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Every year in May, Ibiza wakes up from its winter hibernation. Energised, fresh, and ready to take on the new summer season, workers and locals prepare for another 5 month adventure that always ends up being different to the last.

The last two seasons have seen little to no dancing in the majority of Ibiza’s clubs. Firstly we had had the “season that never was” in 2020. It was only toward the very end of the 2021 summer season that dancefloors were permitted to open, albeit with strict rules.

So, now we have some serious catching up to do. Everyone is praying to get back on the dancefloor like we used to: let’s make 2022 a season to remember. Will you be ready for it?

If you just can’t wait for your Ibiza fix, then look no further than heading to the island for Opening Parties. It’s a period of acclimatisation before the season really gets into its rhythm, typically spanning a few weeks from mid-May to early June.

Some, but not all clubs, host their own, one-off parties that aren’t affiliated with any specific promoter. With it being such a unique time on the island, you often find people coming to Ibiza purely for either opening or closing parties.

Opening parties are all about setting a standard for the rest of the season.

DJ Line ups are often amongst the strongest, and clubs may well extend opening hours or change the layout of the club for these one-off events.

We still have fond memories of Opening Parties at Space (now Hï). The entire car park at the back of the venue was opened up, creating an incredible festival-like atmosphere that completely changed the vibe of the whole club. Ah… memories.

This page is regularly updated: lots of Ibiza Opening Parties get announced from January until April.

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When do Ibiza Opening Parties take place?


When exactly do Ibiza Opening Parties take place? As with Ibiza’s Closing Parties, there’s no official time period for when the season starts or finishes. In the past few years, many see the International Music Summit (IMS) as the time when the season really gets underway. Its end of conference finale at Dalt Vila is often the same weekend when you’ll see a lot of other opening parties kicking off.

IMS typically takes place over the course of a few days between the 20th-24th May. So in a normal year, most Opening Parties start in Ibiza by the 21st-23rd May.

However, 2022 is lining up to be the longest season Ibiza has ever seen.

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Looking at previous seasons, it’s definitely getting more and more difficult to guess when Ibiza clubs and parties get underway. The Ibiza season window seems to get longer and longer as the years have gone by. Look at 2019 for example. Pacha’s Zoo Project warm up was on Friday the 26th April, followed by a series of opening parties that took place all throughout May. The Zoo Project’s own opening was the 5th May.

We looked at the last 5 seasons of Opening Parties, which shows us they are taking place earlier every year:

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We can comfortably predict plenty of parties will already be getting underway by the 21st May. However, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find lots going on earlier that month.

Look no further than Better Together, the 24 hour opening party that brings and Ushuaïa together. The event took place on the 30th April 2022.

Perhaps the future of Ibiza’s Opening Parties will be aligned with the Early May Bank Holiday in the UK, which falls on the first Monday of May each year.

Let’s also consider the hangover effect of Coronavirus. Since it effectively wiped out the 2020 and 2021 seasons, clubs will want to open as early as possible next season to make up for lost time. Lots of parties follow the lead of IMS, with their Opening Parties taking place at the end of April or early May.

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After no “normal” clubbing in Ibiza for so long, everyone’s chomping at the bit to party together again. Things are certainly looking good for a summer season to remember in 2022.

Is May a good time to visit Ibiza?


But what can you expect if you do decide to kickstart your summer early with a trip to Ibiza in May?

For us, May is one of the best times to visit the island.

With it not being peak season, you’ll be able to find some cheaper deals for getting to and staying on the island.

Flights can be found for under £100.

Accommodation in May is cheaper too. You will typically find hotel prices in May 30% cheaper than in the peak months of July and August. So there are lots of deals to be had. Check out our Ibiza Party Villa and Ibiza Party Hotel articles for some inspiration on where to stay on the island.

The Weather in May is definitely a factor if you decide to come for Opening Parties. May is not the hottest time of year to visit Ibiza, but you can still expect plenty of sunshine, with temperatures in the low 20s. In the last couple of seasons, the average temperature in May has been 23 degrees.

Finally, coming to Ibiza in May will be a more relaxed holiday than in peak months. With fewer tourists, and workers/locals energised from the winter break, it’s an exciting and non-stressful time to visit.

