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PACHA IBIZA
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When it comes to club branding, the Pacha empire has surely written the definitive rulebook. Think Pacha and you instantly think glamour, style and elegance. But whilst all those global franchises and perfectly styled marketing campaigns have helped, the root reason lies squarely within the stone walls of their Ibiza Town venue.

As effortlessly stylish as the models that fill its VIP areas, Pacha might be a magnet for the rich and sometimes famous but it is a venue anyone can feel comfortable in thanks to its organic, unforced design and a spell-binding starlit roof terrace.

At 35-years-old and counting (weepy sap James Blunt even wrote his '1973' song about it), the elegant Ibiza venue might not be the oldest Pacha (that distinction is held by the Stiges original that opened in 1967) but it remains both the most iconic and the benchmark by which all others are judged.

And on line-ups alone there will never be any contest. Described by Sebastian Ingrosso as "the church of house music", the sentiment is shared by just about every key house DJ past or present. Hell, half of them have held their longest residencies here.

Erick Morillo's Subliminal is about to reach its tenth season here, whilst UK house bastions Defected have been importing names like Kenny Dope, Bob Sinclar and Junior Jack since 2005.

The flagships, however, are undoubtedly Fridays Pure Pacha and David Guetta's Fuck Me I'm Famous parties, on Thursdays. Last season, the former matched dance giants like Faithless and Basement Jaxx with trailblazers like Fedde Le Grand and The Swedish House Mafia, whilst the latter saw everyone from Laidback Luke to 2Many DJs support Guetta's delirious spectacles.

"Pacha is all about looking good and having fun but it attracts a very mixed and international crowd," believes David Guetta.

"There is the VIP jetset and the partying clubbers. I can't think of any other venue where so many different types of people get together and party."

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