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HÏ Ibiza unveils its opening party schedule

A sneak peek at the opening party line-ups this season at Hï Ibiza, where it’s all about hedonistic dancefloor highs.

For centuries, hedonism has pulsed through Ibiza’s veins. In the past, it presented itself in the form of the Carthaginians, who chanced upon this majestic island in the Med and settled here, devoting their worship to Tanit, goddess of life, love and fertility, and Bes, god of dance. In the 1930s, it became home to creatives fleeing oppression, for whom expression was the source of rebellion. In the 1960s, free-spirited hippies followed suit, bringing with them the unmistakeable beat of a pleasure-seeking drum. And today, holidaymakers from across the world are drawn to Hï Ibiza, where the dancefloor facilitates a special kind of release that brings most to the verge of euphoria.  

Located in Playa d’en Bossa, a bustling resort town on the island’s south-east coast, HÏ Ibiza is the white isle’s newest and sleekest club. With world-class production in each of its two main rooms – the Theatre and the Club – and a sound system that delivers a sonic explosion with every drop, in the short time it’s been open, Hï Ibiza has become Ibiza’s must-see raving space. Add to that mix a range of show-stopping parties that cater for every taste and a line-up of the world’s most recognisable DJs and it’s no wonder clubbers still descend in their droves.  

Every summer a strong sense of anticipation surrounds the club opening party announcements – people simply can’t wait to discover where this clubbing journey will deliver them next – and Hï Ibiza was the first club off the ranks to announce its official opening party. This year, the club is teaming up with sister venue Ushuaïa Ibiza to host a 24-hour season opening that’s set to return to Ibiza’s glory days, when parties lasted all night and then continued long into the following day. Entitled Odyssey, the day begins at Ushuaïa Ibiza at midday on Saturday May 18, 2019, where the sun will beat down on smiling faces and tunes will fly on the breeze courtesy of Tale Of Us, Peggy Gou, Richie Hawtin, Stephan Bodzin (live), Paul Kalkbrenner (live), and more. Then as the clock strikes midnight, the action heads indoors over the road at Hï Ibiza, where the marathon continues for another 12 hours and some of the most sought after underground acts on the planet have been confirmed to appear – this is your chance to get to grips with Damian Lazarus, Richie Hawtin and ANNA. Odyssey looks set to be an opening party to remember.

Once the season has been officially kicked off, HÏ Ibiza’s summer 2019 schedule, which features the crème de la crème of electronic music talent and a slew of new names alongside the club’s longstanding residents, is next to be rolled out. The club has confirmed the return of its superstar Saturday night resident, Black Coffee, who’s back to get the weekend off to the best possible start from Saturday May 25, 2019. The South African maestro has become synonymous with the creation of perfectly curated sets and in the two years he’s held the fort at Hï Ibiza, he’s provided some of the most memorable clubbing moments in recent memory. Expect plenty of soul-rousing, spirit-lifting tunes — this is one of the most popular parties on the island for a reason.

Summer 2019 also sees the arrival of one of the most famous DJs in the world at HÏ Ibiza, when David Guetta moves his ever-popular F*** Me I’m Famous! party to Hï Ibiza from Friday June 7, 2019. A modern-day Ibiza institution and a guaranteed sell-out, fans of VIP glamour and glitzy vibes will be right at home here. This shift in the schedule means feel-good favourite Glitterbox has moved its disco and house sounds to Sunday nights from Sunday May 26, 2019, but don’t worry, excess sequins, ferocious drag queens and bundles of confetti are all still included as part of the deal.

On Wednesdays, the trance candle burns bright thanks to the killer combination of Armin van Buuren and Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, who merge the genre’s past, present and future in front of an often awe-struck crowd. This trio is in action from Wednesday June 12, 2019. Meanwhile, the Tuesday night slot goes to brand new party BODYWORKS, which brings together three titans of the underground scene: CamelPhat, Solardo and FISHER. They’ll be bringing their fresh new sounds to Hï Ibiza from Tuesday June 25, 2019.

In the wake of a successful summer at Hï Ibiza last year, Afterlife returns every Thursday. Expect to fall into the dark abyss of techno each week and to be lost in the sounds of Ben Klock, Maceo Plex, Mind Against, Marcel Dettmann, Rødhåd, Stephan Bodzin (live), Tale Of Us and Vaal at the opening party on Thursday June 27, 2019. And finally, RICHBITCH moves to Playa d’en Bossa this year, bringing its definitive hip-hop, r’n’b and reggaeton sounds along for the ride. If bass is your thing, Monday July 15, 2019 is the date for your diary. Hedonism is alive and well in Ibiza – look no further than Hï Ibiza to find it.

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