Category Archives: Pacha

Join the Masquerade Motel Ibiza Parade!

Every week the Masquerade Motel Parade holds processions in all the hot spots of Ibiza and we want YOU to get involved!

On Monday 26th July we want two lucky people to come and join the evening parade in Ibiza Town, go back to Pacha for a photo session and then party the rest of the night at the Masquerade Motel as our guests!

What do we need? Send an email to this ADDRESS with the subject SHM Parade. In the email we need your full name, date of birth, a head shot and body shot in swimwear/underwear. Girls we need your dress size and guys your waist measurements please – we need to make sure we have an awesome outfit for you! We also need a telephone number to contact you on in Ibiza.

Let’s get this show on the road!

[SHM Online Team]


A Big Thank You!

Guys Guys Guys….WOW.  Last night at Pacha was incredible.  Thank you all so much.  We’re staying together now as we all travel to LA to play Electric Daisy – a huge festival in the USA, over 100,000 people! We’re on at 9pm, main stage.  See you there.

Next week welcomes surely this years biggest star?  Tinie Tempah!!!!!  Selling over 1 million downloads so far – come and see his first EVER performance in Ibiza.  He also has some tricks up his sleeve for this weekend at Glastonbury… watch out for him if you’re there!

Love SHM ***

[Posted by SHM Online Team]

Masquerade Motel – Mondays at Pacha, Ibiza!

Nothing is what it seems in this Motel. From the outside you could confuse it with a hotel on sunset strip or highway 99…frequented by movie stars behaving badly, bank robbers on the run and couples catching an hour between marriages..

This is no ordinary motel. As you unlock the door the low hum of a bassline hits your ears..and the flashing of lights push themselves under the foot of a door down the darkly list corridor and is broken by the shapes of bodies dancing. As you walk into the lobby a broken neon sign flashes the house rules…

Masks on please

As you pick up the mask and place it on your face it feels it is connected and your body starts to relax and feels so awake you feel you will burst.

As you near the door your subconscious realises there are other rooms to the left and right. Dark shadows move and yet you feel no fear. Something inside you knows every element of what happens in this hotel is about pleasure and euphoria. You set your mind to explore every room.

As you stand in front of the door…..your hand poised to turn the handle….your heart pounding ….the door opens of its own accord welcoming you in. The heat of the room hits you like a warm embrace, the music covers you…loud and yet clear….synched with your heartbeat as the room moves together as One.

The feeling is strange, whilst everyone is concealed their eyes connect with you and it’s like you know everyone in the room, perhaps you do…

Everyone there together to share the feeling of being behind the doors of the Masquerade Motel and the feeling anonymity and mystery brings…coming together as one to perform in the best show on earth…

“It’s not a place where people stand and watch you on a stage…they surround you, they engulf you and as such Swedish House Mafia wanted to deliver a theme that even the most timid of guests would join in…Ibiza is where everyone dives into the venue, submersed in the event the hosts have created and this year is no exception. The people ARE the show.

Sebastian Ingrosso, Swedish House Mafia

Musical Soundtrack by

Alex Metric / AN21 / Arno Cost and Norman Doray / Avicii / Benny Benassi / Daddy’s Groove / David Tort / Dirty South / Felix Da Housecat / Funkagenda / Kim Fai / Max Vangeli / Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano / Andy Baxter / Tuccillo / Sarah Main / Juan Diaz / JP Candela

Guest Starring

Tinie Tempah (Debut Ibiza Performance)

[SHM Online Team]

Swedish House Mafia: DJ Mag Interview, Formentera, Ibiza

This month see’s Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello take the front cover of DJ Mag. The guys talk about the Dark Forest, the online world and amusingly intense fans. To read the full interview go and pick up your copy now!

For more information head to:

The Swedish House Mafia are waiting for you!

Film produced by: Christian Larson



Swedish House MafiaElectronic musics premier outfit, Swedish House Mafia, have announced theyll be taking over Mondays at Pacha, Ibiza from 22 June. Comprising Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso, SHM will be far bringing their show to the island every week. The nights theme, The Dark Forest, draws on the iconography of North European fantasy, and harks back to the Romanesque parties that gave Ibiza its first taste of pleasure. Each Monday, Pacha will be transformed into a theatrical playground via a collision of music and bacchanalian spectacle think fairies, fawns, wolves, transvestites, and animalistic pleasure. Adorned with masks or wearing face paint, the crowd is the party; the DJs are simply the ringmasters. Interaction is a must. Clubs should be extraordinary, magical places, where the mundane and the everyday are left at the door. Accordingly – though the music is the central element The Dark Forest looks beyond the normal dancefloor experience to create something unique. The newly transformed Pacha, Ibiza is the perfect host, drawing a young, fresh, and cosmopolitan crowd who demand more from their nocturnal pleasures. Special effects are being shipped in from across the world. Watch out for lasers, fire bursts, and lightening strikes amongst the set design. With visual cues for the decor from Pans Labyrinth and The Never Ending Story, and costume influences from Stanley Kubricks Eyes Wide Shut, The Dark Forest will be unlike any other White Island experience this summer. Each week, the finest international DJs and live musicians alike will join the Swedish trio, with some very special guests dropping in throughout the season, including Dirty South, Sharam (Deep Dish), Basement Jaxx, Bob Sinclar, Mark Knight, Funkagenda, Kim Fai and An21.