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Round-up | All the parties happening over opening weekend

Where you can dance over International Music Summit week - and where is already sold out!

Are you ready? Right now, we're on the eve of another summer clubbing season here on Ibiza. With International Music Summit (IMS) conference starting on Wednesday 24 April, it really is all systems go. With so much going on, it can all be a bit overwhelming.

Here's our handy round-up of all the parties happening over the opening weekend.

Some are already sold out and others will follow suit soon (there are also a few workarounds for a couple, for those still desperate to attend. Check out the Sunrise Passes for Hï Ibiza or D-Lounge restaurant bookings for Destino). You can jump to any day using the directory below.

Wednesday 24 April

IMS opening party & Beatport Awards after party | Akasha | From 21:00

One third of The Belleville Three, the pioneer behind Electro act Cybatron and one of the first wave of Techno artists from Motor City, The Originator Juan Atkins presents The History of Detroit Techno.

Line-up: Juan Atkins, Syreeta and N1NJA


UNUM Festival Launch Party | Club Chinois | From 23:45
Line-up: Archie Hamilton, DJ Pierre, Marlie and more TBA

Thursday 25 April

SFR500 Southern Fried Records | Las Dalias & Akasha | From 19:00
Line-up: Fatboy Slim, Mighty Dub Katz, LaLa, lau.ra, Hayley Zalassi and Meg Ward

Progression | Club Chinois | From 23:45
Line-up: Rodriguez Jr., Will Clarke, Ledfut (VR DJ) and N1NJA

Friday 26 April

Soft Opening | O Beach | 13:00 - 22:00
Line-up: O Beach resident DJs Grant Collins and Sam Dungate

Poolside Sessions | Ibiza Rocks | 14:00 - 21:00
Line-up: Ibiza Rocks resident DJs

IMS Grand Finale | Dalt Vila

IMS Grand Finale | Dalt Vila | 17:00 - 23:59

International Music Summit brings the curtain down on another conference (but simultaneously raises the curtain to another summer) with our annual shindig within the fortified walls of the Old Town. On a weekend of highlights, this might be the pinnacle on spectacle alone.

Line-up: Mochakk, Sasha, Franky Wah, Miss Monique, Róisín Murphy (live) and more


Pyramid | Amnesia Ibiza by PHRANK

Pyramid Special | Amnesia | From 22:00

Pyramid's season doesn't get underway until June, but ahead of Amnesia's full Opening Party in a fortnight's time, we get this "warm-up" (words used loosely!) with some of the best Techno and Tech House DJs on the planet. This one is for the die-hard clubbers.

Line-up: Amelie Lens, Hot Since 82, East End Dubs, Sweely (live), Indira Paganotto and more


Oceanvs Orientalis present Portrait Of The Obscure | Akasha | From 23:00

Skilled live performer Oceanvs Orientalis launches his new album on Crosstown Rebels at one of his frequent haunts.

Line-up: Oceanvs Orientalis (live), unders, Anstascia and Igor Marijuan


Space opening party | Eden | From 23:59

Space is reborn at Eden with, quite honestly, probably the biggest line-up that has ever graced San Antonio. Many thought we'd seen the last of this Ibiza institution when it closed its doors at the end of summer 2016. All eyes on Eden this summer to see how the resurrection shapes up!

Line-up: Armand Van Helden, Richy Ahmed, Simon Dunmore, Nicole Moudaber and more


Pacha Ibiza by Raul Sanchez

Grand Opening Party | Pacha | From 23:59

Pacha opens its account for summer in the grandest way imaginable. The Don Marco Carola heads up the Grand Opening Party at the club with the cherries with an extended set. Get ready for the groove to well and truly lock you in its grip.

Line-up: Marco Carola, Calvin Clarke and Ale Le Tuglie

*** SOLD OUT ***

IMS Grand Finale After Party | Club Chinois | From 23:59

What, you didn't think it all ended after Dalt Vila, did you? There's always an afters! Several of the faces from the main event in the Old Town get a second set of the evening and a couple of the fantasy back-to-backs get a reload. The best part? It's within walking distance (or a short cab ride).

