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Things to do this month on Ibiza | October 2021

Stable weather and the promise of clubs as October arrives.

After rain comes the sunshine...

The torrential downpour that we usually get in mid-August, didn't arrive until mid-September this summer. La gota fría was overdue and the island was calling out for some rainfall. We finally got it, all at once, over three to four days the third week in September.

Disappointing if that happened to be the week you were holidaying.

However, it has paved the way for clear skies and temperatures in the mid to high twenties for anybody planning a late summer trip. October's early forecast is looking rosy.

Coinciding with the news that Ibiza's clubs can now open, the island is bracing itself for a strong finish to an unusual summer. Will you be joining us?

Closing (or should that be opening?) party news will we update you separately on, so keep an eye-out for that. There's still plenty to sink your teeth into over the coming weeks. Let's take a look.

Sonorama Ribera goes to Ibiza

From 1 to 3 October, Sonorama Ribera, an alternative music festival founded in Burgos on the Spanish mainland, comes to Ibiza. Taking place at three venues in the Concept Hotel Group, the festival will feature both acoustic and electro-acoustic artists.

Running from 13:00 to midnight on each day, Sonorama Ribera Goes To Ibiza invites the likes of Niños Mutantes, La Habitación Roja, Billy Flamingos and We Are Not DJs to the Cubanito Hotel, Paradiso Art Hotel and Romeo's Motel & Diner.

October is a marathon, not a sprint...

Originally scheduled for April, the Ibiza Marathon takes place on Saturday 2 October.

Starting in the port of Ibiza-Town in the shadow of the citadel Dalt Vila, the route takes participants north to the village of Santa Gertrudis, before cutting east, pass the church hill of Santa Eulalia to the resort of Es Caná, before looping back around to Santa Eulalia for the finish. That equates to 42 kilometres of deep burn!

Beachouse calls time on its 2021 summer

Beachouse in Playa d'en Bossa, draws the curtain on its summer with a special moonlit dinner on Saturday 2 October. Starting at 19:00, the three course a la carte menu includes stand-out dishes including chargrilled octopus and the tomahawk, as well as vegetarian options.

Guy Gerber, who previously hosted his RUMORS party at the venue, is invited to play a three and a half set until midnight, giving proceedings an extra layer of enticement.

Closing weekend at Nikki Beach Ibiza

While the clubs have remained closed, Ibiza's various beach clubs have enjoyed a stellar summer and none more so than Nikki Beach Ibiza. The Santa Eulalia establishment wraps up a successful year this coming weekend.

Endless Summer takes place on Saturday 2 October, before the curtain falls on Amazing Sunday Champagne Brunch the following day, Sunday 3 October. Time to pull out your best swimwear one last time!

Jon Sa Trinxa returns home

After playing two dates earlier this summer, Jon indicated they may have been his only appearances at Sa Trinxa this year. Having spent the last few months playing gigs in the UK, we're delighted to learn that JST will be returning to Las Salinas for two more dates.

Get yourselves down to the beach on Monday 4 or Thursday 7 October to catch the Balearic legend in his natural habitat.

The Beat Hotel hits Ibiza

Starting life as a stage at Glastonbury, before morphing into its own festival in rural Marrakech, The Beat Hotel is in a stage of change once again as it locks sights on Ibiza. Rechristened The Balearic Beat Hotel, it's set to takeover two of Ibiza's most spectacular locations.

Taking place from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 October, a series of music, wellbeing, food and talks will be split across Cala Gracioneta and Hostal La Torre.

DJs confirmed for the three days include world music ambassador Esa, DJ/writer Bill Brewster, Ruf Dug and Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, while there will also be a special extended back-to-back between Alfredo and Colleen "Cosmo" Murphy.

Los Suruba see out October at Las Dalias

Last summer never really took off for obvious reasons, but Ibiza's surprise package of 2020 was underground duo Los Suruba. Delmar and Alvaro kept that momentum going this summer, by returning to Las Dalias for weekly label showcases.

After tonight's (30 September) event with fellow islander Edu Imbernon, there's three more Nazca dates on 7, 14 and 21 October. Booking essential - sell-outs expected, especially since dancing will be permitted from 8 October!

One more time?

After our last dance on the sand, we had a sneaking suspicion we hadn't heard the last of Melon Bomb this summer. Ben, Corbi, Paul and Scott are back for round four at Tanit Beach Club on Sunday 10 October for their closing party.

The music starts from 13:00 and if you want to be close enough to enjoy the action, then booking is essential. Click here for more info and to book.

Rescheduled book launch is back on at Pikes

Sunset Terrace - Pikes 2021 - Peter Young

After the original date was postponed due to adverse weather (see the opening paragraph above), Pikes has managed to rearrange a literary event. Music and discussion about Balearic: An Oral History Of Club Culture In Ibiza will now take place on Tuesday 12 October.

DJ sets from the likes of Pippi and Igor Marijuan are locked-in, while contributions come from Dawn Hindle, Danny Whittle, Pepe Roselló and authors Luís Costa and Len Christian.

All roads point to jazz town

While clubbing stalled this summer, live music really took off in its absence - especially jazz, which proved more popular than ever. Back for its second edition, Jazz Point descends on multi-purpose cultural event space Can Ventosa in Ibiza Town, Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 October.

Two bands will perform at the venue each night, while there will also be a special jazz dinner at Pikes on 14 October, featuring the Muriel Grossmann Quartet and Alice Zawadski.

The organisers of Jazz Point are dedicated to making Ibiza an important part of the international jazz scene. Other performers involved, include the Pere Bujosa Trio, Bill McHenry, Ariel Bringuez & Nostalgia Cubana and more. Click here for more info and tickets.

O Beach stretches deep into October

Usually round about this time, O Beach Ibiza would be completing its summer programme. Well, not this year. O Beach has committed to its latest finish ever, offering San Antonio tourists (almost) daily events all the way up to the closing party on Sunday 17 October.

In the mean time, you can also catch the final few editions of Kisstory (Tuesdays until 12 October) and Soul Heaven (Saturdays until 9 October), plus one-offs from Kinky Malinki (7 October) and ONE (10 October).

Mountain bike tour

You might already have thought they were lots of cyclists on Ibiza's roads. Well, there's about to be a few more. 200 in fact! Another sporting event postponed from earlier in the year, Vuelta A Ibiza MTB by Scott takes place 30 and 31 October and into 1 November.

Entries to one of the biggest mountain biking events of the calendar are now full, but that doesn't mean you can't show your support.

The opening procession passes through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dalt Vila, followed by an afternoon and two gruelling days of cross-island racing. After tackling Ibiza's unique terrain, the competitors will assemble in San Antonio by the fountains.

Still here at the end of the month? Keep an eye out for our Halloween round-up coming soon - always a crazy time of year to be on the island with lots going on.

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