Space opened for the first time as a club in 1989, it was the first club to stay open as long as the Spanish licensing laws would allow, which was an incredible 22 hours. The first DJ’s to bring the kind of club experience, which we are used to today, were Brandon Block and Alex P. They were the resident DJ’s of the Space terrace, where you could dance in the daylight amid the roar of the jet engines departing and arriving at Ibiza airport, 15 minutes along the road. However, the music being temporarily drowned out by the planes didn’t bother the crowd in their sun glasses and beach wear or the clothes they still had on from the night before, they were having too much of a good time to notice the planes or the heat from the sun.
Space receives consistent awards from the music industry it has been awarded best club and best Ibiza night as recently as 2009.
The club itself is in the resort of Playa Den Bossa in front of the Aquamar Water Park and surrounded by a huge car park. It is easy to get to as it serviced by the disco bus and local taxis.
Unfortunately the outdoor terrace is no more, owing to new licensing laws which do not permit out- door music after midnight. This prompted a vast refurbishment of Space which now means that the club is entirely indoors, apart from the opening and closing parties where a stage is set up in the car park to accommodate up to 5000 extra clubbers. Inside space has six different areas, a vast dance floor and five other areas which each have their own vibe depending on the night.
The most popular party at Space is “We Love Sundays”, ticket prices are high and it´s usually full to capacity and has a variety of established and up and coming DJs. The rest of the week whilst not as popular is still legendary. Mondays Calling is modern house music mixed by resident and guest DJ’s such as Roger Sanchez, Marco Loco and Mark Knight. Tuesdays is Carl Cox, this DJ has been part of the Ibiza scene for the past ten years and he has gained a reputation for perfectionism and only working with best. In recent years his guests have included Moby, Sasha and Pendulum. Wednesdays is Be, this party has been running since 2008, it offers Techno music with Amin Van Buuren who headlines in the main room and Thursdays is Kehakuma, this party night was introduced in 2010 and due to its outstanding success it was repeated in 2011. It’s a kind of off the wall mix outside the main stream with a strong German influence.
Fridays is Come Together which is a real mixed bag. Acts have included Leftfield and Faithless and DJ’s such as Calvin Harris and Mark Ronson and Saturdays are Café Ole, this is Space’s gay friendly night with flamboyant drag queens and music ranging from house to electro.
By far the most famous parties take place at the opening and closing of Space, where capacity crowds welcome or bid farewell to another Ibiza summer. The 2011 opening party began on Sunday 29th May and was attended by no less than 31 DJ’s including Carl Cox. Finishing the weekend extravaganza was Rejekts with Iain Taylor on 31st May. Iain is notorious for his ability to work a crowd into a real frenzy and he did just that!
Space closing took place on Sunday 2nd October, the line -up included 17 Dj’s, with Carl Cox and Armin Van Buuren amongst them. The music was euphoric and as always the party exceeded the expectations set by the previous year.
Tickets for Space range from 20 Euros to 65 Euros, pre book the opening and closing party tickets and expect to pay a lot for drinks at the bar.
Out of all the clubs in Ibiza Space is the one you should visit even if you don’t enjoy house music, go to experience the roller coaster rush and the electric atmosphere. Space is an iconic part of Ibiza and imagine the Kudos when you casually mention to your grandchildren “hey, I remember Space, I was there you know”!