Blue Marlin Ibiza Delivers A Grand Finale

Posted on October 9, 2018

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: Tamara Sini

For island residents and discerning White Isle visitors, the annual Blue Marlin Ibiza seasonal closing is an unmissable date in the calendar, with many of the venue’s international following jetting in for the occasion. So we didn’t necessarily think that a) this renowned end of season celebration needed any bettering or b) that it would even be possible to be improved. Yet this Sunday, the collaboration of the seaside hotspot with one of the island’s most prolific entertainment brands, Music On, proved that Blue Marlin Ibiza never fails to raise the bar that little bit higher – even at the end of a cracking season!

The iconic Cala Jondal restaurant and beach bar has enjoyed another incredible summer marked by its world-class hospitality, mouth-watering culinary offering and cutting-edge music programming, with global DJ legends such as Pete Tong and Dennis Ferrer returning with their respective residencies while peers including Stacey Pullen, Tiefschwarz, Joseph Capriati, Felix Da Housecat, Nasser Baker, Peggy Gou and many more dropped in to take control of the famous outdoor booth. Meanwhile, Music On was on its third day of closing celebrations, bringing with it its hip crowd of music connoisseurs.

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Stylish guests trickled in from all corners of Ibiza; many arriving early to enjoy a last delicious meal with their toes in the sand at the restaurant and feast on Mediterranean and Asian delicacies, or to soak up the glorious Indian Summer sunshine on one of the spacious daybeds. Billed for the ‘Grand Finale’ seasonal closing was Music On don Marco Carola, plus ‘to be announced’ surprise special guests. The intrigue surrounding this subject had been occupying our minds for days, with the office chat frequently turning to our educated guesses.

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Needless to say, Marco Carola in his own right didn’t struggle to pull in a host of glamorous celebrants, with a steady stream of those keen to pay tribute to another epic summer continuing to arrive. However, the first pleasant surprise of the day was when we spotted US techno artist Stacey Pullen behind the decks, warming up the venue for the day-to-night extravaganza that would continue until after sunset. He was followed by headlining act Carola, who was greeted with an enthusiastic welcome from the ever-increasing number of guests.

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With the atmosphere building, the final surprise act was finally revealed to be the Martinez Brothers. Going b2b with the Italian techno powerhouse, the trio delivered a funky and infectious set that had the whole venue up on their feet. Blue Marlin Ibiza’s fierce dancers appeared on the roof of the seaside hotspot, sporting dramatic black costumes embellished with metallic detailing; a sight to behold as they swayed to the dreamy soundscapes painted by Carola and The Martinez Brothers. Uplifting, energetic and full of eclectic twist and turns, their b2b set didn’t leave any room to feel sad about kissing goodbye another Blue Marlin Ibiza summer, leaving us anticipating a fabulous return in 2019!

Further Information
w: www.bluemarlinibiza.com

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