It’s been about two years since Space Ibiza shut its doors after 27 years. Now, we’ve got confirmation that it’s coming back.
Iconic resident DJ Carl Cox played the nine-hour closing set in 2016. He had a lot to say when the news first broke, and having been a resident for 15 years, his opinion had weight. Cox said if owner Pepe Rosello left, he would leave too. The building once known as Space reopened as Hï Ibiza in 2017, and it’s had a lot of success, but Cox promised fans Space would return in some form to the White Isle, with the caveat that it would take at least two years for that to happen. Well, here we are.
“Space is a way of living the music, which is part of our shared experiences in the most vibrant moments of our life,” Rosello is quoted (and translated from his native Spanish) in a press release. “The roots of Ibiza extend to new destinations with the joy, passion and enthusiasm for this adventure to return to our house, the island.”
Cox and Rosello are joined by Dave Browning and Juan Arenas with plans to reopen the famed nightlife destination. Browning has been a club promoter on the island for 15 years, and Arenas is in the Space family, having worked as general manager for the club’s final decade.
”Space club Ibiza has always been my home for the last 20 years,” Cox is quoted. “To pave the new way for the future of Space is really exciting, and now forming a partnership with Pepe, Juan, and Dave Browning to run the newly-formed team, it feels solid in the way that we are a family team, and I feel we can bring everything back to where it belongs.”
There isn’t solid news about when or where this new club will come to life yet, although earlier this year, Cox told DJ Mag it “doesn’t actually have to be on Playa d’en Bossa.” We do know it’s for sure happening and these are the captains at the helm. It does sound like 2019 might be a blast-off year, though.
“We already have some exciting news for next year, and we will tell you all more about that nearer the time,” Cox is quoted. “For now, I am very happy with my new role for Space, and I can happily fly the Space flag high.”