Pikes: an Ibiza institution that preserves the true Balearic spirit. It’s a venue steeped in mystical White Isle history, a place where George Michael, Freddie Mercury and Grace Jones all called home.
Now, Pikes happily open their doors once again for a much-anticipated 2022 season, bringing with it a smorgasbord of feel-good, care-free musical shenanigans. Located in the sprawling Ibizan hilltops, it preserves Tony Pikes’ original ethos, capturing the long-loved mood of a tucked-away, era-defining island.
Onto the programming. Taking centre stage this year is the Pikes Presents series, which will see Metalheadz head-honcho Goldie lead proceedings in June, followed by ‘Praise You’ producer Fatboy Slim in early August. World-renowned Australian group The Avalanches will bring the series to a close later that month, with a seldom-seen, Pikes-exclusive DJ set.
Mixmag Broadcaster of 2021 winner Jaguar will be debuting a brand new residency across three Wednesdays, bringing her UTOPIA concept to the enchanting, pool-side retreat for the very first time. She’ll be playing extended sets, inviting friends and special guests along the way:
“I can’t wait to bring UTOPIA to Pikes, the pinnacle of Ibiza’s legend! I’ve literally dreamt of playing and hosting an event here ever since I first visited in 2016 – excited for the first show on June 8th.” Jaguar, host of BBC Introducing Dance on Radio 1.
The lauded Pikes House Party also makes a welcome return, continuing its Saturday night legacy for all things magical. A true family affair, each event will be soundtracked by artists who have gotten to know the venue over many years, as well as those just beginning to. From Artwork to Smokin Jo, through to India Jordan, Crazy P, Cassy, Bushwacka! and more, headline sets are top of the agenda at Freddies: perfect fodder for making late-night, dancefloor memories.
Ibiza’s most prestigious club night We Love… finds a new home at Pikes for We Love… Pikes on Sundays with former friends and headliners Detroit-legend Carl Craig, DJ Hell and James Zabiela B2B Scuba Tales Of The Unexpected is the name of the game on Sundays, as the debauchery-laden party concept returns to Freddies intimate indoor settings. First coming to fruition in 2018, the ethos is to encourage longer performances from friends and new faces alike.
Highlights this year include: London-mainstay HAAi, who headlines proceedings on 4th September; iconic-pairing Maribou State will bring their rapturous DJ set on 2nd October; and a very special extended set from S G Lewis on 17th July. Other partners throughout include Us & Them x Me Me Me, Luke Una’s E Soul Cultura, Real Gang, Ruf Kutz and more to be revealed.
Add to that poolside DJs every Sunday from 1pm onwards, the world-famous Pikes On Sunday’s roast dinner and a slew of yet-to-be-announced guests, and you’ll quickly start to see that – for those in the know – Pikes is the place to be this summer.