Adios That time of year has come again – the days are getting shorter, the sky is getting darker and nights in Ibiza feel like an increasingly distant memory. The time has come for Addicted to hibernate, detox and get ready for summer 2012. But before we get too depressed that the season is over, let’s focus on how exciting the summer 2011 has been.

This summer, everyone in Ibiza has been talking about the explosive growth of live music on the island, from the breakthrough weekly I Want My MTV club night at Amnesia to the seemingly unstoppable expansion of the Ibiza Rocks franchise.

This increasing diversification of Ibiza’s music scene continues with the inaugural Love Soul Ibiza festival, taking place on the last weekend of September. While more traditional Ibiza partygoers will be spending that weekend club-hopping from the Amnesia closing party to the Space closing party, those who want to say goodbye to summer in a more relaxed fashion can head to Es Cana for soul and funk from acts such as Nightmares on Wax. Hed Kandi is getting in on the act as well – the new Balearica Unplugged album is a marked departure from the funky house that has characterised all of the uber-brand’s Ibiza compilations to date.

Summer 2011 has left Ibiza’s music scene in an exciting place – and we can’t wait for summer 2012 to see what happens next.

Have a great winter. Stay Addicted!