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 has been leading his band of heroes for 18 years now in the Monday night techno marathon that is Cocoon at Amnesia. An elite collection of the best names in international DJs and producers come together weekly to entertain a cool and clued-up crowd. With innovative bookings and surprise guests popping up through the season, every week at Cocoon delivers a solid stand-alone event.
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.
There’s little in the world of nightlife that HYTE IBIZA residents Loco Dice and Chris Liebing haven’t seen or done before. But their Wednesday nights at island super-club Amnesia Ibiza have delivered some seriously deep house music from all corners of the globe. Monthly residents FUSE with their head honcho Enzo Siragusa also feature heavily in this weekly melting pot of global superstars from the world of underground techno, adding a London warehouse vibe to the mix.
Thursday nights at Cream are a rite of passage for most newly arrived partygoers in Ibiza. One of the longest running promotions on the island, the Liverpool institution has adopted Amnesia Ibiza as its European home, even as the brand’s global domination continues. Each week creates a mini-festival frenzy outside the San Rafael discotheque and inside the madness is infectious. The biggest names in trance, techno and house have all passed through this legendary nightclub, a pilgrimage through its hallowed halls, and 2017 finds both Paul Van Dyk and Fatboy Slim as residents.
Marco Carola’s flagship party has spawned a tsunami of black-clad techno spin-offs since he launched Friday nights at Amnesia Ibiza, but the original is still creating waves on the island where it all started. Huge rolling beats, a relentless onslaught of intense breakdowns and some of the craziest crowd antics you’ll see outside of Italy, Carola’s fans know how to party hard, and they pack out this nightclub to the rafters. The cavernous space of the old San Rafael farmhouse echoes with the hoots and whistles of techno fans and when those ice cannons blast, the roars of the devotees are literally deafening. Not for the faint-hearted, MUSIC ON is full-on to say the least.
The 2017 summer season sees Barcelona’s truly bonkers party collective join forces with Amnesia Ibiza, to create a spectacular and insane set of events every Saturday night. elrow Ibiza’s team of decorators and entertainers conjure up a new theme or scenario in-keeping with their innovative and interactive style of production. 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
Entering her fifth year as a summer resident for Amnesia Ibiza, Paris Hilton brings her DJ skills to the main room of the iconic island nightclub on Sundays for her Foam & Diamonds residency, whilst over on the terrace, newcomers BlackOut provide the entertainment.
Ibiza is famous for its unusual discotheques and the 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.