LCD Soundsystem, Slaves, Faithless and more for Ibiza Rocks 2016

Last summer Ibiza Rocks celebrated 10 phenomenal years of being the home of live music in Ibiza and the ground-breaking brand are back with another blistering line up including the hugely anticipated return of LCD Soundsystem who will headline the coveted birthday slot for this Ibiza exclusive. Mercury prize nomineesSlaves will kick things off at the opening party on 15th June before an incredible array of open-air starlit summer shows follow from a mix of music’s finest including dance music pioneers Faithless, Grammy Award winner Jess Glynne, festival giants Kaiser Chiefs, BBC Sound Of 2016 and BRITs Critic Choice Award winnerJack Garratt, electronic music troupe Major Lazer Soundsystem and multi-platinum selling rapper Tinie Tempah

Slaves were part of the standout show of the summer last year when they supported The Libertines for Ibiza Rocks sold-out 10th Birthday show.  Following the success of their critically acclaimed debut ‘Are You Satisfied?’ and widely regarded as one of the most exciting live acts on the scene right now, the garage-punk duo will proudly return as headliners in their own right.

Slaves said: “Last year it was madness and one of the best experiences we’ve had as a band so far.  We’re fans of The Libertines so that was an honour and we had non stop fun. Ibiza being associated with clubbers makes it all the more special when you’re playing really loud rock to everybody. We can’t wait to get back to Ibiza Rocks. What a crowd.”

Staying true to Rocks longstanding reputation for championing the very best new talent, next up in June is BBC Sound of 2016 and BRITs Critic Choice award winner Jack Garratt.  Already part of the family, Jack captivated the crowd during his intimate set at the Ibiza Rocks Christmas party last year and now he will bring his multi-instrumental live show to the world-famous Ibiza Rocks main stage for the very first time, supported by supreme new talent, electronic-soul duo HONNE.

Jack Garratt said: "I've already packed my tie-dye vests, speedos and enough UV body paint to paint the town LIT.”

Three times Grammy award winners LCD Soundsystem play a very proud part in Ibiza Rocks’ history.  When the band played the Music Box at Manumission’s 10th Birthday in 2004, it proved so inspirational that it cemented the belief that live music had a home on the White Isle and in 2005 Ibiza Rocks was born. The headline shows LCD Soundsystem subsequently played at Ibiza Rocks Bar (2007) and Ibiza Rocks Hotel (2010) stand out as another two of the most significant Rocks events of all time.  Just months after their last Rocks gig James Murphy announced one final farewell, sold-out show at the iconic Madison Square Gardens, making the memories of the Ibiza shows all the more poignant. It’s now time to celebrate the bands hotly anticipated comeback and their choice to return to Ibiza Rocks for one of only a handful of live shows anywhere in the world this summer.  Almost exclusively headlining major festivals such as Coachella and Primavera, LCD Soundsystem will bring the fans much closer to the music with this long-awaited gig back ‘home’ in the intimate poolside setting of Ibiza Rocks Hotel for Part 1 of Rocks’ Birthday celebrations in July.

Super-producer Diplo and his electronic dance troupe Major Lazer Soundsystem will keep the party vibes in full flow with their eclectic soundsystem mix of house, dancehall and electro. Having first played the Rocks stage In 2012, Major Lazer have gone on to become one of the most in demand acts in the world and achieved the biggest hit of last year with ‘Lean On’ – the most streamed single of all time, achieving over 540 million streams and 1.21 billion youtube views. Fresh from playing a historic concert in Cuba to over 500,000 people, Major Lazer will bring the same electric energy to the world- famous Rocks stage in July to conclude Rocks birthday celebrations.

One of the biggest female artists in the world right now and no stranger to Ibiza, Grammy award winner Jess Glynne first played Ibiza Rocks in 2014 supporting Rudimental and will now return as a No.1 album selling, chart-topping solo star for her own headline show in July.

Ibiza Rocks will proudly welcome back a band that were pivotal to shaping the success of Ibiza Rocks when it launched over 10 years ago. Kaiser Chiefs played one of the first ever shows in 2005 before the gigs moved to the 500 capacity Ibiza Rocks Bar (Bar M) in 2007 and the band featured on a truly memorable summer line up that included Arctic Monkeys, LCD Soundsystem, Mark Ronson and Kasabian. The Leeds lads will return for their 5th headline show in August and clearly can’t wait to celebrate one of summer’s most special gigs once again.

Kasier Chiefs said: “A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, we played Ibiza Rocks for the first time, in the backroom of club Manumission. It gets better and better every time, so here we go with the 5th installment. See you by the pool!”

Tine Tempah loves Ibiza and Ibiza loves him.  A firm fan favourite with a high-energy, captivating live show, Tinie will be Balearic bound once more to wow the crowds with new material and huge hits including his UK No.1 single ‘Not Letting Go’ wihich features fellow Rocks artist Jess Glynne.

With over 15 million record sales under their belt, pioneering dance outfit Faithless were one of the first acts to play Ibiza Rocks in 2005 and reunited last summer to celebrate their 20th anniversary, performing as part of Radio 1’s ’20 Years in Ibiza’ weekend at Ibiza Rocks Hotel.  It is with huge excitement that Ibiza Rocks welcomes the band back for a full headline Ibiza Rocks show in August.