Line-up: Pete Tong, Sasha, Franky Wah, Miss Monique, Jaguar, DJ Paulette, Artche and more


Saturday 27 April


Ushuaïa Opening Party | Ushuaïa | 13:00 - 23:00

Finally, it's time for Ushuaïa to throw its doors wide open. One half of Tale Of Us, Anyma presents his visual-heavy masterpiece Genesys with a ton of support from the Afterlife roster. 7,000 ravers at the ready to boot off this thrill fest for the senses. Will you be amongst them?

Line-up: Anyma, Maceo Plex, Stephan Bodzin (live), Franky Wah, Kevin De Vries and more

*** SOLD OUT ***

Poolside Sessions | O Beach | 13:00 - 22:00
Line-up: O Beach resident DJs Grant Collins and Sam Dungate

Poolside Sessions | Ibiza Rocks | 14:00 - 21:00
Line-up: Ibiza Rocks resident DJs

Hï Ibiza

Hï Ibiza Opening Party | Hï Ibiza | From 23:00

Whether you started your day at Ushuaïa or not, all roads in Playa d'en Bossa lead directly to Hï Ibiza for part two of the celebrations. The line-up is vast and covers all bases. When will this end? We can't tell you, although if past years are anything to go by, it'll be midday Sunday!

Line-up: Adam Beyer, Chris Stussy, Eliza Rose, Honey Dijon, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice and more

*** SOLD OUT *** ... but Sunrise Passes available for entry after 06:00 on Sunday 28 April

Akasha | From 23:00
Line-up: Norman Webber, Ernesto Altes and more

Roger Sanchez | Pacha | From 23:59

The S-Man returns to a legendary stomping ground. Pacha was his home for Release Yourself back in the day. The decades have rolled past, but the king of four deck mixing remains evergreen.

Line-up: Roger Sanchez, Hannah Wants and more


Sunday 28 April

Nido | Las Dalias

Nido | Las Dalias & Akasha | From 12:00

Las Dalias' in-house Sunday all-dayer gets an IMS weekend edition. Children are welcome to the outside action from midday to 22:00, when accompanied by an adult.

Line-up: Igor Marijuan, Share, Bohem, Sena and more


Paravana | O Beach

Paravana | O Beach | 13:00 - 22:00

Parris invites Melon Bomb's Paul Reynolds back to O Beach for the first of two Paravana parties this summer.

Line-up: Paul Reynolds, Parris Taylor, Lloyd Nwagboso, Perry Martin and more


Poolside Sessions | Ibiza Rocks | 14:00 - 21:00
Line-up: Ibiza Rocks resident DJs

Grand Opening Party | Destino | 17:00 - 23:00

Line-up: Marco Carola, PAWSA and Da Vid

*** SOLD OUT *** ... but restaurant reservations are open for lunch, late lunch and dinner (includes admission to Destino for the party afterwards)

Playa Soleil

Grand Opening Party | Playa Soleil | From 18:00
Line-up: Guy Gerber, Andrea Oliva, Kintar and Arodes

Club Chinois by Mario Pinta

Grand Opening Party | Club Chinois | From 23:45

After a run of parties that began at Easter, Club Chinois officially raises the curtain on its third summer. Regular Friday night host Pablo Fierro fronts a night of decadence under the disco ball.

Line-up: Pablo Fierro, Mëstiza, Carl Kennedy and Clint Lee


ANOTR | Pacha Ibiza by Raul Sanchez

ANOTR | Pacha | From 23:59
Line-up: ANOTR and Desiree

Tickets, where available, can be bought by clicking on the sky blue BUY TICKET links above.

Alternatively, please visit our world famous party calendar for a full breakdown of parties over this period.

PHOTOGRAPHY | by James Chapman, PHRANK, Raul Sanchez and Mario Pinta

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