Archive for January, 2008

Hungover Stuntmen

January 31st, 2008

Our favourite guys in rock released their new video today. (They recorded their forthcoming album at Andy Taylors studios here last summer, played a headlining gig at Ibiza Rocks and are top blokes).

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Tonights Ibiza Sunset Video 31-01-08

January 31st, 2008

We’re hearing some interesting news about a couple of island institutions – when we can “spill the beans” we will, in the meantime here’s tonights sunset on video and piccy

Music is from a mix by Lenny called My Sunset April Mix

Don’t forget there’s another Girlz Skool night on Valentines day at Bar deMedio in Ibiza port

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The Party’s Over in Ibiza ?

January 31st, 2008

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The festive season is a distant memory now for those embroiled in the business of a long cold winter north of the Alps. So now attention turns to that glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel – summer holidays.

T.V. advertising is now awash with waves lapping beaches decorated with bikini clad revellers frolicking in the sun. The time has come to book a summer holiday, and the tourist boards from resorts all around the Med are setting out their promotional stalls. It is also the time of year when news gets a bit thin on the ground. Journalists have to dig a little deeper into their resources, or imagination, to come up with something that the ‘editor’ might find print worthy.

So, neatly combining these two facts, the international press have once again seized upon the imminent demise of Ibiza as a holiday destination with headlines like “The Party’s over”. The logic behind writing off Ibiza this year stems from the decision of San Jose municipality to fall into line with the rest of the island’s municipalities by insisting that its clubs close at 6 in the morning.

This has been the case for some time for the rest of the island and for all but one of the big clubs – Space.
The only other notable venue affected will be DC10, but that has more or less revolved around a dozen or so Monday mornings each summer. Consequently it seems a little odd to vilify, for alleged noise nuisance, a venue in the middle of a field on the far side of the airport runway.

The consensus of opinion, amongst the majority of those who should know, is that the negative effect on island tourism is unlikely to be huge. As regards Space, it has capitalized upon being voted the ‘best night club on the planet’ by prudently investing and expanding to cater for the various ‘Carry-on’ parties and other events that have enabled it to stay open almost around the clock. Their business will be affected, as will the livelihoods of their daytime promoters fighting for slots in the most exclusive clubbing market in the world, but don’t expect Space to file for bankruptcy any time soon…

Turning to the thousands of clubbers who’ll change their holiday plans if they’re not allowed to party between 6 in the morning and lunchtime – most of us probably won’t notice their absence. In actual fact, they’ll be struggling to find anywhere else in Europe offering ‘after-hours’ parties, so they might as well pass those morning hours waiting for the clubs to re-open at one of the islands’ hundred plus beaches for a change?

If, however, the island authorities’ assertion that the people who attend after-hours parties are undesirables and cause problems, what are their contingency plans if these people still turn up?

They won’t be confined to two easily controlled clubs in the southern corner of the island – they’ll be everywhere else… One does wonder what constructive observations were put forward by the islands’ police, to proposals that will likely see them running around the island breaking up illegal hill and beach parties when they’re already understaffed and struggling to keep on top of petty crime. The ambulance authorities certainly aren’t amused by the prospect of attending to drug casualties in homes spread across the island, rather than at one or two clubs with security and medical officers in house. All in all it promises to be another interesting summer on Ibiza.

Expect to see further growth in the burgeoning private villa party sector, which the police have no power to stop…

(This article appears in February’s Ibiza Now Magazine – tomorrow…)

Just because we like it we’re putting this piccy up:

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Stade de France 10th anniversary has an “Ibiza” night…

January 30th, 2008

According the Diaro de Ibiza this morning, as part of the 10th anniversary of the new Stade de France there will be a huge night on the 5th July called "Ibiza" featuring David Guetta, DJ Tiesto & Carl Cox amongst others. 80,000 people are expected.

According to the Stade France’s own website its called "Unighted"…. ???


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Tonights Ibiza Sunset Video (29/01/08)

January 29th, 2008

Music is from a mix by Lenny called My Sunset April Mix

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Colourful new building for Marina Botafoch in Ibiza

January 29th, 2008

We came across this very colourful building that has started construction just opposite El Divino in Ibiza Town’s marina:

We can’t imagine what it would look like in the middle of August in the sun! Hopefully they’ll have free sunglasses to hand out for passers by or residents…




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Ibiza A-Z & Ibiza NOW Magazine on the radio

January 28th, 2008
Gail with Sir Alan parker

Yes, lock up your daughters, make your excuses about washing your hair etc – we’re going to be on Gails radio show this coming friday. This is maybe a bit of a moot blog for anyone who can’t get 106.4fm since they dont broadcast online – however if you live in ibiza and fancy a laugh listening to us on the radio – check out “This Ibiza Life” between 9 & 10pm on Onda Pitusas, this coming friday night.

Hosted by Gail (she of Ibiza Film Festival fame) and her able sidekick Jacki, its a fun hours worth of english radio here in Ibiza. You can always expect the unexpected…

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Ibiza 2008 news & rumours so far

January 26th, 2008
  • Ibiza Rocks Hotel will open probably around the middle of May (ish) – expect a surprise “do”…
  • Pete Tong leaves Pacha and starts his own night at Eden called Wonderland
  • Defected will be back at Pacha
  • Amnesia opening party will be 14th June
  • People from Ibiza opening party at Amnesia will be June 21st
  • Rogue / Good For Nothing will be back at Judgement Sundays at Eden – opening party is 8th June
  • Radio 1 Weekend will be Fri 1st- Sun 3rd August
  • Space Opening 1st June
  • Eden Opening May 31st
pete tong at ibiza rocks 2007 arctic monkeys at ibiza rocks 2007
Pete Tong at Ibiza Rocks 2007 (at the Kaiser Chiefs gig) Arctic Monkeys at Ibiza Rocks 2007

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Tonights Ibiza Sunset Video & the ongoing Pool Competition

January 26th, 2008

Contrary to popular opinion the island doesn’t die in the winter – witness Pacha open all year, places like Pikes Hotel, BLU, Girlz Skool in Ibiza Town etc.. The winter is where everyone is able to actually meet up and chat week in week out.

So a few weeks ago someone suggested that since Santa Eulalia has 2 bars that have pool tables and we *all* love playing pool and like the sign of mispent youth, we’re not all half bad, why not have a weekly pool competition between the two bars. So last friday was at The Stables – which ended up 5-5 and tonight was at The Tall Ships – which ended up 5-5. Both nights were packed and everyone agreed it was a great way of getting everyone out.


oh and tonights sunset:

Music is more from a mix by Lenny called My Sunset April Mix

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Tonights Ibiza Sunset Video (24/01/08)

January 24th, 2008

It looked like it was going to be a nice sunset sky – and it didn’t disappoint:

Music is from a mix by Lenny called My Sunset April Mix

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