When: Until September 2011
Where: The Island of Ibiza, Balearics, Spain
From the end of May until the end of September, Ibiza is the distinct party capital of Europe. As clubbing destinations go, it is simply peerless.
And with such a defined and short season, it is no surprise that the parties that open and close the period are huge affairs.
For clubbers and lovers of dance music, the clubs are what makes it special. At once decadent yet unpretentious, expensive yet hedonistic, the names roll off the clubbers wall of fame; Amnesia, Pacha, El Divino, Es Paradis, Space, Privilege few will be leaving for home before the sun rises over the Mediterranean.
Taking a trip to the 'white isle' at any time over the summer will be spectacular, but as the season winds down the clubs go just that little but further to extract one final hurrah out of the season. And that is why attending during the closing parties (which never seem to be one night, but a series of 'closings') is the most special. The partying will be more frantic, the in club experience will be heightened with flame throwers, dancers and more and the clubs will pull out all the stops to tempt the best names in djing and promotion to finish off their season in style.
At Euro 50-60 a pop, entry can be expensive, but the clubs make it well make it.