we’ll deal with this in chronological order and give you the 29th of May as your spacey starting point.
As we know, openings used in association anywhere on Ibiza are a big deal, but Space has long been crowned as the queen of all openings and with it being the club’s final year in the form we know it, this is the one and tickets are now on sale with us for just €50. In case the date isn’t yet ingrained into your brains, the 29th of May is the day that breaks its darkened eight month off season silence as 15,000 beat throbbing clubbers combine to form a musically enlightened army. Lose yourself in the Discoteca, find yourself in La Terraza, disturb yourself in the El Salon, expose yourself in the Sunset Terrace and in the specially opened-up car park (aka Flight Area) where you’ll find a huge outdoor arena, do all the action words mentioned above.
Lineup is another power hungry word within the turmoil rank and unfortunately we have to leave you in a question mark heavy field of uncertainty as we don’t yet have that information. While the question marks fly, tease yourselves with the past, starting with 2015 which had in the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Deep Dish, Basement Jaxx, Clockwork and Avatism, Nina Kraviz,James Zabiela, Jonathon Ulysses and Paul Reynolds.
It’s the fiesta that packs an electromagnetic wave into the frequency field before it leaves you grass stained at the edge, gearing up for more. And in less of the poetic bullsh*t, this isn’t one you can relegate to next year and thousands will be well aware of that fact, so act fast so you can say hola to the beginning of its final chapter.
Instead of throwing its opening party at the end of May like normal, in 2016 Sankeys Ibiza will open its doors on May 1.
There are no artists announced yet, but the party is pencilled in to start at 6:30pm with a free barbecue on the rooftop. The event will run for 12 hours until sunrise the next day.
On moving the Sankeys Ibiza opening forward, David Vincent said:
“For many years there has always been talk about extending the Ibiza clubbing season. After five years of being here, nothing has changed it was just “blah blah blah” so I thought to myself, fuck it, I’ll do it. I like a challenge and I want to progressively push the island I love forward whilst creating a legacy like I did in Manchester! May the 1st be with you.”
If you buy your tickets for the opening party on May 1 2016 before December 31, you’ll get them at the special early bird price of €15.
Didn’t make it to Ibiza this season? How’s this for a consolation prize: Café del Mar is coming to Sydney. After first letting slip they were headed our way last month, now the White Isle institution has locked in its new home: 201 Sussex St in Cockle Bay, the former site of Coast Restaurant. While the official announcement is yet to be made, Café Del Mar’s PR agency told inthemix the big launch is penciled in for mid-November – we’ll keep you posted.
For anyone who’s made the Ibiza pilgrimage, Café Del Mar needs no introduction. Set on the beach of Sant Antoni de Portmany, between its enviable setting and its reputation for spinning ambient, chilled-out sounds, Café del Mar’s long been known as the place to see the sun go down in Ibiza. “Cafe del Mar Sydney will pay homage to its Spanish heritage whilst being created for Sydney by Sydney people,” Café Del Mar’s PR Agency announced. “There will be an emphasis on the food offering with an incredible line up of cocktails, drinks and of course entertainment. We are very much looking forward to telling everyone about it. The sun always sets in style at Cafe del Mar Sydney.” So, think stylish restaurant and lounge bar rather than hedonistic club.
Of course, Café Del Mar isn’t the first Ibiza institution to open a franchise in Australia. At the tail end of last year, Ibiza legend Ricardo Urgell came to town to launch Pacha Sydney, which now takes over ivy every Saturday night with a new cast of local and international names on board each week.