Glitterbox Returns To Hï Ibiza Bigger & Better Than Ever

Posted on May 30, 2019

Words: Lara Young

Images: La Skimal

Prepare to turn your White Isle weekend upside down – Glitterbox is back for the summer and now takes over Sunday nights at Hï Ibiza. Your weekend is officially extended! The jaw-dropping line-up for summer 2019 guarantees a weekly sell-out at this 21st century disco frenzy. Flamboyant outfits at the ready, we hustled through the doors on opening night.

Glitterbox was unique to the Ibiza club scene when it first broke through in 2014 and it remains a sparkling highlight in the clubbing calendar. Defected Records founder Simon Dunmore’s inspiration was to capture the extravagance of 80’s and 90’s club culture and create something truly spectacular. His vision is brought to life by a whirlwind of anthems and the sassy crew of eccentric dancers flown in especially for this groove fest.

For VIP table reservations or further information contact jessica@essentialibiza.com.

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This is a night where anything goes. The crowd embraces the opportunity to dress the part; nothing is ‘too much’ or ‘too little’. We’re talking tight, high shine and obviously a lavish dusting of glitter. This is not about ‘cool’, think Studio 54 and reach for your inner diva as you try to keep up with the drag drancers who fiercely grind to the disco beat with awe-inspiring abandonment. Ibiza’s treasured Melon Bomb crew warmed up the main room (the Theatre) in their own inimitable style, skillfully mixing uplifting house with classic disco tracks. Met with an appreciative welcome, the Ibiza-grown gang made a night of it and entertained ‘til the bittersweet end, delivering a final set closing in the Wild Corner; Hï Ibiza’s disco toilets as they are better known.

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The Theatre also hosted the return of big industry players, with Dimitri From Paris, Purple Disco Machine – creator of huge hits like Dished (Male Stripper) and Body Funk – and native New Yorkers Masters At Work headlining the night with their universal groove of hip hop, funk, Latin and of course, disco. Iconic house music vocalist Barbara Tucker also blew the crowd away with a powerful live appearance, as it has become a tradition throughout the Glitterbox season.

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The smaller Club hosted a catwalk of dazzling dancers getting down to the beats of Melvo Baptiste, one of the original voices of Glitterbox as host of its radio show back in 2017. Melvo’s cocktail of groove and funk and disco was followed by a closing set from Simon Dunmore, the founder himself. The night would not be complete without a final boogie in the Wild Corner and Ibiza legend, DJ Pippi worked his magic, spinning track after track of classic tunes with an injection of US funk and soul. What a night!

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Thankfully Hï Ibiza provides two beautiful outdoor terraces giving clubbers a welcome opportunity to recharge before going back for more. We also made a visit to the specialist tequila bar for a revitalizing shot or two! With so many great line-ups, including the return of Basement Jaxx, over the next few months, we will be back again very soon. With sore feet but big smiles, we return home for now. Thank you to the Glitterbox team for a fabulous night!

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