DC10 Closed YET AGAIN!

Ive been a bit slow on the uptake of this one but, On Monday morning DC10 was closed again by the police. They have been given a €300,000 fine and ordered to close for 1 year.  Mixmag reported that they will still have their closing party, however im not to sure if this would happen at DC10 as the club is now closed after it was open for its appeal, i don’t think their are any more cards left for DC10 to play which means it could be open one last time this summer.

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Butterfly Ball

Chas Smash live at

The 3rd Butterfly Bal

Weds 8th October, 19h
In aid of APNEEF

Hotel Es Vive

With just over one week to go before Ibiza annual Charity Fundraiser The Butterfly Ball takes place for third time and in it second consecutive year at Hotel Es Vive, momentum is gaining pace with support, volunteers and donations for the event and it infamous auction are still coming in thick and fast.

Pure Madness!

Whilst behind the scenes he goes by the name of Carl Smyth, to the rest of us he’s better known as Chas Smash, kingpin of legendary ska band, Madness. Since the late 70’s and to the present day, and with international hits including ‘Our House’ and ‘Nightboat to Cairo’ and ‘It must be Love’, Madness remain a vital modern musical reference with international sell out tours packing stadium venues as recently as 2007.

Therefore, it’s with great pleasure that the organisers of Ibiza’s annual charity event, The Butterfly Ball, to be held in Hotel Es Vive, Ibiza on 8th October , can confirm that the very same Chas Smash is set to perform an exclusive acoustic set at the event itself. A first not only for the Butterfly Ball, but for the island.

Fresh from a whirlwind of touring stadium venues including London’s 02 , and the summer festivals(BBK Bilbao, Sonar Barcelona), Chas is back once again on the island that, as of one year ago, he has called home. The confirmation of his solo performance at The Butterfly Ball and his overwhelming help with the event as a whole is a clear indication of his generous character and commitment to the island. On the event, Chas says, “It’s the Butterfly Ball’s third year and it’s essential in raising funds for the children. To be of service to  both it’s organisers and a good cause is reward enough for my collaboration in the event; I’m very happy to be involved and look forward to playing my part on the night. The countdown begins!”


APNEEF (Ibiza&Formentera Disabled Children Foundation)

The Butterfly Ball and it’s organisers Jill Canney and Elena Sanchez have chosen local children’s charity, APNEEF, as the cause for 2008. APNEEF is Ibiza&Formentera’s Association for Children with special needs.. Nearly 100 kids from babies to teenagers form the group, whose needs are an extreme variation of mental and physical disabilities. Our aim is to donate them a very healthy amount of euros. We hope we can count on your support.

President of APNEEF, Carmen Bonet, had this to say on the upcoming fundraiser:

‘APNEEF (Asociación de Personas con Necesidades Especiales de Eivissa y Formentera) are very grateful for the tremendous support that the association has received through The Butterfly Ball’ and all it’s contributors, sponsors, donators and volunteers. We are sure that the event on 8th October, organized by Jill and Elena, with so much love and genuine willingness to support the APNEEF children, will be a tremendous success. Thanks to the overwhelming help of all involved, including the press and media, we are confident that we can help spread the word, assuring a huge turn out on the night, all in aid of APNEEF. Monies raised and donated from The Butterfly Ball will help us provide materials and professional medical care in the form of therapists and other specialized medical professionals vital to the lives of the APNEEF children and their families.”



After the success of last year’s Thai Buffet Mr. Grasshopper aims to please the palette again at this year’s Ball with a Cava&Cocktail to wash down a sumptuous sushi selection prepared by our Japanese chef. After that, its time for a multiple choice Thai menu from Es Vive’s in-house chefs before sweets and desserts.

A selection of locally and organically produced wines and a hefty quantity of Hierbas ibicencas, provided by Ibicenc vineyard Can Rich should help wash down the feast.


As the final countdown begins, the auction catalogue is bursting with goodies already. Donations from household names from the worlds of art, sport, cinema, fashion and music have flooded in .all of them being primed to go under our auctioneer’s hammer this coming Wednesday 8th October. In fact, support has been so great that, due to the sheer quantity of contributions, this year guests will find a few other ways to take home a special something, with raffles, pinatas and random giveaways throughout the evening.

Whilst we are holding back the full catalogue til the day of the event itself, we can confirm that contributors of the items up for grabs include international models Kate Moss and Martina Klein, sports heroes  Zidane, Ronaldo and Stephen Gerrard , musicians, artists and producers like Lil Louie Vega, , Dizzee Rascal, Maxi Jazz, artists Luis Gaspar, Marcos Torres, Jesu de Miguel, Sergio Ferrero, Rachel Brown (Hello UK Young Photographer 2007) and many, many more..

Bespoke jewellery from Cyd, botox and hypnotherapy sessions, weekends at Atzaro, Icon Ibiza VIP holidays to London and Ibiza, light shows from Aladdin and game consoles from X-box, concert tickets and tattoos, drinks, dinners and shopping vouchers, smellies and sillies; it really is a something for everyone butterfly bonanza at this year’s fundraiser, ‘The Butterfly Ball’.


Whilst we plan to gather in the exterior of Hotel es Vive for drinks, dinner and auction, as the clock strikes 12, or thereabouts; it will be time to make our way inside to the Smirnoff Experience bar in the hotel for a wiggle to the butterfly-ball-beats of international DJ Jo Mills, Colin Peters, Ben deMiedo, Javi Box(Peter Colours), B’fly&Toga(Girlz Skool), Polly Fey, Ian C and more lovely surprises on the point of confirmation.







At 60euros per person,  price includes cava&cocktail reception, three course meal, registration to the auction,  and much fun, games and dancing as the night wears on.

In a bid to keep it simple(and real, in the current climate!) this year tickets can also be bought on the door.

Reservations and Confirmations can also be made by calling

Jill Canney 671 400 473

Elena Sánchez 627 861 566



We shall be holding a press call at Hotel Es Vive on Sat 4th October at 1pm at which Mr. Smash will be present, and when we will confirm the final details of the event. Representatives of APNEEF and a number of collaborators and sponsors will also be at the press call for The Butterfly Ball, organised by local PR&Events company; FIX Ibiza.

Attendance should be confirmed for the press call on or before Friday 3rd.


For the second consecutive year, the Hippest Hotel in the Balearics, ES VIVE plays host to The Butterfly Ball. The Hotel, its atmosphere, service and staff played an essential part in the success of last year’s Ball. Hotel Owner Jason Bull is ‘delighted to once again be involved with The Butterfly Ball and its aim to raise yet more funds for a local charity. The Ball is a great opportunity for friends and family, and both island and non island residents to gather for a great night and for a great cause, We are very pleased to be involved in the initiative. I’m positive that this year’s event will be another positive step in giving something back to the island of Ibiza.”


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