In his own unique soulful and folk-fuelled style, Jake Bugg will take to the famous open-air Rocks stage to play live under the stars. Biffy Clyro, Plan B and Ed Sheeran have previously claimed this coveted opening party slot and Rocks is extremely proud to welcome another phenomenal, British breakthrough live act to celebrate the start of summer 2013.
Nottingham lad Jake Bugg can count Noel Gallagher and The Stone Roses amongst his biggest fans, both having personally invited him to join them as support at their respective gigs earlier this year. A flurry of fans, radio plays and tour dates in Europe, America and beyond swiftly followed. Jakes headline November shows were upgraded due to phenomenal demand and the release of his self-titled debut album was brought forward, went straight to the top spot, and made him the youngest ever British male to debut at number one in album chart history. From a relatively unknown 18 year old, Jake Bugg has become the troubadour of 2012 and one of the most in-demand artists on the live circuit for 2013.
Jake Bugg clearly connects with the Rocks crowd, saying: “I’m really looking forward to playing Ibiza Rocks in 2013. I did it as support earlier this year with Ben Howard so it's great to be invited back to play a great outdoor headline set. It seems like every time people say guitar music is dead, that’s when it comes back. I think people are hungry for it.”
Shane Murray, Promoter, said: “Jake played as a new artist last season when the buzz about him was just beginning and you could see that he was a very rare talent. We're excited and proud to bring him back as our opening headliner less than a year later. Given that Biffy Clyro, Plan B and Ed Sheeran have all headlined opening shows he's in pretty good company. What a way to kick off 16 amazing weeks under the Balearic stars. It feels like a really exciting time for live music and guitar music in particular again. Summer can't come soon enough. ”
The Ibiza Rocks brand consistently boasts a bill crammed with the biggest international artists, best breakthrough talent and cutting edge DJ’s. Stronger than ever, summer 2013 will see the celebration of Ibiza Rocks 8th Birthday and Mallorca Rocks 3rd Birthday during the 16 weeklong season of spectacular outdoor gigs.
Fans who want to forget crowded, mud soaked festival fields next summer can still get their fix of the most in-demand festival headliners and best breakthrough acts on the planet. Rocks provide a more intimate setting, with guaranteed sunshine and the holiday of a lifetime thrown in too. Hot weather and cool accommodation, where the rooms surround the courtyard, poolside stage and guests have the option of watching from their own private bedroom balcony. The Rocks Hotels encapsulate a whole lifestyle under one roof and put like-minded guests at the epicenter of the action in Mallorca and Ibiza.
Offering a choice of quality accommodation options at exceptional value, Mallorca Rocks every Tuesday from 04 June – 18 September and Ibiza Rocks every Wednesday from 05 June to 19 September.
Tickets and hotel packages available now at www.ibizarocks.com and www.mallorcarocks.com Gig Tickets priced at €40 EUR plus booking fee. *Special Opening Midweek Breaks from £86 per person(see: Notes to Editors for full list of options and prices).