If Orbit DJ Retreats is cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions you will be entitled to a full refund. Head to our FAQs for further details.

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ORBIT DJ RETREAT ANNOUNCES NEW DATES

Published 11th December 2020


The security, health and safety of you and your friends is always our number one priority.


Orbit takes the same approach when it comes to COVID-19 and have rigorous safety measures on all our trips so you can return to travel safely and concentrate on having a great time.


We maintain the same high standards in the countries we operate in and our trips operate in line with the regulations of local authorities, which we monitor continuously.  Ahead of your trip we will send you clear instructions on how to stay safe every step of the journey, at the villa, in the local area and at the experience our retreats offer.


Our first Orbit DJ Retreat of 2020 was due to take place in May around the opening parties and closing retreat was due to take place in October around the closing parties, but the world had other plans for us. Orbit still could have gone ahead in October, however it didn't feel like the responsible thing to do.


Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic we have been in constant conversation with our resort in Ibiza, monitoring airlines, travel quarantine and monitoring announcements from each relevant governments. Due to the continued travel restrictions, Orbit will now take place from April 25th - 30th in the home of dance music capital of the world, Ibiza.


Orbit launched in 2019 in Ibiza and had plans to take place in unique locations across the world, however right now the focus in towards the opening retreat in Ibiza. Orbit DJ Retreats are immersive and holistic learning experiences for DJs and producers to elevate their skills and knowledge to the next level as a global destination event.


After our postponement, Orbit was delighted that the vast majority of customers have decided to take the option of moving their booking. Orbit is continuing to take government and local authority advice in regards to our April retreat which as it stands will continue as planned, however we can assure all existing and any new customers that if due to the global pandemic the retreat is unable to take place in April, then customers money is safe and the option of moving the booking to closing parties around 2021or receiving a refund will be be offered, including our non refundable deposit.


The retreat has also relaxed our payment terms so 40% will be due 2 months prior to April 2021 (February 28th 2021) and remaining 50% will be due until one month before the retreat (28th March 2021) which will hopefully give you guys flexibility you need during this period, post offering all students who couldn’t attend full refunds.


Foe the meantime, the team has put together a "directory" of Orbit favourite mentors offering their bespoke and intimate online tutoring sessions. This directory will enable you to contact each of the mentors the retreat works with and speak directly to them about your needs for elevating your music careers. Orbit will not take a commission for these services, therefore prices can remain extremely affordable and the cost of the 1-1 sessions will go directly to the mentors. More details on this to follow in the coming days.


All current bookings on instalments will have their payment periods extended, and monthly payments amounts will be reduced automatically. If you have any questions about the changes or retreat program, please get in contact with us at info@orbitdjretreats.com


INSURANCE & REFUNDS 

We require travel insurance for all our trips before you travel with us. We don’t offer travel insurance for sale and we cannot advise or recommend any travel insurance providers. You may wish to check with your bank or credit card provider whether you already have an annual policy in place.

If we need to cancel or postpone a trip due to COVID-19 related reasons, you will automatically be booked onto the new dates, but if you cannot attend the new dates, you will be entitled to a full refund.

SAFE PLACE 

Our on-site staff are trained to follow all local government safety protocols, and we are actively monitoring and evolving our solutions to ensure the safety of our travellers and staff. Our partners are equally committed to maintaining high safety protocols, including regular and thorough cleaning of villa rooms, and food and beverage areas.


PRE RETREAT

‍Orbit will update you with detailed emails that share our recommended health and hygiene protocols in accordance with local government guidelines specific to your trip, as well as pre-trip training around how to recognise COVID-19 symptoms to ensure you are as prepared as possible.


UK & SPAIN GOVT INSO

https://www.spth.gob.es/

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/coronavirus-

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

If Orbit has to change dates due to Covid, a 100% refund will be provided.

If you are unable to attend, all payments made are non refundable. However, depending on the validity of the reason you are unable to attend , your travel insurance policy may refund some or all of the cost of your package. If required, we can provide a booking statement that shows all payments made.

One of our co-founders Doorly answered this question for us and here's what he said –

”I started my career in a bar collecting glasses, I absolutely loved music and was collecting records at home and one week the opportunity finally came up when the regular dj never showed up and I bravely stepped in to cover having never played to a venue or people before. I managed to get the gig on a regular basis and was soon playing 6 / 8 /10 /12 hour shifts and pushing myself and teaching myself all the time. I wish i had someone to show me the ropes then that would have fast tracked my learning and help me avoid some big mistakes along the road of djing 20 years later  Im now a global ambassador for Pioneer but  still learning constantly and  looking at my peers and industry leaders for inspiration and new challenges. There’s no level that is too basic or too advanced to join us."

