The Defected brand are back for the 2016 Ibiza season with another ediiton of Glitterbox, keeping the house and disco sound fresh in the ears thanks for spinners like Kenny Dope, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry and Joey Negro. New for this year though they have a Bassment Jaxx behind the decks...
Following the news that Ibiza’s favourite new party Glitterbox will return to Space Ibiza this year, we can now reveal full season line-ups for the Friday residency from 03 June to Friday 23 September 2016.
It’s not often a party is as universally loved as Glitterbox, but from Resident Advisor to Marie Claire, Ibiza’s now firmly established house and disco party has acquired a prized status amongst European clubbers.
At its heart, Glitterbox embodies the idea that the dancefloor should be the focus of a truly transformative night: something of a rarity in the DJ-idolising culture of the modern club. Every Friday throughout last season, Space was transformed into a glittering, hedonistic playground, with extravagant live shows and the finest, most eclectic soundtrack found anywhere on the island truly setting the party apart, complimented by regular appearances by stand-out PAs and local DJs.
The full list of artists now confirmed for the 2016 season is an exhaustive roll call of quality house and disco DJs, comprising Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Kenny Dope, Dimitri From Paris, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Joey Negro, Simon Dunmore, Purple Disco Machine, The Shapeshifters, John Morales, Nightmares on Wax, Norman Jay, DJ Spen, Horse Meat Disco, Crazy P (DJ set), David Morales and Heller & Farley.
Line-ups for Space’s El Salon – including island residents DJ Pippi, DJ Antz and Mo’funk – along with further DJs and live PAs will be announced over the coming weeks.
GLITTERBOX’S SIMON DUNMORE SAID:
“The reaction to Glitterbox in Ibiza last season was one of overwhelming positivity. DJs that have real heritage, can read a crowd and know when to drop the right record deserve a platform on the island. The Terrace is a perfect venue for Glitterbox, so the decision to stay there for a second season was an easy one. To be involved in Space’s final Ibiza season is a privilege, and we intended to make it the go-to night on Fridays throughout the summer.”
Last season, Glitterbox relocated from Booom to Space and enjoyed a revelatory sophomore year. The opening party reviews were exemplary. Glitterbox’s unique fusion of classic and contemporary dance music, backed by imaginative theming across everything from Mark Wardel’s glamorous artwork to the Savage dance crews Nutbags, Hot Heels and Sink The Pink has fitted Space perfectly, and the Glitterbox crowds happily swelled whilst the Friday night soundtrack continued to impress.
Glitterbox moved off island last summer at London’s Ministry of Sound, with a second event held in December 2015. Further UK and international events will be announced soon, while Glitterbox makes its festival debut at We Are FSTVL in May.
After 27 definitive years in Ibiza, Space will be closing its doors for good after the upcoming season. During that time Space has established itself as one of the world’s greatest clubs, and leaves a legacy in dance music that cannot be overstated
:: Check out the full 2016 Glitterbox Ibiza line up right here!