Privilege in Ibiza are holding a Harry Potter party for kids this Sunday 20th September. Its from 5pm to 9pm and entrance is only 5 euros.
Privilege in Ibiza are holding a Harry Potter party for kids this Sunday 20th September. Its from 5pm to 9pm and entrance is only 5 euros.
When we saw this just now it was obvious that we had to put it up straight away and twitter it
It’s a great cause – it was only last week we blogged about Privilege and Robbie Rivera donating a euro from every ticket on Tuesday nights.
A night with Tiesto in aid of Dance4Life Spain
– Tiesto to headline the event on Tues, July 7th at Privilege Ibiza alongside DJs Robbie Rivera, Richard Grey, Marcello Marchitto and Ricky Rivaro
– Entrance by minimum donation of 10euros, with all proceeds destined for Dance4Life
The world’s number 1 DJ Tiesto is back on his mission to Dance4Life with an event to take place on Tues 7th July. Ambassador for Dance4Life since 2006, Tiesto is set to demonstrate once again his unlimited support for the organisations global initiative to combat AIDS with this one-off event in the world’s biggest club, Privilege Ibiza.
The idea for the Dance4Life Ibiza event was suggested by Tiesto and his management in a bid to raise both awareness and funds for the Non Govermental Organisation to help develop their programme in Ibiza, Mallorca, Barcelona and Cantabria. Monies raised on the night of the event will go towards educating some 10,000 Spanish teenagers in the prevention of HIV & AIDS, through a series of programmes organized hand in hand with Balearic NGO ALAS, owners of the license for Dance4Life Spain.
Tiesto will be joined in the DJ booth by a number of other internationally known names including Robbie Rivera, Richard Grey, Marcello Marchitto and Ricky Rivaro, the party starts at 11.59 and ends at 06.00.
Since first pledging his commitment to Dance 4 Life in The Hague in 2006, Tiesto has led and participated in a number of AIDS combating initiatives, from heading up the Dance4Life truck at the Berlin Love Parade to participating in the Inauguration Ceremony of the International AIDS Conference in Toronto. He also produced the .Dance4Life. anthem alongside Maxi Jazz (Faithless); the track went on to become a hit in a number of countries worldwide, as well as DJing at numerous Dance4Life events. In 2007, Tiesto journeyed to South Africa to take a first hand look at some of the projects benefitting from Dance4Life. According to him, “Dance4Life appeals to me as both an artist and a human being. Their work with the world’s young people is very ambitious; Dance4Life offers the kids a wide variety of ways to get involved, always with an end goal of huge music event where dance is the protagonist. It is this fusion of dance and entertainment that motivates so many young people worldwide to unite for a common challenge: combating HIV & AIDS.”
WHAT IS DANCE4LIFE?
Dance4Life was founded in 2003 by Dennis Karpes and Ilco van der Linde; two experienced social marketeers who both felt that the media and event industry was not being used properly to engage young people in social issues. The initial concept of dance4life was based on the experience both men had in marketing and communication and a truly unique in-schools programme that would appeal to young people as well.
The first full Dance4Life program was implemented in 2004 in South Africa, Indonesia, and the Netherlands, reaching 50,000 young people in schools4life, with 20,000 young people attending the dance4life event. In 2006, Dance4Life expanded to incorporate 11 countries: Egypt, Germany, Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Vietnam. Over 100,000 young people were reached in schools projects, of which 30,000 attended at the international dance4life event. In 2008, dance4life all but doubled the number of participating countries to a total of 20. By 2014 the aim is to implement dance4life in at least 35 countries.
What is ALAS?
ALAS is the Against-AIDS Fight Association in the Balearic Islands who are the NCO and responsible for Dance4Life in Ibiza. ALAS was created in 1987 in order to give an answer to the needs of people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS, as well as to encourage education, awareness and sensitizing the general population about HIV prevention and the social stigma that surrounds it.
This summer every Tuesday, starting July 14th, Robbie Rivera is hosting his legendary Juicy Ibiza nights at the world’s biggest club: Privilege Ibiza. As dance4life supporters, Privilege and Robbie decided to join forces and donate 1 euro per ticket to dance4life.
These funds will go to the further development of the dance4life schools project in Ibiza and the mainland of Spain.
The live broadcasting website Awdio have announced that they will be broadcasting live from Privilege in Ibiza during the summer.
