HEART Ibiza Closing Goes Into Extra Time

Posted on October 9, 2018

Words: Nina Saei

Images: Tamara Sini

On Sunday, after what has been a whirlwind summer for the Marina Botafoch hotspot, the curtain finally dropped for HEART Ibiza. A place of refined music, art-centric performances and scintillating glamour, this year the superclub has shown no signs of slowing down right until the very end. And while there are a few one-off events still to come, with Acid Sundays returning on October 13th, a special edition Heart Factory on October 20th and the already well-known Halloween party on October 31st, the seasonal closing pulled together some serious strings.

Keeping its doors open for a lengthy final hurrah, a 10am curfew meant some spectacular extended sets were on the cards. As ever, the night had its trademark HEART Ibiza magic – the Adrià brothers and Guy Laliberté’s creation a testament to what happens when you follow your passion. Not one to compromise on splendour, the final roster of acts to grace the booth held a dazzling composition of Salomé, Apollonia and Traumer. A surprise guest announcement released on the night revealed the final name to take to the decks was no other than the mighty Luciano. And even though the night was a drizzly one, with the autumn rain emptying the streets of any movement, once inside it was evident that come rain or shine, nothing would stop the island’s gliterrati from showing support for the final show!

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Spreading far and wide across the cavernous club, a crowd had gathered in time for Luciano’s onset. The maestro was as ever effortless in his musical spiel, stealing our attention with funky uplifting tracks brought in with some cunningly spicy punch. Taking in the character of the quirky venue as dancers in cabaret outfits sashayed to the sparky beats, we couldn’t help but think nowhere quite does it like HEART Ibiza.

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The stunning rooftop terrace was a flurry of rivalling action. Mingling beneath the fairylight-clad juniper tree, revellers immersed themselves into the melange of activities such as tarot card reading, a little shop around the market stall and a plethora of Instagram-ready photobooths to capture memories in. At 4am it was time for some French flair on the decks, as the stellar trio that is Apollonia began its a four-hour extravaganza of a set, taking us on a sonic journey that gradually build. Opening up with a chunky, funky and glockenspiel-riddled anthem, the vinyl was out in force for this one as some quality records were brought out to play.

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The energy was sky high as the dancefloor was orchestrated into a feel-good frenzy, with clubbers hollering along in pure, unfiltered joy. Manoeuvring a crowd still out in force, sadly for us work duties meant we had to peel ourselves away from a sunrise finale. Leaving Apollonia to finish the rest alongside the mighty Traumer, the night kept us hooked much longer than intended. An institution that continues to charm with its visionary taste, our hats go off to another season well done for HEART Ibiza – bravo indeed!

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