Pacha Birthplace of Ibiza electronic dance scene

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  • Pacha

  • Avda 8 d'Agost s/n 07800 Ibiza Spain (34) 97 1313 612
reviewed by
Ryan Styler Editorial Review Author
  • hours
    10pm-9am, daily
  • Consider it the Ibiza cultural museum; a big top oasis of decadent dance halls elaborately decorated in almost hallucinogenic décor presided over by some of the world's top electronic deejays. The epicenter of electronic music, this island outpost of the famed-Pacha chain is perhaps the best known and undoubtedly the most popular. Guests arrive to a circus-like entrance of neon lights and balloons into a central lounge intersected by staircases and corridors leading to five separate dance floors with candy-strewn ceilings and plethora of semi-clothed dancers.

    Unbeknownst to many Pacha-addicts, the club actually began in the Spanish seaside town of Sitges in 1967. Club founder Ricardo Urgell was inspired by the all-night love affair many Mediterranean residents had with dancing and the new sounds of electronica being created in the region. The club was an immediate success and soon spread to numerous franchise locations throughout Eastern Spain's Catalan region. It wasn't until 1973 that Ibiza was garnished with its epic club that has since ruled the island's nightlife scene with cutting edge deejays and theme parties. Today the club has outposts in over eleven countries and expanding to include a nearby restaurant and hotel empire for the truest electronic revelers.

  • Last Word

    The summer 2012 kicked off in late-May with a line-up for Pacha Ibiza that includes Mondays with Tiësto, Erick Morillo on Wednesday, David and Cathy Guetta on Thursday, Pete Tong on Friday and the Vagabundos on Saturday.

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