Thousands of club-goers made the annual pilgrimage to Ibiza this summer. An array of musical talent was on offer for all different tastes as household names such as David Guetta, Deadmau5, and Trance icon Tiesto all headlined throughout the summer offering the ultimate musical experience.
Perhaps one of the most heavily anticipated days on people’s calendars was a Monday. For the first time Dutch Dj, Tiesto headlined at the world’s biggest nightclub; Privilege. More than 8,000 people every Monday night flocked to see one of the greatest ever Djs suspended on stage above a pool of water, and one of the most impressive lighting displays in the background.
If trance music isn’t really to someone’s taste, it would be hard to find an excuse not to appreciate it after attending Privilege; the venue is extremely impressive in its size. With an allegedly multi million euro re-vamp of the sound system inside Privilege, the club has moved onto a different level and will continue to grow as one of Ibizas hottest venues.
The hugely impressive lighting is accompanied by a enormous screen in which its colours and shapes change in an instant to fit the mood of the song. It can only be described as phenomenal and words don’t do it justice. A must see. Finally people are beginning to feel that privilege is being treated to a performance its size deserves.
Although Ibiza’s nightlife is world famous there is plenty more on the island than nightclubs. Some of Spain’s most enchanting beaches are located on the Balearic Islands and Ibiza is no exception. With around 80 beaches on the island it is hard not to find a spectacular view.
The Ibiza sunset is one of great crowd-drawers it has to offer. With nothing but sea in front of you the slow submersion of the sun draws thousands of people at the end of each day. One of the most popular spots to watch the sunset is at the world famous Cafe Del Mar. Crowds flock to enjoy the last remaining moments of the day in true Ibiza style.
Although there may be preconceptions of Ibiza not being a quiet holiday destination, the island certainly isn’t all about partying. The spectacular views, the crystal clear sea and the beautiful food add weight to the argument that it is for everyone.
By Nick Hensby
JMU Journalism travel articles
Sunset at Cafe Mambo, Ibiza; YouTube: Radio 1's Essential Mix in Ibiza 2009