The Ibiza Rocks brand consistently boasts a bill crammed with the biggest international artists, best breakthrough talent and cutting edge DJs.  Summer 2015 will see the celebration of Ibiza Rocks 11th Birthday during the 14 weeklong season of spectacular outdoor gigs.

Shane Murray, Brand Director, Ibiza Rocks Group said: “This year is hugely exciting for us at Ibiza Rocks as we embark on our second decade on the island. LCD Soundsystem debuted for us way back in 2004 for a show that was pivotal in inspiring our live music revolution in Ibiza. It felt special – upstart promoters and a maverick producer challenging the way things were. They return as one of the world’s biggest bands and we couldn’t be prouder. With Faithless and Major Lazer Soundsystem joining us we’ve got three global festival headliners at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel this year and that’s because there simply isn’t another gig atmosphere like it for artists and fans alike. Then we have new talents like Slaves, Jack Garratt and Jess Glynne who we’ve brought up through the ranks from support slots to headliners and firm favourites like Tinie Tempah and Kaiser Chiefs who consistently put on a brilliant live show. There’s more to come and we can’t wait.”

Ibiza Rocks 2016 line up so far:

15/06  OPENING PARTY WITH SLAVES
29/06  JACK GARRATT  | HONNE
06/07  IBIZA ROCKS BIRTHDAY (PART 1) WITH LCD SOUNDSYSTEM 
13/07 IBIZA ROCKS BIRTHDAY (PART 2) WITH MAJOR LAZER SOUNDSYSTEM  
20/07 JESS GLYNNE  
27/07 TINIE TEMPAH
03/08 KAISER CHIEFS
31/08 FAITHLESS

Ibiza Rocks every Wednesday from 15th June – 14th September 2016
We Are Rockstars every Friday from 3rd June – 16th September 2016
Craig David’s TS5 Pool Party every Sunday – 17th July  – 4th September 2016

Rudimental and more added to Ibiza Rocks 2015 lineup

This summer Ibiza Rocks will celebrate ten incredible and hugely influential years on the White Isle with a line up that brings together festival giants, music icons and the very best of the new breed of rising stars. New additions include Rudimental, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Spandau Ballet who will proudly return to play Ibiza for the first time since 1981 when they pioneered an electronic music revolution.  Supports come from hotly tipped new talents Shura, Slaves, Krept & Konan, Blonde, Karen Harding and Sam Sure.

Since playing Rocks in support of Jake Bugg last summer, Llandudno lads Catfish & the Bottlemen have gone on to win the BBC Introducing Award at the very first BBC Music Awards, released their debut album ‘The Balcony’ to mass critical acclaim and chalked up a sold out tour in the US. Currently carving their way through their second sold out headline tour of the UK, the band also announced two Brixton Academy shows for November, which sold out in 6 minutes. Widely hailed as Britains next great guitar band Catfish & the Bottlemen will make a heroic return to the famous poolside Rocks stage as headliners on 15th July, for one of the most highly anticipated live shows in the Balearics.

Another sensational live act returning to the world-famous Rocks stage this summer is Best Album BRIT Award winners Rudimental. Rocks championed Rudimental long before they hit the big time and booked their debut Ibiza show in 2012 at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel where they stayed, partied and played, big time! It will be a proud moment to have these boys back to headline on 29th July, for what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the 14 week long season from one of the best live acts on the planet right now.

Rudimental said: “We can’t wait to come back.  Ibiza Rocks is a lovely story for us, we saw Dizzee Rascal at Ibiza Rocks when on holiday there and then a year later Feel The Love happened and we DJ'd with Disclosure and Zane Lowe and then played live last year which was one of the best nights of our summer. There’s such history there for us. It’s always such a good vibe and the idea to do a party in a hotel is just brilliant. As soon as we finish a gig at Ibiza Rocks, we just want to get in the crowd and party with everyone. We’re part of that culture so we want to rave as well. Ibiza Rocks, we love you. Rudimental are coming for you!!"

Hot on the heels of announcing The Libertines to headline Ibiza Rocks 10th Birthday Party in July, another truly iconic British band that provided the soundtrack to a generation are reunited and ready to return to Ibiza. Spandau Ballet have sold over 25 million records and amassed 23 hit singles across the globe since the late 70s. From fully-fledged members of the iconic Blitz Club scene to one of the super-groups of the 80s, the band spearheaded the New Romantic pop culture movement born out of the nightclub scene.  One of the most significant gigs of Spandau Ballet’s career was in 1981 at Ibiza’s very own Ku Club (now Privilege), chosen by the band simply because it was billed as the most outrageous club in the world. 

