Ibiza Rocks is once again lining up an ‘A Team’ of talent to take over the Balearics with Ed Sheeranconfirmed to headline the opening parties of Mallorca Rocks (05 June) and Ibiza Rocks (06 June). Two Door Cinema Club will take pride of place for the closing parties in Mallorca (18 Sept) andIbiza (19 Sept) to complete the 16 week-long, sun-drenched series of outdoor summer gigs crammed with outstanding talent.
Ed Sheeran is one of the biggest music sensations of the year. The critically acclaimed Suffolk singer-songwriter dominated the airwaves for months with massive hit ‘The A Team’, which quickly became the highest-selling and highest-charting debut single of 2011 and then went straight to the top of the charts with the release of his debut album ‘+’, which achieved double-platinum status in just 3 months. With influences ranging from Jay-Z to Damien Rice, Sheeran’s genre-defying blend of acoustic pop, folk, grime and hip-hop has earned him major awards recognition and a huge following. Fans are set to be out in full force when Ed Sheeran brings his biggest hits and best new material to the Balearics for the hugely anticipated Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks opening parties on Tuesday 05 & Wednesday 06 June respectively.
Since releasing their debut album ‘Tourist History’ in March 2010, Northern Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club have rapidly become one of the biggest new success stories across the globe. After selling out headline tours in the UK, US, Europe, Australia, Asia, Japan and South America, playing two successive sold out shows at Shepherds Bush Empire, selling out Brixton Academy in just a few hours, absolutely smashing the festival circuit with stand-out sets all summer and earning themselves headliner status of the forthcoming NME Awards Tour, the band have deservedly earned both a devoted word-of-mouth live following and huge critical acclaim. Two Door Cinema Club headline the closing parties of Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks on Tuesday 18 September and Wednesday 19 September respectively.
Kevin Baird, Two Door Cinema Club, said: “We're very excited to be playing Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks next year! We've never performed over on the sunshine isle so it's going to be a fun show. We've spoken to other artists who have performed there in the past and it's supposed to be a crazy party! Looking forward to it."
Shane Murray, Ibiza Rocks promoter, said: “We're really excited and exceptionally proud to bring Ed Sheeran and Two Door Cinema Club to make their live debuts on the Rocks stages. It’s a real coup to bring such in demand artists to the Balearics – we've set the bar pretty high for the rest of the summer! Exciting, new music for the festival generation is what Rocks is all about and these exclusive shows are a perfect way to Open and Close. With 16 weeks and 32 gigs – our biggest season of live music under the stars awaits.”
The Ibiza Rocks brand consistently boasts a bill crammed with the biggest international artists and breakthrough talent live under the Balearic stars and offers a choice of quality accommodation options in Mallorca and Ibiza at exceptional value. It’s no wonder Ibiza Rocks is THE most popular international festival destination for the UK youth market and the brand’s destination concept hotels continue to attract a new generation of music lovers to Mallorca and Ibiza for the holiday, and gig of a lifetime.
Summer 2012 will see 32 ‘Rocks’ gigs across 16 consecutive weeks. Mallorca Rocks every Tuesday from 05 June – 18 September. Ibiza Rocks every Wednesday from 06 June to 19 September.
*Special Opening & Closing Party Short Breaks from €104 (approx. £89) per person (see: Notes to Editors for full list of options and prices).