Stoke Travel’s Ibiza Gig Guide July 21-26
Oh Ibiza, aren’t you just an unstoppable, Hawaiian-shirt-wearing bull on a skateboard, weaving through the west-end, leaving a pile of battered and bruised hens parties in your wake. Just like those who go to Pamplona each year to conquer their fears of things they should be legitimately afraid of, hordes of people come from all over the world to put their bodies to the ultimate test of indulgence and expose themselves to all sorts of things not accepted by regular society.
Fear not, let’s do a quick round-up of the best parties from 21 – 27 July, so you spend as little time possible mixed up in the wrong group of girls on a hen’s night.
Friday 21 July
The weekend is starting, not that that means anything in Ibiza, because every day is the same. Wake up, breakfast, beach, lunch, beach, drink, dance, get a taxi home. Now I think of it, ‘Eat Sleep Rave Repeat’ does have a better ring to it, but I digress. Friday is the night to party. Tonight is the night.
Disclosure are hosting the first party of their four-week residency at DC-10. The normally very underground club will be getting down to the sounds of of this British house brotherly duo alongside Annie Mac, Tiga & Audion and Denis Sulta. Tickets will be hard to come by, so jump now to avoid missing out.
Saturday 22 July
So you’ve been listening to ‘Latch’ on repeat for the last 2 weeks in preparation for the best night of your life, which was last night. Well, it’s time to switch things up and go to The Zoo Project, where you will not find a list of DJs or even set times. Set in Benimussa Park, Ibiza’s old zoo, this is a party like nothing else. Picture guests dressed to the nines in animal costumes, dancers, art installations, performers and cracking techno and house all in the open air. Did you ever want to rage at your local zoo’s seal enclosure? Tonight’s the night.
Sunday 23 July
Oh my gosh. Today is the day you can all let out your inner fan girl/boy, throw caution to the wind and just let you do you, because today is the day that Paris Hilton plays at Amnesia for her Foam and Diamonds party. What a time to be alive. Alternatively, you can go see your tropical house man of the moment Kygo at Ushuaia or there’s even a free(!) party at the sparklingly white pool party venue Destino featuring Guy Gerber. Tonight is also starting to seem like it is in fact the night.
Monday 24 July
There are not many 2-word combinations that can split a room like these two words I am about to lay down on you. David Guetta. Half of you have just internally squealed with joy, and the other half have just vomited a little bit in your mouth. As polarising as this French man may be, he puts on a rather large hoe-down called BIG! at Ushuaia every Monday. For those of you who like your dance music a little more cerebral, Sven Vath will be joined by Solomun,Adam Beyer and many more at his Cocoon night at Amnesia. Tonight’s the bloody night.
Tuesday 25 July
Are you of British descent? Because if so, you’ll feel right at home tonight at Amnesia. Chase and Status, Sub Focus, Duke Dumont, Hannah Wants and many more will be throwing down all the drum ‘n’ bass and house you can shake a stick of gum at. Throw your arm around the stranger next to you and despair at how expensive London is.
I realise we’re most of the way through July, but someone didn’t tell the folk down at Resistance because they’re holding their opening party tonight. Techno heavyweights from across the globe will play at this party every week at Privilege. The opening night will of course be no exception, with B2B (ask your techno friends) sets from more names than I wish to list. Sunrise on the terrace here really is something to behold. If tonight’s not the night, then I don’t know what is.
Wednesday 26 July
Do you like Dutch DJs? Because if you do, you’re probably going to wet your pants at the prospect of seeing Armin van Buuren at the newly opened Hi Ibiza. What used to be known as Space is now a wonderland of electronic music enjoyment. Get there. If you don’t like Dutch DJs (racist) then I don’t think there are too many playing at Jamie Jones‘ weekly night known as Paradise at DC-10. Great music, great club, possibly great people. Tonight is definitely the night, I’m calling it.
All of these parties are within easy reach of our Ibiza Beach Camp, where you can recharge your batteries, eat good food and make some of the best friends you’ll ever meet.