Unlike any band before them, Spandau completely understood the currency of the dancefloor and the significance of playing in Ibiza at a time when the clubs were purely packed with Spanish hipsters completely unaware of the London fashionistas about to blow their minds and make their mark, both culturally and musically.  This groundbreaking trip bridged the gap between the Ibiza and London club scenes and Spandau Ballet opened Ibiza’s doors to a UK audience with one incredible, inspirational and influential gig that was to change Ibiza’s music landscape forever. After more than 30 years since that monumental moment, Ibiza Rocks is proud to bring Spandau Ballet back to the Balearics for a very special headline show under the stars on 19th August

Gary Kemp, Spandau Ballet said: "Back in 1981 Spandau were playing one off events at the hottest clubs across the world from New York to St Tropez to the Beat Route in London and The Ku Club had a reputation for being pretty outrageous, in fact the night before we played we went to the club and someone released a bull onto the dancefloor which ended up in the swimming pool. We took over some of our London friends, before us no British people went to these clubs and that was when the conversation between the two nightlife’s began and Ibiza club culture was born. We're really looking forward to going back and playing Ibiza Rocks"

As well as welcoming festival headliners and music icons, Rocks has a rich history of spotting and supporting the best new talent on the circuit.  One of the most genuinely exciting bands that fit that bill are acclaimed punk duo Slaves who will support The Libertines at the hugely anticipated 10th Birthday Party. Bristol duo Blonde, who already boast a No.7 hit single with ‘I Loved You’ will be the very first act of the summer to take to the stage, supporting Years & Years at the Opening Party. MTV Brand New 2015  ‘Best Newcomer‘ winners Krept & Konan will support Sigma whilst Black Butter Records’ bonafide ‘one to watch’ Sam Sure will support Rudimental.  Karen Harding may be a fresh face on the scene but has already scored a Top 10 single with her MNEK-produced ‘Say Something.’ Karen will support Clean Bandit this summer whist fellow fast-rising female singer/producer and BBC Sound of 2015 nominee Shura will support Jungle.  Future stars, live under the stars.

Ibiza Rocks 2015 line up so far:

17/06 OPENING PARTY WITH YEARS & YEARS | BLONDE
24/06 SIGMA | KREPT & KONAN
01/07 JUNGLE | SHURA
15/07 CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN
22/07 10TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH THE LIBERTINES | SLAVES
29/07 RUDIMENTAL  | SAM SURE
05/08 CLEAN BANDIT | KAREN HARDING
19/08 SPANDAU BALLET
02/09 FATBOY SLIM PRESENTS SMILE HIGH CLUB
16/09 CLOSING PARTY WITH THE COURTEENERS

We Are Rockstars announce massive Ibiza summer lineup

The world famous open-air Rocks stage will proudly welcome back three acts that have blown up since being championed by W.A.R! and booked on last years’ bill. An Ibiza live exclusive from 2015 festival favouritesGorgon City awaits whilst understated drum and bass duo turned bonafide chart superstars Sigma return and the undisputed Queen of bassline Hannah Wants will play two shows and bring W.A.R! to the ultimate climax at the Closing party on 18th September.

Exclusive shows will also come courtesy of Boy Better KnowDavid Rodigan MBE, Rinse FM and Thump.  Foundation grime crew Boy Better Know, fronted by brothers Skepta & JME and favourited by Kanye West who handpicked them to perform with him at The BRITs will be supported by veteran grime/dubstep producer & DJPlastician in June.
 
It will be a seminal moment as the legendary David Rodigan MBE takes to the stage for the first time ever in Ibiza to present ‘Ram Jam’, with support from SHY FXToddla T and Ms Dynamite in September. David Rodigan MBE said: “Very excited to be bringing Ram Jam to the Island for the very first time with my good pals Shy FX & Toddla T in tow! Sunshine and reggae, the killer combination!” 
 
For the third year running, the incredible and influential crew at Rinse FM takeover W.A.R! for a  standout show featuring grime’s ultimate pioneer Skepta, genre-crushing DJ and tastemaker Oneman, BBC Sound of 2015 nominee Novelist and Black Butter Records’ hot property Sinead Harnett.
 
From new friends to old friends, W.A.R! will welcome back BBC 1Xtra’s Mista Jam and Redlight plus Example & DJ Wire with their special ’10 Years of Ibiza’ set.  Pioneering garage selector DJ EZ heads up an enviable bill as part of the Thump takeover in June and will be joined on the line up by a selection of the best of the new breed including  bassline hit-maker Chris Lorenzo – responsible for co-producing Hannah Wants’ top 10 single ‘Rhymes’ – as well as garage-grime starlet Preditah and younger brother C4. Other hot new sets will come courtesy of breakthrough MC Stormzy plus Mella Dee, My Nu Leng and Fono who boasts a mini residency this year with four shows.   A thoroughly impressive line up that’s testament to the fluid mix of styles and sounds that W.A.R! will represent in 2015.

Nas to perform Illmatic at Ibiza Rocks

Bringing the sounds of NYC live and direct to the Balearics this summer, genuine hip-hop legend Nas will make his Ibiza debut for a storming outdoor set live under the stars on the famous poolside stage at Ibiza Rocks on9th July 2014.

Following his triumphant return to the stage at Coachella 2014 with guest appearances from fellow hip-hop icons Jay-Z and P Diddy, the Queens-raised rap superstar will head to the White Isle in July for an unmissable headline performance at Ibiza Rocks – a show that promises to be one of the highlights of the summer. Nas will perform his game-changing 1994 debut Illmatic in its entirety as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the seminal release.

