As a last bastion to summer sun, the 2010 Ibiza closing parties are set to go off with a bang. Or, to be more specific, a pounding techno pulse guiding the asynchronous movements of a riotously liberated throng.
It’s manic. It’s hedonistic. It’s progressive. It’s the biggest and most infamous party (or should we say ‘continuous sequence of parties’) you will ever attend.
What are the Ibiza closing parties?
While its picturesque beaches, winding coastlines and historic world heritage attractions are a bonus for daytime viewing, the primary tourism draw of Ibiza is, without a doubt, its infamous nightlife.
Every year, in July and August, thousands of young people will make the party pilgrimage to this Mediterranean island paradise. What they are greeted with is an epic two-month celebration of class-A disco climaxing in September with a final blow out celebration that brings new meaning to the term ‘big night out’.
Over these final few weeks, major clubs will announce their own closing bashes, each one competing for partygoer numbers with a unique DJ line-up. This September, these will include such big names as David Guetta, Bob Sinclair, Groove Armada, Eric Prydz, Deadmau5, Hot Chip and Tiesto.
While final celebrations are already kicking off, the biggest Ibiza closing parties will be held in the last two weeks of September and first week of October.
What Ibiza Closing Parties not to miss
While not all closing dates have been finalised, here are some of our top picks of what parties not to miss in 2010.
Ibiza Rocks Closing Party 2010
Where? Ibiza Rocks Hotel
When? Tuesday 14 September, doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:30pm
What? Ibiza Rocks Hotel is one of the newest venues to hit the White Isle, having been incredibly successful since it first opened in the 2008 season. Expect to see performances from some of the biggest names on the rock and indie scenes. A ticket will also get you free entry into the Ibiza Rocks After Party Closing Party at Es Paradis.
Warung Ibiza Closing Party 2010
When? Wednesday 15 September
What? Calling itself the ‘world’s biggest club’, Privilege is a true Ibiza monument, having played home to some of the most famous parties of the past decade. The Warung Beach Club Ibiza Closing Party will feature a strong DJ line-up, including Danny Howells, Robbie Romero and Pete Gooding.
Hed Kandi Closing Party 2010
Where? Es Paradis
When? Saturday 25 September
What? Located right on the San Antonio waterfront, Roman-palace-themed Es Paradis is a favourite hangout of British travellers. Throughout the Ibiza season, Saturday nights see the transformation of this renowned club dance floor into a giant swimming pool. The funky house line up for the Hed Kandi Closing Party includes Phil Faversham, Dean Rigg, Andy Norman and Ben Santiago.
We Love Space Closing Party
When? Sunday 26 September
What? Having set the scene for many a wild party, Space has become an institution amongst Ibiza veterans. We Love Space Sundays continue to attract top DJs from across the world, with the 2010 Closing Party featuring everyone from Basement Jaxx to Paul Woodward, Jeff Mills, Jamies Zabiela, Funkagenda and the Aphex Twins.
Cream Closing Party
When? Thursday 30 September
What? With ice cannons, an incredible sound system and headline performers like Eric Prydz, Cream at Amnesia has got to be one of the most famous nights on the White Isle. The Cream Closing Party will feature a three hour set from Prydz, plus Gareth Wyn and Anothony Probyn in the main room, supported by Paul van Dyk, Eddie Halliwell and Guiseppe Ottaviani on the Mixmag Terrace.
Wonderland Closing Party
When? Friday 1 October
What? In 2008, English DJ Pete Tong jumped ship from Pacha to bring his famous Wonderland party to Eden. The hype continues in 2010, with the Wonderland Closing Party featuring performances from Subfire, Tom Staar, Jaymo & Andy George and, of course, Pete Tong himself.
Pure Pacha Closing Party
When? Friday 1 October
What? Yes, we know, we know, this does clash with the Eden Wonderland Closing Party but, to be quite honest, these two are impossible to pick between! Pacha is, after all, the ultimate in authentic Ibiza clubbing experience…and Pure Pacha is its most celebrated headline night. The closing party is set to feature sell-out performers Aeroplane, Cassius and Annie Mac.
Where to stay
While hostels in Ibiza do tend to book out quickly around the summer season, we’ve tracked down a number of quality rooms still available. Most importantly, all of these properties are on offer at an incredibly bargain price…leaving you with extra cash to continue on partying! For a little bit of luxury, try the Lux Mar Complex Apartments with single, double and triple private apartments still available from €16.93 per night. For something even closer to the action, check out the Costa Sur Hostel, located in San Antonio Bay right near Es Paradis and Eden nightclubs. Private double and triple rooms are still available from €13.10 per person per night.
To see more options, check out our further range of hostels in Ibiza.