Ushuaïa Announces Opening Line Up

Posted on March 2, 2017

Words: Iain Thomson

Since its initial opening party, when Ushuaïa literally stopped traffic, the popular outdoor party has consistently delivered a world class line up to get the season underway and Ibiza 2017 is no different. Saturday May 27 sees the gates open for the summer season and, once again, it has assembled some of the hottest international artists; including Paul Kalkbrenner, Andrea Oliva, Davide Squillace B2B Martin Buttrich, Eats Everything, Francisco Allendes, Raúl Rodríguez, Steve Lawler and UNER.

Paul Kalkbrenner brings his hugely popular ‘Back To The Future’ show to the Ushuaïa main stage, chronicling his famous mix tapes that showcase his own electronic music journey, featuring an extensive and eclectic collection, presented in a totally new sound, set up and show. Steve Lawler is a genuine Ibiza legend, having played at many of the island’s seminal parties, not to mention hosting his own successful residency, as well as playing an integral part in the evolution of the clubbing capital. Darling of recent times, Eats Everything is omnipresent on the island, holding court at parties in all of the island’s famous venues, bringing his infectious love for the music with him and smashing every dancefloor he finds himself in front of.

Ants Closing by Andrei Oprescu
Ants Closing by Andrei Oprescu

No matter where you look on the Ushuaia opening line-up, you find a talented artist that has proved themselves more than capable on the biggest stage of all. Andrea Oliva and UNER need no introduction to the Ushuaia faithful, having played significant roles in the success of Ants, the popular weekly in-house Saturday party. Davide Squillace and Martin Buttrich are accomplished artists in their own right, but going back to back will see both DJs challenge each other to push the musical parameters, rocking the outdoor dancefloor as they do. The line-up is completed with two of the hottest new talents on the scene, Francisco Allendes and Raúl Rodríguez, giving the duo the opportunity to show why they are considered amongst the most exciting of the next generation of DJ/ producers.

Paul Kalkbrenner
Ushuaia Ants Opening

Ushuaïa has set the bar impressively high for its opening and closing fiestas and, once again, it has not disappointed. The opening line up offers a balance between seasoned heavyweights and exciting new talent, it brings a variety of artists, all with a unique flavour and each more than capable of taking the huge outdoor crowd on a memorable musical journey. Production has played a big role in the Ushuaïa experience in recent years so look out for amazing visuals, fantastic performances, spectacular stage design and explosive effects as the hotel that changed everything welcomes the new season in style.

Ants Closing by Andrei Oprescu
Opening Flyer