Space (Ibiza nightclub)

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Space
(/ˈsps/, Spanish: [esˈpeis], Catalan: [əsˈpejs])
Space logo.gif
LocationPlaya d'en Bossa, Ibiza, Spain
OwnerPepe Rosello
TypeNightclub, Music venue
Genre(s)Dance Music, Live music, Performance art
Capacity5000
Record attendance5000
Opened1986
Closed2016

Space (/ˈsps/, Spanish: [esˈpeis], Catalan: [əsˈpejs]) was a Superclub on the island of Ibiza, Spain from 1986 to 2016,[1] owned by STANCA. It was awarded "Best Global Club" at the International Dance Music Awards in 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, and 2014.[2] Space was located in Playa d'en Bossa on the outskirts of Ibiza Town, close to the airport.

History[edit]

Space first opened in early summer, 1986. The opening night featured the opening of the water park Aguamar located behind the club, party-goers being able to take advantage of the waterslides at night.

Space in its current form began in 1989 when Pepe Rosello, Ibiza nightclub owner since 1963, took over the establishment, which in the four years since it was built had housed a conference hall with a discothèque. The opening policy agreed with Spanish licensing laws, which state that an establishment must close for at least two hours a day.

The first DJs to shape the venue into its current shape were Alex P and Brandon Block — two British club DJs/Producers and residents of Sunday Space Terrace — Space's outdoor terrace, where airliners roar overhead.[3] This open terrace and the roaring sound of the airliners breaking through the booming dance music has become one of the club's defining features. Since Amnesia and Privilege have had to encase their open-air dance-floors due to noise complaints from their neighbours, Space remains one of the few venues where club-goers can have this experience, and the crowd's greeting of the arriving aircraft[4][5] has also become a ritual among the club's patrons.

Other resident DJs/producers responsible for the club's popularity include Reche, Jose de Divina, Jon Ulysses and Monkey.

Carl Cox was most associated with the club for nearly 15 years, thanks to his "Music is Revolution" night.[6][7] When Pepe Rosello stepped down from the club, Cox decided to move on, playing a nine-hour final set in September 2016.[6] Space released compilations every year via the former Azuli label and now with CR2 Records.[8]

"We Love Sundays"[edit]

Space's Flagship Sunday sessions began in 1999. We Love... Space is a weekly party which opens at 4.30 pm on Sunday and keeps going until 6 AM Monday morning. The event runs for 16 weeks throughout the summer season.

New hours[edit]

Following the closure of three of Ibiza's clubs at the start of the 2007 season,[9] local authorities have hinted at plans to alter the licensing regulations that allow clubs to open for 22 hours per day.[10] Suggestions at present would allow for clubs to open at noon.[11] Clubs may not open before 8 a.m.

Space, DC10 and Bora-Bora in Sant Josep allows after-hours parties.[10]

Affiliates[edit]

In 2010 Space opened an affiliate club in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt named Space Sharm.[12] Two years later, on 29 December 2012, Space opened another affiliate club in Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina, Brazil, named Space B. Camboriú.[13]

Post closure[edit]

Since the club closed in 2016, it has since been bought by Ushuaïa Entertainment and was reopened in 2017 under the name Hï Ibiza.[14][15]

In September 2018, British techno DJ Carl Cox hinted at the posible reopening of Space in the near future quoting “It has always been my home for the last 20 years...We already have some exciting news for next year, and we will tell you all more about that nearer the time."[16]

Gallery[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

DJ Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Outcome Ref.
2015 Special Award - Most Iconic Club Space - Ibiza Won [17]

DJ Magazine's top 100 Clubs[edit]

Year Position Notes Ref.
2006 ? New Entry [18]
2007 1 N/A [18]
2008 2 N/A [18]
2009 3 N/A [18]
2010 7 N/A [18]
2011 1 N/A [18]
2012 1 N/A [18]
2013 2 N/A [18]
2014 1 N/A [18]
2015 2 N/A [18]
2016 1 N/A [18]
2017 1 N/A [18]

International Dance Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Outcome Ref.
2005[A] Best Global Club Space - Ibiza Spain Won [19]
2006 Won [20]
2007 Nominated [21]
2008 Nominated [22]
2009 Nominated [23]
2010 Nominated [24]
2011 Nominated [25]
2012 Won [26]
2013 Won [27]
2014 Won [28]
2015 Nominated [29]
2016 Nominated [30]

International Nightlife Association's Top 100 Clubs[edit]

Year Position Notes Ref.
2015[B] 11 New Entry [31]
2016 5 N/A

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Catagory Debut
  2. ^ 2005 saw the debut of the chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Space, Ibiza - Info, DJ listings and tickets Ibiza Spotlight". Ibiza Spotlight. Ibiza Spotlight, 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  2. ^ "IDMA". WMC · Winter Music Conference. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  3. ^ "BBC - Radio 1 - Ibiza". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Space Ibiza - the legendary venue in Playa d'en Bossa". Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Changes to Been there readers' tips and photo competitions". 22 August 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2018 – via www.theguardian.com.
  6. ^ a b "These are the last 10 tracks Carl Cox played at his Space residency in Ibiza". 21 September 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Une dernière pour Carl Cox". DJ Mag (in French) (12). December 2015. p. 6. ISSN 2271-006X.
  8. ^ "Top 5 Nightclubs 2012".
  9. ^ "Ibiza dance clubs shut down over drug allegations". Mail Online. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  10. ^ a b ""Totally undesirable" - Ibiza Council moves to ban after-hours clubbing". www.ibiza-voice.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  11. ^ "The shape of things to come? Ibiza's new after-hours rules..." www.ibiza-voice.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  12. ^ "TOP 100 CLUBS TOUR HITS EGYPT". DJMag.com. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  13. ^ Space B. Camboriú Discloses its first image[dead link]
  14. ^ "Hï Ibiza - Info, DJ listings and tickets". Ibiza Spotlight. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Hï Ibiza - Brand-New Club in Ibiza, Spain". www.hiibiza.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Carl Cox has partnered with Space Ibiza and has "exciting news for next year"". mixmag.net. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  17. ^ "2016". Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Top 100 Clubs 2017". DJMag.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
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  31. ^ User, Super. "World's 100 Best Clubs". Booking night Disco hotel Pubs. Retrieved 6 December 2018.

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Coordinates: 38°53′10″N 1°24′11″E / 38.88611°N 1.40306°E / 38.88611; 1.40306