Space Ibiza closed its doors on Sunday (02.10.16) after a 20-hour closing party that waved goodbye to the iconic nightclub.
Opened in 1989 and located in the Play D’en Bossa region, the party hotspot was the centre of electronic music on the Balearic Islands but after a 27 year long run 80 –year-old owner Pepe Rosello decided it was time to bid farewell and hand the reigns over to the crew behind Ushuaia.
It has been a hard year for nightclubs around the world closing and dance culture simmering away but Space was built as one of Ibiza’s iconic destinations and was labelled as one of the world’s biggest clubbing brands.
The first creator of many events, Pepe Rosello introduced revolutionary ideas including Breakfast in Space where guests could get up early and dance on the terrace welcoming the planes passing above.
Its flagship Sunday sessions were another attraction, running for 16 weeks throughout the summer and in 1999 the “We Love...Space” hosted a weekly party which opened at 4.30 and kept on going until 6AM Monday morning.
Over the years the legendary venue has hosted a multitude of successful DJs many of whom claimed it was a dream playing this extradinary venue. They included Sasha, John Wink, Roger Sanchez, David Guetta, Enrick Morillo and many more. Famous for his glorious open air terrace, Carl Cox’s mind blowing sets and 22 hour dance marathons, Space really pioneered the EDM spirit.
All focus though was on Carl Cox last week who ended his 14-year residency at Space and for its final fiesta the tickets were priced at 100 euros and sold out in a heartbeat. The final closing party was put in place so clubbers could bid farewell to the end of an era on the White Isle.
The epic closing party at the venue saw Carl Cox’s set beginning at 12pm and live streamed to millions all over the world.
Ibiza clubbing will certainly change now that Space has gone with many suggesting that it will be damaging for the islands future, but only time will tell if this is true.
Space Ibiza have released a mini documentary focusing on the clubs 27-year history including interviews and reminiscent stories from the successful DJs that played there. Watch it below.