Ushuaia & Hi Ibiza Day & Night Opening Party 2024 Review

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Ibiza holds a special place in our hearts, especially when we land there for the first time in the season. With Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza closing out the season in October last year, the 6-month and 21-day wait has felt like forever. We often joke that there must be a magnetic force circling the island because once you’ve been there, it keeps pulling you back. The same can be said for these two super clubs.

Knowing that both clubs had sold out, we prepared for a busy night and decided to start at Ushuaia around 5 pm. The Ushuaia opening lineup featured Eynka, Franky Wah, Kevin de Vries b2b Chris Avantgarde, Layla Benitez, Maceo Plex, and Stephan Bodzin (live), with Anyma headlining. We arrived towards the end of Kevin De Vries B2B Chris Avantgarde’s set, which ended with a remix of “We Are the People” by Empire of the Sun that the already packed crowd loved.

Next up was Stephan Bodzin (LIVE!), and we were amazed to see him mixing everything live right there and then. Following him was the Cuban American DJ Maceo Plex, who played his blends of house and techno. One of the best things about Ushuaïa is the 7:30 pm set, which starts in daylight and finishes in the dark, setting off the amazing lasers. Maceo was the perfect penultimate act before the main show.

At 11:00 PM, it was time to head over to Hi Ibiza after wrapping up the night. The lineup included big names like Jamie Jones, Hannah Laing, Paco Osuna, Steve Martinez, Chris Stussy, Adam Beyer, Eliza Rose, Carlita, DJ Tennis, Honey Dijon, Eli Brown, HoneyLuv, Loco Dice, Melon Bomb, and Patrick Mason.


€50 for two vodka mixers and €15 for a bottle of water.

As we entered Hi Ibiza, the club was already packed, and Hannah Laing was delivering an incredible performance in the club room. Despite the huge crowd outside on Bossa strip, the energy from Ushuaïa had seamlessly transitioned into the club room.

We spent some time at the front of the main room watching HoneyLuv & Tsha. We discovered a trick last year for getting close to the front in the main room. By heading out to the magic garden and walking down the left side, we found ourselves near the DJ decks, where there was plenty of room to dance. This year, we noticed that the stage area had been turned into one huge VIP area, and we hoped this was just for the opening night.

The bars were all busy as usual, with prices around €50 for two vodka mixers and €15 for a bottle of water. Unfortunately, heavy rain poured down on the island throughout the night, so people couldn’t relax in the outdoor gardens. The Teepees in the secret garden were constantly full of people.

Not realizing the time and with a morning flight to catch, we had to call it a night. It was a tough decision to leave when everything was still so lively. Before heading to the airport the next day, we took a quick walk down the strip to see if any partygoers were still at the club for the sunrise party, and it’s fair to say we had a bit of FOMO! Checking social media, it was clear to see that it was busy right through to midday on Sunday. If anyone managed to party from 13:00 on Saturday afternoon all the way through to 12:00 on Sunday, that’s quite an achievement!

We hope you enjoyed reading about our experience at the Ushuaïa & Hï Opening Parties. Can’t wait to be back at the end of the season!

Words by Tom and Rachel Rudkin.

The blog would like to thank The Night Leagues Pat Quinteiro for her kind hospitality.

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