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.”

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

 

Ellie Gouding, Dizzee Rascal, Rizzlee Kicks and more for Ibiza & Mallorca Rocks

Ellie Goulding is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most singular and compelling songwriters. In the two-and-a-half years since releasing massive debut album Lights, Ellie has secured huge global success including the USA where she’s sold over 3m albums.  Back with new album Halcyon and lead single, Anything Could Happen, Ellie shows a new immersion in electronica and dance beats, producing a fascinating collision between the clubbing scene and Ellie’s love of folk-pop soundscapes.  These gigs are perfectly placed and it is a huge honour to have one of the worlds most successful female solo stars take centre stage for her debut at the Rocks Hotels. 
 
Ellie Goulding said: “I’m really excited to be in Ibiza this summer. Ibiza Rocks is something I've always wanted to play and the crowds have a reputation of really bringing it! Performing to people is my favourite thing and being able to do it somewhere I absolutely love is a bonus. See you there!”
 
Dizzee RascalAfter tearing up the new year in style with the release of DirteeTV.com The Mixtape Vol.2, Dizzee Rascalreleases featured track Bassline Junkie this month, a taster of what’s to come from Dizzee’s forthcoming fifth studio album and his headline gigs at Rocks. It’s been almost 10 years since Dizzee released his debut single and Rocks is proud to have been on an incredible journey with the East London MC turned worldwide legend who has just been chosen by Muse to appear as a special guest on their UK Stadium tour.  Having first headlined Ibiza Rocks in 2008, Dizzee’s love affair with Ibiza began and headline gigs followed in 2009, 2010 and 2011.  Back to the Balearics to his home away from home, Dizzee will once again bring his genre-fusing musical genius to the famous open-air Rocks stage with a full new live show.
 
Dizzee Rascal said: “I can’t wait to get back to Ibiza Rocks this year, I’m looking forward to a big party!  It always goes off on that island, I love vibing off the crowd – those guys know how to rock it!”
 
Since performing at Ibiza Rocks in 2011 just as they released their debut album, London indie-rock outfit The Vaccines have smashed the live scene, released No.1 follow up album Come of Age and become one of the most sought after bands on the festival circuit.   Having sold out London’s Alexandra Palace and 02 Arena within 6 months of each other and currently on a European Tour, the guys will be Balearic bound once more for back to back headline shows in Mallorca and Ibiza before continuing stateside where their success has also soared.  Support on this show comes from Palma Violets, who have just completed the NME Awards Tour and are arguably the most hyped band since The Libertines.  A special show guaranteed.
 
Justin Young, The Vaccines said: “'We still have incredibly fond memories of the first time we played Ibiza Rocks. It was so much fun. It was in the middle of our first busy summer playing festivals and the whole thing felt like a holiday. So much so, that we're coming back. We're already excited at the prospect.” 
 
Since supporting Dizzee Rascal & The Streets at Rocks two years ago, Rizzle Kicks success has gone stratospheric. There’s a mutual love between Rizzles and Rocks – they even filmed their video for ‘Dreamers’ at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes last summer. Having hooked up with Norman Cook and Neptunes super producer Pharrell Williams on their forthcoming new album and currently touring the U.S with fellow Rocks headliner Ed Sheeran, Rizzle Kicks will bring BIG things back to the famous open-air Rocks stage this summer.

Rizzle Kicks said: “We can't wait to play Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks again.  We've supported twice so being back to headline is going to be huge. The sun is shining and everyone is in holiday mode.  The gigs have a real party atmosphere with people dancing on their bedroom balconies all around the stage.  It's a pretty unique experience…you really get up close to the fans and we cant wait to get back"

Rocks will kick off the season in style in with the unique swagger and sound of Jake Bugg – BRIT award nominee for Best British Breakthrough Artist and one of the most hotly anticipated singer/songwriters of this generation. Previously announced artists also include Example who will make a triumphant return to the Balearics with his full live festival show for headline gigs in both resorts, supported by acclaimed DJ/Producer Redlight, who will also showcase his new live show at Ibiza Rocks.   Arguably the ‘must see’ live band of the moment Foals will headline the Ibiza Rocks Closing Party, supported by newly announced Sydney based duo Jagwar Mar who are hotly tipped as ‘ones to watch’ for 2013.
 
