Where clubbing in Ibiza all began…

For an island steeped with such clubbing heritage, it’s difficult to justify the words “rite of passage” for clubbers who come to Ibiza to experience a super club in all its glory.

However, Amnesia without doubt holds that position.

Amnesia Ibiza History

Amnesia began life as an 18th century farmhouse (or “finca”) that was home to the Plannells family for over five generations. It’s located adjacent to San Rafael on the highway between San Antonio and Ibiza Town, very much in the center of the island.

In 1970, the Planells family sold the finca to a widow from an aristocratic background. After the post Spanish Civil War hippy invasion of the island in the 60s, it was in the 70s where tourism began to boom in Ibiza.

A man from Madrid named Antonio Escohotado made a deal with the landlady in May 1976 to lease the house for 20,000 pesetas (€120) per month.

[wps_quote style=”style-3″ url=””]“The Workshop of Forgetfulness” (“El taller de los olvidadizos”) gave way to the Greek word that summed it up more simply: Amnesia.[/wps_quote]

Escohotado wanted a name that would epitomise what the house allowed people to do: go out at night, forget their problems, in a place far far away from normal life. “The Workshop of Forgetfulness” (“El taller de los olvidadizos”) gave way to the Greek word that summed it up more simply: Amnesia.

Amnesia has remained one of Ibiza’s most important clubs for over five decades. The sound of the Balearic Beat is closely associated with the club’s music policy in the 80s and its resident DJ Alfredo.

In the last 20 years, the emergence of popular parties Cream and Cocoon have cemented Amnesia’s status as one of the most important clubs in Ibiza, and indeed worldwide.

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Club Information

Capacity, Layout & Rooms

Amnesia’s capacity is 5,000. It is the second largest superclub on the island behind Privilege.

Clubbers choose between two rooms: the gigantic terrace on your left when you arrive, and the smaller club room to your right.

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Balconies in both rooms offer VIP access including table service.

Typically you can expect to pay an extra €20 on top of your ticket entry price for balcony access at the club, giving you a better vantage point of the dancefloors below.


Amnesia uses a KV2 Audio sound system (installed in 2017), and a 3D lighting system by MADRIX.

The club has two ice cannons, one in each room. They are epic [check out a video of them in action here].

“Mind blowing ice cannons, terrace parties till sunrise, and some of the most impressive lineups on the island”

  • Amnesia gets very busy, especially for its most popular party elrow. You should plan your arrival time accordingly. The dancefloor will be busiest from 1-3am.
  • If you want to avoid the crowds, consider paying for balcony access. It normally costs an extra €20 on top of your ticket price and you will get a better vantage point.
  • Be ready to party. Unless you’re VIP there isn’t really anywhere to take a breather at Amnesia, and the smoking area is essentially the back of the car park. You didn’t come to Ibiza to sit down at a club all night anyway though, right?!

Amnesia 2021

In 2020, the big news that got everyone talking about was the move of Paradise from DC10 to Amnesia. Jamie Jones’ night will no doubt be a big hit at its new home when the party can finally get (re)started.

Do Not Sleep have announced their Closing Party for Tuesday the 12th October 2021.

The Amnesia Closing Party 2021 will take place on Saturday the 23rd October 2021. You won’t want to miss that one.

Let’s hope there’ll be more 2021 announcements from Amnesia soon 🤞

2019 Parties

  • Monday: Cocoon
  • Monday: Pyramid
  • Tuesday: Together
  • Wednesday: Steve Aoki
  • Thursday: ABODE
  • Friday: Do Not Sleep
  • Friday: Vagabundos
  • Saturday: elrow
  • Sunday: La Espuma

2020 Parties

  • Monday: Cocoon
  • Tuesday: Together
  • Wednesday: Paradise
  • Thursday: Mamacita
  • Friday: TBA
  • Saturday: elrow
  • Sunday: Pyramid

Popular Amnesia Parties

Frequently Asked Questions

Amnesia is located in the middle of Ibiza near San Rafael. A taxi from Ibiza town will cost you around €15, or €20 from San Antonio. You can take one of the free buses that are put on for ticket holders from Playa D’en Bossa, Ibiza Port and San Antonio.

Amnesia typically opens at midnight, and most parties finish at 6am.

Tickets for Amnesia range between €40-60, depending on the promoter of the night. You can expect to pay €20 extra for VIP balcony access. Buy tickets online in advance to save at least €10 extra on the door price.

In 2020 at Amnesia Ibiza a beer costs €13, Water €9 and a spirit + mixer €21. You can buy drinks packages in advance from Amnesia’s website to save some money on your drinks.

Amnesia can hold up to 5,000 people.

There’s no dress code for general admission, just wear whatever you’re comfortable in. For tables service however the dress code is smart casual. Flipflops, sleeveless shirts and bikini tops are not permitted.

You can view the full lineup for Amnesia Ibiza in the calendar below.

Amnesia Ibiza Opens on Saturday May the 9th 2020.

Amnesia Party Listings