Cream And Radio 1 Fill Privilege

Posted on August 4, 2014

Words: Abigail Lowe
Images: Cream & BBC Radio 1 @ Privilege
Photographers: Marc de Groot & James Chapman.

Every year, the BBC Radio 1 Ibiza weekender creates a furore on the island. Trips are booked specifically to coincide, traffic comes to a standstill and a whole host of pleasure-seekers come out, guns blazing, ready for some of the most anticipated and notorious parties on the summer calendar. There’s a serious level of expectation to be met, and year on year, Radio 1 delivers. Saturday night saw the biggest party of the weekend line up live up to its literal reputation. Cream at Privilege was the night everyone was talking about, and it didn’t fail to disappoint.

Cream & BBC Radio 1 at Privilege Photography by Marc de Groot with essentialIbiza   Ibiza 2014    image03
Cream & BBC Radio 1 at Privilege Photography by Marc de Groot with essentialIbiza   Ibiza 2014    image04

With almost every party-goer on the island heading to Privilege, the fun started on the disco bus. There was banter and jostling aplenty, with queues stretching as far as the eye could see by midnight, and showing no signs of abating. And it was a similar scene once we arrived at the club. The queues to get in snaked around the block but they were matched in length by the buzz of the crowd, eager to get inside to get to grips with the unfolding night. The line up for the night, inevitably as a Cream production, was huge. Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Steve Angello represented in the Main Room, Huxley, Skream and Mistajam held the fort in the Vista Club and B Traits and Toddla T kept it stripped back and all about the music in Vista Blue. It was a genre-defying combination of acts that catered for every taste, leaving no musical stone unturned.

Cream & BBC Radio 1 at Privilege Photography by Marc de Groot with essentialIbiza   Ibiza 2014    image07
Cream & BBC Radio 1 at Privilege Photography by Marc de Groot with essentialIbiza   Ibiza 2014    image02

We fought our way into the Main Room just in time to see Annie Mac doing her thing. It felt like every member of the 10,000 strong crowd was raving in unison to Radio 1’s first lady, her inimitable style ensuring the start of the night got off to the best possible start. Next up was Radio 1 veteran Pete Tong. No stranger to enrapturing big crowds, he set the bar high with a spectacular show that left clubbers gazing in awe while simultaneously dancing their socks off. Lasers and strobe lights criss-crossed all over the room, creating an all-encompassing sensory experience when combined with Tong’s usual blend of electronic majesty.

Cream & BBC Radio 1 at Privilege Photography by Marc de Groot with essentialIbiza   Ibiza 2014    image01
Cream & BBC Radio 1 at Privilege Photography by Marc de Groot with essentialIbiza   Ibiza 2014    image09

We took a break from the Main Room and forced our way into Vista Blue where Toddla T was whipping up a sound storm. In contrast to the Main Room, the focus was purely on the music, and Toddla’s eclectic combination of garage, electro and house had the crowd hyped. We would have stayed longer but Steve Angello had just started what was set to be an epic set, so we gathered up our courage and made our way back to the Main Room. It’s difficult to conserve energy when you’re competing with 10,000 other clubbers for space, but once Angello unleashed his tirade of bass-infused bangers you forget all about your surroundings and got on with the task in hand. Every person in the room erupted in elation throughout the entirety of his set, and he left no doubt that this was one of the star performances of the night. Having danced till dawn we decided to admit defeat and say our goodbyes, although we have it on good authority that the party was still pumping come 8am in the morning. Yet another year where BBC Radio 1 came, saw and conquered.

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Cream & BBC Radio 1 at Privilege Photography by Marc de Groot with essentialIbiza   Ibiza 2014    image05
Cream & BBC Radio 1 at Privilege Photography by Marc de Groot with essentialIbiza   Ibiza 2014    image06