Ibiza clubs: HEART Ibiza – Pulsing with creativity
Situated in the hip and stylish seaside area of Marina Botafoch is HEART Ibiza, a multi-sensorial experience set to explore the boundaries of gastronomy, art and music. The visionaries behind the fantasy experience are none other than acclaimed Spanish chefs Albert and Ferran Adrià plus Cirque du Soleil innovator, and long-time Ibiza devotee, Guy Laliberté.
The nocturnal offerings at HEART Ibiza embody the spirit and creativity of Ibiza with body painters, urban dancers, muses, mural painters, contemporary choreographers and musicians, all adorned in beautifully colourful and striking costumes. After the nightly dinner and show experience is complete, the curtains are drawn to transform the venue into the stylish and chic nightclub where live and electronic music is enjoyed until the early hours of the morning by the island’s dance music community.
Keeping their Tuesday nights in-house means the critically acclaimed performance art slash dining experience venue can pull out all the stops on a weekly basis with some superb guests, with a tendency toward live performances with a twist or interactive art constructs, and this year the theme continues. Last minute announcements are common, as are pop-up performances from unexpected guests. In fact, the only guarantee with Heart Factory is that there is nothing than can be ruled out – this year’s A Night in Candyland extravaganza has been the party the entire island has been talking about.
There is literally no more perfect destination for the completely outrageous, often controversial and frequently blasphemous La Troya. One of Ibiza’s best loved and longest running anything-goes-nights, the red-wigged stilt-wearing Baby Marcelo leads Ibiza town’s crowd of crazies down to the old casino and one of the island’s most outlandish new venues, bringing weekly residents Oscar Colorado and Camilo Franco along for the ride. A Wednesday night not to be missed.
Island zeitgeist promoters and party-faces Keep On Dancing have provided Ibiza’s winter dwellers with a continuous calendar of beach festivities, villa carry-ons and club take-overs since launching three short years ago. Summer 2017 sees them hijack Thursdays at HEART Ibiza in their first weekly summer residency. Party residents Stephane Ghenacia and Cyril Claudel are joined by friends and family across the season for a celebration of the crew that keep the island dancing all year round. Deep underground house, meets old school nu-wave disco throwbacks, and the most cutting edge sounds of the summer. Ibiza style!
Wally Lopez is the figurehead driving the Heart Beat behind the venue’s new in-house night for Fridays at HEART Ibiza. Conforming to a more conventional structure for a Friday evening in Ibiza town, Madrid-born and Spanish favourite Lopez commands an impressive following and no doubt adds some Iberian flavour to the line-up at the Ibiza Marina art, music and dining space. From midnight onwards, the terrace and club areas welcome Wally and friends for a dance-floor focused evening of the best of groovy house beats.
Saturday nights sparkle and glitter at HEART Ibiza, where shades of Studio 54 imbue the performances and live disco bands get down to Boogie in Wonderland. If disco rocks your world, and a stack-heeled boot is all it takes to get you on the dance floor, then this is the Saturday night where your dreams come true. A state of the art sound system and next level LED visuals all add to the grand spectacle that is created each night in this truly deceptive entertainment space in the heart of Ibiza’s Marina. Whether in for the full dining experience or just swinging on by for a boogie, this really is Wonderland.
Like a back garden barbecue that got a little out of hand, wayward weekly happening Acid Sundays had long outgrown its original home of HEART Ibiza on Sunday nights. Unfurling this year into an afternoon soiree at hip northern hippie mecca Las Dalias, it delivers oodles more space to invite fellow promoters to share the joy, more room to add another stage or two to experiment with the musical selections, and gives all partakers a few more hours to soak up the totally out-there vibes from the Sundays crew. A Balearic experience delivered from the HEART (pardon the pun), the party continues post-midnight back down in the Marina with Bedouin and friends.
The nomadic DJ duo find their spiritual home in Ibiza at HEART Ibiza every Sunday in 2017 where the post-midnight party posse can experience the musical expression of the evening from a more heads-down perspective. That’s not to say that performance art, outstanding lighting shows and theatrical undertones won’t feature down in the Marina, but with a weekly line-up including the world’s most credible underground artists, Bedouin presents Saga will be making it all about the music.
One thing is for sure – HEART Ibiza has definitely entered the ranks of serious superclubs in 2017!