With opening parties signed, sealed and delivered and summer well into its groove, Ibiza 2019 is shaping up to be quite the memorable season. And nowhere more so than at Hï Ibiza, the Playa d’en Bossa super club that’s switched up an already stellar line-up to include even more of the most revered names in electronic music. With slick production, a slew of innovative spaces to explore, and a selection of some of the most anticipated events of the summer, every trip to the white isle should include a sojourn to the island’s shiniest new club. Take heed of what’s coming up and then prepare for a dancefloor all-nighter – no trip to Ibiza is complete without it.
One of the biggest pre-season announcements this summer came with the news that international superstar David Guetta would be moving his F*** Me I’m Famous party from Pacha to Hï Ibiza. No doubt lured by the opportunity to breathe new life into an Ibiza classic (after almost a decade, this party still sells out every week), Guetta now takes the Monday night slot at the club, where he not only unleashes his underground alias, Jack Back, for a spin in the Club room, but is also joined by Idris Elba, man of eclectic musical taste and potential future James Bond. Leaving clubbers shaken and stirred, no doubt.
Another eagerly anticipated collaboration comes in the form of a three-pronged dancefloor attack headed by Solardo, CamelPhat and FISHER, a trio of acts brought together as residents for the first time at BODYWORKS. Taking place every Tuesday night from June 25, 2019, expect a gaggle of bouncy, underground tunes and the kind of young, popping dancefloor that breathes life into even the tiredest of feet. Speaking of magical hook-ups, Hï Ibiza mainstay Black Coffee is bringing a whole host of South African talent to the island this year too. He’ll be joined by Da Capo, Culoe de Song, Black Motion and Themba across various Saturday night dates, adding a different dimension to the maestro’s tribal flecked house sound.
Those more inclined towards a laser-led, euphoric experience will be delighted by the news that on Wednesday July 31, 2019, bona fide trance legend Armin van Buuren is set to take clubbers on soaring synth journey with an exclusive all night long set, which is sure to leave anyone with a pulse and blood pumping through their veins reeling. Meanwhile, inimitable German DJ and producer Boris Brejcha has signed up for two exclusive shows at the same Hï Ibiza party, taking over from van Buuren’s spinning duties in the Theatre on Wednesday August 14 and Wednesday August 21, 2019.
And the not to be missed, one-off appearances at Hï Ibiza don’t end there. London’s hottest female rapper Stefflon Don is leading the charge at RICHBITCH on Monday August 5, 2019. Having shot to fame with her single ‘Hurtin’ Me’ featuring French Montana back in 2017, she’s widely considered the UK’s very own version of Nicki Minaj, a comparison worth checking out for yourselves in person. Elsewhere, and Virgil Abloh – artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear, fashion designer, DJ, and man with seemingly endless talents – is set to lay down some tunes alongside Black Coffee on Saturday September 21, 2019. Wear your finest garbs for that one.
In other news, some of the world’s most revered female DJs are maintaining Afterlife’s foundations as one of the biggest parties on the planet. Belgian DJ Amelie Lens stops by Hï Ibizaon Thursday July 4, and September 5, 2019, so expect thunderously wild beats from her; Nina Kraviz takes over the Club on July; Tijana T takes control of the Theatre on August 8; ANNA rolls in with her usual thumping sass on August 22; and much decorated techno queen Ellen Allien lines up alongside Rachel Lyn for Afterlife’s penultimate party of the season on September 26, 2019.
Last but not least, it’s worth noting that Glitterbox, in all its sparkling, sequinned, feel-good glory has now moved from Friday nights to Sunday nights at Hï Ibiza, polishing off the week with the kind of giant, shiny disco ball it deserves. Headliners include the usual bunch of disco and house loving legends – Dimitri From Paris, Simon Dunmore, Kenny Dope, Basement Jaxx, Todd Terry, Roger Sanchez, Nightmares on Wax, and Armand van Helden are all regulars, but the date to really look out for is the closing party on Sunday October 6, 2019, when superstar of the scene Louie Vega digs deep into what’s surely a never-ending collection to see out the season with a bang. Expect a tapestry of beautiful old school sounds for this one.
A diverse selection of parties fronted by some of the most musically talented individuals from all around the globe – Hï Ibiza’s summer 2019 schedule has something for every musical taste. Bounce around to house, lose yourself to techno, shake your stuff to rap and reggaeton, and in the process discover what clubbing in Ibiza is really all about.