Pacha Goes Big In April

Posted on April 1, 2017

Words: Iain Thomson

Images: Andrei Oprescu

Images: La Skimal

Images: Tamara Sini

Pacha Ibiza is understandably excited about the forthcoming season, having announced a serious of heavyweight residencies but it’s not getting too carried away just yet, there are still a series of fantastic line-ups to be enjoyed before then, starting with April 1, and the takeover of Pacha by Melon Bomb.

One of the hottest parties on the island, in summer and out, Melon Bomb is an island based collaboration that has brought the funk, soul and house to many established Ibiza venues as well as, more recently, spreading its wings to the slopes of Verbier and the heart of London in Ministry of Sound with Glitterbox. Saturday April 1 sees Scott Gray, Corbi, Ben Santiago, Lovely Laura and Graham Sahara get the month off to a hip-swinging start. Expect colourful décor, courtesy of Chapter, an educated crowd that loves to party and some of the finest soul, funk and house to fire up the weekend.

Solomun +1 Closing by Andrei Oprescu

Los Viernes has been the popular Friday party during the summer, collaborating with a series of high profile party brands and DJs and April sees that philosophy continue. April 7 is the turn of rEJEKT with Haiku 575, Iain Taylor, Roots & Sanchez and Buckley & John Woodall taking charge of the booth. Cristian Varela celebrates 25 years at the top of the electronic music scene this year and he joins Ibiza Global Showcase on April 8, alongside Anna Tur, Ed is Dead b2b B-NY, Caravaca and Graham Sahara. The following weekend is another big one, with four parties to tempt you out of the house, kicking off on Wednesday April 12 with Database 4.0 featuring Toni Varga, Jamie Roy, Isbel & Jon, Ignacio Morales and Angel Linde before TEN Ibiza returns on April 13 with Oriol Calvo welcoming Coyu, Ahmed Eid, Baum and Graham Sahara.

Pacha, FIMF Guetta Closing

Los Viernes and Be Crazy join forces on Friday April 14 with Jean Claude Ades returning to the Pacha booth joined by Alex Kennon and Sacha Muki. Be Crazy has a strong, glamorous island following that knows its music and is not afraid to voice its approval. This usually results in a vibrant atmosphere and some of the best tech house and, in Jean Claude Ades, it boasts one of the most exciting talents on the international scene. The weekend finishes off with two equally huge parties – Vintage with Sebastian Gamboa on Saturday April 15 and Electric Ibiza on Sunday with Matt Tolfrey, Davina Moss and 2Vilas. Both parties have proven themselves throughout the winter, offering strong line-ups that have kept the island dancing and they round up what is one of the biggest weeks of the year so far, as Pacha gears up for its seven-night weekly summer schedule.

Seth Troxler

The final two weekends feature some of the biggest names on the global scene, names that are all too familiar to the Ibiza crowd and promise to bring April to a fitting climax. Friday April 21 sees Pacha welcome Seth Troxler, the darling of the underground and a spinner that has a history of rocking every floor he finds himself overseeing. Seth is joined by another Ibiza heavyweight, Jesse Rose, who, after announcing his retirement at the end of last year, embarks on a global farewell tour in 2017. Ion Pananides and Alex Pott complete a strong line up. Ibiza Talents makes a welcome return on Saturday April 22 showcasing some of the amazing talent that lives on the island before the final weekend of the year marks the return of the Lovin’ Ibiza Festival on April 27 and the final Los Viernes, featuring Loco Dice the following night. It’s a huge party to end what promises to be a month of dancing under the watchful eye of the twin-cherries. Loco Dice needs no introduction to the Ibiza crowd and this, along with the Seth Troxler announcement has been causing quite a commotion amongst clubbers on and off the island; Debby London, Coda and Angel Linde complete the line-up. There’s a big summer ahead for Pacha Ibiza, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary and it all kicks off with a monumental month in April.

Loco Dice