Blue Marlin Ibiza Celebrates 15th Anniversary In Style

Posted on August 25, 2019

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

As one of the White Isle’s most iconic and glamorous addresses, it’s hard to remember a time when Blue Marlin Ibiza wasn’t the shining jewel in the crown of the island’s gastronomy and entertainment scene that it is today. However, last weekend was an occasion for reflection as the Cala Jondal seaside destination celebrated its 15thanniversary with a three-day extravaganza.

There is never a bad day to throw anchor in the azure waters lapping the white pebbled beach of the picturesque bay that Blue Marlin Ibiza calls home and head to the shore for a sun-drenched Mediterranean lunch. Once your appetite for the finest modern Mediterranean cuisine has been sated, the plush daybeds call for a slumber in the sun, with the dedicated team ready to bring the finest wines or expertly mixed cocktails to you. And with a reputation for curating some of the finest DJ line-ups of the island, you will soon be tempted to dance with your toes in the sand.

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Blue Marlin Ibiza’s three-day anniversary special included all of these elements and more! Celebrations began on Friday, which has been taken over by French selector Agoria and his DRIFT residency for the 2019 season. For his new White Isle home’s birthday weekend, the DJ and producer had invited Tiga and Point G to join him for a heady start. Those who couldn’t make it down to Cala Jondal had the opportunity to tune into the weekly Blue Marlin Ibiza radio show with Bruce Hill from 19.00 on Ibiza Sonica. The three-day fiesta got off to a flyer as the triple-whammy of turntable talent rolled out a mesmerising and melodic trio of sets perfect for losing yourself in the music bathed in the golden light of the setting sun.

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Day 2 continued in style as Made In Italy’s Trascendance concept hosted the anniversary gathering on Saturday. The renowned events and promotions company is celebrating 25 years on the White Isle this summer and has been marking the occasion with a series of exclusive events that celebrate the glory days of the ‘90s at Blue Marlin Ibiza. Smokin’ Jo and island favourite Bushwacka took to the famous outdoor booth to bring a rousing selection of uplifting and energetic house beats to the table that had the seaside destination’s fashionable clientele grooving until after sunset.

 

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Sundays have always been a big deal at Blue Marlin Ibiza, especially since British broadcaster Pete Tong took over the seventh day of the week with his hugely successful Pete Tong Sessions. And so the final day of the elegant open-air venue’s anniversary weekend boasted a line-up so tasty it had music connoisseurs from all over the world rushing to Cala Jondal. With Artbat, Bedouin and electronic music legend Sasha all billed to play, it came as no surprise that the venue was bustling with electronica lovers from the word go!

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Ukrainian export Artbat have been continuing their quest for world domination with just two cherry-picked Ibiza dates this summer and the duo is nominated for a DJ Award in the BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR category. They were followed by one of the hottest electronic music acts in the world right now, the mysterious Bedouin, who have pioneered their own deep and hypnotic global nomad sound perfect for an evening of dancing underneath the stars. Blue Marlin Ibiza’s 15thanniversary culminated in a grand finale led by DJ icon Sasha, who ended the night with a deep and driving set of unadulterated house music goodness. As we looked around us, every table taken by stylish diners and the wood-decked dancefloor full of beautiful people swaying to the beat, we had no doubt that Blue Marlin Ibiza has another successful 15 years – and many more – ahead of it.

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