Nightclub, San Antonio Road,
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
Amnesia has its main club base in San
Rafael in Ibiza, and put on nights all throughout summer.
It hosts many UK nights in the summer including Cream and
Cocoon, and on a good night when its rocking it is easily
one of the top clubs in the World.
Opened in 1970s. One of the original
Ibiza clubs - used to be open air, but due to stringent noise
laws, has had to cover both inside and the outside terrace.
Amnesia has always been one of the island's favourites when
it comes to end of season parties. The Terrace will continue
until well into the afternoon. We like that!
Half way between Ibiza and san Antonio on the main road,
near San Rafael.
Very varied. The world famous Espuma - foam - party manages
to mix house and trance along with rock and pop. The foam
is sometimes over headheight (!) and the disco is always packed.
Other nights such as favourite Cream (one of the first British
promoters here) and Sven Väth's Cocoon promise a trancier
and harder sound. Wednesday evenings are one to watch, as
gay party La Troya take the stage for one of the most flamboyant
and fun parties you'll find. Up for it crowd, great tunes,
very popular. Watch out for Ibicencan DJs Oliver and Julian
Amour on the terrace.
Used to be the definitive open air venue, both outside on
the terrace and inside. Legendary stories about never-ending
parties and drumming sessions taking over when the music stops
still do the rounds. These days Amnesia is an indoor venue,
which still oozes style and class.
The terrace is a huge greenhouse with palm trees, many bars
and a mellower, funkier house sound. It normally starts kicking
around 06.00 am.
Inside is more trance orientated - great sound system and
laser show - and get ready for the shock of your lives when
they turn on the dry-ice machine which shoots great jets of
cold air up through vents in the floor - one of the biggest
legal rushes available.
DJ Mag Club Review...
Possibly the most misleadingly named club on the planet,
a journey to Amnesia is still one of the most unforgettable
experiences around. Ibiza's original hedonistic wonderland,
the venue's magic has been rooted in acid house folklore ever
since 1987. For it was then, on Amnesia's star-lit terrace,
that the London rogues of Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling,
Nicky Holloway and Johnny Walker were first seduced by the
Balearic charms of open-air raving, virginal Ecstasy experiences
and a certain Alfredo blending early acid house classics,
Chicago tracks and songs like Kate Bush's 'Running Up That
Hill' and even Phil Collins' epic rock anthem 'In The Air
Well documented, the experiences inspired the quartet to
export the Balearic vibe to the capital with Danny Rampling's
Shoom! and Paul Oakenfold's Spectrum becoming London's first
legendary acid house clubs.
But whilst those names exist in legend, San Rafael's Amnesia
remains at the heart of today's scene. With guests like Richie
Hawtin, Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos and Mathew Jonson, Sven
Väth's Cocoon (Monday nights) remains one of the most
hedonistic big room techno celebrations you can find, whilst
Cream (Thursday nights) caters for the populist rushes of
trance and electro-house from Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten,
Eric Prydz and The Swedish House Mafia.
As for the venue itself, the magic is still in the air.
Amnesia's atrium-like terrace might now be covered but it
still possesses that uniquely Balearic vibe thanks to its
verdant plumage and stoned Finca-styled walls. Refurbished
last year with a relocated DJ booth at the head of its epic
2000-capacity space, the terrace has been described by Pacha
resident Erick Morillo as the best room on the island.
Contrastingly, the main room is now a space-age surge of
LED screens, booming custom-built sound and the most intense
dry-ice cannons on the planet.
"There's so many things that make playing Amnesia what
it is," explains Above & Beyond's Jono Grant. "It
feels like an international meeting point for the dance music
community. You go there every summer and see people that you've
been seeing all year from all corners of the globe."