If you’re looking for a party destination for your next holiday, the chances are you’re considering Ibiza. And you’d have good reason, with luminaries of the decks such as the mighty Judge Jules and Roger Sanchez bashing out the beats.
With such a reputation for hosting world-famous DJs, it’s easy to forget that there’s more to Ibiza than initially meets the eye. This popular Balearic island also has some pretty quirky festivals.
Holigarden Festival is inspired by the Holi festival, which takes place in Nepal and India, but there’s no religious sentiment here. It’s all about getting together, enjoying some solid grooves and generally having a lot of fun.
This electronic dance music festival describes itself as the ‘brightest electronic dance festival in the world’, and this is no unfounded claim.
Each Monday evening in the summer, festival goers experience an explosion of colour by throwing coloured powder into the air. No one leaves the venue with the same colour of clothing as when they went in!
IBIZA SPIRIT FESTIVAL
Ibiza Spirit is all about uniting people for positive change and those who take part make a small donation that goes to local charities.
In a celebration of the human spirit, the organisers run all kinds of spiritual activities such as yoga, meditation, creative dance, inspirational talks and workshops. This year, the Ibiza Spirit Festival will take place on October 2.
The festival mission is to raise awareness throughout the world of the beauty of life and the positive transformation that working together can bring. By introducing people on the island of Ibiza to alternative ways of life and approaches to personal change, the festival organisers hope to elevate Ibiza as the finest example of the utmost human potential.
Every summer, BLOOP Festival blends its music scene with the arts, resulting in outdoor sets taking place in open-air galleries. The festival runs as an alternative to the Ibiza party scene and adds a real twist to life on the island. Best of all, the festival is free, so it’s only the price of your stay on the island you have to think about.
Every year, the artists create work based on a specific theme. Often, this theme is a social issue that many can identify with. This has led to some outstanding pieces of street art.
The sixth edition of the festival is currently in full swing and lasts until the August 16.
If you’re searching for entertainment, but also want to do something a little bit different to hitting the Ibiza party scene, why not give these festivals a try?