Amnesia Club

Amnesia Club is an internationally renowned party place found in the island of Ibiza in the Meditteranean Sea, off the coast of the City of Valencia, Spain. This world-famous island is known for its summer club scenes that attracts tourists, clubbers and partygoers from all over the globe. One of the most popular nightlife destination in the island is the Amnesia Club located in San Rafael, between the town of Ibiza and Sant Antoni de Portmany.

Amnesia Club

Amnesia Club


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Amnesia History

The Planells family were the original owners of the property. The 5th generation family members decided to move into town and sell their house to a widow from an aristocrat heritage. The place then became a meeting place for hippies and counterculturists- those that deviate from the norms of society. Antonio Escohotado then leased the property in 1976 and established a discotheque he wanted to name “The Workshop of Forgetfulness”. The idea behind the name was for people to stop thinking about their problems even for a short while and get away from their monotonous life even for just a little while.. The word Amnesia – which says it all popped in his mind the day after. Thus the beginnings of one of the most famous discotheque in the island came about.

Antonio Escohotado

Antonio Escohotado

In 1978, the ownership of the property went to Gines Sanchez, then to Prontxio Izaguirre two years after who made the place even more famous throughout Europe. He changed the type of music played and introduced house music and freestyle mixing along with funk music, hip-hop, breakdancing and rapping. MFC then took over in 1991 and opened doors to British labels and promoters gaining worldwide popularity all the more.

Amnesia Club boasts as the first major outdoor club in Ibiza and can hold up to 5 thousand party people on the dance floors. It now has 16 bars and close to 200 employees during peak seasons including security, bouncers, light-jockeys, go-go dancers and wait staff. It has since been awarded as the Best Global Club for 3 years in a row in Miami Florida during the annual Winter Music Conference.

Amnesia Party

Amnesia Party

Amnesia Guests

Amnesia Club has been host to guests like Dolce & Gabbana, Bono, Elle McPherson, Valentino Rossi, Naomi Campbell, Calvin Klein, Boy George and George Michael. Its roster of guest performers includes the likes of AfroJack, Skrillex, DJ Anthony Probyn, Paul van Dyk, Chase & Status, Ricardo Villalobos, Paul Ritch, Joseph Capriati, and Davide Squillace.

Amnesia Club conducts world tours and has been to different parts of the globe including Frankfurt, Helsinki, Miami, Jakarta, Rio de Janeiro, Austria and Poland.

Mar-T

Mar-T

Mar-T is one of their resident DJs at Music on. He has also played for Cocoon and Together. Another resident DJ at La Troya is DJ Les Schmitz who was awarded as the Best Ibiza Resident DJ in 2008. He also played in Cream, Made in Italy, and People from Ibiza. He has been very active in performing during its world tours. Another equally-talented resident DJ who joined the ranks is DJ Caal Smile.

Heiress and fashion icon Paris Hilton recently performed as celebrity DJ host for Foam & Diamonds and shall be showcasing her fashionable line of handbags and accessories across pop-up stores strategically located inside Amnesia shops.

Pitbull @ Amnesia

Pitbull @ Amnesia

International music sensation Pitbull – who did collaborations with famous music icons including Usher, JLo, Janet Jackson, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Christina Aguilera and Chris Brown, among others, also graced the party place and perform side by side with Brian Cross.

Amnesia Club has since ventured into the magazine publishing business with the Amnesia Ibiza Magazine. They also sell CDs and DVDs along with souvenir items like shirts, bags, watches, fans, keychains, head sets, lanyards and beach towels, that can be bought in 3 of their stores and 2 hopping points on the island.

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