Pacha Group

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Pacha Ibiza, S.A.
Type Sociedad Anónima
Industry Leisure
Founded Sitges, Spain (December 15, 1989 (1989-12-15))
Founders Ricardo Urgell
Headquarters Ibiza, Spain
Number of locations 20 nightclubs
Area served Austria, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Argentina, United Kingdom, United States
Website www.pacha.com
Jason Jollins' performing at Pacha Buenos Aires
Pacha Madrid (Spain)

Pacha is a nightclub franchise with headquarters in Ibiza, Spain. The first Pacha club was opened in Sitges outside Barcelona in 1967. The Ibiza club, located in Ibiza Town, is the best known venue today. In a 2012 DJ Magazine poll of the world's 100 best nightclubs, Pacha rated third.[1]

Pacha Ibiza[edit]

Roger Sanchez' Release Yourself party, July 2006

Brothers Ricardo and Piti Urgell opened their second Pacha club in Ibiza, Spain, in 1973. (In 2007, musician James Blunt released a song called "1973" about the club, which was subsequently remixed by well-known DJ Pete Tong and played during his own sets at the club.)

The club was also featured in the 2004 movie It's All Gone Pete Tong.

Musically, Pacha is best known for specializing in house music but has five different rooms incorporating other musical styles. DJ Steve Lawler stated in a 2006 Ministry of Sound interview that "Pacha's a great club with an amazing sound system".[2] Every September the club is host to the annual DJ Awards.

In 2008, Pete Tong moved his residency away from Pacha in favour of promoting his own performance, "Wonderland", at the Eden nightclub in San Antonio. However, Tong has since returned to Pacha to facilitate a Friday night residency, "All Gone Pete Tong."[3]

In the video game Test Drive Unlimited 2 (2011), the club can be seen from the outside in Eivissa, but you can not go in. A sign outside says "Pure Pacha. Every Friday Night."

Resident DJs[edit]

Throughout the years, Pacha Group has had various DJs and Producers on its scene which have brought a new and different vibe each time to the franchise.

Artist Day Nationality Note
Bob Sinclar Monday France N°33 DJ Mag 2011
David Guetta Thursday France F*ck Me I'm Famous
Swedish House Mafia Friday Sweden Various concerts
Erick Morillo Saturday Colombia Seasonal
Danny Whittle All Week England Main Stage DJ Resident
Benny Benassi All Week Italy Main Stage DJ Resident NYC
Danny Tenaglia Weekends USA Main Stage DJ Resident NYC
James Zabiela Weekend UK Main Stage DJ Resident NYC
Jonathan Peters Friday England DJ Resident NYC
AngelZ Weekend Spain Radio Host
Tigerlily Saturday Australia #12 DJ inthemix 2013
Pete Tong Friday UK All Gone Pete Tong

Franchises[edit]

Spain
Worldwide

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "DJ Magazine Top 100 Clubs: The Results 2012". DJ Mag. DJ Mag. 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "steve lawler interviews". Ministry of Sound. Ministry of Sound Group. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pete Tong to Return to Pacha Fridays?". Ibiza Spotlight. Ibiza Spotlight S.L. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

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