May Ibiza Flight Prices

The International Music Summit (IMS)


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You may have heard mentions to IMS and wondered what it’s all about. IMS stands for the International Music Summit, an annual music industry conference that has taken place in Ibiza since 2008.

Often considered as the European version of Miami’s WMC (Winter Music Conference), it has hosted many of the world’s top music execs and artists alike: Seth Troxler, Nile Rodgers, Carl Cox, deadmau5 & Moby have all been amongst the guests to feature on panels and talks, with Pete Tong being one of the summit’s founders.

Check out the YouTube channel for some of the talks that cover all sorts of topics from music publishing, touring, mental health in the dance music industry, and of course the season ahead in Ibiza.

For us, May is one of the best times to visit the island.

It’s all interesting stuff, but many associate IMS with one thing in particular: the “Grand Finale” parties in Ibiza Old Town’s Dalt Vila. These special parties are the only time that the UNESCO Heritage site is permitted to be used as a music venue throughout the whole year, and they are a sight to behold. With a wide range of artists typically on the line up for their Grand Finale parties, they are the perfect way to kickstart the Ibiza clubbing season, and many consider this weekend to be when the island really wakes up for the summer.

The conference was held virtually in 2020 & 2021 due to the pandemic. Most recently, IMS took place between April 27th – 29th 2022. The conference was finally able to move to Pacha‘s Destino Hotel Resort for the first time.

Ibiza Club Opening Parties


We mentioned already that some clubs host their own one-off opening parties, and next season will be no different. Once we know more about each club’s official opening party, we’ll update the information below.

Amnesia is typically the first super club to open in Ibiza, and puts on an early treat with both of its huge rooms showing off a jam-packed line up. It’s the favourite opening party for many workers who are already on the island in time… expect to see a lot of them there!

The Amnesia Opening Party is always on a Saturday. In the 2019 season Luciano, The Martinez Brothers, and Adam Beyer were amongst the DJs for the party.

In 2022 Pyramid will host its Opening Party on Friday the 29th April, 3 weeks before Amnesia’s own Opening Party on the 21st May.

2019 Opening: Saturday 11th May

2022 Opening: Saturday 21st May

In previous seasons, sister superclubs of Playa d’en Bossa have joined forces for their Opening and Closing Parties, named Odyssey.

Odyssey is a 24 hour day and night party making full use of both clubs for a marathon clubbing session. In 2019 the first Odyssey party featured the likes of Richie Hawtin, Peggy Gou, Tale of Us and Chris Liebing.

After the false start of the last couple seasons, the 2022 Opening Party for both clubs is called “Better Together”. It’s set for a grand opening on Saturday the 30th April.

2019 Opening: 18th May

2022 Opening: Saturday 30th April

Pacha is unique in that it used to never officially close for the winter, instead remaining open during the winter for local DJ showcases.

In late 2019 the club went through a refurb so we’re excited to finally see the club’s changes in 2022.

The club will have it grand re-opening party on Friday the 29th April 2022. None other than Solomun will play all night long.

2019 Opening: April/May

2022 Opening: Friday 29th April

Privilege is normally the latest of the super clubs to open, with a smaller schedule to fill than other clubs on the island.

Its opening party in 2019 was in early June alongside Brutal Ibiza.

Sadly the world’s largest club will not be opening in 2022.

2019 Opening: 8th June

2022 Opening: TBA

Expect Eden to open around the same time as IMS. Its most recent opening party featured Art Department, David Squillace and Matthias Tanzmann.

The party was a few days after Defected’s opening party, which may well be the case in 2022 if Defected host another early start in May.

Defected will open on Friday the 29th April. So perhaps Eden could open at some point that week during IMS. Watch this space…

2019: Tuesday 21st May

2022: TBA

Ibiza Rocks like to host their own Opening Party early on in the season, and we’d expect them to do the same next season.

Craig David was amongst the line up to get their pool parties started in 2019.

2019: Friday 17th May

2022: Saturday 21st May

O Beach Ibiza tends to stagger its Opening Parties with various warm up events before the season really gets under way.

In 2020, the San Antonio day club planned a Soft Opening on Friday the 24th April, followed by its official Opening Party on Friday the 8th May.

Its regular daily parties are normally up and running by the end of May.

