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Gatecrasher permanently establishes itself in Ibiza

The UK's best-known clubbing brand permanently establishes itself in Ibiza in a stunning and state of the art venue. This is Gatecrasher Ibiza.

Gatecrasher permanently establishes itself in Ibiza. Photo by Gatecrasher Ibiza Photo by Gatecrasher Ibiza

Following months of speculation, Gatecrasher will finally have a permanent home in Ibiza, at the newly refurbished San Antonio super club, formerly known as Eden. Winning the race against a who’s who of international clubbing super brands, entrepreneurs and entertainment companies, the 3.000 capacity venue will now be known as Gatecrasher Ibiza and will present clubbers with a weekly programme of residencies, showcasing the biggest names in dance music.

Having purchased Eden in April of last year, music lover, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and the man behind the successful turnaround of Panama in Amsterdam, Michael van de Kuit, created a world class clubbing space that sits alongside Ibizan venues such as Pacha, Amnesia, Privilege, Space and Ushuaia.  The next step in Eden’s re-development was to bring on board a legendary dance music institution that had the power to lead the venue towards achieving its full potential, as well as rival the other well established clubs on the island. Michael van de Kuit had offers from a whole host of international clubbing brands, but upon meeting Gatecrasher managing director Simon Raine, the two instantly shared the same vision for the club, making it the perfect partnership moving forward.

Gatecrasher Ibiza will add to the continued revitalisation of San Antonio which boasts the islands best harbour and a plethora of hip new beach bars and restaurants. An area previously overlooked by the clubbing elite, Gatecrasher Ibiza will bring a touch of Las Vegas with a new roster of DJs, cutting edge music policy and a fresh generation of clubbers. Gatecrasher has been delivering world-class line-ups for two decades, fully embodying dance music culture and pioneering the current UK dance scene. Gatecrasher Birmingham, is now arguably the UK’s biggest and best club and is still constantly evolving to bring in new and ground-breaking headliners.  Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Showtek, Chuckie, Hard Rock Sofa, Sick Individuals, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Disclosure and Breach have all passed through its doors leading Gatecrasher to establish itself as one of the world’s truly iconic clubbing brands.

The space at Gatecrasher Ibiza has been completely transformed, creating one giant main room think Ibizian club with a twist of Las Vegas production that features state of the art lighting, Lasers, 3 dimensional led effects, LED screens as well as a DJ booth shrouded in LED, Megatron Nitrigion System and Pyro. The venue also features a brand new, custom built 100k Gold Incubus Void Soundsystem designed with the sole purpose of being the ultimate club system. Having now created a venue to be proud of, the mission this summer is to focus on the high-quality musical ethos that the Gatecrasher team and Michael van De Kuit will bring to the venue.  

With the newest and best international line-ups all still to be revealed and longer term plans for further venues in both the US and Asia, Gatecrasher looks set to further cement its status as a groundbreaking international clubbing institution.