The show appears to be based on the 1987 trip undertaken by Danny Rampling, Paul Oakenfold, Nicky Holloway and Johnny Walker that would change UK clubbing.
Ibiza87 will tell the story of a group of friends from South London who go to Ibiza and become DJs—a plot that seems loosely based on the manner in which Danny Rampling, Paul Oakenfold, Nicky Holloway and Johnny Walker encountered acid house on the island 30 years ago. Ibiza87 is being produced by Fulwell 73 and will be written by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh, the award-winning screenwriter and former music journalist.
"I'm very excited about this project," said Oakenfold, who will compile the soundtrack with Rampling and Holloway. "As you know, it ties in with the 30-year anniversary of our trip to Ibiza and what followed thereafter; the birth of the dance music club and festival scene as we know it today. It's great to celebrate with this project as well as my world tour this year which is about just that, three generations of dance music."
The explosion of acid house in 1988—referred to as the Second Summer Of Love—is widely ascribed to the club nights, such as Rampling's Shoom and Oakenfold's Future, that were established once the quartet returned to the UK.