Peace, Love & Fireworks – Flower Power goes to Destino!
Since the swinging 60s and 70s the Balearic islands of Ibiza and Formentera have been an inspiration for music fans and hedonism-seeking hippies from all across the world. Peace, love, experimental highs and sexual freedom shapes the landscape of society here, and music has brought it all together since then. Piti Urgell arrived on the island in 1973 to become director and DJ at the family-owned Pacha Ibiza, and in 2015 he continues to fly the Flower Power flag every Tuesday at the iconic island venue with his unique playlist of pop and rock from the memorable eras of the past.
Whether riding around the island in their brightly painted VW buses, or occupying the market square on the old town every week with their be-flowered hair and hippie flares, the Flower Power team are hard to miss and are a welcome breath of fresh air and fun amongst many of the very serious other club nights taking place around Ibiza during the summer months.
This Saturday, August 8, 2015, in celebration of the festivities of the patron saint of Ibiza, St Ciriac, Flower Power takes over Destino – Pacha’s luxury resort hotel just outside Talamanca – for an afternoon extravaganza featuring all things hippie, pop, rock, soul and blues from a generation that continues to keep moving through time. DJ Piti’s select playlist includes music from the likes of David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin or James Brown, with the only prerequisite being that the songs must make us move!
A fun and funky soundtrack to accompany the flowers in our hair. And there will be flowers… Flower Power has a wonderful reputation for transformation of any venue they inhabit, from their summer beach parties in Formentera, to the winter occupation of the town centres of San Jose or San Antonio, the crew appear to have an endless supply of brightly coloured fabrics or life-size Beatles pop-up statues. Just as Pacha each week is converted into a crazy psychedelic nightclub with visuals and sound, expect Destino to be almost unrecognisable in its decoration.
Artist and creative director of Flower Power, Jesu de Miguel, is already renowned on the island for his mixed medium art, and his designs turn even the weekly posters for the Pacha party into collectable works of art. Look out for their stunning merchandise range this season as bikinis, dresses, sunglasses, accessories and even shoes, are given a Flower Power vibe by his artistic touch.
Destino is also the perfect place from which to view the city’s fireworks at midnight, celebrating the Catalan conquest in 1235. The fireworks are set from the end of the Ibiza Port wall, and from the clifftop at Cap Martinet, the dance floor of Destino itself, the vistas are spectacular.