Dubbed a poetic master by music fans and critics alike, this is a rare opportunity to see one of the world’s most respected hip-hop artists perform a musical masterpiece- that’s spawned a string of tribute albums – live and up close in a unique, intimate setting. Expect an unforgettable set jam-packed with rap classics including album highlights N.Y. State of Mind, The World Is Yours and Life’s a Bitch, to name just a few.

The headline show is part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Illmatic taking place this year, which also sees the record released as a special collectors’ edition, titled Illmatic XX, teamed with the launch of a feature-length documentary film, Time Is Illmatic.

Please find the full Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks 2014 line-up below:

MALLORCA ROCKS 

 

03/06 OPENING PARTY WITH HAIM | BRETON

10/06 THE 1975 | WOLF ALICE

17/06 JOHN NEWMAN | CHLOE HOWL

24/06 LILY ALLEN 

01/07 TINIE TEMPAH | KREPT AND KONAN

15/07 JAKE BUGG 

22/07 4TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH ED SHEERAN

29/07 RUDIMENTAL (LIVE)

05/08 BASTILLE

12/08 MADNESS

19/08 SKRILLEX

26/08 CLEAN BANDIT | ELLA EYRE 

09/09 THE KOOKS 

16/09 CLOSING PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS TBC 

 

IBIZA ROCKS

04/06 OPENING PARTY WITH HAIM | BRETON

11/06 THE 1975 | WOLF ALICE

18/06 JOHN NEWMAN | CHLOE HOWL

25/06 LILY ALLEN 

02/07 TINIE TEMPAH | KREPT AND KONAN 

09/07 NAS

16/07 JAKE BUGG 

23/07 9TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH ED SHEERAN

30/07 RUDIMENTAL (LIVE)

06/08 BASTILLE

13/08 MADNESS 

27/08 CLEAN BANDIT | ELLA EYRE 

10/09 THE KOOKS 

17/09 CLOSING PARTY – BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB | DAN CROLL 

The Kooks and Jake Bugg to hit Mallorca & Ibiza Rocks

Known for nurturing the best new bands, Ibiza Rocks first booked The Kooks in 2005, unsigned and unknown.  They returned as one of Britain’s biggest bands in 2009 and then made history as the first band to ever play Mallorca Rocks, opening the summer of live gigs under the stars in 2010. With consistent mass international appeal and a huge Spanish contingent, The Kooks are back with a new sound and new single ‘Down’ which just premiered as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World and went straight on the Radio 1 playlist.  Baleaeric bound once more, this will be a returning highlight of the summer as The Kooks take to the famous open-air Rocks stage in September.

The Kooks said: ‘We're well excited to be dropping into the magic islands of Ibiza and Mallorca this summer – definitely rocks.’

Jake Bugg is another huge talent that came up through the ranks at Rocks.  Having supported Ben Howard in 2012, Jake released his eponymous debut album later that year and a mass of praise, sales and award nominations followed.  As a bonafide solo star, Jake returned in 2013 to headline the coveted Rocks opening party slot and is now back for peak season shows at Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks in July.  With top billing at an array of summers biggest festivals and with his third album in the making, this will be a chance for fans to get up close to Jake Bugg in the much more intimate poolside setting of the Rocks Hotels for a sun-soaked preview of what’s to come from one of the UK’s biggest music stars in 2014.  

Jake Bugg said: ‘Looking forward to playing Ibiza Rocks for the third year running. It's always a good crowd and a great atmosphere.’

Jake Bugg and The Kooks add to a scorching summer line up that also includes Haim, The 1975, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Bastille, Skrillex, Tinie Tempah, John Newman, Clean Bandit, Lily Allen, Madness, Bombay Bicycle Club, Wolf Alice, Breton, Chloe Howl, Ella Eyre, Dan Croll and Krept and Konan, with even more to come.

The Ibiza Rocks brand consistently boasts a bill crammed with the biggest international artists, best breakthrough talent and cutting edge DJs.  Summer 2014 will see the celebration of Ibiza Rocks 9th Birthday and Mallorca Rocks 4th Birthday during the 16 week season of spectacular outdoor gigs under the stars.  More Rocks headline acts and W.A.R! line up announcements will follow soon.

 

MALLORCA ROCKS 

03/06 OPENING PARTY WITH HAIM | BRETON

10/06 THE 1975 | WOLF ALICE

17/06 JOHN NEWMAN | CHLOE HOWL

24/06 LILY ALLEN 

01/07 TINIE TEMPAH | KREPT AND KONAN

15/07 JAKE BUGG 

22/07 4TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH ED SHEERAN

29/07 RUDIMENTAL (LIVE)

05/08 BASTILLE

12/08 MADNESS

19/08 SKRILLEX

26/08 CLEAN BANDIT | ELLA EYRE 

09/09 THE KOOKS 

 

IBIZA ROCKS

04/06 OPENING PARTY WITH HAIM | BRETON

11/06 THE 1975 | WOLF ALICE

18/06 JOHN NEWMAN | CHLOE HOWL

25/06 LILY ALLEN 

02/07 TINIE TEMPAH | KREPT AND KONAN 

16/07 JAKE BUGG 

23/07 9TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH ED SHEERAN

30/07 RUDIMENTAL (LIVE)

06/08 BASTILLE

13/08 MADNESS 

27/08 CLEAN BANDIT | ELLA EYRE 

10/09 THE KOOKS 

17/09 CLOSING PARTY – BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB | DAN CROLL 

Ibiza & Mallorca Rocks announce massive lineup feat Skrillex, Tinie Tempah and more!

