Address: Carretera de Platge Den Bossa, Sant Josep de la Talaia, Balears, Spain, 07817+34 (971)1396793 Venue Web
Another monster of the Ibiza clubbing scene, regularly voted amongst the world's best clubs in polls and since 2004 has undergone a transformation that has seen its size grow exponentially. Ibicenco PepeRosello 's club has grown to become a part of dance music culture folklore; largely helped when Alex P and Brandon Block inadvertently 'created' the most famous terrace in the world, Sundays at Space developed to become an ritual of clubbing in Ibiza unparalleled to this day. A byword for the type of open air, free spirited, smiley clubbing that made Ibiza the clubbing mecca of the world; Sundays on the Space terrace were the ultimate in sunglasses wearing silliness and happy times all round. Typical of how things were then, the DJ booth on the terrace was located behind the main bar and not centre stage like now. By 1999 Darren Hughes had made Home a reality; a 22 hour clubbing marathon from Sunday 8am till Monday 6am that saw some truly mouth watering lineups of house music on the terrace during the day and progressive and techno inside in the discoteca at night. Despite the success of Home, later to became We Love Sundays, for the rest of the week Space was still predominantly an afterhours venue with Carl Cox's event the first real exception.
As clubland was reaching the end of one huge crest of a wave, and perhaps lulled by a false sense of security that the success during this time had given them, Space started a building plan in 2005 that converted the perfect day and night (terrace and discoteca) venue into a labyrinth made up of side rooms and corridors leading to staircases channeling back to more corridors and side rooms. The capacity shot up from about 3000 pre-2004 to today's 6000 - make that 15000 when the Parking terrace is in operation. In recent years, and now as a result of legislation, the club has extended its nocturnal activity and the earliest opening time is on Sunday at 4.30pm, although the club is rarely busy until well after the sun has set. Despite Space's rightful place as one of the world's finest arenas for epic and high octance dance music, it's hard not to lament the loss of one of the essential Ibiza clubbing experiences into an overall cleaner cut and sterile venue. Away from the masses, the Sunset Terrace, El Salon and the Red Box provide a little more of the old enchantment Space was so brilliant at enrapturing you with.
Rooms - Discoteca, Terrace, Sunset Terrace, El Salon, Premier Etage, Parking Terrace (Space Opening and Closing parties only)