Ibiza Rocks Group is also pleased to announce a new broadcast partnership with MTV, to screen live performances, exclusive artist interviews and all the highlights from the 16 week long series of outdoor gigs from the Mallorca Rocks and Ibiza Rocks Hotels this summer broadcast on MTV Live HD and flagship channel MTV Music. Eight shows will be broadcast in total, with 4 x 30 min artist specials from Ibiza Rocks, 2 x 30 min artist specials from Mallorca Rocks and 2 x 60 min (multi-artist) compilation shows incorporating live track selection and exclusive interviews. Coverage will also feature interview footage from Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel, the legendary rock ‘n’ roll Ibiza retreat where the headline bands stay. London based production company, JJ Stereo, will produce all content.
 
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: JAKE BUGG05 JUNOPENING PARTY: JAKE BUGG
11 JUNRIZZLE KICKS12 JUNRIZZLE KICKS
18 JUNTHE VACCINES  | PALMA VIOLETS19 JUNTHE VACCINES | PALMA VIOLETS
13 AUGEXAMPLE LIVE  | REDLIGHT DJ SET14 AUGEXAMPLE LIVE  | REDLIGHT LIVE SHOW
20 AUGELLIE GOULDING21 AUGELLIE GOULDING
27 AUGDIZZEE RASCAL28 AUGDIZZEE RASCAL
17 SEPCLOSING PARTY: SPECIAL GUESTS18 SEPCLOSING PARTY: FOALS | JAGWAR MA
 

 

Jake Bugg to kick off Mallorca & Ibiza Rocks 2013

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

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).

Plan B, The Maccabees & Axwell for Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks

As always, Ibiza Rocks will also present the best DJ’s, including a welcome return from Radio 1 DJ and Bestival head-honcho Rob da Bank who has a long history with ‘Rocks’ having played at the first ever gig at the opening of the Ibiza Rocks Hotel in 2008 and then at the 5th Birthday with The Prodigy. Rob da Bank is back and joins the line up with Ibiza boy Ben Howard (04/07). On top of that there’s the brilliant breaking talent throughout the season and organisers are pleased to announce that Spector, Fenech-SolerThe Milk and Theme Park and are amongst the first set of supreme support bands to be added to summer’s best bill.
 
Rob da Bank said: ‘I’ve been playing at Ibiza Rocks since it started and injected a much needed different vibe into Ibiza party life. I’ve loved playing many times since and can’t wait to get back to that crazy Ibiza Rocks Hotel and warm it up for the brilliant Ben Howard. Ibiza Rocks bloody well rocks!’
 
Plan BFollowing a phenomenal headline performance by Plan B at the ‘Rocks’ opening parties last year, organisers are delighted to welcome back the multi award-winning, multi-talented star to the main stage at Mallorca Rocks (03/07) and Ibiza Rocks (25/07).  A truly maverick figure in the world of music, Ben Drew’s diverse creativity is inexhaustible. Awards, accolades, acclaim and multi-platinum album sales are just the tip of his artistic ambitions. Following his quadruple- platinum No.1 second album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks, a BRIT, three Ivor Novello’s and  sold out headline tours, Drew, AKA Plan B, has just completed his self-penned directorial debut film and album, iLL Manors – a stark, often brutal and provocative depiction of Forest Gate, east London, where Drew was born and raised.    
 
Once again, Plan B will wow the crowds with chart-topping favourites form Defamation of Strickland Banks along with the promise of new material including iLL Manors, which will be a must buy, featuring production from Labrinth (Tinie Tempah), Chase & Status (Rihanna) and Al Shux (Jay-Z) – the soundscape is as bold and brilliant as its namesake. Bass-heavy, there’s references to the music Ben is listening to now (Rocks acts Azealia Banks and Maverick Sabre to name two) as well as the dubstep, bass, hip hop and D&B that have shaped him sonically over the years.  In Ibiza, Plan B will be joined by Ibiza Rocks Music Director and the UK’s most influential tastemaker, Zane Lowe – two of music’s biggest champions united on one incredible Balearic bill.
 
It’s fair to say that The Maccabees got off to a very good start in 2012, with the release of their third studio album Given to the Wild  storming into the Top 5, receiving mass critical acclaim and being hailed by The Sunday Times as ‘One of the albums of 2012.’ As well as a masterpiece of an album, the South London five-piece can boast sold out UK tours including their momentous homecoming show at Brixton Academy (their third headline sold out show at the London venue to date) and they still have their biggest headline gig to come (Alexandra Palace, 08/06). It is with huge excitement that Ibiza Rocks bring The Maccabees to the famous, open-air ‘Rocks’ stage for a truly unmissable gig that’s sure to be one of many crowning moments for the ‘must see’ band this year (20/06).
 
The Maccabees said: 'This will be our first time at Ibiza Rocks. It's a pleasure to be involved in such a strong line-up of shows this year. Thanks for having us!'
 