Having already confirmed Haim and The 1975 for Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks, some of the world's biggest artists have been confirmed to join them on the summer islands of Ibiza and Mallorca.

Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Tinie Tempah, Skrillex and Bombay Bicycle Club (Ibiza Closing Party) plus critically acclaimed champions of the live scene Rudimental, John Newman and Clean Bandit have been added to the 16 week-long line up, kicking off on 03/06. Support slots come courtesy of exciting new talents Wolf Alice, Breton and Chloe Howl, with more to be announced.

The summer long season will open in style with a headline performance from HAIM, supported by hotly tipped band for 2014, Breton. The 1975 take on week 2 with support from NME’s Best New Band nominee Wolf Alice.

Newly confirmed to keep the party vibes in full flow in June is Yorkshire lad John Newman. The 3 x BRITs nominee shot into the spotlight after writing and singing on two of the biggest dance tracks to smash into the UK charts in years: Rudimental’s Feel The Love and Not Giving In. Debut #1 solo single Love Me Again is a taste of the huge, melodic hits fans can expect from John Newman’s highly anticipated debut set, supported by BBC Sound of 2014 nominee Chloe Howl.

July will see the welcome return of Tinie Tempah, back by popular demand.  With his high-octane, high energy, explosive live sets packed with huge hits Tinie Tempah knows exactly how to work the crowd. Embarking on a UK tour in March including a show at London’s O2, Tinie Tempah will have one seriously slick set to showcase back in the Balearics.  Speaking of the shows, he said: “I am happy to be back doing Rocks for the 4th time! This is always a great show, can't wait!”

From releasing quintuple platinum debut album + in 2012, Ed Sheeran has been recognised as one of the most genuinely talented and successful singer/songwriters of recent times. Grammy Awards, Q Awards, Brits and Ivor Novellos, Ed Sheeran has clocked up them all with his all-encompassing appeal.  Huge hits fill emotionally charged sets fused with unexpected risks and surprises. From being championed by Jamie Foxx to opening Rocks in 2012, to selling out Madison Square Gardens and being hugely in demand on a global scale, Ed Sheeran knows what he loves, everyone loves what he does and he’s coming back to Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks in July to do just that.

Ed Sheeran said: "I played at the Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks opening parties 2 years ago and had a lot of fun. Looking forward to getting back out there in the sun and playing some of the new songs this summer!"

Brits British Single winners Rudimental and British Breakthrough winners Bastille pulled off an epic mash up of their huge hits Waiting All Night and Pompeii at this year’s Brit Awards and both acts are Balearic bound.   Rocks championed Rudimental long before they hit the big time and booked their debut Ibiza show in 2012 at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel where they stayed, partied and played, big time! It will be a proud moment to have these boys back, bigger than ever, for what will undoubtedly be one of the seminal moments of the summer, from one of the best live acts on the planet right now. 

Rudimental said: “We can’t wait to head back to Ibiza Rocks this summer. It’s one of our favourite venues in the world and our show in 2012 was too much fun. Don’t miss this one people, Ibiza here we come!!”

Since debuting at Rocks last year, Bastille went on to be the biggest selling new British act of 2013, with platinum-selling debut album Bad Blood topping the charts and infectious single Pompeii becoming the second most streamed song of the year (just behind Daft Punk’s Get Lucky). After smashing it stateside then being nominated for 4 x Brit Awards back on home turf, Bastille have officially been crowned British Breakthrough of the year. 

Bastille’s Dan Smith said: We can't wait to play Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks again. The gigs were both loads of fun last summer so we're really happy to have been asked back this year."

It will be from stateside to poolside when 6 x Grammy award winner Skrillex takes to the open-air stage at the Mallorca Rocks Hotel for an exclusive headline set in August. This electronic imagineer comes with way more than an killer set – there’s shimmering LED walls, 3D lights shows, pyrotechnics and a relentless thirst to create a live experience of ever-increasing drama and spectacle.  This show takes the music landscape in Mallorca to a whole new level – a first for Mallorca, a  ‘must see’ ONLY at Mallorca Rocks and a massive statement to what Rocks brings to the resort.

Clean Bandit made their Rocks debut supporting Ellie Goulding last year and then kicked off the very first Ibiza Rocks the Snow event in Meribel In December.  They’ve since scored a UK #1 single with Rather Be, selling over half a million copies in the UK alone and staying at the #1 spot for 4 weeks running. Now one of the UK’s finest new bands move from the piste to the poolside to make their headline debut at the Rocks Hotels in August.