Awdio is the first web network 100% live allowing you to listen to clubs and venues around the world in real time : radically different from webradios which broadcast pre-recorded play-lists, Awdio travels the world searching for exceptional venues, with a team of engineers connecting quality dj booths and live stages worldwide. Co-founded in 2007 by Vittorio Strigari and the designer Ora-Ito, Awdio is now a young startup employing fifteen people, all passionate about music.
With already more than 100 venues connected all over the world, Awdio broadcasts live 24/7 quality dj-sets and live concerts covering many genres. Young talent and international artists on tour can now share this unique and privileged experience with their fans worldwide.
Awdio is the biggest concert venue in the world. It is a cultural discovery tool centered around today’s and tomorrow’s musical trends. The Sources and Artists involved can benefit from a brand new way of broadcasting and promoting themselves, and enjoy a significant part of the revenue generated by their audience. Already 100+ clubs and 1000+ events a month. Registration is free and allows you to listen to a wide collection of programs, all live! You have the ability to geo-locate the broadcasting sources, browse per style, per artist, calendar and schedule the events of your preference.
August in Ibiza means one thing: clubs, clubs, clubs. It’s the month of blazing sunshine, beautiful people and parties that roll into the wee hours of the morning.
It was also, this summer, the month everyone had been banking on to compensate for a rickety start to the season; the make-or-break weeks for the fortunes of everyone who relies on Ibiza’s brief tourist season
to see them through winter. “The rest of the summer you might make just about enough to pay the bills and have a few nights
out, but August is when you stack it up,” as one worker puts it.
Make no mistake, the Ibicenco economy is close-hitched to the success of its clubs. The Diario de Ibiza recently reported on a survey which showed nine out of 10 British tourists come to Ibiza specifically for the nightlife. So, how are we doing?
At Amnesia their highlight events are going strong. Cocoon’s Monday night party is pulling a huge international crowd, its
usual popularity given an extra boost by the closure of DC10. The price of their “friends & family” concession guest-list tickets has shot up from €20 to €30 so it’s a safe bet anyone involved in this techno powerhouse will be laughing all the way to the bank this autumn.
Thursday night’s ‘Cream’ party is perennially popular with the British market and despite the economic hardships they
are still pulling full houses on the strength of their heavy duty DJs like Paul Van Dyk, Sasha and Ferry Corstan. Also wooing the trance crowd is Armin’s Tuesday night ‘Armada’ with guests like Sharam from Deep Dish and Laidback Luke.
However, another Brit standby, ‘Manumission’ (Fridays) has struggled to cope with heavy competition from Madrileno night ‘SuperMartXe’ which has been filling Privilege to capacity thanks to a canny mix of competitive door-pricing and mind-blowing production.
It seems Privilege has realised that its strength lies in making the most of its vast space as the other big night is Tiesto’s ‘In Search Of Sunrise’ party every Monday. Eager kids (mostly British, Dutch and German) are happily shelling out €60 or more for a peek at Tijs’ staggering, rock’n’roll style audio-visual trance extravaganza.
the roster of big hitters at Privilege are two nights of techno: ‘Meganite’ and ‘Monza’.
The former has found success with a mix of classic tough techno and live acts, while ‘Monza’ is making a strong showing with its Berlin-orientated line-ups (Magda, M.A.N.D.Y. and Guido Schneider among others).
It’s not all smiles though, as local
favourite ‘La Communidad’ – which moved to Saturdays at the World’s Biggest Club after losing its Friday nights at Space – flopped and was quickly replaced by a new night called ‘Soldiers’.
Space, having ruthlessly culled its promoter roster after losing half its opening hours to new laws has still sometimes struggled to fill its six rooms. ‘Carl Cox and Friends’ is having another fantastic season, and long-running gay night ‘La Troya’ (Wednesday) is still packing them in despite squabbles with authorities over their colourful parades and artwork.
Danny Tenaglia’s first Ibiza residency, ‘Be’ on Thursdays has wooed fans of classic house but faces tough competition from its glamorous opposite ‘F*** Me I’m Famous’, fronted by Cathy & David Guetta at Pacha. In any case, Space’s undisputed flagship is still ‘We Love Sundays’, which pulled crowds and column inches with the return of the Chemical Brothers to Ibiza for the first time in 14 years (for a reported six-figure fee).
