Amnesia, the temple of music and the best DJ´s
The house where Amnesia now stands was built at the end of the XVIII century. Five generations of the Planells family lived within its thick whitewashed walls. They cultivated the land and built a mill out of stone.
In March 1970 the Planells family decided to end their long life in the countryside and moved to a flat in town. They sold their 'finca' (country house) to a widow from an aristocratic background. This was when the most recent history of our discotheque really began.
The island started to enjoy a freedom unheard of in the rest of Spain. The house that would be soon called Amnesia turned into a meeting point for idealists and counter-culturists. In the mid 70’s arrived Antonio to Ibiza, a young man from Madrid who was looking for a new beginning. One fine day in May 1976, Antonio made a deal with the landlady of the house and she rented it to him for 20.000 pesetas (120€) a month. Now all that was left was to christen the discotheque. Antonio thought hard about this until he came across the name, The Workshop of Forgetfulness. The implication was that people go out at night to forget their problems and indulge in an unknown world far away from ordinary routine. The next day he realized that just one word from Greek etymology explained it all. This of course was Amnesia and that is how the island’s most authentic discotheque was born.
After almost two decades of changes, at the beginning of the 1990's, Amnesia lived a huge change coming from the hands of the new owner. This is the beginning of the latest and the most fruitful era in this temple of sound.
The Ibiza clubs kept gaining worldwide popularity and Amnesia’s expansion was unstoppable. From four bars it grew to sixteen, from thirty employees to more than two hundred in mid-summer. Amnesia started growing bigger and bigger.
Some of the best international Dj’s such as Sven Väth, Chase & Status, Marco Carola, Carl Cox, Paul Van Dyk, Skrillex y Diplo are regulars or have played in Amnesia along the years.
International top bands have performed their magnificent concerts and live acts on our stages, such as Underworld, Étienne de Crécy, Public Enemy, Tinie Tempah, Snoop Dogg, Pitbull or 50 Cent to name but a few.
The list of rich and famous celebrities that have graced Amnesia with their presence is endless: Naomi Campbell, Puff Daddy, Dolce & Gabbana, Bono, Boy George, Elle McPherson, George Michael, Valentino Rossi, Calvin Klein, Paris Hilton and many others. Princes and moguls, models and fashion designers, rock stars and Hollywood actors – the club’s VIP zone has always been like a “who is who” of international jet set.
In 2007 Amnesia was awarded as BEST GLOBAL CLUB by the prestigious IDMA awards organized every year by the Winter Music Conference in Miami. Since then it has not stopped being awarded.
Matinee or La Troya, symbols of Ibiza night life have been made in Amnesia. Now, programming reflects the latest trends in electronic dance music and caters for all likes and ages thanks to the 7 nights per week packed events in Amnesia Ibiza.
Cocoon was the first ever party to land on Mondays in Amnesia in 1999 and has never left since then. Sven Väth and his crew were the first to bring techno and minimal to Ibiza, and now this sound has become a trademark of the island and can be heard practically everywhere.
In 2011 a new party named Together occupied Tuesdays nights. It started exploring the territory of bass and electro house, welcoming the younger audience to the club and proving it once again that Amnesia is always ahead of the game no matter how trends and times change.
Techno is the star on Wednesday nights at HYTE Ibiza with Loco Dice or Maceo Plex as hostess; a display of great figures from the Detroit techno or the black German Sound have been the winning cards on impressive sets that left their mark throughout the summer.
Cream on Thursdays is the oldest party in Amnesia. It was launched as far back as in 1994 and since then this night has just got bigger, selling out every summer, giving us a miraculous example of clubbing longevity.
In 2012 Marco Carola’s Music On event on Fridays, became the revelation of the season and the most sought after party of the island. In the recent years, the high-end clientele in Ibiza has got more and more involved in underground music, and the bursting Amnesia VIP balcony at Music On serves as the best proof for this fact.
This year, 2017, Amnesia becomes the new home on the Island for Elrow. The craziest party, which fill festivals and clubs around the world will be at Amnesia every Saturday night.
The main room on Saturdays hosts the infamous Espuma party – your unique chance to dance in the cloud of foam and to feel the Balearic mood at its best. During the peak time of the season the Espuma party changes social status and becomes “Foam and Diamonds”, hosted by Paris Hilton, who not also plays her brisk DJ set each night but also actually stars the foam show in her very unique charming style.
Time flies, new clubbing generations come, the face of Ibiza changes, but Amnesia always stays at the top. Amnesia is a must-visit spot in Ibiza, a venue that epitomizes the soul and history of the island, a brand that has become synonymous with sleepless beat-driven summer nights on the White Isle.