The news that Ibiza club heads and long-running Ibiza nightclub DC10 have been waiting for has finally come. Contrary to popular belief, up until earlier this month DC10, which celebrated its 20th birthday this year was not actually deemed to be a fully functioning club…in the eyes of the City Council of Saint Josep anyway. This resulted in a dispute arising between DC10 and the City Council of Saint Josep on the interpretation of Law 12/2010 which allowed venues that opened from January 1st, 1998 to remain exempt from future modifications of this law and as such meaning that the venue should not be closed. DC10 maintains that as they had provided all the relevant paperwork in a timely fashion they were able to make use of this law and were authorised to do so.
It has been big news in the past that DC10 had closed due to licensing issues, so this landmark ruling could potentially end the club’s long-standing issues with the law, full details of the case can be found here. The gravity of this win for DC10, Circoloco and Jamie Jones’ Paradise brand is huge and those reading this article will undoubtedly know the implications of closing such a stronghold for underground music on the island as options for counterculture are in decline.
With the summer season now a distant memory, sights are firmly set on the huge party that will annually take place at the club on New Year’s Day. This year’s party will feature sets from Carl Craig, Apollonia, Tania Vulcano and Archie Hamilton to name just a few of the top artists that will be put helping these important celebrations go off with a bang. Congratulations DC10.