“Glitterbox offers you the chance to really let your hair down and dance, away from the ubiquitous thud of the island’s house and techno fare.” Resident Advisor
“..a timeless event worth visiting if you come to Ibiza on holiday, fly in for just a weekend or live on the island permanently.” Essential Ibiza
“…one of the most easily accessible, and easily enjoyable, nights on the island.” Ibiza Spotlight
“Glitterbox entices a glamourous crowd” Metro (Top 10 new Ibiza openings)
“The place to go if you want a fashion-friendly crowd” Marie Claire
“Some people come to Ibiza for the huge productions, the superstar DJs, the crazy laser shows and the inescapable ice cannons… others come to dance. There’s no better place for it than Glitterbox” Ibiza Spotlight
As the sun sets on a sparkling 2014 Ibiza season, it’s clear that Glitterbox has started something special this summer.
Spending the early season carving out its reputation for Saturday Night Ibiza glamour, Glitterbox is rounding off its debut season by delighting capacity crowds each and every week in September. On Saturday 27th the season reaches its dazzling climax with a Closing Party that will be the intoxicating pinnacle of everything the party aspired to be, when Glitterbox presents a very special live PA from India (Masters At Work vocal collaborator including I Can’t Get Not Sleep, Runaway, To Be In Love and Backfired) alongside DJ sets from each of this season’s main residents Dimitri From Paris, Joey Negro and Late Nite Tuff Guy, together with a supporting cast of legendary islanders – DJ Antz playing back to back with DJ Pippi, Mr Doris and, finally, Shovell (live on percussion).
Launched in June, the weekly Saturday night residency at Booom set out to bring back the original spirit of house music to the White Isle – Glitterbox immediately became a hedonistic and glamourous playground for the island crowd and those style conscious international clubbers seeking an alternative to flashy big room gimmickry, trendy underground fads or the homogenous tech-house soundtrack that’s taken hold elsewhere.
Glitterbox’s dancefloor has brought together an indefinable mix of music obsessives, fashion eccentrics, gays, straights, weekend clubbers, island workers and famous faces, drawn by a ‘music first’ policy conceived by Defected. Where Glitterbox refuses to take itself too seriously it’s been all about playing some seriously good music very much reflected in the weekly line-ups which have included Hercules & Love Affair (who played two raucous live shows), Kenny Dope, Joey Negro, Late Nite Tuff Guy, David Morales, Todd Terry, Horse Meat Disco, Dimitri From Paris, Simon Dunmore, Lovebirds, FCL, Barbara Tucker, Lady Linn and more. These DJs and performers – chosen for their ability to dig a little deeper, as well as their knack of playing the big records at just the right time – have helped create a memorable and unique hemisphere of house.
While Saturday 27th September represents the final act of this summer’s Ibiza adventure, this is only the beginning for Glitterbox; further details of what’s next will be announced very soon.
Defected’s Simon Dunmore summarises the essence of Glitterbox’s success, “What truly defines Glitterbox is the people. The right people bring a party to life; give it a personality, a ‘realness’. We wanted to bring back that social aspect of clubbing in Ibiza, a word of mouth event that was not driven by superstar DJs or gimmicks, but a night that was about exceptional music provided by exceptional DJs, and enjoyed by exceptional people… A party that creates anticipation, that you make an effort to attend, and where you can get lost in the music. The fact that we have got close to our objective gives me a real sense of achievement.”