Beyond its well founded reputation of the three decades, the White Isle has been the hedonistic capital of the world for thousands of years. Its significance as a spiritual centre point extends further than the lifespan of most modern religions, having been a destination for pagans since the Carthaginians first arrived in 654 BC. In the twentieth century, when Franco’s dictatorship engulfed Spain in a period of unease and civil anxiety, the free-thinkers, gays, artists and progressive philosophers that were driven out of the mainland arrived in Ibiza, before the sixties and seventies characterised the island as the destination of playboys, hippies and fun seekers across the planet.

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Its recent historical importance came when modern dance music’s eureka moment occurred on the island. Ibiza would then become the destination of choice for thousands of pleasure seekers often unaware of this rich history and heritage, the island never lost its lustre or appeal beyond the obvious. People still turned up expecting the flamboyant antics that used to take place at Ku before it became Privilege, hordes of thrill-seekers wanting to get in touch with the island’s unique vibe and beauty beyond the obvious tourist spots. And in celebration of this glorious past Garlands announces their Ibizan theatrics for 2012. This will not be a branded event, as per their previous Ibiza seasons, it will be a full blown ‘Garlands Spectacular’ with the club’s patented brand of DJs and entertainers contributing to the Garlands/Bedlam mayhem and madness. 

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Both Garland Boat Parties and Garlands @ Sankeys will feature impromptu DJ sets from star names as well as the Liverpool resident roster Dave Booth, Les Calvert & Lil’ Jon, the boat parties also boosted by appearances from a series of UK clubnights. But the one constant ingredient will be the spice that gifts garlands its unique appeal. These aren’t events focused on superstar egos and the modern clubbing environment in Ibiza, for all their value. This is instead about a period in time where enjoyment was everything, where flamboyance and outlandish entertainment were the norm, a component of Ibiza that has been there for thousands of years. 
 
In 2012, Garlands will be adding another furtive chapter to that illustrious history.
 

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All events feature guest DJs alongside Garlands Bedlam residents Dave Booth, Les Calvert & Lil’ Jon
 
GARLANDS IBIZA collaboration with Sankeys Ibiza MONDAYS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAYS GARLANDS BOAT PARTIES: