- San Antonio Road, KM5, 07816, San Rafael
- Famous For
- The birthplace of Balearic Beat and the inspiration for the Acid House explosion of the late eighties.
- Biggest Nights
- Cocoon, Cream, Together, Music On, Matinee
- Essential Ibiza Tip
- If you're going with friends take the VIP table option. It's a great night out.
Amnesia Ibiza 2013
Situated near San Rafael on the San Antonio road, Amnesia is another one of Ibiza's super clubs. The venue is steeped in history and is the popular residence of many of the world's clubbing giants. Originally the home of five generations of the Planells family, who eventually sold their country house and moved into town in April1970, it became a place for hippie bands to play and for others to indulge in hippie culture.
In May 1976, Antonio Escohotado, a young philosopher from Madrid signed a lease with the view to opening the venue as a discotheque; his belief was that people needed an escape from their humdrum lives and with that in mind provisionally decided upon the name 'The Workshop Of Forgetfulness'. Luckily for us, he changed his mind soon after and opted for Amnesia.
It was in the 80s that Amnesia began to take the shape that we know and love today; freestyle mixing took pride of place and house music became the language of groundbreaking clubs around the world. It was at this time that legends such as Alfredo came to the fore, guiding Ibiza through the next few of decades and facilitating the evolution that has seen the island become one of the most important clubbing destinations on the planet. The terrace was originally open air but due to complaints from nearby neighbours the open-air dancefloor had to be covered. The Terrace, however, remains one of those unique Ibiza spaces where anything can and usually does happen.
While there is something about Ibiza and the word terrace that conjures magical imagery of open air partying, it is the main room in Amnesia that really takes all the plaudits. Home to the likes of Cocoon, Crean and Armada, to highlight only a few, it has appeared in movies such as 'It's All Gone Pete Tong' and 'Kevin and Perry Go Large'. Massive cannons deliver smoke bursts that engulf the room, cutting off visibility and adding to the theatre of the experience. This summer, the venue delivers yet another mind-blowing line-up as Cocoon, Together, La Troya/ Es Puma, Cream, Music On, Matinee and Popstars/ Es Puma complete the armoury for the 2012 assault. With a capacity of 5000 you'd imagine that gaining entry will be simple but don't let the size full you, Amnesia has a habit of selling out so be aware, booking tickets before you travel is never a bad idea.