Sankeys Closing Party 2015

Posted on October 7, 2015

Words: Iain Thomson

Images: Tamara Sini

Words: Graham Currie

Every season the Ibiza clubs announce their weekly schedule and get set for the army of clubbers to descend with some grabbing more headlines than others. Ibiza 2015 had several surprises up its sleeve before the summer kicked off in earnest, one of the biggest being We Love’s move from Space to Sankeys on Wednesday night. Other big additions saw Matt Jam Lamont and Sam Holt reunite with David Vincent for a brand new Thursday The Redlight and a collaboration with Ibiza Rocks for Shelter, the official W.A.R! after party on Friday. Add the quality of the returning parties from 2014 and Sankeys Ibiza had every right to be optimistic about the season.

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In a relatively short space of time, Sankeys Ibiza has established itself as one of the prominent Ibiza venues, offering clubbers a genuine underground vibe in the heart of Playa d’en Bossa. Ibiza 2015 seen the venue cement its reputation on the back of countless amazing parties, some spectacular line ups and more than nits fair share of surprise guests. Rudimental and Snoop Dogg appearing in the venue caused a particular stir but the weekly array of talent across all of the residencies is what earned the rust and loyalty of the discerning clubber on the island looking to be educated as well as entertained.

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Sankeys closing party on Tuesday October 11 yet another memorable night as some of the stars of the Ibiza season gathered to deliver one more magical musical journey. Eats Everything, Noir, Todd Terry, Matt Jam Lamont, Jozaf, B.Traits, Second City, Manu Gonzalez and Tube & Berger offered a representation of all of the Sankeys parties under one roof as the island dropped in to celebrate another fantastic season. Sankeys Ibiza offers a unique party space, the low ceiling and minimal lighting of the Basement, the warehouse vibe of the Lab and the intimate experience of Spektrum are just some of the reasons it has become a must-visit Ibiza venue. This summer saw the installation of a brand new sound system and we’re not sure who was more excited, the clubbers melting in front of it or the DJs that got to play with it.

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As with most if its 2015 parties, the club was packed, a mixture of tourists on the island specifically for the closing party marathon and workers and locals that had finally been able to spend a bit of time on socializing after weeks of grafting. The end of the season, while a bitter pill to swallow, is also a great time to be in the famous Ibiza clubs, the world famous atmosphere is super-charged as everyone makes the most of the last chance to dance. It was a chance to sample some delicious underground music, from the deep beats of Manu Gonzalez to the sublime garage that has made Redlight one of the most popular new parties and, of course, Eats Everything, who can do no wrong this summer. As closing parties go, it was right up there, a fitting finale for another amazing season. Sankeys will be busy this winter with imminent the launch of its Warehouse concept in Manchester and before returning for another summer season in 2016.

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