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Favourite images of Ibiza summer 2019

The clubbing team's summer highlight reel.

Entertainment industries such as film, television and music are gearing up for their annual award season. Here at Ibiza Spotlight, we're also in the mood for reflection and recognition. Planning for 2020 is now well underway, but we're still riding the wave of euphoria from this year.

First up, the clubbing team has selected our favourite photos. Featuring many top moments captured by some of the island's most celebrated photographers, these are the scenes that show summer 2019.

There's no place to start like the beginning - check-out our ten favourites in chronological order.

Amnesia Opening Party | Saturday 11 May | by Michael Tomlinson

"This image takes me back.

Being chucked in at the deep end, the Amnesia opening was the first party I was sent to review. It was my first week on the island and my first week on the job as an intern. I was pretty nervous. I didn't have much of an idea of what I was doing.

Looking back, this photo reminds me how far I've come and how much I learned over the course of summer."

- Hannah Starkie, clubbing intern

IMS Grand Finale | Dalt Vila | Friday 24 May | by Michael Tomlinson

"Dalt Vila has to be the most stunning venue I've ever danced in. The weather wasn't too kind to us, but it didn't matter. This image of the moodily lit stage with the backdrop of the medieval fortress set the tone.

Coupled with the near 360-degree views of Ibiza Town and the marina around us, it was an all-round unreal experience."

- Hannah Starkie, clubbing intern

Paradise opening party | DC10 | Wednesday 12 June | by Mario Pinta

"Paradise solidified itself as a firm favourite of mine in 2018. Therefore, it was one of the parties I was most excited about this summer. The opening party - as usual - was a definite night to remember.

With the sun setting over my favourite garden, Paradise marked the moment my season truly began."

- Sasha Wharton, clubbing intern

WooMooN opening party | Cova Santa | Sunday 16 June | by Pablo Dass

"Cova Santa's idyllic dance floor and its many whimsical parties was my favourite personal discovery this summer. This spyglass view captures the buzzing atmosphere of WooMooN with its festival inspired layout.

Not one party at this hillside haven left me disappointed this summer."

- Jo Dargie, clubbing intern

Octan & Warriors Opening Party | Sunday 7 July | by Michael Tomlinson

Although we had almost reached the apex of summer, July still brought opening parties - and this next one was pretty special.

The former Sankeys site in Playa d'en Bossa was rechristened Octan. With the building under new management, little else changed as the venue retained its rugged interior and underground music policy. Steve Lawler's Warriors also returned. This image captured the vibe in the Basement.

Sunday roast with Mark & Maxinne | Relish Restaurant | Sunday 4 August |
by Michael Tomlinson

"I loved working on this project, because it was a different format, on-brand content and got us to flex our creativity. This photo especially, of mentor and student exchanging looks, really captured how I envisioned the project to look.

I had the initial idea, but Michael helped bring it to life."
- Stephen Hunt, staff writer

Disco Disco | Pikes Ibiza | Wednesday 28 August | by Elliot Young

"Breaking the mould among other parties on the island the summer, was newbie, Disco Disco. The final party of three saw a costumed Skream hurl disco and house classics at a packed out Freddie's. The scenes made for possibly my favourite night of the whole season."

- Sasha Wharton, clubbing intern

Cocoon 20 presents Kraftwerk | Ushuaïa | Friday 13 September

"Friday the 13th and the heavens opens... but no amount of rain could put a damper on the night. Electronic music legends Kraftwerk took to Ushuaïa's stage to celebrate Cocoon's 20th anniversary.

To see these four legends debut on the island was quite something. Looking at this image, I can picture the crowd and the immersive 3D stage production. The moment when classic track Machine Man was played, I could relive again and again."

- Jo Dargie, clubbing intern

Enzo Siragusa photoshoot | Illa Grossa | Tuesday 24 September | by Michael Tomlinson

For some, Enzo Siragusa was an unlikely guest for BODYWORKS closing party. By his own admission, it was one of the more commercial parties he's played.

Before dinner that night, we met with the FUSE boss to discuss his love affair with the island. Then we took him up to this vantage point above Marina Botafoch for a shoot as the sun set behind the hills.

Cocoon Grand Closing | Amnesia | Monday 30 September | by David Holderbach

"David's image of a fan crowd surfing superman-style summed-up Cocoon's 20th anniversary celebrations for me. Sven Väth shares a genuine connection with fans of his party. The sense of community on the dance floor is the key contributing factor to Cocoon's longevity."

- Stephen Hunt, staff writer

We'll be back with more staff picks in the coming weeks as we build towards summer 2020.

You can keep up to date with the early developments for next season by following our newsfeed.

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