It’s almost that time of year. It’s taken months of planning and excited messages flying around WhatsApp group chats but you and your friends are hitting the best clubs of Europe.
The party islands of the Balearics are not waiting around for summer with all the hottest venues kicking off the season next month. Ibiza, Majorca, Marbella and everywhere in between is launching its opening parties in the coming weeks and you simply have to be a part of.
From pool parties to DJ sets from the biggest names in electronic music, here are the best opening parties from across Europe.
Where else could we start than the party capital of the world? Ibiza awakens from its slumber in early-May with a host of huge events to kick off the party season.
Amnesia Ibiza opens its doors on May 11th and to celebrate its 45th anniversary it has an epic launch night with acts such as Luciano, tech house legends The Martinez Brothers and DJing heavyweight Matador already confirmed. The iconic Pacha also opens next month with a week of opening parties including Tiga, Paco Osuna and Mano Le Tough.
Two of the emerging stars on the Ibiza club scenes are Hï Ibiza and Ushuaïa with the sister venues confirming their huge opening parties on May 18th. Hï Ibiza has already landed David Guetta’s ‘F*** Me I’m Famous!” residency and will be one of the places to be in Ibiza.
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Not to be outdone by its neighbour, Magaluf has an incredible line-up for 2019. The place to be is BCM Planet Dance which kicks off the season on May 4th with its huge opening party.
One of the world’s most recognised clubs is already an impressive summer line-up with Steve Aoki, MistaJam, Afrojack and Tiesto already confirmed. The first Full Moon Party of the year is happening at Ocean Beach Club on May 19th, an incredible spectacle of DJs, body painters, fireworks and loads more.
Don’t forget to catch the incredible Pirates Reloaded at Pirates Arena, every Friday of the summer.
If a pool party is what you’re looking for then there is no better place to go than Marbella. Rub shoulders with the stars at Ocean Beach’s famous champagne parties which are held every Saturday throughout summer starting from May 5th.
However, it is not just Ocean Beach where you can chill out on beds, listening to live DJ sets and drinking enormous bottles of champagne. La Sala by The Sea has one of Marbella’s best beaches on its doorstep and will be hosting its throwback ‘Born in the 90s’ pool party featuring So Solid Crew’s Romeo and Lisa Mafia on May 27th.
You can go celebrity spotting at Nikki Beach’s infamous ‘White Party’ while Sisu Boutique Hotel provides a pool party with an extra touch of luxury.
Spain doesn’t have a monopoly over the European party scene. We simply couldn’t leave Ayia Napa out of this list with Pambos pool party being one of the hottest tickets in town.
Held every Thursday through the summer you can expect VIP beds, an open bar and some of the best acts drum and bass has to offer. You can party through the night at House of Silk Sexy Underground House while you can also experience an institution of the island with the Ayia Napa Foam Party.
And, of course, there is Kandi Fest. Ayia Napa’s biggest live is a party the likes you have never seen with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status and Wiley performing in past years.
Best of the rest
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Europe is home to some underrated party destinations and. Croatia is building a considerable reputation across the continent. The charming town of Hvar attracting world renowned DJs for parties that light up the summer.
The island of Pag is also one of the go-to places to go thanks to Zrce Beach which hosts a series of festivals through the summer starting with Zrce Spring Break Europe on May 30th. The 2019 edition will feature sets from Bausa, Rudy MC, Dekova and many more.
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