Going Out with a Bang
Come Together Closing Party
Come Together @ Space Ibiza – September 9th 2010 at 7 pm
(Ibiza, September 2010) Summer is turning its back on most of us and its hospitable heat is drawing to a close. Except for Ibiza where the sun is still shining and everyone is getting ready for the last big parties of the Ibiza season. Yes, the Come Together closing party at Space Ibiza is upon us and it is your last chance of this summer to experience the excitement firsthand. With attendance numbers through the roof, Space has secured its trendsetting reputation once again with a first of its kind mini-festival concept that welcomes clubbers with a stunning line-up week after week. The closing party on September 9th has most definitely saved the best for last with the special announcement that Mark Ronson is returning to headline the party, joined by eminent performers Riva Starr, Vitalic (live), Tinie Tempah (live), Mark Knight, Dave Spoon and many more. Monza Ibiza will also be playing the Sunset Terrace with Nima Gorji, Vera and Paco Osuna. Left with no choice but to say goodbye to its first season, Come Together has decided to go out with a bang. Definitely a party not to miss.
In the world of clubbing nothing evolves solely through logic. Event organisers have to be flexible and instinctive, coming out with the right concept at the right time. Judging from the massive success of Come Together this summer, Ibiza clubbers from around the world were starving for something new: Come Together delivered with more than 80 superstar DJs and live acts, plus a broad range of musical styles alongside jaw-dropping light shows, and the booming sound of Space’s sensational soundsystem. All this at a very fair entry price of 30 euros. Safehouse founder Lynn Cosgrave, who developed the Come Together concept, said it was a real challenge to blend new styles and trends into a party night that would meet the diverse needs of Ibiza clubbers. In fact, the club night was filled to the brim and feedback was tremendously positive. "We managed a fine balance that was reflected in the obvious enjoyment of each and every person that joined the party," says a jubilant Lynn. "The mix of DJ talent and live acts gelled perfectly. It’s all been amazing. We have been so pleased to welcome everyone and hope they enjoyed the night so much they’ll be coming back next year."
Looking back, the first Come Together summer will be remembered for an exceptional and joyous mix of influences full of contrasts and collective visions: Highlights include Leftfield who played their only live show in Ibiza, an extravagant performance by Faithless, as well as Grandmaster Flash and a back-to-back set by Mark Ronson and Zane Lowe recorded live for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix. The evening with Kelis was fantastic. Lynn reports, "Kelis was so down to earth that she changed after her show and joined the party on the dance floor." Dim Mak label head Steve Aoki even called the organisers a few days after his terrific show asking if he could play again this summer. And the breathtaking ride continued with an eclectic evening featuring Hip Hop superstars Salt N’ Pepa and techno vanguard Adam Beyer. The roster reads like a Who’s Who of electronic dance music with terrific performers such as Josh Wink, Calvin Harris, Marcel Dettmann, Bookashade, Armand van Helden, Skream, Benga and Mark Knight. Brooklyn’s Danny Tenaglia headlining the Italian night with Mauro Picotto and Simi was a special night. The future of drum and bass was reaffirmed thanks to Pendulum, Chase & Status and Subfocus taking over the Covered Terrace. Of course it’s also the club goers who made Come Together a massive success. "Respect to each and every person who came down to enjoy themselves,“ says Lynn. "We can’t wait to get cracking on things for next year. We’ll be back bigger and better!"
It’s a promise that’s easy to believe given that the other Ibiza project close to Lynn’s heart – the Carl Cox night at Space – has been an overwhelming success with record numbers of guests this summer. "Overall, we have the highest numbers ever. Not only have we managed to bring the most people through the door that Space has EVER seen (apart from opening and closing nights), but the night featuring Fatboy Slim, Carl and John Digweed truly tore the place apart," raves Lynn. "Next year is Carl Cox’s 10th year at Space so we are planning a big season for Thursday night at Space too. Can’t wait!"
For now though we will see you on September 9th at the Come Together closing party for what promises to be the island’s most mind blowing party of the season.