After what have surely been the strangest 14 months in recent memory for Ibiza, there is some forward motion -- and a few steps backwards -- for clubs on the famed island dance music mecca.
In a June 1 interview with Spanish radio station La Cadena SER, Eivissa Leisure Association manager José Luis Benítez said that a 2,000-capacity outdoor pilot event will happen on June 25. This event will serve to test the safety of outdoor gatherings on the island going forward, with Benítez telling La Cadena that if this event goes well and the safety protocols prove viable, venues on the island could start hosting outdoor events roughly two weeks after the test run.
Benítez confirmed to Billboard that the open-air event, called "Children Of the '80s" will happen at the Hard Rock Hotel and that tickets will be prioritized for essential workers, “who have helped us so much during the pandemic; they have not stopped working for all of us. This is for them.” Any remaining tickets left after social workers sign up to attend will also be free to the general public.