The results of the last International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) in March 2008 revealed that three of the five world’s best clubs are located in Ibiza!
Amnesia is the winner of the 23rd IDMA held at the Winter Music Conference (WMC) in Miami in the category “Best Global Club 2007” for the second time in a row, followed by Pacha Ibiza, Space Ibiza, Stereo Montreal and Guvernment Toronto.
The history of Amnesia began in April 1970, when the Planells family, who had inhabited the house for five generations, decided to move into town and sell their finca.
The building turned into a meeting point for hippies. In May 1976, Antonio Escohotado, decides that the name of the discotheque will be “The Workshop of Forgetfulness”. He wanted to express that when people go out at night they tend to forget their problems. Already the next day he realized that the Greek word “Amnesia” contains this all.
After a number of wonderful summers, alternating with unexpected closings, Amnesia reopens under MFC management in 1991.
It is at this time that the clubs of Ibiza start to gain international fame.