Other island big spenders include Eden, which has been rewarded for splashing the cash on Pete Tong with his muchtalked-
about ‘Wonderland’ party on Fridays. Along with Brit faves like Groove Armada and Rob Marmot the night has brought the
likes of Tania Vulcano and Deadmau5 to San An for the first time.
Tuesday night’s ‘Koolwaters’ party has kept Eden jumping with a mix of breaks and electro. Night-by-night, Eden is probably the most eclectic club on the island with events for garage (Twice As Nice), hard house (Advanced Vs Tidy), house (Garlands Vs The Hacienda) and electronica (Mondo Loco). Though it is still easy to get free or reduced entry to most nights, a sure sign they’re working to pull in the punters, the club has maintained a good atmosphere and Judgement Sundays is still hugely popular with the San An crowd.
Also flying the flag for San An eclecticism, Es Paradis has a mix of classic and new nights. Its flagship ‘Fiesta del Agua’ has expanded to two nights a week (Thursdays and Saturdays) and is the biggest pull with local youngsters. Their ‘Bassline Vs Garage’ night angles to grab some of the urban crowd away from ‘Twice As Nice’ while ‘Clubland’ woos fans of commercial house and trance.
Possibly the most interesting night is Wednesday’s ‘Rogue DJs’ party which brings DJ sets from bands like Utah
Saints, The Subways and The Mystery Jets.
Meanwhile, the glamorous Ibiza Town clubs are still locked in a fierce rivalry. Louie Vega’s ‘Soul Heaven’ night at El Divino has taken the club back to pure house music with lots of live PAs and support from the likes of Erick Morillo (whose Wednesday night ‘Subliminal’ party at Pacha has been a bit quieter than previous seasons), while its busiest night remains Saturday’s ‘Hed Kandi’ party – a firm favourite of the stylish British crowd.
for their cut of the pie are ‘Fashion TV’ & ‘Miss Moneypenny’s’ on the Friday, Tuesday’s ‘Salvacion’ bash, house heavy hitters ‘Kinky Malinki vs Kidology’ (Thursday) and ‘Mn2S’ (Monday).
Minutes away is Pacha, which has stuck with a tried and tested line-up for summer 2008, beginning with Roger Sanchez’s ‘Release Yourself’ party on Monday (which started at El Divino, some years back). According to insiders the focus on traditional US house has given the club a long-in-the-tooth feel, with staples like ‘Def Mix’ (Saturday) and ‘Defected’ (Tuesday) relying too heavily on older acts.
Undoubtedly the most exciting night of the week is Friday’s ‘Pure Pacha’ which responded to Tong’s move to Eden by booking some of the biggest names in dance: Sander Kleinenberg, the Swedish House Mafia, Basement Jaxx and Faithless. The new acts have energised the night. “The atmosphere is brilliant and our guest-lists are full till September,” reports press manager Jasmine Elias.
Overall, it seems the club scene has stratified. The biggest, longest-running nights are as packed as ever with loyal fans.
However, less established parties are struggling as clubbers economise by making safe choices rather than exploring new
events. Numbers for the season may look roughly similar, across the board, but the true story is of a handful of big successes and a host of strugglers.
Of course, Ibiza has almost lost one of its most renowned clubs entirely – DC10. For the full story on the rise and fall of this underground institution see DC10 – club closure?.
By Cila Warncke
Tags: Amnesia, club, Eden, El Divino, Es Paradis, ibiza, Pacha, Privilege, Space
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“It is never too late to give up our prejudices,” wrote Henry David Thoreau. Little did I expect a nightclub to make his case.
Last year I swore off Privilege. One night too many being groped by Italians while wandering fruitlessly around the dancefloor in search of some atmosphere and I decided the World’s Largest Club isn’t for me. Give me the sweat-dripping walls of DC10 or Amnesia’s sci-fi splendour any day.
If it weren’t for my friends Helen and Nikki who are promoting hip-hop trio Sophisticated Funk (playing the second room) at SuperMartXe’s Friday night party I wouldn’t go anywhere near the place.
I do, though, but with vertically-challenged expectations. Especially after popping to Underground for a drink and discovering it’s empty at 2AM. Only walking up the road to Privilege do I realise something is happening. A traffic accident, I assume, from the massive tailback of cars trailing out of the drive and back down the carretera.
