The Garden Of Madness Goes Wild At Ushuaïa Ibiza

Posted on September 5, 2018

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: Tamara Sini

The end of the 2018 season may be in sight, but Ibiza’s fabled party scene has still got a lot of punch left until the shutters come down – as was proven by the most recent edition of Tomorrowland Presents Garden of Madness! Hosted, of course, by Belgian DJ duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, the party went all out with a big production, big lights and even bigger beats before kissing the White Isle goodbye in a couple of weeks.

On the roster for last night was a number of big hitters; supported by Brian Cross and Diego Miranda, they included chart-stormer Kungs and the iconic Steve Angello as well as the dynamic brother-tandem themselves, natch. As we made our way past the giant butterfly wings that adorned the walk-up to the famous party arena that is Ushuaïa Ibiza, emotions were already running high inside the venue, with the powerful Florence & The Machine anthem Say My Name – the Calvin Harris remix, of course – belting out of the sound system and the icy jets of C02 setting off to help cool down the crowd.

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Steve Angello was ruling the huge festival-size stage, in front of which a passionate crowd of EDM lovers was holding on tight to every last beat dropped. Over a ferocious bassline, he fired on revellers to throw their ‘hands in the air’ before launching into one of the most successful EDM anthems of our time, Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish Housemafia, of which, of course, he is a founding member. ‘You remember us, right?’ he teased, before sending the arena wild by confirming the impending comeback of the house music supergroup. With the whole of Ushuaïa Ibiza singing their hearts out to the emotive melody, it was indeed a goosebump moment to remember.

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With the crowd teetering on an emotial cliff, ready and raring to go, it was time for our illustrious hosts to take to the stage. Keeping us on the edge of our seats for several minutes, the show began with a mesmerising intro that showed off the famed Ibiza venue’s full production force, including hypnotic graphics and a giant golden butterfly springing to life above the stage. When Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike finally appeared in the booth, they wasted no time in setting the night alight with galloping basslines and fierce high-pitched shards of electronic sound effects, while cleverly mixing in iconic hip hop samples every now and again.

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Despite their huge global successes, the brothers weren’t resting on their laurels and instead delivered a high energy show that engaged their fans from start to finish. Within minutes of taking to the decks, they were up on the booth, later joining the sexy Ushuaïa Ibiza dancers in spraying champagne into the crowd and even changing location by moving from the iconic stage to a hotel room balcony for a surprise set! Giving revellers exactly what they wanted, they delivered a set full of big beats, big collaborations and big remixes, including the melodic Complicated, the fierce Repeat produced with Armin Van Buuren and W&W, the Tetris-inspired retro sounds gone wild Patser Bounce and brand new hit Instagram.

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With people jumping up around as if they were about to deliver an Olympic gymnastics choreography and acid green lasers slicing through the dark night in a bid to outflicker the fast-paced basslines, Ushuaïa Ibiza was truly a sight to behold. With the relentless and high-octane beats disappearing under giant clouds of cold fog, perfectly timed fire bursts illuminating the show on stage and explosions of metallic streamers going off, the Garden Of Madness proved that it has got some way to go before disappearing into hibernation…

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June 2019

TUE 18 JUN 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 25 JUN 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.

July 2019

TUE 02 JUL 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 09 JUL 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 16 JUL 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 23 JUL 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 30 JUL 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.

August 2019

TUE 06 AUG 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 13 AUG 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 20 AUG 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 27 AUG 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.

September 2019

TUE 03 SEP 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 10 SEP 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 17 SEP 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 24 SEP 2019
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  • Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for Ushuaia. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.