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Trance parties on Ibiza

Get your dose of euphoric beats at parties guaranteed to have you reaching for those lasers.

Trance music has a great legacy on Ibiza. The uplifting music style has produced many anthems over the past few decades. Many of these are considered genuine Ibiza classics to many raving holidaymakers and clubbers.

One thing has to be said: trance parties have a loyal following, most of whom consider themselves one big family. These committed disciples of euphoric beats dance from dusk until dawn in a heightened consciousness of the music.

In a clubbing landscape dominated by house and techno, sometimes pure trance is harder to find. However, Ibiza covers all music styles so trance clubbers can rejoice.

Have a look below to find those great trance parties with their mesmerising melodies and hypnotic beats. Trance on!


Shine | Privilege

Brand new on Ibiza in 2018, Shine has become the new Monday night mecca for trance fans. Those on an annual summer pilgrimage can make their way to the goliath super-club Privilege for an evening reaching for the lasers.

Global DJ superstar, Paul van Dyk takes up residency in the Vista Club with a spectacularly curated line-up. Up until 17 September you can catch Aly & Fila, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Cosmic Gate, Grum, Project 8, Andy Moor & Lange and many more.

Shine's winning combination of top DJs playing out superb sounds with dazzling production makes it a must visit for any trance purist. Attracting a global fanbase, the party is quickly becoming a favourite amongst trance heads and fellow die-hard ravers.


Armin van Buuren and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Hï Ibiza

Leading the way for trance on Wednesdays is Dutch DJ don Armin van Buuren with his residency at the ultramodern Hï Ibiza. The sound of Armada Music hits the Playa d'en Bossa super-club with Armin mixing it up with a menagerie of trance and EDM.

In the Theatre, clubbers will also be astounded by the magnificent lighting and effects whilst fist-pumping to hard beats.

Fedde Le Grand, Sam Feldt, Ben Nicky, Lost Frequencies, Sander Van Doorn and many others will make appearances so expect spectacular skills behind the decks. This ecstatic event will be on every week until 19 September, so make sure you check it out before the end of the summer.

Supported by Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, the party is a great choice for groups of friends with different music tastes. The Dutch duo holds a residency in the Club room playing fiery house beats.


Captured Festival | Benimussa Park

Friday 7 September and Sunday 9 September

In September trance goes outdoors into the summer sun for annual gathering Captured Festival. The weekend event brings together the best trance DJ talent to the lush surroundings of Benimussa Park for a double date of dance music mayhem.

It all kicks off on Friday 7 September with In Trance We Trust Open Air Special hosted in the Seal Pit amphitheatre. Internationally respected trance DJ John O'Callaghan headlines this unique rave space and is joined by Menno de Jong and Cold Blue.

Over in the club room, Adam Ellis, Sam Mitcham, Amir Hussain and Ibiza Trance Event DJs will keep everyone entertained with a mixture of trance classics and new hits.

Then on Sunday 9 September, trance fans are in for a real treat. The entire of Benimussa opens up. DJs the likes of Bryan Kearney, Ferry Tayle, The Thrillseekers, Will Atkinson, Astral Projection, Neelix, Scot Project and many others will be whipping up those awesome tunes and energy in what is sure to be trance heaven.


Boats & Afterparties

If September didn't have enough trance already, here's more for true dance floor warriors to sink their teeth into. On Sunday 9 September directly after Captured festival, the party carries on in Es Paradis with Sunk, returning for its fifth year.

Will Atkinson, The Thrillseekers, Signum, Ferry Tayle and the Ibiza Trance Event DJs will be playing the full trance spectrum. Special guest Scot Project will also take to the stage providing a German spin on the genre. Xstatic Ibiza and Andy Farley make an appearance for deck duties as well. Celebrate your love of trance all night long at Es Paradis.

If you fancy taking to the blue Balearic sea for your dose of trance, then Driftwood Ibiza has got you covered. The mad trance boat party sets sail on Saturday 8 and Monday 10 September. Solarstone, Factor B, Bryan Kearney and others feature over these two sunny maritime dates.


Once you have your trance fix covered, you may want to check out one of the other parties on the island. Head over to our party calendar for more clubs and parties to hit on holiday.

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