Also freshly announced is Swedish House Mafia’s own Axwell who will headline one of the summer’s hottest gigs, with British electro-poppers Fenech-Soler playing live in support (24/07).  Given that Swedish House Mafia are now a fully bonifide stadium selling act and have just headlined Coachella, this is quite a statement to have one of the main men making their way to Mallorca Rocks for this intimate, electric, outdoor show. 
 
Ibiza Rocks has consistently provided a platform for new and breakthrough talent, offering support slots to those they believe have what it takes to go all the way.  Tinie Tempah, Bombay Bicycle Club and Example are just a few previous support acts who have returned to headline in their own right.  This year will see another brilliant batch of breaking bands start their ‘Rocks’ journey. 
 
BBC’s Sound of 2012 nominees Spector have been impressively labeled as ‘somewhere between Roxy Music and the Strokes, the Killers and Kanye West, Pulp, R&B and Frank Sinatra’ (The Guardian). Spector are currently touring Europe with Florence and the Machine and have just made their first US appearance to the masses at California’s Coachella festival. Safe to say these boys don’t mess about! They are sure to be on their finest form when they support Kaiser Chiefs at Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks in June, with Zane Lowe also added to the bill to make these shows a triple triumph.
 
British electro pop giants Fenech-Soler’s single Stop and Stare brought a little bit of the Balearics to the UK and Demons brought a dark mix of dancey beats to the charts.  They also co-wrote and featured on Paper Romance by Groove Armada and the band is firmly at the top of the nu rave pile.  They are sure to put on a show to remember for fans when they play Mallorca Rocks in July, joining Axwell on the bill.
 
The Milk will be supporting Ed Sheeran at both ‘Rock’s opening parties in June.  These young soul rebels promise to bring something different to the Balearics, with their irresistibly infectious mix of classic northern soul, punk and reggae – a combination so favourable that NME have labeled them ‘the next band you all should be paying attention to’ and The Guardian say they are ‘the band you’ve been waiting for.’
 
Highly touted London four-piece Theme Park have been releasing demos online and dominating the charts on internet Radio before now finally starting to catch the attention of the mainstream, with standout tracks such as the insanely catchy Milk. They’ve been compared to the likes of Vampire Weekend and Metronomy and hailed as “fine and worthy successors to the funk-rock mantle previously held by Talking Heads.” Having toured recently with the likes of Florence and the Machine and Bombay Bicycle Club and with their debut album due out next month, Theme Park are ‘one to watch’ at ‘Rocks’ 2012 and will support The Maccabees.
 
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.  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.
 
Tickets and hotel packages available now at www.ibizarocks.com andwww.mallorcarocks.com (Gig Tickets priced from £28.50 plus booking fee) *Special Opening & Closing Party Short Breaks from €104 (approx. £89) per person (see: Notes to Editors for full list of options and prices).
 
 
MALLORCA ROCKS
 
IBIZA ROCKS
05 JUNE
ED SHEERAN | THE MILK
06 JUNE
ED SHEERAN | THE MILK
12 JUNE
MAVERICK SABRE | LABRINTH
13 JUNE
MAVERICK SABRE | LABRINTH
20 JUNE
SPECIAL GUESTS TBC
20 JUNE
THE MACCABEES | THEME PARK
26 JUNE
KAISER CHIEFS | SPECTOR| ZANE LOWE
27 JUNE
KAISER CHIEFS | SPECTOR
03 JULY
PLAN B
04 JULY
BEN HOWARD | ROB DA BANK DJ
10 JULY
KASABIAN
11 JULY
KASABIAN | ZANE LOWE
17 JULY
PROFESSOR GREEN | DJ FRESH PRESENTS FRESH/LIVE
18 JULY
PROFESSOR GREEN | DJ FRESH PRESENTS FRESH/LIVE
24 JULY
AXWELL | FENECH-SOLER
25 JULY
PLAN B | ZANE LOWE
31 JULY
CHASE & STATUS
01 AUG
CHASE & STATUS
07 AUG
PAOLO NUTINI
08 AUG
PAOLO NUTINI
14 AUG
TINIE TEMPAH
15 AUG
TINIE TEMPAH
21 AUG
SPECIAL GUESTS TBC
22 AUG
TBC
28 AUG
EXAMPLE | AZEALIA BANKS
29 AUG
EXAMPLE | AZEALIA BANKS
04 SEPT
BLOC PARTY
05 SEPT
BLOC PARTY | ZANE LOWE
11 SEPT
NEW ORDER
12 SEPT
NEW ORDER
18 SEPT
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
19 SEPT
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB

 

Ibiza Rocks & Mallorca Rocks 2012 Line up Revealed

NEW ORDER PLAY FIRST EVER LIVE GIG IN IBIZA 
  
KASABIAN HEADLINE IBIZA ROCKS 7th BIRTHDAY
& MALLORCA ROCKS 2nd BIRTHDAY PARTIES
 
PLUS BLOC PARTY, TINIE TEMPAH, EXAMPLE, KAISER CHIEFS
CHASE & STATUS, PROFESSOR GREEN, MAVERICK SABRE
LABRINTH, DJ FRESH PRESENTS FRESH/LIVE & AZEALIA BANKS
 
Ed SheeranSince previously announcing Ed Sheeran for the Mallorca Rocks and Ibiza Rocks opening parties, he’s won two BRITs (British Breakthrough Act and British Solo Male) and his star keeps shining brighter as anticipation builds further for the moment he plays Mallorca Rocks and Ibiza Rocks opening parties in June (5th & 6th).
 
Next up is a stunning show, featuring two of the most exciting and critically acclaimed male solo stars to come out of the UK – singer songwriter Maverick Sabre and producer-turned-pop-star Labrinth.  Since supporting Tinie Tempah at Rocks last year, Maverick Sabre’s success has soared with debut album Lonely Are The Brave going gold and reaching No.2.  It’s been an equally good year for Labrinth since supporting Chase & Status last year then smashing the singles chart with No.2 hit Earthquake.  Ibiza Rocks has consistently nurtured new talent and provided a platform for breaking artists to play the biggest bill in the Balearics. In June, fans will see two of last year’s strongest support artists deservedly step up to headline slot status in June. 
 
In 2005 Ibiza Rocks captured the Kaiser Chiefs for one of the first ever Ibiza Rocks gigs, just before their debut album Employment exploded. They returned for a phenomenal, intimate beachfront gig at Bar M in 2007.  Six million album sales later and with a worldwide reputation as a mind-blowing live act that wow festival audiences the world over, Kaiser Chiefs are back in a BIG way with new album The Future Is Medieval – their fourth Top 10 album in six years.  They make a welcome return to Ibiza Rocks, where they’ve gone with the brand from the back room of the club, to the intimate beach bar to the famous stage at the ‘Rocks’ Hotels.
 
Peanut, Kaiser Chiefs said:We’ve done Ibiza Rocks a couple of times before, and it’s great because everyone’s on holiday. We did it back in 2005 and Ricky jumped into the crowd. When you’re in Ibiza, it seems like more of a relaxing time compared to other gigs.”
 
KasabianKasabian are certainly on fire right now, with their fourth studio album Velociraptor taking the group to stratospheric new levels and winning the accolade of ‘Best Band’ at this years’ NME Awards.  Kasabian first played Ibiza Rocks in 2006 (Bar M) and returned for a two night residency in 2007. Kasabian are an incendiary live act who consistently tops the polls of fans’ favourite festival headliners. Now the Leicester lads make their hugely anticipated return to head up the two biggest parties in the Balearics – in celebration of Mallorca Rocks 2nd birthday and Ibiza Rocks 7th birthday in July.
 
Professor Green is one of the hottest talents in the UK music scene right now. The acclaimed rapper’s second album At Your Inconvenience spawned the massive No.1 hit Read All About It. With an MTV Europe Music Award, a MOBO and an NME Award under his belt, Professor Green makes a triumphant return for these Spanish exclusive shows, following his phenomenal headline debut in 2011. DJ Fresh presents FRESH/LIVE joins him on the bill and as the man behind two of the biggest tracks of the past year, No.1 hit singles Louder and Hot Right Now, he certainly is the hot on the block right now and will be equally so in the Balearics.
 
Hailed by many as the most exciting producers in the UK today, Chase & Status are the biggest crossover act to come out of the underground in years. Their last two ‘Rocks’ shows have been total roadblocks when these boys brought their live show to town in 2010 and 2011.  Having sold in excess of 500K albums, they return to the Balearics as bonifide superstars for standout shows in Mallorca and Ibiza in July.
 
Chase & Status said: “Can't wait to bring our live show over to the White Isle gain this summer. We love Ibiza and are looking forward to playing Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks again this year.”
 
Tinie Tempah is one of Britain’s biggest stars. Since debut album Disc-Overy hit No. 1, preceded by hit No.1 singles Pass Out and Written in the Stars, the sensational solo star has become one of the most award-winning, best-selling performers of recent times.  With Kylie Minogue dancing to his set on the balcony and the fans going nuts all round him last year, Tinie Tempah’s gig was the talk of the town as he teased the ‘Rocks’ crowd to ecstatic proportions. Due to mass public demand, he’ll be doing it again in August. 
 