2019 Opening Party: Friday 17th May

2022 Opening Party: Friday 6th May (Soft Opening Friday 22nd April)

Ibiza Opening Parties 2022


What we know so far

Whilst all Opening Parties are listed below, here are a few we’ve got our eyes on:

  • Pyramid at Amnesia hosts a special party to kick off the season on Friday the 29th April
  • Pacha also opens its doors on Friday the 29th April: Solomun plays all night long
  • Pacha is hosting some special one off parties ahead of it regular schedule, for example Loco Dice on the 1st May
  • Defected Ibiza runs from the 29th April – 2nd May, with parties at Eden (29th April), Dalt Vila (30th April for IMS), Octan, and Amnesia (1st May)
  • and Ushuaïa kick their season off on Saturday the 30th April with Better Together
  • Circoloco at DC10’s Opening Party takes place on Monday the 2nd May
  • O Beach has a soft opening (weekends only) on Friday the 22nd April, followed by full opening on Friday the 6th May
  • Glitterbox Ibiza opens on Sunday the 8th May
  • Amnesia and Ibiza Rocks host their own one-off Opening Parties on Saturday the 21st May
  • Solomun+1 at Pacha gets underway on Sunday the 22nd May
  • elrow at Amnesia’s Opening Party kicks off on Saturday the 28th May
  • Calvin Harris returns to Ushuaïa with the first party on Friday the 3rd June
  • David Guetta’s new party Future Rave also kicks off at Hï on Friday the 3rd June
  • Jamie Jones’ Paradise Opens at Amnesia on Wednesday the 22nd June

View details about confirmed Ibiza Opening Parties 2022 below, and find the cheapest advance official online tickets.

More info and line ups will become available here and in our Ibiza Party Calendar as soon as clubs and parties have been confirmed.

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If a date below is in red, the opening party date is not confirmed for 2022. We have predicted some opening party dates based on previous seasons. When confirmed, the colour will change to green.

Ibiza Parties 2022
Club
 Day
 Party
 2022 Confirmed?
 Opening Party Date
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Gorgon City & Sonny Fodera
Steve Aoki
Paradise
Mamacita / Brutal
HE. SHE. THEY
elrow
Pyramid






Monday June 20th
Tuesday July 5th
Wednesday June 22nd
Thursday June 23rd
Friday July 29th
Saturday May 28th
Friday April 29th
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Anuel AA
The Martinez Brothers
FISHER
Afterlife
David Guetta Future Rave
Black Coffee
Glitterbox







Monday June 13th
Tuesday June 14th
Wednesday June 15th
Thursday July 7th
Friday June 3rd
Saturday May 14th
Sunday May 8th
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Circoloco
Carl Cox Invites
Exhale
Solid Grooves
Trick





Monday 2nd May
Tuesday 5th July
Wednesday 3rd August
Thursday 9th June
Friday 1st July
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Flower Power
Latino Gang
Bedouin
Pure Pacha
Music On
The Masquerade
Solomun+1







Monday 23rd May
Tuesday 5th July
Wednesday 25th May
Thursday 12th May
Friday 13th May
Saturday 14th May
Sunday 22nd May
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
F*** ME I'M FAMOUS
CamelPhat
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Martin Garrix
Calvin Harris
ANTS
TBA






Monday June 6th
Tuesday June 14th
Wednesday June 15th
Thursday July 7th
Friday June 3rd
Saturday May 7th
-
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Louder Ibiza
Repopulate Mars
NERVONation
SHINE
Defected
TBA
TBA






Monday June 6th
Tuesday June 21st
Wednesday June 29th
Thursday July 15th
Friday April 29th
-
-
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Ibiza Anthems
Craig David / Becky Hill
Joel Corry
Nathan Dawe
Cuckoo Land
Applebum
The Zoo Project







Monday May 23rd
Tuesday July 5th
Wednesday June 8th
Thursday June 9th
Friday May 27th
Saturday May 28th
Sunday May 22nd
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
House of Paradise
Kisstory
HotBed
ONE
Pool Party
Soul Heaven
Various






Monday May 16th
Tuesday May 10th
Wednesday May 18th
Thursday May 26th
Friday May 13th
Saturday May 28th
-
Sat
Sun
Urban Club Culture
Encore


Saturday May 7th
Sunday May 22nd

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