You are here

Preview: Café Olé 2012

Be prepared for anything at this outrageous and extravagant gay-friendly fiesta.

By Spotlight

For the Ibiza history buffs, Café Olé was the original name and source of one of the most iconic parties in the history of Space: Matinée. After Matinée defected to Amnesia, Café Olé was resurrected in 2009, setting up a worthy party-opponent to rival its prodigious offspring.

A self-appointed ‘poly-sexual fiesta’, Café Olé has made a name for itself on the island as a destination for clubbers looking for something beyond just lights and beats. Every Saturday Space’s insides will be sprinkled with acrobats, drag queens, burlesque dancers, actors, singers and sparkles – lots and lots of sparkles.

Musically, we can welcome the return of Café Olé residents Danny Leblack, Rafha Madrid and the House South Brothers (Pablo Kopanos And Manuel Moore), with the new additions of Marco Loco, Borja Delanera and the fledgling Spanish force that is Danny Avila. By way of embellishment to this solid list of resident DJs, the season will be peppered with guest appearances from The Japanese Popstars and Fedde Le Grand early in the season and both Kaskade and Roger Sanchez at the closing party.

Determined not to limit itself to DJs, Café Olé will also feature provocative performances from the world-famous transsexual Amanda Lepore, singers Crystal Waters and Ultra Naté, much-loved 70s group Boney M and versatile performers Vinila Von Bismark, Bimba Bose and David Delfin – abundant alliteration at no extra charge.

Saturday Parties on rotation will be Burlesque Café Olé, Olé Back to Disco Café, Café Olé is Pervert and, new to this season, Motel Café Olé, hosted by the Spanish actress Rossy de Palma (described my many as a Picasso-come-to-life). One can see that Café Olé has pulled out all stops this year and absolutely no two Saturdays will be alike.


Related content

Home of all things flamboyant, cheeky and musically diverse, this is a party most unlike any other.
The legendary Playa d'en Bossa venue.
Heidi's heading for Manchester tonight
Ibiza's finest are Holland-bound
One of your last chances EVER to dance at Space
Step into Manchester's Warehouse of wonders
Privilege's Saturday night fiesta to be hosted by Chris Brown
Venture to the dark side at Space on Mondays
Nick Warren brings The Soundgarden back to San Antonio
All you need to know about the upcoming season.
Dig in to find out exactly who will be taking you back to the golden years of acid house and...
The classes of old school Hip Hop and R&B will be waved in to Sankeys with the Applebum clan.

Latest news

One of Britain's biggest exports talks life after Space


Get your scary skates on and book now


Going big guns at Gashouder


Bulgarian brilliance at its best


Prize winner's day out

4 days ago

Heidi's heading for Manchester tonight

4 days ago

Featured beaches of Ibiza

4 days ago