Even as a passive observer of Ibiza's summer season 2013, you can't help but wonder if the islands innocence has been all but lost; More, more, bigger, brighter, louder, brasher, cash money, EDM, Hard Rock, XXX, you can write the rest...
Well what to do? Thankfully there is a timely tonic. Just when you think you have closed the closings and Ibiza has run you through all the familiar places with those unfamiliar faces, something wonderful happens...
Halloween! No brands, no big name djs, no ego's, no sales pitch; just an enthusiastic desire for reckless abandon and an unabashed endeavour for the weird and wonderful, yes! Magic happens, believe us.
Let me run you thought it.
|BHS - Boutique Hostal Salinas
BHS is another institution founded and run by a pair well established Ibiza characters. David and Dusi originally partners in the locals favourite micro bar and den of iniquity, Lo Cura. Ryan O Gorman and his island based Vitalik Recordings are hosting this year’s event with a little help from the illustrious and illusive Bones. Ryan's collaboration with Never Alone for last year’s Monster Mash Morning session at the Hotel proved to be wild card of last years Halloween parties, no doubt this year’s event will go down in the annals of Ibiza party history also.
Lo Cura Lounge will be hosting room two with the usual suspects and maintaining the Halloween fear factor Mitch Wilson and Sunny will be hosting room three with The Lady Boy Lab. Halloween 13 as party is titled kicks off as the other parties kick out so it’s a good option for the hardcore party set who refuse to go to bed.
Crta Sa Canal de Ses Salines km5, 07817 Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
Bambuddah Halloween Doomsday Dinner Ball
This is where it all began. John Moon can arguably claim to have personally kick started the more exuberant and hedonistic celebration of Halloween we now celebrate in Ibiza, before Bambuddah it was bobbing for apples and carving pumpkins.
Due to the success of this party you can probably rule out entry unless you booked a table a month ago, so sorry about that, you are going to have to start booking next year’s table now if you want to see John Moon walking around with his junk out (last year’s costume) it's that kind of party.
Carretera de San Juan km 8.5, 07840 Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
|Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel
Pikes has been enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in recent years and it is in no small part due to Andy and Dawn of Ibiza Rocks involvement in the hotel. There are not many venues on the island that can claim the kind of rock and roll status Pikes holds.
Last year "Vamp" made their debut at the Hotel, no doubt with the absence of Sankeys, Aura and the oversubscription of Bambuddah this year Pikes will be roadblock. Get down early to ensure entry.
Camí Sa Vorera, s/n, 07820 Sant Antoni, Ibiza, Islas Baleares
|El Hotel Pacha
Some of Ibiza’s home-grown players are throwing a lavish bash in El Hotel Pacha catering for the Spanish demographic of party goers on the island.
Nano Vergel and Joan Ribas are among some of local boys on the bill. Considering most of the other events being held on the 31st are very anglocentric "Vila Suite" will be a nice alternative for our Spanish amigo's.
C/ Historiador Joan Marí Cardona, 3, 07800 Ibiza, Islas Baleares
PRE-Halloween Party + BAR 1805 CLOSING
Bar 1805 are the new kids on the block this year, however the team behind 1805 are seasoned campaigners on the island and their old-school Ibiza mentality permeates their bar and approach.
1805 is a warm welcoming oasis just off Calle de Virgin nestled among the streets and buildings of the old town. If you are in town this is the perfect spot for an early tipple to get you in the mood, they are offering an open buffet and welcome punch for €18.05. Do you see what they did there?
Carrer Santa Llùcia, 7, 07800 Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain