Amnesia Ibiza

“A hassle free party experience. Essential Ibiza organised it all. Their on island experience clearly places them in a special position for looking after people. Amazing ” — Cathy Summers

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.

With two rooms that produce an equally magnificent atmosphere, its no wonder Amnesia remains one of the most influential of the Ibiza clubs. Home to Music On, Together, Elrow, Abode, Do Not Sleep, Pyramid and Vibra, the venue offers a wide range of dance music to cater to every taste. From the hypnotic techno of Music On to the big bass sound of Together and the colourful antics of Spanish super-party Elrow, it promises to be another big year for the famous theatre.

“A hassle free party experience. Essential Ibiza organised it all. Their on island experience clearly places them in a special position for looking after people. Amazing ” — Cathy Summers