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Gallery: 10 years of IMS Dalt Vila

We go through ten years of the unmissable one-off event IMS Dalt Vila.

Oh yes! It's that time of year again, the time we have all been waiting for. Ibiza has reawakened. All the super-clubs have already opened or will have done so by the end of next week. And it all peaks at what is easily one of the most picturesque parties on the planet: IMS Dalt Vila

If there's one date that should be in every clubber's diary, it is this one. Taking place once a year, the event celebrates the grand finale of one of the International Music Summit (IMS) with a fairy-tale party smack in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Talk about dreamy.

The party also marks the (un)official start of the season. Bridging the first part of the openings, which have been growing exponentially throughout May, IMS Dalt Vila launches head-on into the full-blown season. You will be spoilt for choice. Next weekend is one of the hottest ones of the season.

Now in its 11th year, this years actually marks the 10th one taking place in Dalt Vila. The first year the event took place at Pikes. After its success on the island, however, the Consell d'Eivissa showed its support by lending the world heritage site for the party.

Since then, the IMS Dalt Vila has become the ultimate open-air event. Check out the gallery below to see how it came to be one of the most spectacular events in clubland. This year it takes place on Friday 25 May.

For those who have not been, get those flights booked and tickets bought. For the rest of us, see you on that cobblestone dance floor, dancing in the middle of the postcard at the foot of the Ibiza Town castle between day and night.

See below for full line-details and tickets.

2017 Connecting Our Culture

On the line-up last year, a series of back-to-backs included Pete Tong, Miss Kittin, Dixon, Jesse Rose, Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Nicole Moudaber, Tale Of Us, Maceo Plex, Lollino, Manu Gonzalez and B.Traits.

2016 Back To Business

Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, Tale Of Us, Benjamin Damage, Francesca Lombardo and B.Traits were among the artists performing in 2016.


In 2015, Pete Tong, Sven Väth, Luciano, Damian Lazarus and Solomun put on the ultimate open-air show.


Among the artists who played in 2014, we have Pete Tong, Steve Angello, Annie Mac, Manu Gonzalez, Pretty Lights, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, George FitzGerald and Eats Everything.


In 2013, Sven Väth, Solomun, Scuba, Tensnake and Maya Jane Coles were on that roster.


For its fifth edition in 2012, we had none other than Carl Cox, Pete Tong, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Nightmares on Wax, Azari & III and Disclosure.


In 2011, we had Pete Tong, 2ManyDJs, Dubfire, Hercules & Love Affair, The Japanese Popstars, as well as David Guetta and friends.


Mark Ronson, Sasha, Pete Tong, Skream, Buraka Som Sistema (live) and David E. Sugar took care of proceedings in 2010.


Basement Jaxx, Filthy Dukes, Pete Tong and Rob Da Bank were at it in 2009.


The first year saw the South African duo Goldfish, among others, at it at Pikes.

This year Paco Osuna, Jackmaster, Bedouin, Dubfire, Nastia, Guy Gerber, Sven Väth and many more will be going back to back on the decks. Like every year, it's going to be legendary.

See below for all the details and tickets.

PHOTOGRAPHY | Phrank, Igor Ribnik, James Chapman and Faris Villena

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