Dishing out more feel-good than Ibiza is used to, Glitterbox is the OTT extravaganza of flamboyant, disco-laced fun times. Simon Dunmore, boss behind the label churning house music – with a flair for the old-school sounds of the 90s – is also the man behind this sensational party. Beginning its journey in the now shut-down yet nostalgic nightclub of Booom, the young, fun and hopeful contender has now blossomed into an event the island just can’t get enough of. With fierce, fishnet clad drag-stars that colour the stages, throw glitter into the crowds and dance better than most women in dangerously tall heels, for Glitterbox shame is not a word in their vocabulary.
Setting the soundtrack to an evening that is every bit as groovy as it is raucous, house legends and masterminds are selected to put on a showstopping affair. And, staring the DJ-booth out while busting your best two-step is not what happens at this soiree. The dancefloors of Glitterbox are a place to sing along with your friends, throw your hands in the air and join in the dancing with your neighbours. After all, with the likes of Masters At Work, Dimitri From Paris, DJ Harvey and Basement Jaxx the acts you’re likely to find, it’s of no wonder then that power vocals and uplifting rhythms abound in abundance.
Encouraging guests to dress up in their most colourful and sparkling outfits, the crowds that have evolved over time are testament to this now being the unspoken uniform. Dancing underneath beaming disco balls, in between the hottest podium-performances, getting into the spirit with a funky shirt never goes amiss. With all these elements combined, a night inside the world of Glitterbox is like no other. Big room clubbing taken over by the extravagant and delightful tone of an open-door and good time promoter isn’t a widely manufactured concept on the island – yet. Since Glitterbox’s arrival, disco has found its place on Ibiza. And, with the island’s loving support of this event over several seasons, we think the island has found its place of redemption.