- The upcoming season is looking increasingly uncertain due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2020 Ibiza season is on a knife edge.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left the White Isle in crisis, with a typical clubbing calendar looking increasingly unlikely. If the island's superclubs and beach bars fail to open, it could cost up to 4,000 venue staff their jobs, Diario De Ibiza reports.
"In Ibiza, there are currently eight superclubs," José Luis Benítez, head of the Ibiza leisure association, told Diario. "And in each of them work between 300 and 350 people, plus another 100 in less direct ways."
"I don't know if we'll ever get back to normal," he continues. "I don't know if we'll recuperate the same levels of tourism we've come to expect."
The same article asserts that none of the main clubs will open this summer, though this has yet to be confirmed by any of the venues. Earlier today, The Night League, which runs sister clubs Hï and Ushuaïa, got the cancellations rolling by ruling out a May opening date.
"Obviously these are only predictions," Antonio Carbonaro, cofounder of Circoloco, told Resident Advisor. "Nobody is aware today of what will happen in the coming months. We hope [for] the best and to be able to return to the previous life. We are preparing for the worst but we are also ready to recover as soon as governments allow it in maximum security for us and for all customers. We hope before considering a return to our activities that all nations will stop suffering. I really believe we will have more clear infos around end May / mid-June."
Resident Advisor has also reached out to Pacha, Amnesia, Privilege and Pikes for comment.