Cancelling Ibiza summer could cost up to 4,000 nightclub jobs

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.

Resident Advisor has reached out to Pacha, Amnesia, Privilege and Pikes for comment.