Cocoon Announces New Ibiza Home As Pacha

Posted on February 1, 2018

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

After 18 hugely successful years on the White Isle, the Cocoon crew still knows how to surprise us as they today announced the move from one Ibiza clubbing giant to another. After almost two decades of holding court at techno temple Amnesia, Sven Väth and his Cocoon peers will be moving one of the island’s most popular parties to the glamorous and revered halls of Pacha Ibiza. No, we didn’t see it coming, either!

In what is bound to be one of the most hotly discussed news of the 2018 season, the Cocoon team says, “Ibiza never stops evolving and it never stops surprising. Say the same about Cocoon, the party that brought techno to the island and changed everything. This summer Cocoon will join forces with Pacha, the club that brought parties to the island and changed everything.”
In the truest sense of the word ‘metamorphosis’, a term of symbolic meaning that has been closely linked to Cocoon from the beginning, Sven will take the ground-breaking concept and its innovative vision to a venue that is intrinsically and irrevocably linked to the island that has entranced the German techno guru with its ‘passion and colour’.

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What makes the announcement even more spectacular is the fact that Pacha, since it changed ownership in 2017, has undergone its own transformation and will unveil a makeover of yet unknown proportions to the world when it opens its doors this summer.

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So what can we expect? Little has been revealed yet, but, operating under the hashtag #cocoongoespacha, the video teaser and artwork are effortlessly fusing the rich heritage of both brands. Held mainly in black and white with flashes of colour and overlaid with infectious beats, the video teaser shows a traditional Ibicencan finca, which we strongly assume to be Pacha in its first and original incarnation. Meanwhile, the world-famous Cocoon name has been given the Pacha treatment for the occasion, with the iconic twin cherries intermittently replacing the double ‘o’ in its name.

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Of course, this unforeseen moves comes with a little bit of bittersweet nostalgia as we remember the many, simply epic nights we spent partying with Sven and his carefully curated roster of DJ talent from all over the world at Amnesia. Cocoon has honoured the significance of this chapter in its history by acknowledging “18 incredible years with Amnesia and not a moment to take back. From Day 1 challenging Ibiza musically but there was more than that. Visual innovations and concepts that drank deep from the passion and colour of Ibiza that had entranced Sven Väth all those years ago. Cocoon with Amnesia made some extraordinary parties.”

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