We have taken over a beautiful Finca in Ibiza with an intimate and exclusive feel. All places available are shared accommodation. Some shared accommodation has multiple private rooms, others do not. If you are booking with a group of people we advise that you book the amount of places available in that room, however you can also book single places in shared accommodation and you will be placed with another Orbit Student. 

As there are a variety of sleeping options in each of the rooms including double, single and bunk beds, we will allocate these bed options on a first come first serve basis for the people who book onto the retreat and their chosen accommodation option first.

Please note rooms are mixed gender.

We ask for a 10% non refundable deposit to secure your place at Orbit with the following instalments. Please note, if you decide to pay in full, you will receive an Orbit care package on arrival in your room

    • Minimum of 10% to secure your booking.

    • Minimum of 40% must be paid at least 2 months before retreat.

    • Full balance must be paid at least 1 month before retreat.

You can also pay off any amount at any time by logging into your booking. The above payment schedule is valid for your total package value including meal package if you have selected this.

We support and appreciate all genres and talent and will match the tutors to the attendees. The mentors are carefully selected from all different angles of the music industry. On confirming your attendance with the retreat we hold a group webinar to assess your skills and musical preference and what you hope you to learn during your time with us.

Bring along any items you typically use in your sets or production - Laptop sd cards / usbs / hard drives / current projects you’re working on even goals and targets you have made and want to achieve.        

Of course. The retreat is open to all levels and genres for production performance and presentation.  

Aside from improved production and performance knowledge and experience you will have an up to date EPK (Electronic Press Kit) to present to promoters / managers / agents including new press shots, branding including a bespoke logo, a recorded mix from the  live performance day, an artist profile page set up on our website and many new connections with your retreat peers.

If you wish to begin production this is the perfect opportunity to have someone on one time with our certified production tutors . If your goal is to polish your performance we can tailor the curriculum to give you bonus performance tutorials.

Social media is always changing and people are always learning so you won't be at a disadvantage with little or no past experience with social media or a current social media presence. We will have a n expert on hand to support you setting this up and up skilling.

The days curriculum are designed to utilise your time with us for optimum gain for each attendee. We set evening homework or “tasks” at the beginning of the week for the evening when the tutors / classes are finished so you can come in armed with new questions and queries the following day. We encourage you to work as a team and learn from each others strengths each evening.

The packages do not include travel insurance. As part of our terms & conditions you agree to purchase your own travel insurance when booking.

Please find pricing in Great British Pounds Sterling below.  

  • 6 Share - £1799
  • 3 Share - £1999
  • 2 Share - £2099

Prices will also be displayed in your home current and payment will be taken in your home currency.

We ask for a 10% deposit to secure your place at Orbit with the following instalments. Please note, if you decide to pay in full, you will receive an Orbit care package on arrival in your room

    • Minimum of 10% to secure your booking.

    • Minimum of 40% must be paid at least 2 months before retreat.

    • Full balance must be paid at least 1 month before retreat.

You will be able to check into you room from 3pm on the first day of the retreat and check out is at 10am on the final morning of the retreat, you are however welcome to hang out at the venue before and after check in and check out.

Orbit does not offer meal plans. Rooms have self contained kitchens and students are allowed to bring their own food. There will be food delivery and meal options delivered one month before the retreat for those who do not want to bring their own food.

Yes, Supermercado is 9 minutes walk away or 2 minutes by car.

Bogamari has a limited capacity with different bedding configurations in each Villa. The more people you share with means the less it will cost and the fewer people you share with increases the package price.

If you’d like to have your own room, this would be the same as purchasing 2 packages given the limited capacity. Please email us if you would like to discuss this option further.

Orbit is an 18 and over retreat.

It's a short 20 minute taxi from the airport. Please note, it's important you get cash out before you arrive as the taxi card machines do not have reception when they drop off.

5 nights accommodation, tutoring and syllabus, professional press shots, logo design, gig in Ibiza, video interview, networking with industry leaders, mental health talks, wellness activations and much more.

Please note, it's your requirement and cost to get to these Orbit showcases. You are not required to play, but there is an option in case you want.

It will be released after the retreat has sold out, last years attendees received an array of complimentary Orbit gifts ranging from membership vouchers to headphones to merchandise.

There is a fully operational bar on site at the retreat, you are welcome to purchase soft drinks throughout the day, but we ask that people do not drink alcohol during the learning sessions. Social drinking after the sessions have finished for the day is permitted, however we ask that people remain respectful and mindful to themselves and each other. 

We recommend that all attendees have retired for the day no later than midnight to maximise the retreat experience.