Ibiza has confirmed that nightclubs could reopen in April.
This was reported in the publication Ibiza diary and comes after International Music Summit (IMS) had already announced plans to hold an annual “season start event” a month earlier than usual (via). MixMag).
Jose Luis Benitez, manager of the Ocio de Ibiza (Ibiza Leisure) Association, said: “The idea is that the opening will take place in late April, two weeks earlier than usual.”
He said the season is “scheduled to last until October … November, if all goes well.”
Clubs in Ibiza have not opened a full season since 2019.
Last year, clubs faced restrictions such as capacity limits, COVID-19 passports and wearing masks. Many only managed to stay open for a short time.
Benitez added: “All the major nightlife businesses on the island are actively working to prepare for this winter.”
He continued: “Nevertheless, we will continue with caution and in cooperation with the authorities.”
Last year, The situation with nightclubs in the UK has continued to deteriorate as the UK’s major music venue sector has warned that they are “on the verge of collapse”. Due to the rise of the omicron COVID-19 variant.
That was in December COVID-19 voted to make passports mandatory at concerts and nightclubs as part of the government’s “Plan B” announcement, i.e. people have to prove they are fully vaccinated or open to clubs, indoors with no more than 500 people, with no more seats must provide a negative test when visiting sites. Any event with over 4,000 people and over 10,000 people.
A new study by Music Venue Trust found a “catastrophic” decline in audience numbers after Government announced the implementation of Plan B restrictions, as well as ticket sales and spending per capita on major music venues, meaning the entire sector is growing once. Without the “immediate” help of the government, it is “in danger of permanent closure”.
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