Destino Ibiza Feels The Love At Flower Power Beats Experience Festival

Posted on July 15, 2017

Words: Rosie Wilson

Images: Andrei Oprescu

Flower Power may be one of the most longstanding parties on the island, and a Pacha institution, but on Thursday night the child-club to Pacha, Destino Ibiza, wanted to get in on the action too. The fabulous outdoor venue played host to the Flower Power Beats Experience Festival by Made In Italy, a one off celebration of peace, love and everything groovy. We paid a visit to unleash our inner flower child.

 

Destino Ibiza is an impressive venue at the best of times, with a sprawling turquoise pool, breezy white Bali beds and unrivalled views of Old Ibiza Town. On Thursday night, though, it had been transformed into a bohemian paradise – the main stage area was swathed in rainbow chiffon to give the illusion of being in a giant tent, and a fully-fledged hippy market had been set up within the venue, selling everything from dream catchers to tattoos. Everywhere you looked, there was something to catch your eye – giant neon visages of peace signs and flowers were tucked away in corners, hand-painted tapestries hung from trees and Indian-style shrines were propped up in various spots on the expansive lawn. We’d actually been at Destino Ibiza for dinner the night before the festival and had noticed that the Made in Italy team had already been setting up for Flower Power, and now we knew why – no corner had been left untrimmed, and the result was a heady celebration of everything hippy.

Flower Power Beat Experience Festival by Andrei Oprescu

Flower Power Beat Experience Festival by Andrei Oprescu

Even from the outset, the festival as a rip-roaring success, with over 1,000 visitors turning out before 5pm and more and more arriving throughout the evening. Far from the usual intensity of the Ibicencan house scene, the music was an unassuming throwback to the 60s and 70s with some more contemporary music mixed in, playing everything from The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix to Gloria Gaynor, right through to Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes. The crowd – who were decked out in their finest hippy gear from their flower crowns to their bare feet – danced and sang along to every song. The main dancing area was full but not crowded, everyone was still finding room to dance around. It was a real hippy love in.

Flower Power Beat Experience Festival by Andrei Oprescu

Flower Power Beat Experience Festival by Andrei Oprescu

As dancing girls dressed in shift dresses, patent boots and high ponytails go-go’d their way around the podiums, the party was in full swing. As well as all the things to see and do around the venue, like the market and tattoos, there were more individual acts on the main stage as night fell. A Freddy Mercury impersonator performed a version of I Want To Break Free in full drag, complete with hoover, and as the day turned into night the famous music became more interspersed with Spanish flamenco style music, to which dancers got up on the main stage and performed a more traditional dance. There were also old school ‘bikers’ who rode Harley Davisons into the middle of the crowd and revved in time to strobes in a heady performance, and later on the dancers handed out sparklers to members of the crowd so that the whole throng was lit from within. The collaboartive minds at Made in Italy, Flower Power and Destino Ibiza had thought of everything, and there was so much going on that the crowd seemed enthralled from beginning to end.

Flower Power Beat Experience Festival by Andrei Oprescu

Flower Power Beat Experience Festival by Andrei Oprescu

It may have been a one-off event, but Flower Power is at Pacha every Monday night, so if you want to feel the love, you haven’t missed your chance.

Information:
w: www.pacha.com

Flower Power Beat Experience Festival by Andrei Oprescu

Flower Power Beat Experience Festival by Andrei Oprescu

 

Flower Power Beat Experience Festival by Andrei Oprescu

Flower Power Beat Experience Festival by Andrei Oprescu

Flower Power Beat Experience Festival by Andrei Oprescu

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