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Ibiza 2017 season news roundup FIVE

Five news nuggets with our fifth roundup of season 2017.

This week gave us a breather on the news onslaught front, however, we'd reckon that some of these gave you a good old punch to the lungs. House and techno grabs much of the attention here, but trance and reggae are also gunning for a swipe. Seven weeks to go.


ANTS announces line-ups of pre-season parties

The official opening is in the diary for June, but until that date we've two pre-openings boosting us into the clubbing stratosphere. The first date on Saturday 13 May will have resident, Andrea Oliva, on duty and with him are Nic Fanciulli, Patrick Topping, Francisco Allendes, Raul Rodriguez and Tapesh. On 20 May Francisco Allendes returns with Groove Armada, Richy Ahmed, Steve Lawler, wAFF and Housekeeping.

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Armin van Buuren joins Hi Ibiza

Wednesdays at Hï Ibiza are set to give trance a good smashing with Armin van Buuren. The Grammy-nominated king of trance himself will be taking over the spanking nightclub for 13 dates every week from 21 June until 13 September. Armin's new concept U R will be embracing the beauty and spirituality for which the island is for. Guest DJs have to be announced soon.

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Pure Carl Cox reveals season line-ups

We're greedy for our Coxy, and while we're not getting him for 15-odd dates this year, the two gigs at Privilege are going to be absolute beauties. Pure Carl Cox lands in July and with the line-ups he's curated, the San Rafael superclub is going to be used and abused in the way it should. On Tuesday 11 July we'll have Joseph Capriati, Jon Rundell, Eric Powell, Eats Everything, tINI, Archie Hamilton, Darren Emerson and Hybrasil. And on Tuesday 18 July you´ve got The Martinez Brothers, Nicole Moudaber, Cassy. Dax J, Kerri Chandler and Nastia. Oooooft. It's stinking of promise.

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Toddla T's carnival pool parties land at Ibiza Rocks Hotel

For two exclusive dates Toddla T will be turning the Ibiza Rocks Hotel into a carnival pool party. You'll be getting an ear bashing from the sound systems of Jamaica with a lashing of the infamous Notting Hill carnival. With a tweaked reggae vibe, the poolside jamboree delivers a mishmash of musical genres. Bashment, dancehall, drum & bass, grime, garage and house will all be ushered in for the session. Lethal Bizzle will join Toddla T, The Heatwave, DRS, and Nadia Rose on 15 June. Sean Paul together with Donaeo, Coco, and once again Toddla T and DRS will take care of 29 June, with the help of Patrick Nazemi and homegrown Ibiza Rocks Soundsystem DJs for the celebration of all things carnival.

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Hi Ibiza presents In The Dark residency 2017

Thursdays will be spearheaded by a collective of five house and techno heavyweights. The Night League – the creative team behind the new superclub – launches brand new party series, In The Dark, on Thursday 8 June. You've got Steve Lawler, Luciano, Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli and Kölsch. They´ll be joined by a solid selection of guests DJs and live acts, and the club space will be presented to the residents as a blank canvas, giving them license to create something pretty special. We managed to catch Steve Lawler for an exclusive chat on the new venture, which you can check out here.

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