Gatecrasher is the newest addition to Ibiza's plethora of amazing clubs. Simon Raine's iconic brand has taken over the space formerly occupied by Eden in San Antonio — next to Es Paradis.
Eden was known as The Star Club in the 1990s before becoming Kaos and then Eden in 1999. It was the home to big brands such as Gods Kitchen, Judgement Sundays and indeed Gatecrasher in its early years as Eden, latterly playing host to Pete Tong's Wonderland, Ferry Corsten's Full-On Ferry and Ministry Of Sound nights as the rebranding of San Antonio got underway.
Eden was bought by Dutch music entrepeneur Michael van de Kuit in April 2013, the man behind the rejuvenation of Panama in Amsterdam. It remained as Eden throughout the 2013 season, but for 2014 it will be known as Gatecrasher Ibiza.
Eden used to mainly consist of two big rooms, but has now been transformed into one giant main room. With a nod to Las Vegas, it's introduced state of the art lighting, lasers, LED screens and a DJ booth flanked by all manner of singing and dancing LED displays.
The venue also features a brand new custom-built 100K Gold Incubus Void Soundsystem.
Gatecrasher first made its name in the late '90s as a superclub brand operating out of Sheffield. It was initially populated by day-glo flouro-clad 'Crasher kids, the forerunners of today's candy ravers in the US. They launched parties at Eden in Ibiza in 2000, and after the early noughties superclub downturn they consolidated by shaking off the 'Crasher kids tag and opening venues in Birmingham, Nottingham, Watford and Leeds — while the Sheffield club burnt down.
No club-nights or DJs have been announced for Gatecrasher Ibiza yet — stay tuned to DJmag.com for future news.
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