///Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks lineup’s for 2011

Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks lineup’s for 2011

zane loweZane Lowe leads the charge this year as Music Director for the ‘Rocks’ brand. The godfather of new music has championed the Ibiza Rocks movement since its beginning in 2005 and is part of the family, dedicated to pushing boundaries in live music in Ibiza, Mallorca and beyond.
 
It seems only fitting that Zane will join The Vaccines at both Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks -  the band he declared had ‘the hottest record in the world’ when he heard their demo ‘If You Wanna’ last summer.   The London lads release that very single and their debut album ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines’ today (14 March).  It is sure to be everything music fans expect and more when they hear it performed live at Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks.  A seminal music moment inevitably ensues.
 
Zane Lowe, Music Director, ‘Rocks’ Brand said“I DJ-ed at the first ever Ibiza Rocks event and have been a supporter ever since, so it’s great to make it official. It’s exciting, ambitious and totally in tune. The energy is inexplicable and it’s drawn me back year on year.  Playing the opening of Mallorca Rocks last year was one of my best gigs to date and I’m delighted to be asked to be a bigger part of the events and the programming this year. Business as usual then. See you in the summer.”
                                          
the wombatsIndie outfit The Wombats are returning for their first Ibiza Rocks live gig since 2008 and their Mallorca Rocks debut show.  They will be supported by hotly tipped Slough boys Brother and it’s safe to say that both bands pack as much in performance pedigree as they do in attitude.  Nowhere else are thundering live performances and scorching hot summer nights so perfectly placed than at Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks.
 
The Wombats said: “Last time we played Ibiza Rocks we had an amazing time. At that time, the gig was held by a racetrack. We had a guy dressed up as a wolf on stage and we rode around the race track in a horse and chariot before the gig! Pretty special memories. We can’t wait to play in both islands this year, double the fun! See you there.” 
 
fatboy slimAn appearance from the legend that is Fatboy Slim will go down in history as he makes his Mallorca Rocks debut before bounding over to the Ibiza Rocks Hotel courtyard to wow the crowds in this famous space for the very first time. He’s played Ibiza Rocks Bar before, but now it’s time for Fatboy Slim to premiere poolside! Totally Enormous EXTINCT Dinosaurs will be out in full force to support Fatboy Slim.  Whether the fans are front row in the 2000 capacity open-air venue or watching with their friends from their bedroom balcony with a bird’s eye view of the stage, the unrivalled atmosphere at Ibiza Rocks and Mallorca Rocks truly unites the crowd.  
 
Norman Cook said: “Everybody say, HOTEL, MOTEL, HOLIDAY INN…….It’s been a while since I last played Ibiza Rocks. Some say too long. Anyway hang on to your minibars and make ready the trouser press I’m checking in!”
 
friendly firesHailing from Herfordshire, dance punk trio Friendly Fires are set to light up the stage this summer at Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks.  Fans might quite literally see them ‘Jump in the Pool’ in true rock star fashion.  Mercury Prize nominated band Friendly Fires playing an open air stage next to a giant lagoon style pool – now there’s a match made in musical heaven.
 
Team ‘Rocks’ may now be a market leading brand internationally and top of the hit list of gigs that global bands and artists want to play, but the promoters always stay true to booking a bill that includes the very best of British and to giving a European platform to the hottest breakthrough talent around. 
 
tinie tempahSince supporting Chase and Status at Ibiza Rocks last year, Tinie Tempah has broken records and boundaries in British music with hit single ‘Pass Out’ being the smash hit of 2010 and securing him the British Single and British Breakthrough at the recent BRIT Awards. He has worked with the likes of Swedish House Mafia and Ellie Goulding and will undoubtedly pass out all the hits and pull out all the stops for his headline shows at Mallorca Rocks and Ibiza Rocks.
 
Dirty grime and pounding dance beats merge into one when Dizzee Rascal unleashes his distinct sound to the masses and there’s no audience more in demand of Dizzee’s sound than the ‘Rocks’ crowd.  Barely doing any other live dates in summer 2011, but back for the love of it and by phenomenal public demand, Dizzee is sure to raise the bar yet again when he bounds onto the Balearic Islands to deliver two more wild nights of unmissable music.
 
chase and statusTwo of the most exciting producers to hail from the UK, bonafide festival headliners Chase and Status, played an electrifying set in Ibiza last year and return in 2011 to share the bill with Labrinth, a young London musician sticking two fingers up in the face of generic pop music to deliver a new wave of British cool to the sun licked shores of Mallorca and Ibiza.  Labrinth produced smash hit ‘Pass Out’ for Tinie Tempah and he’s ready to show the Balearics that he’s got plenty more where that came from.
 
example‘Rocks’ welcomes back Example, supported by superstar producer Sub Focus who collaborated with phenomenal success on huge dance floor filler ‘Kickstarts’ in 2010 and will join forces again in the Balearics this summer. Another ‘Example’ of a breakthrough artist that Ibiza Rocks bet on is back in a headline slot. Example will also be performing material from his new album due out in the summer who he has worked on with Skream, Nero and Chase & Status.  Prepare for euphoric choruses and deafening cheers from the ‘Rocks’ crowds in the courtyards, on the hotel balconies and beyond.
 
