You'll probably have noticed that pubs and clubs feel a bit quieter at weekends. Is it, you wondered, halfway through your forth Bud Light of the evening, because of election anxiety? Maybe people are skint. Perhaps, just perhaps, everyone but you is getting the cans in and catching up on Only Connect.
Well my friend, those were all good, plausible guesses, but the reality is a little more obvious: Ibiza is back open again! Yes, that's right, you too can hop on a very cheap flight on a Friday, not sleep all weekend and roll straight into work for Monday's team huddle and no one will know. Result!
Here at THUMP, our personal favourite Ibizan getaway is Pikes. Pikes, with its famous pool, generous cocktails, and really, really good looking tennis court, has, in recent years, had a bit of revival. Alongside DJ Harvey's stunning Mercury Rising nights, Artowrks fun-as-anything parties, and a whole host of other musical delights to enjoy in one of the most decadent places in Europe, there's a whole batch of parties you'd be mad to miss.
XOYO have announced today that they'll be throwing a quartet of top-tier bashes in July. The East London club have picked a handful of DJs who encapsulate what the venue loves about club culture—Simian Mobile Disco, Midland & HAAi, Mister Saturday Night, and Michael Mayer.
Now, if the thought of watching any and all of those selectors rolling through their USBs in an imtimate, iconic, and impossibly glamorous space doesn't appeal then, well, we're not sure you're reading the right site.
Ours is a daiquiri. Cheers for asking!
XOYO Loves takes place on Mondays in July at Pikes, Ibiza. Head here to grab guestlist for the tickets.