The Ibiza Rocks closing party will be headlined by a classic Rocks band, Bombay Bicycle Club.  The London four piece supported Biffy Clyro at Ibiza Rocks in 2010 and returned as worthy headliners in their own right the following year. Back with UK #1 album So Long See You Tomorrow, Bombay Bicycle Club will create the climax to what will be a phenomenal summer of live gigs under the Balearic stars.

Haim and The 1975 to kick off Ibiza & Mallorca Rocks 2014

It may be cold outside but the heat is on at Rocks HQ as excitement builds for what’s going to be the strongest Rocks line up ever. Taking the hugely coveted opening party slot in 2014 is the hottest new band in the world right now, HAIM, whilst week two will welcome the biggest British breakthrough band of the year, The 1975.  Two weeks, two debut Balearic shows from two No.1 international artists.

Hailing from the San Fernando Valley, California, HAIM follow in the footsteps of huge international artists Biffy Clyro, Ed Sheeran and Jake Bugg by headlining the Rocks opening parties and kicking off summer 2014 off in super hot style. Sisterly love abounds when HAIM take to the stage; winners of BBC’s Sound of 2013, they stole the show on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury this year before being hand-picked to support Mumford and Sons on their worldwide, sold out tour.  HAIM’s debut album ‘Days Are Gone’ received critical adoration, monster sales and a UK No.1 and they just claimed a career milestone with a stunning performance on Saturday Night Live, further propelling the sisters to global superstardom as they embark on their own world tour.  Rocks will proudly bring HAIM to Mallorca Rocks (03/06) and Ibiza Rocks (04/06) for their debut live shows under the sweet Balearic stars.

Haim Ibiza Rocks Mallorca Rocks

HAIM said: “Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks are going to be insane. We literally cannot wait to get there. Book your flights NOW.”

Week two will see another brilliant breakthrough band take to the famous poolside Rocks stage. Like HAIM, The 1975’s (self-titled) platinum debut topped the UK album charts and cemented their status as the home-grown success story of the year. With a run of sold out headline shows including 3 consecutive gigs at Brixton Academy and a special show just announced at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, the Manchester indie-pop quartet are in huge demand.  The 1975 will headline Mallorca Rocks (10/06) and Ibiza Rocks (11/06), bringing with them their infectious set list of hits including ‘Chocolate’, ‘The City’ and ‘Sex.’  Clearly looking forward to it already, frontman Matt Healy said “Looking forward to Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks…we’re going to go f*cking bananas!”

The 1975 Ibiza Rocks Mallorca Rocks

Shane Murray, Promoter, said“What a way to kick off next summer poolside at Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks. It’s a real coup to confirm Haim and The 1975 so early. They are two of the biggest breakthrough acts of the year and se the bar pretty high for the rest of the 16-week season. On top of this we’re about to launch Ibiza Rocks the Snow in Meribel next week so all in all it’s a really exciting time for the brand.”

Ibiza Rocks relocates to the snow this winter!

The Ibiza Rocks brand is pushing the boundaries once more with the launch of Ibiza Rocks the Snow this winter.   In collaboration with specialist winter sports operator, Ski France, this new niche European ski operation is focused on the UK youth ski and snowboard market, for those with a strong interest in music.  Starting with 3 x 7 night holidays in Winter 2013/14, Rocks is off to the super cool slopes of Meribel, France for its very first winter adventure.

Holidaymakers will get to live the Rocks lifestyle for 7 days and 7 nights in this premier ski resort as Ibiza Rocks takes the party to the piste, bringing the coolest new live acts and DJ’s along for the ride.  As well as the signature Ibiza Rocks live gig and W.A.R! event during the week, there will also be daily après ski events hosted by the UK and Ibiza’s top clubbing brands, street parties, pool parties, terrace parties, ice parties and much more.  7 nights to ski by day and party by night plus an expert host team to help guests live and breathe the Rocks experience.  With a choice of quality accommodation options at great value (hotel / apartments / catered chalets), this is the perfect holiday for first time skiers as well as seasoned pro’s who also want to party.

Right in the centre of the Three Valleys in the largest ski area in Europe, Meribel’s slopes are perfect for skiers and boarders of all levels. For non-skiers, the resort has plenty to do during the daytime with tobogganing, snowmobiles, husky dog rides and an ice skating rink. Hugely popular with UK skiers and boarders, Meribel is a stunning Alpine town with an intimate village feel. Where it really comes into its own is with its legendary après ski and nightlife. Super cool bars and clubs make this a winter party wonderland. Mix this up with the sounds of Ibiza and travellers are set for a new and unforgettable Rocks holiday experience.

Andy McKay, CEO, Ibiza Rocks Group said:  “Ibiza Rocks is a groundbreaking group and this is another first. As a youth lifestyle focused travel company, we are uniquely positioned to bring music centric holidays into the winter market and to bring the world famous Rocks atmosphere to the heart of the Alps. Ibiza Rocks is not just an event or a holiday, it’s a whole lifestyle and we can’t wait to take the spirit of Ibiza Rocks from the poolside to the piste this winter!”

