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About Ibiza Burlesque Festival

Sapphira’s Showgirls present the Ibiza Burlesque Festival, a beach inspired burlesque festival hosting events in London and on the Balearic island of Ibiza, Spain. Showcasing the world’s best DJs, performers and teachers, our central values of positivity, gratitude and human connection infuse everything we do. We aspire to be the burlesque festival of choice working with premium venues, world class artists and state-of the art production whilst building a community of like-minded people who appreciate each other. That includes our partners, staff, volunteers, performers and you, the audience, too. (Insert virtual group hug!). Having debuted in 2017 to close the season we are back to open summer with a bang! Working with partner organisation Concept Hotel Group, an award-winning chain of 3 designer hotels that has been established on the island since 2011. The primary goal of the Ibiza Burlesque Festival is fun! We want to create a positive environment and support the Sapphira’s Showgirls vision of enhancing life through empowering self-expression. Principles of positive thinking, emotional intelligence and environmental awareness are at the backbone of what we do.

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What is positive thinking?

positivity – pɒzɪˈtɪvɪti (noun) The practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude. –Google Dictionary 2017 


The Ibiza Preservation Fund (IPF) aims to preserve Ibiza and Formentera’s exceptional beauty and natural value and promote sustainable initiatives. Set up in 2008 in response to unsustainable growth patterns on the island, the IPF raises money from people around the world who love Ibiza and Formentera and care about the islands’ future. Funds are used to support environmental projects and initiatives, carried out by grass-roots organisations, that protect the land and sea. Projects include the protection of UNESCO World Heritage meadows of Posidonia seagrass, at risk from boats’ anchors and wastewater discharge, the recovery of threatened seahorse populations and promoting the consumption of locally-grown crops especially almonds. Water scarcity is one of Ibiza and Formentera’s most serious environmental challenges. The islands’ dependency on groundwater aquifers has resulted in aquifer depletion and contamination due to salt water intrusions.

Water dependency

Dependency on water produced by desalination plants has resulted in increased energy demand to operate the islands’ desalination plants. A Water Alliance was established in 2016 with support and funding from the IPF. By bringing together all key stakeholders, the Alliance’s aim is to sustainably manage the islands’ freshwater resources and promote solutions. A public awareness campaign – “Enjoy the Island, Save Water” – was launched last summer by the Alliance, and a water observatory is being created to collect data and information. To stop oil exploration in the Balearic archipelago, the IPF also helped to set up and fund Alianza Mar Blava (Blue Sea Alliance). Through legal challenges and government lobbying, Alianza has now stopped four projects and succeeded in the creation of a proposed protected whale and dolphin migration corridor in the Mediterranean Sea. The IPF also invests in the sustainable development of the islands. It supports cutting-edge environmental technology and actively promotes the islands’ potential for renewable energy and electric vehicles. To support the important work of the IPF, you can become a member or make an online donation at As a member, you’ll receive regular news and information on grants, projects and events as well as green updates from the islands. Find out more