Ibiza Will Not Open For 2020 Season Due to Coronavirus Concerns

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The Balearic Government has made the decision that no clubs will be allowed to open in Ibiza this year due to concerns over COVID-19.

Update: Diario de Ibiza has reported that venues up to a capacity of 300 patrons or fewer, such as Cafe Mambo, have been allowed to reopen on a trial basis with consistent checks. While the nightclubs and large venues remain closed, these will be an alternative for anyone planning to travel to the White Isle. If you do intend to head to Ibiza this summer, please exercise caution and check in on the latest status of what has and has not been allowed to reopen.

Previously: Each year, thousands of dance music lovers from all corners of the globe flock to Ibiza to get a dose of beats from their favorite artists at world-renowned nightclubs. Whether you’re getting your groove on to some house sounds from curated nights by Defected and Glitterbox, trance tunes from major artists like Paul van Dyk, or some epic sets from legends like Eric Prydz, you can always expect some truly memorable moments.

But 2020 has not been kind to the live entertainment scene as year’s past with the coronavirus pandemic continuing to dominate headlines around the world. With the opening weekends for the White Isle already delayed due to concerns over the spread of the virus, now the Balearic Government has officially announced that no clubs will be opening for the 2020 season. This ban on live events can also be extended to 2021 by the government if no vaccine or treatment options for COVID-19 are in place by that time.

Quickly after the news surfaced, many of the nightclubs and brands who call Ibiza home each summer began to follow suit with their own announcements that they’ve put their own shows on hiatus for the foreseeable future. Among the responses today was one from Ushuaïa Beach Hotel in which they stated that due to this development, no events would be happening at Ushuaïa or Hï Ibiza this summer, but they remain level-headed about the situation.

“This is clearly a deep impact for us all, however we understand that this is the correct decision taking into account the situation caused by COVID-19. Now is the time to act responsibly above any other consideration, putting the health and safety of our guests, artists and team first.”

Ushuaïa Beach Hotel

Those who work and live in Ibiza echo others in tourist hot spots around the globe during the pandemic as the economic impact will be disastrous for many who rely on the influx of those coming to the White Isle to get their groove on. Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations and postponements from around the world as we continue to follow the impact coronavirus has on the festival season this year.

Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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