Louisa van Vloten, MD, Ski France said“Ski France is really excited to be part of this new venture with Ibiza Rocks, which we hope will bring a new generation to the mountains and reinvent the traditional ski package.  This will redefine après ski. It’s about time something new came along and we’re proud to be part of Ibiza Rocks the Snow. Méribel is going to rock”

THE DATES: WEEK 1 (14—21 DEC ‘13), WEEK 2 (8—15 FEB ‘14), WEEK 3 (29 MAR—04 APR ‘14)

THE OFFER: Flights, transfers, accommodation and all the parties from only £399pp (ski pass not included).  Strictly limited places and low deposit of £50 until 30/09/13.

FOR MORE INFO & TO BOOK VISIT WWW.IBIZAROCKSTHESNOW.COM

Chic ft Nile Rodgers performing at Ibiza Rocks

In less than one month Jake Bugg will kick off another phenomenal summer of live gigs under the stars at the Rocks Hotels.  The countdown is on, the poolside stage is in place and the best bill in the Balearics is complete. Bonifide festival favourites Biffy Clyro, Beady Eye, The Courteeners, AlunaGeorge and Professor Green will play headline shows and Rocks will also welcome a living legend to the White Isle when Chic featuring Nile Rodgers bring disco fever to Ibiza.

As well as huge festival headliners, global selling artists and music icons, Rocks proudly presents a platform for the best breaking talent. Findlay, Amplify Dot, London Grammar and Temples join previously announced supports Palma Violets, The Other Tribe, Jagwar Ma and Redlight to showcase the best in new music.

This year, Ibiza Rocks will celebrate it’s eighth birthday whilst Mallorca Rocks turns three and what better band to bring in for the best parties in the Balearics than Beady Eye, with Liam Gallagher – icon to the Rocks generation – swaggering centre stage and debuting tracks from their hugely anticipated second album BE. Part of the Rocks family and master of new music Zane Lowe will also play, with support coming from Temples to complete a stellar birthday bill.

It’s a Rocks debut for Beady Eye but festival giants Biffy Clyro are responsible for some standout Rocks shows, having played the opening party in 2010 and headlining the 6th birthday party in 2011. The boys and are back, bigger than ever, to rock Mallorca and Ibiza to their core once more in July.

Back by popular demand is fans favourite Professor Green who will also return with new material for massive shows in both resorts in July and is clearly happy about it, saying, “Very, very excited to be back at Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks, can't wait to perform some of the new album! Let's [email protected]' 'ave it!
 
In August, it’s a Rocks debut for AlunaGeorge who have exploded onto the scene and featured on one of the biggest tracks of the year ‘White Noise’ with Disclosure. Nominated for the BRITs Critics Choice Award and BBC’s Sound of 2013 and with debut album ‘Body Music’ out in July, this will be one seriously hot summer set.
 
September will see a music legend at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel as Chic feat. Nile Rodgers perform huge hit after hit, live under the stars. From Madness, to The Specials to New Order, every year Rocks books a band that have shaped the music scene and influenced generations after them.  Nile Rodgers is one of the most influential producers of all time, forming CHIC in the 70’s with tracks such as ‘Le Freak,’ ‘I Want Your Love,’ ‘Everybody Dance’ and ‘Good Times’ propelling disco back in the day and still dance classics now. From CHIC’s own hits to Rodgers producing massive tracks like ‘We Are Family’ and ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’ for Sister Sledge, ‘Upside Down’ and ‘I'm Coming Out’ for Diana Ross, producing David Bowie's biggest selling album ‘Let's Dance’ and Madonna's blockbuster album ‘Like a Virgin’ – Nile Rodgers is ‘The Hitmaker’.  Add to that working with Jeff Beck, The Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, Mick Jagger, and most recently Daft Punk, giving them their biggest hit to date with No.1 single ‘Get Lucky’ – the soundtrack of the summer.  The Ibiza Rocks crowd will certainly get lucky in September as a true dance music pioneer takes centre stage.

Nile Rodgers

Whilst Foals head up the Ibiza Rocks Closing Party, it’s Manchester lads The Courteeners that will take to the stage for this coveted Closing Party slot at Mallorca Rocks Hotel in September (17/09).

Shane Murray, Promoter said“We’re incredibly proud of this year's line up, the mix feels just right. I don't think you will see Biffy Clyro or Foals doing anything as intimate as our Rocks shows this year. Bringing two genuine music icons in Liam Gallagher with Beady Eye and Nile Rodgers with Chic to perform will be big highlights. Liam is an icon of the Rocks generation and Nile has inspired and influenced music beyond recognition – especially in Ibiza. At the same time brilliant new talent like Jake Bugg and AlunaGeorge are coming through as headliners. It’s an exciting time. We’re in for another brilliant summer in the Balearics”

Bastille, Chase & Status & Tinie Tempah to perform at Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks

Chase and Status and Tinie Tempah – two of the defining artists of the past 5 years coming back with new albums and bigger shows plus one of the most important guitar bands of the decade, Franz Ferdinand. Four chart-topping exceptional live acts for back-to-back headline shows in the Balearics.

