Privilege 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

Privilege started life in the early 70’s as a community swimming pool with a bar that served mainly locals from San Rafael and was called club Rafael.

In 1978 it was sold to three Basques, one of which was the Spanish footballer Jose Antonio Santamaria, who renamed it KU, after a club they owned already in San Sebastian. Ku was a seminal venue in the 80’s, capturing the imagination of the world’s press as many celebrities could be found hanging out there during the summer. After lobbying by locals a roof was added in 1990, which subsequently collapsed in 1991, resulting in closure for the full summer. When the club re-opened, Privilege was born.

Officially named in the Guiness Book Of World Records as the largest club I the world, Privilege provides a unique space to those who reside there. The size of the venue offers unlimited options for creating clubbing theatre, possibly the best example of which would be the outrageous Manumission events, where patrons were transported to a make believe land of circus entertainers and clubbing burlesque on a regular basis.

Summer 2010 saw the then biggest DJ in the world Tiesto return to Privilege for a series on Monday night performances, having played at the opening of the Olympics in the past, it’s only fitting that he should occupy the world’s biggest discothèque. Brazilian giants Warung bring their Latin flavoured party extravaganza to Wednesday night and other weekly highlights include My Clubroom, The Face Of Ibiza, Supermartxe and Tribes. The celebrity of Ku club may have long since passed but the glamour that has been the mainstay of this famous venue for decades is still there to be seen.

More recently, the club has evolved, aligning itself with some of the most innovative and creative brands on the scene as well as some of the biggest names of the last couple of decades. After a very special year that saw Sasha and john Digweed reunited in an Ibiza booth as well as Carl Cox deliver a couple of packed performances, the super-venue returns. Resistance will embark on its second summer with Sasha and John Digweed leading the charge and Carl Cox, Loco Dice and Richie hawtin amongst the international starts already confirmed. Get your tickets early for what will be another big summer in Privilege.

“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