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Space Ibiza has plans to open at a new site in two years

Carl Cox says it'll be "at least two years" until it happens

  • Dave Turner
  • 18 August 2016
Space Ibiza has plans to open at a new site in two years

Space Ibiza might be closing at the end of 2016, but it's not the end of the club's story if fresh comments from Carl Cox are anything to go by.

Coxy was the one who broke the news that it'd be vacating its Playa d'en Bossa premises at the end of this season and has been providing updates ever since. His latest interview reveals the best news yet though, saying there are plans for Space to set up elsewhere on the island in future.

Speaking to Ticketmaster ahead of his set at South West Four festival on Bank Holiday weekend, he said: “Plans are on the table for it opening at another site but it won’t happen for at least two years and will it be the same? We don’t know. I don’t know whether I will be involved because there are so many variables.

"At the moment I am quite looking forward to getting three days a week of my life back. I feel like I am ready to kick back a little bit and enjoy the fruits of my labour. Perhaps I might be able to have a girlfriend at long last. I’ve never been in this position before.”

He also gave a little insight to what his final set would be like on October 2, when he plays the closing party alongside Tale Of Us, Anja Schneider, Darius Syrossian and more.

"I do have a pile of records for the closing records, but what’s going to happen is, say we are going to finish at midday, as soon as they say ‘this is going to be the last record, Carl’, it isn’t going to be the last record as they are going to want another record and another record.

"It could be the defining track but it might not be. But whatever I play, they are all going to be tear jerkers.”

It's been a pretty turbulent time on the White Isle this season with Amnesia being raided and Space and Privilege being searched by the authorities. Cox notes that the clubs that make Ibiza what it is won't be there forever, stating it'll be Space that pulls the curtain down on the island when the time comes.

"If you are booking tickets for Ibiza, you want to go to Space, you want to go to DC10, you want to go to Amnesia, it is part of the fabric of the island. But that is all going to go and once that’s gone, it’s gone – and then Ibiza will change.

"Space was the place that opened Ibiza and it’s going to be the place that closes it. You won’t have that anymore, some clubs will scramble to get themselves into that position but it won’t have the same heritage.”

The owners of Ushuaïa are taking over Space's current site in 2017.

For a trip down memory lane, check out Carl Cox's Space Ibiza scrapbook or read our celebration of him in his recent cover feature.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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