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Preview: Cocoon 2012

13 years and looking great. 2012 is gonna' be BIG!

The Cocoon faithfull will notice that the 'Heroes' theme has been so popular that it's stayed on an extra year, with a twist towards the spiritual side of Ibiza. Taking into account that spirit, the culture, the vibe and history of Ibiza, Cocoon has conjured up a beautiful explanation of the relationship between the two. While there are probably few words better than 'Magic' to describe this island, you can leave it up to team Cocoon to put their thoughts across and get it;

"Cocoon is Ibiza and Ibiza is Cocoon. The magic, the electrifying atmosphere, the heat of the night – this is, in our dynamic times, one of the few possibilities to stop the clock, to feel the universe, to forget the monotony of everyday life and to leave it all behind. It's the power of the island and the "spirit of cocoon" in the year 2012 – that year when we step into the age of Aquarius, it's the turn of eras, it is spirituality and transcendence. The age of Aquarius is the era of consciousness, the era of experience. Let us take you into the year of the magic, to the island of magic and dive into the magical night."

It's almost pointless to start talking about highlights when presented with a list of names such as the one below. But we can all rest easy that the majority of the familiar faces that make up the backbone of the Cocoon parties are back as Ricardo Villalobos and Loco Dice play a mammoth 6 and 7 dates respectively, supported by an impressive array of new Heroes, justly rewarded for their efforts with a spot on one of the most in demand clubbing lineups to grace the scene worldwide. But, pushed for some people to look forward to in particular, checkout the Joris Voorn, Henrik Schwarz and Gary Beck dates for starters. It will be cool to see what they bring to the family, although I'm sure we can expect nothing short of a total party... whilst we are also excited to see the return of some proper techno nights as Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, and Marcel Dettman stamp their mark on the Cocoon brand.

Sven Väth will of course play a few times (!!!), and it's good to see that some of those will be all-nighters and Terrace sets, which always provide some of the best parties. However, missing this year is Marco Carola, off to take over Friday nights from MTV last year with his own 'Music On' parties... but at least it looks like we'll see Richie Hawtin play one date (June 18th TBC) and there are a few more 'Special Guest TBA' spots left, so maybe we'll even get more of him at Cocoon?

Having mentioned those above and not the others doesn't mean anything less is thought of them, all are bonafied headliners in their own right, and we will no doubt be there every Monday paying homage to a truely legendary party. Cocoon is back, my how we've missed you...

Soon as we have the 2012 'Making of' video we'll post this up too.

JUNE 11TH: OPENING PARTY

Main Room: Sven Väth, Cassy
House Terrace: Ricardo Villalobos, Sascha Dive

JUNE 18TH

Main Room: Special Guest TBA, André Galluzzi
House Terrace: Loco Dice, Mathias Kaden, Martinez Brothers

JUNE 25TH

Main Room: Sven Väth, more acts TBA!
House Terrace: Ricardo Villalobos, Raresh, SIS live

JULY 2ND

Main Room: Sven Väth, Joris Voorn
House Terrace: Loco Dice, tINI, Premiesku live

JULY 9TH

Main Room: Dubfire, Cassy, Christian Burkhardt live
House Terrace: Sven Väth, Seth Troxler

JULY 16TH

Main Room: Sven Väth *all night long*, Planetary Assault Systems live
House Terrace: Loco Dice *all night long*, Henrik Schwarz live

JULY 23RD

Main Room: Sven Väth, Frank Lorber
House Terrace: Ricardo Villalobos, RPR (Raresh-Pedro-Rhadoo)

JULY 30TH

Main Room: Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, Marcel Dettmann
House Terrace: Loco Dice, DJ Qu, Martin Buttrich live

AUGUST 6TH

Main Room: Sven Väth, Ilario Alicante
House Terrace: Ricardo Villalobos, Onur Özer, Dorian Paic

AUGUST 13TH

Main Room: Sven Väth, Cassy
House Terrace: Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos, Alexkid live

AUGUST 20TH

Main Room: Adam Beyer, Mathias Kaden B2B Daniel Stefanik
House Terrace: Sven Väth *all night long*, Benoit & Sergio live

AUGUST 27TH

Main Room: Joris Voorn, Sascha Dive, Mar-T
House Terrace: Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin

SEPTEMBER 3RD

Main Room: Sven Väth, Gary Beck
House Terrace: Mathias Kaden, Tobi Neumann, Markus Fix

SEPTEMBER 10TH

Main Room: Sven Vath *all night long*
House Terrace: Loco Dice, Carl Craig, Dorian Paic

SEPTEMBER 17TH

Main Room: Dubfire, Mathias Kaden, Gaiser
House Terrace: Sven Vath *all night long*, Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts live

SEPTEMBER 24TH

Main Room: Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Daniel Stefanik
House Terrace: Ricardo Villalobos, Zip, Sonja Moonear

OCTOBER 1ST: CLOSING PARTY

Main Room: Sven Vath, Cassy, Paul Ritch live
House Terrace: Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice, Raresh, Onur Özer

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