The Ibiza Pick :: August 28 - 3 September

Words by: S Roberts
Posted: 25/8/17 10:35

Everyone wants a piece of the action in Ibiza. The footballers have only just left and another sports star, Conor MacGregor has created a wave of newspaper headlines after declaring the first thing he's going to do after this weekend's most anticipated fight of the year is head to Ibiza to party.

We know the Irish love a rave so let's see where he ends up. The choice of nights out is as ever extensive, and the line ups remain resolutely hot with Raresh and Roman Flügel back in town, and Apollonia returning to Amnesia terrace. The closing parties will soon be upon us, so let's make this week count.

Monday 28 August - Cocoon at Amnesia 
Line Up: Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Sonja Moonear, tINI, Rodhad, Adam Beyer.

Some of Cocoon's biggest stars flew the nest in the late 2000s to start their own brands only to return this season to Sven Väth's institutional party. This week Luciano, another former Cocoon favourite, returns home to roost for what should be another season highlight. Rødhåd is one of the biggest stars in techno and should ram out the Club Room alongside Beyer and Tini. And although on paper Villalobos and Luciano may be the headline grabbers this week, Sonja Moonear is our tip for set of the night.

Tuesday 29 August - Mosaic at Pacha
Line Up: Maceo Plex, Henrik Schwarz, Roman Flügel, Dino Lenny, Raxon, FiberRoot.

Mosaic continue their run of amazing lineups this week with Roman Flügel and Henrik Schwarz guesting. Flugel is easily one of the world's most on form and forward thinking producers and lining up with one of dance music's best live acts should make for an exceptional evening of music alongside star resident and promoter Maceo Plex.

Wednesday 30 August - Paradise at DC10
Line Up: Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, David Squillace b2b Matthias Tanzmann, Jackmaster, Eats Everything b2b Richy Ahmed b2b Patrick Topping, Leon, Mark Jenkyns, Flavio Folco.

Jamie Jones and Joseph Capriati back to back on the terrace is a massive Ibiza ticket and the pair hook up for their second session of the season. Inside the Main Room, old school residents Squillace and Tanzmann go back to back, Jackmaster brings the attitude and two of Hot Creations' biggest stars go head to head for what should be a massive night for the Paradise crew.

Thursday 31 August - Unusual Suspects at Sankeys
Line Up: Raresh, Frank Storm, Rick Maia, Madnax, Jessica Diaz, Daneile Travali.

It does not take a genius to figure out Ibiza Voice has a slight soft spot for the line ups Unusual Suspects have been pulling this season. This one caught our eye immediately. Our favourite Romanian from the stripped back collective is in Sankeys basement vibing through those mighty Funktion 1's. Heads down.

Friday 1 September - Music On at Amnesia 
Line Up: Marco Carola, Stacey Pullen, Apollonia, Marco Faraone.

Although their spiritual home is DC10, whenever Apollonia guest at Amnesia, they blow the place apart. The French superstar trio return for another epic Music On with Stacey Pullen and one of the recent stars of our Ibiza Voice Podcast series, Marco Faraone and of course, Marco Carola.

Saturday 2 September - House Party at Pikes
Line Up: Artwork all night long

If all of the above sounds very serious, check your bags in at Pikes for Artwork's residency. Disco and daftness is the order of the day. Expect piano serenades, dressing up, bathtub karaoke and group hugs with the crowd. This is the guy who made the papers ordering a pizza to a train afterall. He has also been nominated for three Grammy's so expect the selections to come correct.

Sunday 3 September - Acid Sundays at Las Dalias
Line Up: Los Suruba, Raz Ohara, Mart On Mars, Polytiko.

If you're after something different to the island's usual barrage of big names, get yourself up North to one of the island locals' favourite parties. You might not recognise anyone on the lineup but Acid Sundays have been underground heroes on the island for four summers now, uniting the hippy, disco and minimal house lovers for an evening session that stays true to the original vibe of Ibiza. Check out our interview with them here.

Check our listings here.


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