Example said: “I first experienced Ibiza Rocks as a punter many years ago before I was doing my own gigs when Faithless were headlining and The Kooks were an unknown support. Two years ago I had the pleasure of supporting Dizzee at Ibiza Rocks. Last year it was Calvin Harris. Now this year I’m headlining Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks it’s going to be overwhelming. The atmosphere is like nothing else I’ve experienced anywhere else in the world”
 
biffy clyroScottish rockers Biffy Clyro are quite literally the best live act on the planet right now – they picked up an NME Award last month that said so.  Prior to this, they had already won over the Ibiza Rocks crowd when they played the opening party last year, which culminated in the bare-chested and tight jean clad trio considering it so much of a career highlight that they finished their phenomenal set by diving headfirst into the Ibiza Rocks Hotel pool in celebration.   Biffy Clyro may be Rock Gods that now grace the very biggest stages, playing to tens of thousands of people a time, but team ‘Rocks’ are proud to have lured these boys back to blast their big sound to a more intimate crowd in the Balearics this summer.  It didn’t take much persuasion!
 
magnetic manThe pioneers of the Balearics live music scene will welcome the pioneers of British dubstep Magnetic Man to work the crowd into a frenzy and make the hotel grounds throb with heavy basslines well into the night.  Magnetic Man (Skream, Benga and Artwork) were undoubtedly the biggest draw of the recent NME Awards Tour and they will show why when they thoroughly mix things up at Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks. With the shimmering vocals of dubstep’s first lady Katy B as support, this is set to be one pulsatingly hot gig that cannot be missed.
 
BRIT and NME Award winners, world class global bands, best breakthrough talent, music icons and legends – ‘Rocks’ has them all.  Last year saw The Specials headline Ibiza Rocks which became one of the most talked about and successful gigs of the summer.   This year, Suggs and co will take to the stage in Mallorca and Ibiza as multimillion selling and multiple award winning band Madness bring their riotous sound of British ska to the fresh faced Balearic crowd.
 
Madness said: “Madness in Ibiza?  Nothing new there then!”
 
Madness are the penultimate act to play this summer and some VERY special guests will be announced soon and will bring the 2011 season to a stunning close – Mallorca Rocks on 20th September and Ibiza Rocks on 21st September.   The closing party guests and many more acts will be announced in the coming weeks
 
Andy McKay, CEO, ‘Rocks’ Brand said: “It’s phenomenal to be in a position to present such a strong lineup.  The bands love Ibiza Rocks and each one goes away desperate to come back.  It’s an unrivalled gig experience for bands and fans alike and to have these massive festival headline acts wanting to play in our more intimate, unique space is testament to that.  We started Mallorca Rocks with five gigs last summer and the sheer magic of those shows has meant we’re now mirroring the Ibiza line up with seventeen weeks of gigs right through summer.   It’s a pretty special experience.”
 
Mallorca Rocks and Ibiza Rocks are proud to have British Male BRIT Award winner Plan B kick start the seriously hot seventeen week long series of gigs at  Mallorca Rocks and Ibiza Rocks this summer (Tues 31/5 and Wed 01/06 respectively)
 
Plan B said: “This is going to be fun. I’ve never been to Ibiza before. I better start working out what I’m going to wear now, it’s going to be hard to make speedo’s work with my suit jacket.”
 
Information, tickets and holidays available at www.ibizarocks.com (Gig Tickets priced £30 plus booking fee)
 
*Special Opening Party Midweek Break*
 
Monday 30 May for 4 nights at Ibiza Rocks Hotel for only £86
Monday 30 May for 4 nights at Mallorca Rocks Hotel for only £74
 
Offer includes 4 night’s accommodation in standard rooms including a guaranteed gig ticket for Plan B.  Flights booked separately at www.monarch.co.uk from only £46.99 one way.
 
**IBIZA AND MALLORCA ROCKS THE SOUND OF A NEW GENERATION**
 
  Mallorca Rocks on Tuesdays   Ibiza Rocks on Wednesdays
31/05
PLAN B
01/06
PLAN B
07/06
WOMBATS | BROTHER
08/06
WOMBATS | BROTHER
14/06
THE VACCINES | ZANE LOWE
15/06
THE VACCINES / ZANE LOWE
21/06
FATBOY SLIM | TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS 
22/06
FATBOY SLIM | TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS 
28/06
FRIENDLY FIRES
29/06
FRIENDLY FIRES
26/07
TINIE TEMPAH
27/07
TINIE TEMPAH
29/07
DIZZEE RASCAL
30/07
DIZZEE RASCAL
02/08
CHASE + STATUS | LABRINTH
03/08
CHASE + STATUS | LABRINTH
09/08
EXAMPLE | SUB FOCUS (LIVE)
10/08
EXAMPLE | SUB FOCUS (LIVE)
23/08
BIFFY CLYRO
24/08
BIFFY CLYRO
30/08
MAGNETIC MAN | KATY B
31/08
MAGNETIC MAN | KATY B
13/09
MADNESS
14/09
MADNESS
20/09
CLOSING PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
21/09
CLOSING PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

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