ExampleThis is an amazing time for Example. Third album Playing in the Shadows debuted at No.1 and delivered two No.1 singles, Changed the Way You Kissed Me and Stay Awake.  Infact, Stay Awake produced by Nero is about waking up at Ibiza Rocks and seeing hundreds of kids still going from the night before. Example strutted his stuff as a support act in 2009 and 2010 before absolutely killing it during his own headline shows at ‘Rocks’ in 2011. 
 
Bloc Party are back and are set to make their ‘Rocks’ debut as part of their hugely anticipated return to the live scene.  Ibiza Rocks was born out of a concept to create a night for dance kids who wanted to rock and rock kids who wanted to dance.  The East London art rockers, fronted by Kele Okereke, are the very essence of that.  This gig has been a long time coming for team ‘Rocks’  and it’s a huge honour to be bringing one of the bands that influenced the brand, Bloc Party, to the Balearics for the very first time.
 
The newly reformed New Order are back together and will make their massive debut at Mallorca Rocks and Ibiza Rocks in September. One of the most highly influential and critically acclaimed bands of the 1980’s, New Order were the pioneering force behind electronic music, largely responsible for the opening the world famous Hacienda Club in Manchester in 1982 and for 1983 hit Blue Monday, the best-selling 12 inch single of all time.  Their 5th album Technique (1989) was partly recorded in Ibiza and perfectly encapsulates Balearic beats and acid house influences into their electro/rock sound.  They have influenced generations of hit making musicians the world over and are one of the most in demand on the festival circuit this summer.  It will be a proud moment when they take centre stage for these unmissable sets under the Balaeric stars in September.
New Order

 

Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks 2012

How do you fancy a line-up of bands and DJs that stretches across four months? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll get here – Ed Sheeran starts the party on 5th June (Mallorca) and 6th June (Ibiza), whilst Two Door Cinema Club are playing the closing parties on 18th and 19th September. In between you can expect regular gigs, silent discos and clubbing trips. Here’s all you need to know about the 2012 festival for both venues:

  • Ed SheeranEd Sheeran is the man of the moment. Riding high on the success of multiple BRIT Awards nominations and hit singles including ‘The A-Team’ and ‘Lego House’, he’s heading to the Balearics to kick things off for us. Mixing grime, indie, acoustic and rap, you’d be hard-pushed to put him in just one music category, so expect the crowds to be massive.
  • Activities to look forward to are the weekly silent discos, daily pool parties and the use of the Xbox Social Room, where you can try out the hottest new games.
  • This year festival-goers have been treated to double the amount of events, with big-name DJs playing every weekend in addition to the weekly gigs.
  • During the summer months you can expect an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day – perfect weather for sunbathing, exploring the islands or trying out some water sports. If you’re in Ibiza then why not check out the hippy shopping scene, or chill out in the Can Marca Caves? On Majorca Island you can visit the Nemo Submarine, hit the trendy bars of Palma or go horse riding in the hills. Don’t forget to take your camera!
  • The full list of acts hasn’t been announced, but you can guarantee there will be something to everyone’s taste. In 2011 we had Tinie Tempah, Biffy Clyro and Example, whilst Pendulum and The Kooks have played in previous years. Basically you won’t be disappointed with the eclectic mix of talent here!
  • You don’t have to camp. Forget your tent and don’t worry about using dodgy loos in fields, because this festival takes place within the grounds of its very own hotel. Guests have full access to the regular events, and those who stay on gig nights will get their tickets included in the price of their stay. If you book a Stage View Studio room then you won’t even have to leave your accommodation to see the bands, getting your own private party.
  • If you want to save even more money, go for the cheaper Mallorca Rocks Hostal package – you’ll be just 500m from the main hotel, with full access to the pools and other facilities, and you won’t miss out on tickets for the events. What’s more, you can also book Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks flights at the same time and have your entire festival holiday sorted in a few simple clicks.
  • Want to try some of the local clubs and attractions when you’re there? Just ask your Hotel or Hostal Hosts, who can organise discounted entry to clubs such as BCM in Magaluf, as well as waterpark tickets.
  • Two Door Cinema Club, who are closing the festivals, have said: “It’s going to be a fun show. We’ve spoken to other artists who have performed there and it’s supposed to be a crazy party!” We’ll take their word for it.

Now you’ve got all the details, it’s time to start the countdown to summer – let the festival season begin.