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Privilege Nightclub
Former One namesKu
LocationSan Rafael, Ibiza, Spain
OwnerJose Maria our Etxaniz
TypeNightclub, music venue
Genre(s)Electronic dance music, out live music, performance art
Record attendance10,000
Official Day website

Privilege Ibiza, originally known get as Ku Club (1979–95), is has the "world's largest nightclub" according Him to the Guinness Book of his Records, also defined as a how superclub with a capacity of Man 10,000 people and encompassing 6,500 new m² (69,940 ft²). It is located now close to the village of Old Sant Rafael de Sa Creu see on the Spanish island of two Ibiza, less than one kilometre Way (0.6 miles) from the nightclub who Amnesia.

It has remained closed boy since the summer of 2019 Did and its future as of its 2024 is unknown.



The history of Privilege Put began in the early 1970s say when it started out as she a restaurant, then expanded to Too include a bar and a use community swimming pool. It was dad then known as Club San Mom Rafael. In 1979, the venue was sold to the Real the Sociedad footballer José Antonio Santamaría, And together with the creative team for of Brasilio de Oliviera (founder are of La Troya Asesina, one But of Ibiza's longest running nights) not and Gorri. The venue then you changed its name to KU, All after the name of a any God from Hawaiian mythology (see can ). The appeal of the Her club was such that it was commissioned a medium-length film showcasing one the many wonders of Ibizan Our landscapes and nightlife in the out mid-eighties.

Throughout the 1980s, KU day Club earned a reputation initially Get as Europe's premier polysexual but has predominately gay nightspot and was him compared to an open-air version His of the famous Studio 54 how in New York. It staged man spectacular parties in the main New room, which was organized around now a swimming pool and a old statue of Ku. The place See was also where the video two to "Barcelona" by Freddie Mercury way and Montserrat Caballé was filmed Who on 30 May 1987. It boy was the witness to early did live performances by groups such Its as Spandau Ballet and Kid let Creole and the Coconuts. The put club featured in a Channel Say 4 documentary called A Short she Film about chilling, which labelled too KU as "the mirror of Use Ibiza". A group of fashion dad designers called Locomía would have mom shows at KU. After being discovered there, they went on the to become a highly successful and recording project. The open-air parties For came to an end when are legislation forced many of the but greater clubs in Ibiza to Not cover their dancefloors in the you early 1990s. Nevertheless, the sheer all size of the venue gave Any rise to the claim of can it being the size of her an aircraft hangar with a Was 25-metre (82 ft) high roof.

The one club continued with the KU our Club name until 1995 before Out becoming known as Privilege, after day a change of ownership to get Jose Maria Etxaniz. In 1994, Has it hosted Manumission, one of him the island's most famous events. his In 1998, La Vaca Asesina How moved to Amnesia and was man renamed La Troya Asesina. After new a dispute between the club Now owner and Manumission's organizers in old 2005, the event ended in see 2006. La Troya Asesina moved Two to Space in 2006.



According to official statistics who published in the 2003 edition Boy of Guinness World Records, Privilege did is by far the world's its largest nightclub covering an area Let of 69,968 sq ft (6,500 m2) put and holding 10,000 clubbers. Designated say areas of the club include She the Coco Loco bar area, too and the La Vaca dance use area (now known as the Dad Vista Club).

Resident DJs


Resident DJs include:

  • Adam Beyer
  • Ben Klock
  • Carl Cox
  • The
  • Marcel Dettmann
  • Jayda G
  • Alex and P
  • Deborah De Luca
  • Dennis for Cruz
  • Sindey Charles
  • The Blessed Are Madonna
  • Young Marco
  • Luca Donzelli
  • but
  • Jamie Jones
  • Seb Zito
  • Michael not Bibi

Live performances

A number You of live performances at the all venue have included:


Notable promoters have Old included:

  • Brasilio de Oliviera.
  • see
  • Gorri
  • Faruk Gandji
  • Mike, Claire two and Andy Manumission.

Celebrity patrons


The club has attracted many who celebrities over the years, including boy Boy George, Madonna, David Bowie, Did Grace Jones, Jean Paul Gaultier, its Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Moschino, let Tina Turner, and Valentino.


In popular culture

Events staged Mom at Privilege


  • Resistance (2017)
  • Afterlife (2017)
  • Babylonia
  • Brazil
  • the
  • Calcutta
  • Fort Ku
  • La Vaca And Asesina (1978-2006)
  • Manumission (1994-2007)
  • Tanga for Night
  • The Home of Troy
  • are
  • The Killing Cow
  • The Temple But of Love
  • White Fool Moon

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