Ibiza clubs: Amnesia Ibiza – Lest we forget
Amnesia Ibiza is the iconic island clubbing institution that’s been changing lives since 1976. The striking San Rafael building is divided into the dark and pulsating main room, and the open and airy terrace where its sexy troupes of dancers tap their feet to the sounds of techno, trance, disco and house seven nights a week and it’s no wonder the temple has garnered ‘Best Global Club’ title year after year.
Whether you decide to shake it out on the terrace, take in the spectacular shows in the main room, cool off under the legendary ice cannon or strike a pose in the super-exclusive VIP terrace, Amnesia Ibiza is packed to its rafters from the moment the doors open to the end of its marathon night-to-day extravaganzas each year.
Sven Väth brings his merry band of raving revellers back to Amnesia on alternate Monday nights in 2019. Celebrating 20 years of Cocoon in Ibiza, an elite collection of the best names in international DJs and producers come together to entertain a cool and clued-up crowd. With innovative bookings and surprise guests popping up through the season, Cocoon’s return to the San Rafeal club willl be a cause for celebration every time.
On the alternate weeks, local promoter team Pyramid, named after the iconic logo of Amnesia itself, bring a selection of well-renowned names and underground heroes to the pumped-up main room for a night of credible music and friendly atmosphere. The locals love a low-key techno night, so don’t be surprised by the packed out dance floor.
Bringing a festival-style line-up and an up-for-it crowd, British promoters Together have firmly established their Tuesday nights at Amnesia Ibiza. Star names from the world of drum and bass, accompany some of the freshest new talents from the UK house music scene to deliver a raw and energetic soundtrack for one of the island’s biggest nightclubs.
Neon Future III is the name of Steve Aoki’s fifth studio album, and also his new night at Amnesia Ibiza running for the whole of July. Currently touring the world with his technology focused album, Aoki performs just four dates at the San Rafeal super club bringing spectacular production, flamboyant showmanship and his genre-busting tunes. One for the party annals, catch a show if you can.
Firmly established at Amnesia Ibiza, Abode is one of those unsuspecting nights that has surpassed all expectations within just a few short years. Now enjoying the Thursday night slot at the cavernous nightclub, Abode invites a broad mix of credible, electronic artists to join their madly popular residents DJs of Ellie Cocks, Will Taylor, GW Harrison and Artikal as they pack out the club with a loyal following of fans.
Do Not Sleep is the instruction from Amnesia for some of their Friday nights in June and September. Already an established party in Ibiza, resident DJ Darius Syrossian invites some regular friends and guest artists to join him in the Club room for late night shenanigans and naughty raving. Dance by all means, but do not expect to sleep.
In the peak season months, Fridays nights are handed over to one of the island’s most controversial icons, Luciano, as he revives his Vagabundos crew for a series of summer events at Amnesia Ibiza. VGBNDS as the billboards declare it to be, shows a return to form by the Swiss-Chilean maestro as a packed line-up of impressive electronic super stars prove he’s lost none of his charm or power to pull in the big names. Welcome back Luciano.
Saturdays at Amnesia in 2019 as ever belong to elrow. Inflatable toys, giant confetti cannons, singing stilt walkers or flying animals: nothing can ever be ruled out with elrow in charge. Music is provided by some of the coolest names in house music, alongside some intense local residents, all fired up by the chance to perform amongst the crazy atmosphere that goes along with the night. Prepare to be silly and watch out for the flying inflatable crocodiles
Amnesia on Sundays is all about the La Espuma. Crazy, unique and utterly undescribable, a Foam Party is something that should find its way onto every visitor’s bucket list. Huge foam cannons spray down from the rafters covering the crowd and dancers alike whilst the state of the art sound and lighting lend themselves to build an intense and unforgettable atmosphere. Something that truly can’t be experienced anywhere else, swimsuits or waterproofs are definitely advised.
No matter what night you experience Amnesia, it’s easy to forget the world outside.