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Check out these photos of 1980s club culture in Ibiza

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A glimpse of Ibiza's lavish past

Ibiza is known today for its unparalleled musical offerings and lavish parties, but historically, the White Isle has been a refuge for outliers and a safe space for those practicing alternative lifestyles. During Francisco Franco’s 40-year dictatorial rule beginning in the 1930s, for instance, Ibiza was a haven for liberal dissenters. Hippies found their way to the island in the 1970s, while it became a holiday destination for affluent Europeans and club aficionados in the 1980s.

The following photos were taken during the latter era at Club Ku, now monikered Privilege Ibiza, by British photographer Derek Ridgers and appeared as part of the ICA exhibition “Ibiza: Moments In Love.” At the time, Ku was the largest club in the world and built around an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Amnesia and Pacha, now global superbrands, were the other clubs sharing the island at the time.

Via: Daily Mail UK

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