Inter-city connected club experience takes Brits back to early 2000s Ibiza

Ibiza in the early 2000s has been voted the ‘club scene’ party-loving adults would most like to revisit, according to research.

Four in 10 music fans (41%) voted the Balearic island’s noughties superclub scene the era they’d most like to go back and experience.

It beat tough competition from 1980s rave/acid house (26%) and 1990s jungle and drum ‘n’ bass (21%).

The research took in the views of 41,814 followers of Virgin Media to launch Club Rewind, the UK’s first ever inter-city connected club experience that will transport clubbers back to Ibiza at the turn of the millennium.

Ibiza legends Pete Tong and Carl Cox will headline the event which takes place on 22nd September at two ‘connected clubs’ in London and Glasgow.

Despite being 400 miles apart, the DJs will play alternate songs for an entire shared set, using Virgin Media’s Gig1 broadband to switch back and forth and entertain both venues simultaneously, with music fans also able to tune in from home.

Ibiza is iconic for clubbers

But it isn’t all about the sandy beaches for British clubbers, as a separate study of 2,000 adults in touch with a parent found Hacienda in Manchester is the most iconic nightclub of all time (15%), followed by Studio 54 in New York (12%).

A quarter (25%) of 18–22-year-olds admit to being jealous of the musical scenes their parents got to experience.

Three in 10 (29%) even wish they could enjoy a ‘noughties’ night out for themselves.

Another 14% said concerts, gigs and performances with their folks were some of their best memories growing up.

A Virgin Media spokesperson said: “Music has the power to transport you back in time, relive memories and connect with others.

“With so many clearly feeling nostalgic for the early 2000s, we cannot wait to bring back the iconic noughties house era with Club Rewind. We’re reimagining the superclub scene from 20 years ago but with improved tech – plus this time round clubbers will be able to capture the moment on their smartphones.

“The unmissable sets from Ibiza legends Pete Tong and Carl Cox will be powered by Gig1 as we connect two clubs at opposite ends of the UK, with music-lovers also able to tune in from home.

“The supercharged club experience will demonstrate the capability of gigabit broadband as the DJs go back-to-back with a virtual set that will be streamed live into both venues.”

A limited number of free tickets are available, to apply head to until Sunday 12 September at 11.59pm.

Re-live your wild days
Re-live your wild days

According to those polled, the top 10 most iconic clubs of all time are:

1. Hacienda, Manchester (15%)

2. Studio 54, New York (12%)

3. Pacha, Ibiza (9%)

4. The London Hippodrome, London (9%)

5. Amnesia, Ibiza (8%)

6. The Viper Room, Los Angeles (8%)

7. Space, Ibiza (7%)

8. Fabric, London (6%)

9. The 100 Club, London (6%)

10. Copacabana, New York (6%)

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