Space Ibiza rumoured to be controlled by Ushuaïa from 2017
Space Ibiza, the legendary Ibiza club which was awarded ‘Best Global Club’ from the IDMAs in 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2013 is rumored to be taken over by the guys at Ushuaïa from 2017 as mentioned by Carl Cox in his recent interview with inthemix.
Cox recently announced that he would be ending his 16-year long residency in the superclub, and has now revealed his reasoning behind his decision, saying that “It’s not that I’m walking away from the club, because Pepe [Rosello], the owner of Space Ibiza, his contract is up at the club. He’s going to be 80 years old and will officially be out. It gets handed over to Ushuaïa Group across the road and its manager Jan will be given the keys to run Space. And once that happens, everything changes. So I have no desire to stay in that club for any reason.”
However, Space posted a message on their Facebook page, likely to hush the talks of their potential take over saying “Space Ibiza is one of a kind. [It] Can not be bought or sold.” Despite the rumours, either way Space Ibiza won’t be the same without Cox running his residency, and will change Space forever as a result of this.
The white island has been getting a lot of bad press as of late, with many including Cox himself saying how it isn’t what is used to be, and if Space Ibiza is taken over by Ushuaïa after next year, one can only imagine how different the iconic club and indeed the island will be, with the techno and house haven likely to be taken over by those with a more mainstream appeal, such as Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren and Axwell /\ Ingrosso, all of whom had residencies at Ushuaïa Amnesia last summer. Cox jokingly went on to say how he’d only return to the club for “€1 million playing all the records from Beatport”
We can only hope that Ibiza doesn’t become the over-commercialized, fake party island that many seem to dread and hopefully the island and it’s culture stays true to it’s magical roots.