Pub turned into Ibiza beach party - including sand

Eccy Beach Party: DJ Dave Dennison, aka Junior K.
Eccy Beach Party: DJ Dave Dennison, aka Junior K.
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IBIZA comes to Sheffield today with a pub transforming itself for a beach party - complete with superstar DJs, a hot tub and two tons of SAND!

The idea is to give cash-strapped folk the chance to still have some holiday fun while staying at home in the land-locked city, writes digital editor Graham Walker.

Sand will be tipped in the courtyard to turn it into a beach under a retractable glass roof, which will guarantee Mediterranean temperatures at Menzels Bar, on Ecclesall Road, on Sunday, June 26.

It starts with a free BBQ from 4pm to 7pm - but the Eccy Beach Party is scheduled to continue until 2pm.

And regulars are even being invited to soak up the fun by turning up in beach wear, to make the most of the hot tub.

Resident DJ Dave Dennison, aka Junior K - who works dance floors in Ibiza, Thailand, India, Dubai, plus iconic venues and festivals throughout the UK - is one of five taking part at the event, which he is helping to organise.

The others, all like him South Yorkshire based, are Bitter and Twisted, Dino, Pete Blood and Paul Wiltshire

Dave, from Sheffield, one half of production duo Riffs & Rays, has had top 10 hits produced and remixed for artists including Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Chaka Khan, The Saturdays, dance divas Kelly Llorenna and Inaya Day.

He said: “We’ve decided to bring Ibiza to Sheffield because people are thinking twice before spending on a trip to the Med. So we’re having a beach party right here.”

* Tickets are £5 in advance or £10 on the gate - visit or call 0114 266 8119.