THE GREATEST PARTY VENUE EVER!
Coachella, Tomorrowland and Glastonbury are all incredible places to dance, drink and be entertained. However, due to the numbers most of the big festivals tend to be in the middle of nowhere. I’ve always preferred the smaller venues and very few will comes close to IMF Ibiza, International Music Summit. Which i consider to be the greatest party venue in the world!
FROM NOW UNTIL NEXT YEAR, OUR PHONE WILL BE RINGING, EVERY DJ WANTS TO PLAY HERE….PETE TONG
Around 15 of us headed to the only party capital of the world, Ibiza! Some might see Vegas as this but Ibiza really set the tone, it’s been hosting huge parties for the best part of 4 decades! Click here to see how it all started
WHERE IS DALT VILA, IBIZA?
As my buddy Ryan and his cousin Andy were recently engaged (not to each other before you wonder) they decided to have a shared stag do as most of their friend circle is the same.
It was the first weekend of the season which is synonymous in Ibiza and known as the opening parties! The idea for us was to just take everyday as it was and go with the flow.
- The oldest club on Ibiza is Pacha which started in 1973.
- 6 million tourists travel to Ibiza each year.
- There are 4 main clubs in Ibiza; Pacha, Space (now Hï), Amnesia and Privilege.
- The world’s biggest nightclub is Privilege Ibiza, which can hold up to 11,000 revellers and features its own swimming pool
That was until one of the guys got talking to the manager of The Highlander, the most popular bar in the west end. It turns out she had a load of tickets going for this event in Ibiza Town, on the opposite side of the island. No questions were asked and we made plans to head there that night.
- In 2007 the Ibizan government stated that all new hotels in Ibiza had to be 5 star.
- One of the world’s most expensive restaurant, Sublimotion, is at the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza. The cost per head….£1,500.
- Ibiza was originally called Ibozzim by the settlers who founded the island. It was dedicated to Bes, the God of music and dance
I’ve been to Ibiza quite a bit now and I always try and stay somewhere different. The parties tend to be spread all over the island but Ibiza Town is generally quiet when it comes to hosting anything, apart from Pacha that is, one of the original clubs.
The party was setup by the BBC and it was no surprised that it was top drawer, everything they have ever been involved in in Ibiza comes out a success.
Dalt Vila, which translates to “upper town” is a fortified town overlooking Eivissa. 364 days a year it is a place to relax, unwind and learn the history however on this day, it was slightly different. I wasn’t high on drugs but I couldn’t help but think it was the greatest part venue ever.
THE GREATEST PARTY VENUE IN THE WORLD!
Yes, it was in essence a rave but it was everything else that made it special. The cobble stone grand entrance was like something out of a movie, where we actually going to have a rave up here? It didn’t stop there either with the treasure trove of history which spans over 2500 of years, the panoramic views of the sea, marina, old town and the sunset behind the mountains. Tell me what there isn’t to like and I haven’t even mentioned the godfather of dance music yet.
The party wasn’t a big one either, the vibe was perfect and everyone was just buzzing. I dropped my wallet and had a girl tap me on the shoulder and hand it back to me, something I shouldn’t be surprised at but maybe in this day and age.
Although the party never moved you could feel the atmosphere change as the sunset and a proper rave ensued during the night! This was the first IMF here and it has continued ever since due to its popularity not just with punters but also the DJs who all want to play here!
At times I had to pinch myself and I won’t be afraid to admit a bit emotional. It wasn’t something we were expecting, so really made the holiday what it was!
Having seen a fair bit I have a lot of highlights but this one is for sure near the top!
SAFE RAVING, DS x
- Have you been to Ibiza, where did you stay?
- What was your favourite club?
- Did you check out the beaches?
Let me know in the comments below . . .