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Alternative parties to House and Techno in summer 2022

There's more to Ibiza than a 4/4 beat and hi-hats.

Expectations were high as Ibiza reopened at its normal capacity for 2022 and we've noticed some exciting movements taking place on the island. This year is all about diversifying the music scene, expanding on the original Ibizan sound and embracing change.

Promoters and clubs are welcoming artists from all kinds of different genres to their weekly rosters.

With industry newcomers and existing talents all seeking a slot on one small island, it's a tough job to squeeze it all in, but despite what many think, Ibiza caters to a lot more than just House music alone.

We've compiled a list of alternative events for you below and believe us when we say that there's something for everyone.


Drum & Bass

We all know that Drum & Bass is a beloved genre by many, in the UK especially. Traditionally, you wouldn't tend to see many events here on the White Isle that cater to this sound. Well for 2022, if you're a D&B head, you're in for a treat. 

Louder at Eden welcomes some of D&B's biggest DJs and producers to the decks this summer - Chase & Status, Hybrid Minds, Andy C, Wilkinson, Sub Focus and more, every Monday in San Antonio. With their previous events already exceeding expectations, it's only going to get bigger and better as the season progresses. That's not all, however.

Having made his summer debut at Pikes last week, Goldie MBE is set to grace the booth of Playa d'en Bossa's underground haven Octan, for a 4-date residency every Thursday in August. As the original UK pioneer of D&B and Jungle, this is a must-see, once in a lifetime, island exclusive.


REGGAETON

Chart-topper DJ Snake and Puerto Rican singer Ozuna have just announced two special shows at outdoor day-venue Ushuaïa next month. Taking place on 24 and 31 July, these headline shows are an incredible coming together of electronic and Latin music's biggest acts.
 
From their hit singles Taki Taki in 2018 and SG in 2021, the duo have sparked a high demand for this kind of music globally. What better place to catch them than in the musical capital of the world?

Anuel AA is also an artist paving the way for Latin Trap/Reggaeton to be heard on Ibiza.

He has been taking Hï Ibiza by storm for the past two Mondays. With two dates left in the diary (27 June and 4 July), this genre just keeps on growing and it looks like we'll be seeing and hearing a lot more it.

Known worldwide as The King of Trap, he has won multiple MTV, Latin Billboards and Latin American Music Awards, among many others, and is consistently topping the Latin music charts around the world.

Global ambassador of Reggaeton, J Balvin brings his groundbreaking NEON experience to the White Isle, for an exclusive multi-night takeover on 10 and 11 July, in Playa d'en Bossa's most sought-after venues. This will be the first NEON experience outside of the Americas.

J Balvin will be joined by special guests Myke Towers, Alok, Rels B, Tokischa, Ryan Castro, DJ Luian & Agudelo888 and even the Martinez Brothers.

Guaranteeing explosive production and unrivalled party atmosphere, it might add up to be Ibiza's most memorable Reggaeton party of the summer.

BRUTAL and Mamacita will alternate between Thursdays at famed super-club Amnesia for the rest of the summer, bringing the best urban artists to the White Isle. Exclusive performances are scheduled from Jhay Cortez, Justin Quiles, Feid, Tyga, French Montana, El Alfa, Chimbala, Boza, Dalex, La Ross Maria and many more.

Latin superstar Maluma joins the Pacha Latino Gang for the entirety of July, while Zion & Lennox take the reins from mid-August. Fiery Hispanic heat incoming.


R&B and Hip-Hop

San Antonio's original club Es Paradis welcomes UK based R&B/Hip-Hop party Mon Cheri to its dancefloors every Saturday. So far, huge names have taken centre stage this summer, including Tion Wayne, Dappy and Ivorian Doll. Who would've thought?

Also taking place at Es Paradis, You Know The Vibes is the Monday party led by the inimitable DJ Policy.

If you want to make a whole 24-hours of this kind of music, you can start things off with Applebum at Ibiza Rocks where the some of the most skilled DJs spin the poolside decks with old school Hip-Hop and today's R&B chart-topping bangers.

With so many people proud adopters of this genre, its about time the island had nights dedicated to it. If you don't know, get to know, as these parties are paving the way for this sound to be heard on the island for 2022 and beyond.


Throwback eras

Bought to you by The Night League, retro-themed Children of the 80s takes you back through time to this hugely celebrated decade, by bringing to you some of the best-known singers and bands of the era.

Every Friday at Hard Rock Hotel, spark a sense of nostalgia with heritage acts like 2 Unlimited, Barbara Tucker, Boney M.Xperience, CeCe Rogers, Rozalla and The Best Of ABBA (Tribute Act), who will perform the hits they are known and loved for. They are also joined by the DJing talents Dream Team Reload and La Movida at the open-air, festival like stage.

Think bold style, colours, silhouettes and heaping amounts of permed hair. With trends spanning from ripped tights and biker jackets to polished oversized blazers and poof skirts, get your glam on for the best experience.

Running until the beginning of October, Mondays at Pacha throw it back again with Flower Power - one of the longest running parties on the island.

Watch Pacha be transformed into a flamboyant, colourful hippy-haven, where old school ravers unite on the dancefloor. It's a place to promote freedom, peace and happiness as well as resembling life on the island back in the good ol' days.

Get ready to groove to nostalgic anthems by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin and throw on your best pair of flares and tie-dye.


Jazz

Every Friday at El Silencio Ibiza, Stephane Ashpool and his Parisian party Jazz Pool take over the seafront sanctuary, inspired by the golden age of speakeasies, giving them a contemporary twist.

The unique events are soundtracked by a carefully curated roster of musical guests – think open jam sessions and DJ sets complete with dancing beneath the stars. Laid-back but vibrant, elegant and cool, surreal and memorable - a great place to kick-start your weekend.


Live Music

Daily live music in the heart of old town Ibiza, El Teatro brings you the authentic feel of the island and its native culture. This is a great place to come and relax and listen to quality music from local and international artists, musicians and DJ’s.

Unconditional from the old Teatro Pereyra, such as the inexhaustible Mimi Barber or the guitarist Matteo Crocetti, take to the stage at Teatro Ibiza almost every night. Singer Jodie Kean also drops by the stage from time to time.

In addition, once a month they schedule a session of Jazz, another blues and another rap and Rebeca Brown and Gala Robles visit the place.

The catchy sessions of the  DJs Mariano Somoza, Sr. Cardona and Manel Simone  are also common, as well as special events such as nights of laughter or magic, for example.

From Wednesday to Sunday check out Es Birra LIVE MUSIC through local musicians and artists, a different vibe every night.


Head over to our party calender to grab tickets to any of the parties or for lower scale, free music gigs, check-out our event calendar

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