Carl Cox is mustering a plan to revive Space Ibiza: ‘Yes, it’s going to happen – there’s no doubt about that!’
After a 27-year-long party reign, the iconic Space Ibiza closed it’s doors with a party to end all parties. The storied venue was an international destination spot for all dance music diehards, with Carl Cox helming a 15-year-long residency dubbed “Music is Revolution.” When Space closed it’s doors in October of 2016, was truly the end of an era. Since then, Ushuaïa Group has taken over the venue under the name Hï Ibiza, inviting more global mainstream headlining acts in Steve Aoki, Hardwell, and David Guetta.
Still, Cox says his relationship with the new management is solid and he isn’t quite finished building the club’s legacy. In a recent interview with Be-At TV, the legendary producer affirmed just how close the club was to his heart and how he’s charting out a business plan to re-open the doors of Space somewhere on the island.
“Space was definitely the place for me. We have the idea of bringing Space back next year for maybe an opening and closing, but apart from that we are actually looking for a new area to build a new Space somewhere on the island.”
Cox went on to explain in the interview that Space’s return is inevitable, although it sounds like the logistics, location, and timeline of the venue’s return is still years away.
“Yes, it’s going to happen – there’s no doubt about that! I’m going to bring it back in the near or the distant future. I mean, I’ve lost my home and I need to build a new one. Space was built as an independent club in Playa d’en Bossa. Playa d’en Bossa only became Playa d’en Bossa because of Space. The new Space doesn’t actually have to be on Playa d’en Bossa. Obviously, we need someplace where it’s a little bit quiet. There is no way I’m going to build a Space nightclub next to Ushuaia or anything. We will go to a completely new place with a new concept. But the idea is to have the same people who made Space and have people who want to support me in my quest to create a new Space back on the island.”
The plan is a colossal undertaking — but if anyone is well equipped enough to bring Space Ibiza back into prominence, its Sir Carl Cox.
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