In 1989, When Pepe Rosello, the founder and owner of Space Ibiza , first took the control of Space Ibiza, it seemed a crazy idea. Perhaps it was. Playa d’en Bossa was a place aimed at family tourism, a far away cry from the nightlife established in other areas of the island.
That year, in Ibiza, a new a definitive venue was to be established to serve a purpose, it was to be a place that from its very conception would offer a different musical, sensorial and hedonistic experience to any other club.
Ten years after its birth, Space Ibiza became one of the worlds first super club’s, setting the standard for sound production and being the place where the best emerging DJs of the time would be found playing records behind the bar. Carl Cox, Erick Morillo and David Morales at the beginning of their careers. This was also the year that the terrace became a crutial part of its history and in 1999 the English club brand “Home” negotiated with Pepe to take part in Space’s Sundays establishing the day as the club’s strongest days.
Thus, Sundays in Ibiza were born in to legend and so began the 22 hours marathons, from 8am on Sunday to 6am on Monday, where the club hosted an incredible day-night festival as never seen before on the island.
Over the years, Space has become the most awarded worldwide, receiving awards until this last year (Best Club in the World – DJ Mag 2016). Numerous clubbers, year after year, come religiously to Space from all over the world. And It is well known that the season in Ibiza starts with the opening of the club, and similarly, the season on the island ends when the club closes its doors.
Space Ibiza is currently hosting its 27th and final season at home in Playa d’en Bossa. The news of the doors closing this October shook music lovers around the world.
In true Space style, the team are refusing to leave quietly …
SPACE ON TOUR: SYDNEY
In 2010, Paul Strange brought the SPACE IBIZA FESTIVAL experience to Australia as a New Years Day celebration and is about to enjoy it’s seventh consecutive year as the party of choice for New Years Day revellers keen to bring a little taste of the White Isle to sunny Sydney.
2010 The first edition took place at Moore Park and attracted 6,000 partygoers with three stages boasting some of the biggest names in the business. The inaugural line up included Pete Tong,Tiefschwartz, Derrick Carter, Johnathan Ullysses, Dirty South, Smokin’ Jo, MYNC Project, Christian Burchardt, Malente, DJ Villenuve and Alex Wolfenden.
2011 saw the inclusion of drum ‘n’ bass acts to SPACE IBIZA FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA at the Forum, and the festival grew to attract 8,000 punters. True to his nature of selecting only the finest acts, SPACE 2011 line up boasted Carl Cox, Steve Lawler, Francoise K, Nick Curly, M.A.N.D.Y, Ralph Lawson, Sebastien Leger, Darren Emerson, Dave Seaman, Andy C, High Contrast and Netsky.
2012 that SPACE IBIZA FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA moved to its current home of The Greenwood, as Paul sought to create a more intimate vibe that fitted the SPACE IBIZA vibe more closely. Unsurprisingly, the event sold out and the line up shifted to accommodate a wider variety of genres. The line up featured Seth Troxler, Radioslave, Jeff K, Eddie Richards, Chasing Shadows and B-Complex.
2013 edition of the festival sold out once more and given the line up featured Carl Craig, Kerri Chandler, Matthew Jonson, Franck Rodger and Pig & Dan, it was with good reason.
2014 tickets flew out well in advance. Sydney clubbers were treated to epic sets from Yousef, Audiojack and Jonathan Ulysses.
2015 was another huge year with the Greenwood Hotel playing host to the festivities, celebrating the clubs 25th Anniversary globally. Derrick Carter, Funk D’Void and Javi Bora topped the bill, playing to a sell out crowd. Once again the good people of Sydney know a good time and party.
2016 saw SPACE IBIZA AUSTRALIA FESTIVAL celebrate its seventh year, cementing its status as Sydney’s premier New Years Day party destination. Danny Rampling, DJ Tennis/ Yousef and Javi Bora took the helm for an eager, sold out crowd!
WHAT IS NEXT?
Space Ibiza continues to host the biggest, best parties throughout the Ibiza season. The Closing Fiesta takes place on 2nd October 2016 – be a part of the legend and grab your ticket online before they go!
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