Summer is so close you can almost touch it. The sun is shining, the beaches are calling and all we want to do is jet off on holiday.
It’s time to set up that WhatsApp group, name it ‘Ibiza 2018?!?!!’, add in your whole squad and start planning that big summer party. The choice has been made that little bit more difficult thanks to the host of incredible line-ups lighting up the biggest clubs in Europe, so that can be the first argument you have in your group chat.
So who is playing where? Where is the place to be seen in 2018? We have all the answers in our comprehensive 2018 clubbing guide.
The clubbing king of Europe is certainly not ready to let that crown slip in 2018. Ibiza’s iconic venues have a summer line-up of the biggest artists and DJs in the world, naturally. It all begins on the final weekend of May when the likes of Amnesia, Eden, Es Paradis, Pacha and Ocean Beach host their opening parties.
Privilege is starting summer with a bang with the legends that are Faithless playing a DJ to signal the start of summer. There are a host of big name acts on throughout the season with Pacha playing host to David Guetta’s F*** Me I’m Famous and while the line-up is still tightly under wraps, 2017 featured the likes of Afrojack, Bob Sinclair, Jonas Blue and Glowinthedark.
The biggest difference for 2018 is Ibiza Rocks Hotel which has transformed from a live music venue to the ultimate pool party destination. This year has a line-up of Craig David, Rudimental, Marc Kinchen (MK) and Stormzy making it an unmissable event.
Waiting in the wings to pinch Ibiza’s crown is the clubbing capital of Majorca – Magaluf. Both Craig David and Rudimental are in for a busy summer as they will be appearing at Stage at BH Mallorca over the summer months. They will be joined by Tinie Tempah, Steve Aoki, Tiesto and Armin van Buuren during the season in one of the most sought-after hotels on the island.
BCM Planet Dance is once again flying the flag for the premier nightclub in Majorca with three floors of wall-to-wall DJs and its legendary foam parties. This year sees Creamfields come to BCM as well as resident sets from Tiesto.
Elsewhere, Luke Lawson and Dean Cruise will be hosting a number of guest MC’s at Tokio Joes – a permanent fixture on the Magaluf strip over the past 20 years.
The picturesque Greek islands will be alive with the sound of house music as some of the freshest DJs in the business head to Zante this summer. While favourites such as Cherry Bay Beach Club, Waikiki, Zero’s and the staple super nightclub Rescue has a full of programme of events throughout summer there are a couple of special events hitting the island.
Plus Club is welcoming is one of the hottest properties on the house scene, Nathan Dawe, for a summer residency. The 23-year-old rose to fame thanks to his Soundcloud and Mixcloud mixes and has been headlining shows and festivals across the globe. He already has a growing reputation in Ibiza and he is now coming to Zante.
Nathan brings his high energy show of hip hop, UK rap, grime, house and bassline to Plus Club in Laganas every Friday.
There is only one place to be in Ayia Napa this summer – Beach Cult Live. Held every Monday on the stunning Poseidon Beach in Ayia Thekla, you can dance under the stars to a premier line up of international artists.
It starts in style as Craig David brings his TS5 show to Cyprus. On June 26th, Chase & Status are joined by Rage and Pendulum for an unmissable, one-night-only, drum and bass set. Jax Jones arrives in Ayia Napa on July 2nd and he’s bringing James Hype with him while the legends of Deadmau5 will be dropping some of their biggest hits on August 13th.
With five more dates to be finalised, summer 2018 is shaping up to be one to remember in Ayia Napa.
A little further afield…
If you’re looking to broaden your horizons beyond the party islands of Europe then the likes of Cancun and Las Vegas are winking in your direction. As Mexico’s clubbing capital, Cancun certainly won’t let you down. Hit the institution of Coco Bongo, experience the pool parties of Mandala Beach Club and embrace the foam parties of Senor Frogs.
As for Las Vegas, well, it is Las Vegas. You can create the night you have always wanted in Sin City with late-night bars, clubs, casinos and everything in-between offering a huge amount of choice.
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