Musical Masterclass As Blue Marlin Ibiza Opens In Style

Posted on May 1, 2017

Words: Iain Thomson

Images: La Skimal

Images: Tamara Sini

We have learned plenty about Blue Marlin Ibiza in its twelve seasons on the island, one of which is that it doesn’t do ordinary. In one of the biggest weekends of the season so far, the lifestyle destination overlooking Cala Jondal presented not one, not two, but three opportunities to celebrate its return. Three days packed with international talent, as has become the norm for the forward thinking beach concept and nothing, not even the un-April like weather, could stop the party spirit as Blue Marlin Ibiza got its 13th season underway in style.

The already unusual temperature in Ibiza plummeted by a further 10 degrees towards the end of the week, which meant some layers were adopted by those travelling to Cala Jondal for the first chance to savour the unique experience that Blue Marlin Ibiza offers. While the flagship Ibiza location has been in hibernation over the winter, locations such as Cabo San Lucas and UAE gave global fans a chance to savour the stunning surroundings, fine dining and cutting edge party vibe that has become synonymous with a trip to this beach concept. Now it is Ibiza’s turn and from day one through to the very end of day three, loyal fans turned out in their numbers.


Friday April 28, in association with new look Ibiza Voice, saw the doors open for the first time this summer. The clouds did nothing to disparage anyone from dropping in to welcome one of the island favourites, with the restaurant the early focal point. Groups of friends from around the island celebrated over lunch, early tourists that had flown in especially for the opening weekend of Blue Marlin Ibiza made the very most of being back on the clubbing capital. Andy Baxter set the tone early on with some delicious beats as the focus of the afternoon switched from the dining area to the dancefloor. Nick Curly and Darius Syrossian are the first two international stars to oversee the outdoor booth, setting a pretty high bar for the summer but with details already filtering through of what and who we can expect in Cala Jondal this season, there will be no problem exceeding the expectations of its educated, cosmopolitan crowd.


While the weather didn’t allow for the usual burst of designer swimwear colour, the Blue Marlin Ibiza crowd was still as resplendent as ever, with layers and accessories making sure the cold was kept at bay. Once the party got going in earnest, the energy from the dancefloor was enough to heat the entire venue as Nick Curly took Cala Jondal on a chunky journey of four-four beats, expertly teasing us up and down throughout. Darius Syrossian took over, as day turned into night and the floor witnessed the kind of performance that has made Do Not Sleep a genuine island contender in a few short years. The Blue Marlin Ibiza dancers added a colourful and glamorous touch, performing on the roof of the main building, as the beach concept rocked for the first but definitely not the last time this summer. Saturday was a slightly warmer affair as the sun started to break through and the Blue Marlin Ibiza residents took control of the music. Blessed with a talented team – including Bruce Hill, Christian Len, Eli Rojas, Luca Garaboni, Oscar Akagy, Paola Poletto and Valentin Huedo – it’s no surprise that the Cala Jondal venue has become a popular destination for underground music lovers from all over the world. For those that couldn’t make it to the opening, the weekend was broadcast live on Ibiza Sonica Radio.


The weekly Schedule at Blue Marlin Ibiza is packed with talent and there is a genuine musical reason to visit every day but, Sunday in Cala Jondal still holds that little bit extra. It was the first day to really kick off for the beach club, and it remains an island favourite 13 years later! The final day of the opening weekend saw the sun bursting through the clouds and Dennis Ferrer headlining for the first of several Sunday’s this season. The venue was packed from early afternoon with tables on the beach enjoying lunch in the sun as Nasser Baker warmed up the ever growing crowd musically. By the time Dennis Ferrer took to the booth, the floor was packed and the energy levels were rising rapidly. As one of the most animated international DJs, Dennis Ferrer dances, bobs, grooves, and sings along throughout his set, engaging the floor in front of him and putting a smile on all faces. His tribal vibe, throbbing basslines and provocative vocals had the Blue Marlin Ibiza crowd hypnotised, his residency already promising to be one of the season highlights. Local DJ/ producer Manu Gonzalez is the final part of the musical puzzle for the opening weekend and the chunky beats and driving percussion he has become known for takes the packed outdoor venue on yet another fantastic journey. It was an opening weekend that had everything. From the style, glamour and sophistication of daytime at the world class beach concept to the vibrant, roof-threatening (if there was one) atmosphere at night. Blue marlin Ibiza is up and running for the latest summer season and there’s literally no time to catch your breath as Showtime Sunday returns with Nick Fancuilli and Yousef this Sunday!