With Ibiza season imminent, one of the island’s staple characters, Jamie Jones, brought his legendary Paradise party series from the Balearic shores to Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park on Saturday for an all-day underground affair aptly coined “Paradise in the Park.”
Nestled between towering oaks and palms at the lakeside Levitt Pavilion close to downtown L.A., the inaugural daytime event hosted 3,000 patrons partying for a nine-hour marathon with billed talent including Marques Wyatt, Nathan Barato, Art Department and, of course, Jamie himself. Implementing the event’s world-renowned art-deco aesthetic, including oversized cube structures and signature neon cursive “Paradise” signs, Jones’ transformation of the storied public park marks the first time any music event has been held on the property.
“Paradise in the Park was truly epic and magical — it was amazing to see a party like this in such a beautiful center city location,” Jones told Billboard, adding, “The icing on the cake was how positive and smoothly the day went from start to finish. Everybody form the attendees, staff and authorities had a big smile on their face the whole day.”