Pushing through palm fronds and pebbles towards the main entrance I can’t figure out what’s going on. There are these people, everywhere, scrambling through the underbrush, shouting at each other in Spanish or Italian, smoking, grumbling. “This isn’t the freaking queue?” I groan. Oh yes it is. Forty stifling, elbow-riddled minutes later my friends and I stumble out of the crush and through the entrance into another crush – a gloriously OTT swirl of bodies, lights, thumping house music and grinning faces.
SuperMartXe is reputedly a Madrileno gay night with a heavily Spanish following. In fact, it is completely mixed in every sense. And what a blinding show it makes: couples of every persuasion; gangs of friends chattering in a assorted languages as they struggle for space on the dancefloor; the white-hot blaze of the glittering SuperMartXe logo in lights across the stage; dozens of perfectly sculpted, expensively enhanced dancers wearing imagination-defyingly tiny outfits (a baby oil sales exec’s dream come true) and a staggering stage set – the whole display a glorious triumph of pomp over seriousness.
My friend – a Privilege virgin – is standing goggle-eyed: “Now this is what I expected an Ibiza club to be,” he says reverently. And he’s right. I’ll be back. Without prejudice.
Photos and text By Cila
(Cila is an occasional/regular contributor to the blog and Ibiza NOW magazine.)
Clubbing in Ibiza is big business and I always assumed it was run like big business. Men in suits. Offices. Power lunches (possibly). Faxes. Secretaries making notes. You know, organised.
How wrong I was. Turns out Ibicenco club deals are done on a basis that makes the Sant Jordi Saturday market look like Selfridges. It may (but is by no means guaranteed) to involve: endless hours of waiting, linguistic muddles, chupitos, gay discos, bad wifi connections, cutthroat negotiating, midnight meetings that start in one club and end hours later in another, 4AM cross-island dashes to “check out the competition” – all played out in a haze of booze, hash, thumping kick drums and financial desperation.
That is roughly how unlikely bedfellows SuperMartXe (Spanish gay spectacular) and Sophisticated Funk (a hip-hop/R&B outfit) came to share Friday nights at Privilege. Given they are replacing Manumission and one wrong move in the World’s Biggest Club equals the World’s Biggest Flop the level of barely controlled chaos is either insane or admirable. But very, very Ibicenco.
its just started and its very interesting so far !
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This mornings 1st panel was about synchronisation – or as i used to know it: 3rd party exploitation – I have to declare an interest since my job used to be to clear and authorise UK owned Polygram (Universal) repertoire for use in TV ads, Radio commercials, premiums (giveaways) etc worldwide, so for me it was fascinating to see 6 serious players on the panel discuss synch’ing.
We also did a short video interview with Danny Whittle which we’ll put up as soon as we can.
This afternoon’s panel should be interesting with nearly all the club owners on the same table as the Consel….:
IBIZA: THE YEAR OF CHANGE? HOW IBIZA WILL RE-INVENT ITSELF IN 2008. OR NOT
Moderator: Samuel Guetta, Ibiza Voice
1: Paco Medina, Ibiza Consel Insular
2: Andy McKay, Ibiza Rocks
3: Juan Arenas, Space
4: Andrea Pelino, Circo Loco
5: Isaac Hidalgo, Eden
6: Marisol Aguirre, Es Paradis
7: Daniel Magdalena, Amnesia
8: Francisco Ferrer, Pacha
9: Manuel Lopez, Privilege
Some more photos from this morning
|Pete Tong introduces the IMS founders: (himself) Ben Turner, Steve Hulme, Mark Netto and Danny Whittle|
|The Panel. Neil Barnes, Randy Reed, Adam Wolf, Kerri Mason (Billboard Magazine), Jason Bentley, Bruno Roussel, Adam Bradley||
Neil Barnes from Leftfield (left)
|Adam Wolf, Pig Factory Publishing|
|Bruno Roussel, Editor Six Feet Under, Las Vegas||Lenny Ibizarre|
Today we got down to the task of putting ibiza club tickets on our iphoneibiza.com website.
After mucho help from my old mate kosso we went live about an hour ago – there’s some tweaking to be done, but we’re happy with it so far.
eg. you can buy ibiza rocks hotel opening tickets.