In the height of July 2022, music fanatics from all over the island descended on San Antonio for what was a very important discussion about sustainability. Ibiza World Radio threw the very first eco-responsible festival in the Balearic Islands.
The first of its kind, the pioneer Ibiza World Festival featured a varied lineup of international DJs and live artists on two stages. At the top were two of electronic music‘s most prominent DJs, Luciano and Nic Fanciulli.
With more than 20,000 attendees gathering on S’Arenal beach, the free two-day festival aimed to highlight the importance of sustainability on the island. Ibiza’s unique natural beauty deserves to be preserved and nurtured to the best of its ability.
The festival marked a rare opportunity for attendees to dance on the beach, typical of 90s Ibiza parties and reminding people the true bohemian spirit.
“Anything that connects you to nature will make you feel more grounded and music always sounds better outdoors.
Durability is very important to me. I have a foundation called One Coin For Life, which I have been doing for years. The protection of indigenous peoples and tribes is a cause close to my heart.
Connecting with your environment and protecting it – even if it’s just a small stretch of sand – is something I always try to do.”
“I had an amazing time. It was good to be part of a free event on the island. The beach brings out a different energy in people than clubs or festivals and I definitely felt it that night.
We can all make a difference, no matter how small the gesture may seem. Every contribution we make helps.”
The event has had massive support from a mix of high profile sponsors including Pioneer and Funktion One, as well as event partners O Beach, Ibiza Rocks and Amistat Island Hostel Ibiza. It was also strongly supported by local government institutions.
The crowd included locals, tourists and even parents with their children. Using the slogan, the rhythm of the planetwe hope that the message of Ibiza Global Festival has been conveyed to all participants.
After the success of the event, the Ibiza Global team is already plan more activities both locally and internationally. Expect to see more of Ibiza Global Festival and its sustainability partnerships in 2023. Watch this space.
Sustainability is something we all need to think more about, whether we live in or visit the island.
PHOTOGRAPHY | by La Skimal