Monday, 29 October 2012

Pacha Launches in Sydney

Pacha - the world’s most spectacular music and entertainment experience - is set to launch in Sydney on Saturday, 24 November and will take over Sydney’s ivy every Saturday night.

Much more than a traditional night club, Pacha Sydney will be a mad burlesque of circus, dance and sensory overload; a wicked romp through the dark alleys of the imagination. A world-class, specially appointed Pacha Sydney creative team will mastermind a concoction of theatrics, dance, music, light and costumes experience that will engage, entertain, and amaze.

Each unforgettable Pacha experience will feature a company of professional dancers, aerialists, street performers, psychedelic projections and lighting which will take over the surrounding laneways and turn every corner of Sydney’s only rooftop pool bar, ivy Pool Club, Changeroom and ivy’s two-storey open-air courtyard into a haze of activity.

ivy encompasses 10 bars over four spectacular levels with varying musical offerings allowing guests to transition between experiences. Whether you’re after a wild night of dancing amongst the throng of revellers, some privacy with table service in one of the 14 VIP spaces or an exclusive area to entertain large groups, Pacha has something for everyone. 

Justin Hemmes, CEO of Merivale, says of the launch: “I am thrilled to be launching Pacha Sydney this summer at ivy. Bringing together theatre and music, we’ve handpicked the best in the industry to create this unique experience for Sydney that is sure to achieve the high Pacha benchmark loved by so many around the world – I can’t wait to open the doors!”

To ensure the experience exceeds any level set internationally, one of the world’s most acclaimed events and creative directors, Ignatius Jones, has been engaged as Co-Creative Director. His credits include Creative Director of Sydney and Vancouver Winter Olympics opening ceremonies, Vivid Sydney Festival and Artistic Director of Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. Joining Ignatius as Co-Creative Director is renowned theatrical director and producer Craig Ilott (credits include Smoke & Mirrors, La Clique Royale, and Hedwig & The Angry Inch). The formidable duo will lead the creative direction of Pacha Sydney with the support of a team of production and choreography professionals.

Ricardo Urgell, Founder of Pacha says, “As one of Australia’s best entertainment venues, ivy is the perfect location for Pacha. We share the same vision and production values for our large-scale shows with the Pacha team in Sydney and look forward to seeing Pacha brought to life.”

Pacha’s residency in Sydney will officially launch on Saturday 24 November in front of 3,000 invited guests and ticketholders. The launch line-up will be revealed in coming weeks but will include international headliners and a large mix of Australia’s best DJs who have played in Pacha venues worldwide.

For Pacha Sydney events from Saturday, 1 December onwards, doors open 7pm.
To book tickets or for more information visit

About ivy
Since opening in December 2007, ivy has won the hearts of both locals and visitors with its unique combination of dining, entertainment, retail and relaxation. A glamorous urban oasis, ivy is Sydney’s very own wonderland playing host to over 10,000 guests a week across its 10 bars, including Sydney’s only rooftop pool bar, pub, award-winning restaurants and four dedicated functions spaces.

About Pacha
Pacha was founded by Ricardo Urgell in the Spanish beach town of Sitges in 1967, who still owns this global phenomenon today.  Since the opening of Pacha Ibiza in 1973, the island has attracted visitors from all over the globe and has become a must-see venue. Pacha was the first nightclub to make its mark in both Ibiza and on the world stage and remains one of the most respected entertainment brands.  Pacha has a presence in over 20 cities across the world including Ibiza, London, New York, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Munich, Marrakech, Moscow and Madrid.