Bastille, fronted by UK singer/songwriter Dan Smith, just released debut album Bad Blood and went straight to the top of the UK album charts, with No.2 single Pompeii taking over the airwaves across Europe.  A ‘must see’ live act on the festival scene this summer, Rocks is delighted to have Bastille on the bill.  Support comes from hotly tipped and indefinable Bristol mob The Other Tribe.  Championed by both indie and electronic music lovers, the band cross musical boundaries and their illustrious new single Skirts is as infectious as their live set.
 
Bastille
 Bastille’s Dan Smith saidWe’re really looking forward to getting out to Ibiza and Mallorca for the first time. Being able to play a gig and then go to the beach will be a massive novelty, and it’ll be nice to see a bit of proper summer and try to head to some of the massive clubs as well. I hear the Rocks gigs are great and we've been told they throw a pretty decent party so it should be a lot of fun."
 
Having first smashed the charts with their killer hit Take Me Out and their self-titled debut album in 2002, Glasgow boys Franz Ferdinand are back, and Balearic bound. They’ve ticked off a Mercury Music Prize, BRIT Awards for Best British Group and Best British Rock Act, NME Awards, multiple Grammy Award nominations, sold over 3 million albums worldwide and are soon to release their hugely anticipated fourth studio album. This band were a huge influence on Ibiza Rocks, helping fuel the concept of promoting gigs for 'dance kids who rock and rock kids who dance.' Rocks is exceptionally proud to be bringing one of the world’s best live bands to make their debut on the famous open-air Rocks stage in Mallorca and Ibiza this summer.
 
Alex Kapranos said: “This is the first time we've been to Ibiza Rocks, so are looking forward to it. Paul's been and told us all about it, so we're expecting a great crowd there and Mallorca.”
 
Chase and Status are undoubtedly one of the most exciting and successful British bands of the past decade. Their double platinum, second album No More Idols sold over 600,000 copies in the UK alone and spawned over 2 million single sales. They were the biggest selling band in the UK in 2011, behind Coldplay, sold out tour after tour in the UK, Europe, US and Australia and played live at 36 festivals around the world last summer. Phenomenal track Big Man with Liam Bailey has provided a taster of what’s to come from their highly anticipated third album, due for release in summer.
 
Chase and Status said: “We’re excited to bring our live show to Ibiza Rocks again this summer – the crowds at Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks are always amazing!”
 
 Chase & StatusTinie Tempah is no stranger to the Rocks stage and always puts on an extra special show – last time he performed he bound off stage and stunned fans by reappearing to perform from their bedroom balcony.   Since becoming the undisputed breakout star of 2010, Tinie’s career has soared. Debut single Pass Out exploded around the globe and follow up tracks Frisky, Written in the Stars and Miami 2 Ibiza all had the same effect. Debut album Disc-Overy is still regarded as one of the most refreshing and confident UK debuts of all time.  Back to headline, live under the stars, Tinie Tempah is sure to showcase new material from his highly anticipated second album Demonstration and to put on a high-energy show packed with smash hits and more surprises.

BastilleFranz FerdinandChase and Status, Tinie Tempah and The Other Tribe join previously announced actsJake Bugg, Rizzle Kicks, The Vaccines, Example, Ellie GouldingDizzee Rascal, FoalsPalma VioletsJagwar Maand Redlight on the incredible line-up of chart-toppers and festival favourites who are Balearic bound this summer.MTV UK will be the exclusive TV host, bringing millions of people closer to the action when it broadcasts the live footage on MTV Music and MTV Live HD.

More ‘must see’ solo stars, bands and cutting edge DJ’s will be announced over the coming weeks, so fans can forget the mud and rain this summer and start looking forward to the gig, and holiday of a lifetime in the sun-soaked Balearics.
 
Offering a choice of quality accommodation options at exceptional value, Mallorca Rocks every Tuesday from 04 June – 17 September and Ibiza Rocks every Wednesday from 05 June to 18 September.  Announced so far below, with much more to come:
 

 MALLORCA ROCKS IBIZA ROCKS
04 JUNOPENING PARTY WITH JAKE BUGG05 JUNOPENING PARTY WITH JAKE BUGG
11 JUNRIZZLE KICKS12 JUNRIZZLE KICKS
18 JUNTHE VACCINES  | PALMA VIOLETS19 JUNTHE VACCINES | PALMA VIOLETS
25 JUNBASTILLE | THE OTHER TRIBE26 JUNBASTILLE | THE OTHER TRIBE
09 JULYTINIE TEMPAH10 JULYTINIE TEMPAH
30 JULYCHASE & STATUS31 JULYCHASE & STATUS
13 AUGEXAMPLE LIVE  | REDLIGHT DJ SET14 AUGEXAMPLE LIVE  | REDLIGHT LIVE SHOW
20 AUGELLIE GOULDING21 AUGELLIE GOULDING
27 AUGDIZZEE RASCAL28 AUGDIZZEE RASCAL
10 SEPTFRANZ FERDINAND11 SEPTFRANZ FERDINAND
17 SEPCLOSING PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS18 SEPCLOSING PARTY WITH FOALS | JAGWAR MA