On Saturday June 11 we boarded the Cirque de la Nuit boat party in playa d’en Bossa. Cirque De La Nuit run boat parties various times a week on their 300 capacity catamaran, equipped with a powerful VOID soundsystem taking you along the beautiful coast between Ibiza and Formentera. CDLN resident DJ Ryan Platts provides you with the latest house and techno tunes and there’s always the chance of a surprise guest DJ coming along. We caught up with Ryan before the boat set sail. “If you can imagine DC10 or Sankeys in the daytime on the sea and anything goes from house to techno, I like playing chunky stuff that people may recognise. Today I’m just playing on my own, but sometimes we have guest DJs. We’ve had the likes of Seth Troxler, Solomun, Darius Syrossian, the list goes on. My favourite party was a few years back when we had Solomun and H.O.S.H for H.O.S.H’s birthday, we had party on the boat and then we went over to Formentera, hired out a bar over there, had a party and it got messy, and then we all had to get the ferry back at midnight, it was pitch black and no-one could see anything but for me that is the highlight. It was so good!”


The boat heads to Formentera where there’s a 30 minute break for people to dive in the crystal clear blue waters. Ryan says of Formentera, “It’s Ibiza sister island, it’s voted number 1 as having the best beach in Europe there (Illetes), it’s like the Caribbean. It’s amazing.” As well as great DJs and crowds, CDLN runs an open bar formula out at sea, including soft drinks, beer, champagne, sangria as well as mojitos and sex on the beach cocktails.

Some of the tracks Ryan played included the likes of Mat Joe – Make A Living, Phil Fuldner & Schwarz 100 – Gun Jam, Pele & Shawnecy – Better For My Brain and Josh Wink – Higher State Of Conciousness (which the crowd went absolutely bonkers to!).

We had a great day at sea and were very well looked after by the staff on board. Ryan done an excellent job keeping the crowd bouncing and it was one of the best atmospheres of any boat we’ve been on. If you’re heading to Ibiza this summer then definitely grab yourself a ticket for a Cirque de la Nuit boat party, you wont regret it!

Check out our interview with DJ Ryan Platts;

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