Having made its debut last year, Tomorrowland‘s Garden of Madness residency returned to Ushuaïa Ibiza this summer for 14 weeks. Headlined once again by Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, this summer the residency once again proved to be one of the most exciting and inspiring on the island. Last week, Steve Angello took over the residency for one night, taking the reins from the duo in spectacular style.
Every week, Ushuaïa is turned into Tomorrowland, decorated completely in truly mythical style. The weekly residency is the closest experience to Tomorrowland that fans can enjoy without visiting the real festival. The venue is decked top to bottom in ornate decoration, with flowers adorning the shining stage. Complete with a temporary tattoo booth and flower crowns, attendees are able to truly immerse themselves in the world of Tomorrowland, a world of mythical adventure.
The lineup for the takeover was as stacked as ever, with Spanish techno maestro José María Ramón providing the perfect set to get the party started. Dutch rising star Vito Mendez was up next, having only recently stormed to fame after his collaboration with Sidney Samson, ‘Raveheart‘ was released on Smash The House. Angemi was up next and the Italian producer was quick to gain the support of the waiting audience. Dropping a number of huge hits spanning the electronic music spectrum from big room to progressive house, Angemi effortlessly provoked a huge crowd reaction, proving exactly why he is one of the industry’s most promising upcoming artists.
Australian sisters NERVO were next to take to the stage, delivering a high-energy set filled with big room anthems. Taking the atmosphere in the open-air club to the next level, the duo effortlessly navigated from hit to hit, provoking mayhem in the crowd with each and every drop. Highlights included Armin van Buuren‘s collaboration with Vini Vici and Hilight Tribe, ‘Great Spirit‘, and NERVO’s own collaboration with Ummet Ozcan and R3hab, ‘Revolution‘. Maintaining ferocity throughout their set, they brought their performance to a close in truly spectacular style, as the crowd eagerly awaited the final performance of the night.
Steve Angello took to the stage and instantly unleashed his world-famous hit ‘Rejoice‘, with the vocal echoing around Ushuaïa resulting in cheers from the waiting crowd. The Swedish icon effortlessly navigated from hit to hit including Swedish House Mafia and Knife Party‘s ‘Antidote‘, Congorock‘s ‘Babylon‘, Avicii‘s ‘Levels‘, and his own mashup of Arty‘s ‘Hey Now‘ remix and Kryder‘s ‘Aphrodite‘. The whole set was accompanied by stunning pyrotechnics including fireworks and confetti, leaving the audience in awe. Later on in the performance, Steve Angello dropped a number of Swedish House Mafia classics including ‘Don’t You Worry Child‘, ‘Miami 2 Ibiza‘, ‘One‘ and ‘Save The World‘, resulting in a huge reaction from the crowd. At the very end of his set, he left fans in shock after announcing on the microphone “hopefully see you next year with Swedish House Mafia”, leading to a huge amount of speculation.
The whole event was fueled with adrenaline, sensational visuals and out-of-this-world performances from the artists. With such an exciting experience on offer for those in attendance, it is unsurprising that the venue is packed every Tuesday with dedicated fans. After two successful seasons on the island, the Belgian brothers look set to return next year with their Garden of Madness residency, bringing along even more A-list artists.