Written by Mark Playle
Like Christmas, IMS Ibiza does come but once a year and for Uneek Ibiza IMS is a little like Christmas, indeed all our Christmas’s rolled into one. We were pleased to be attending the conference which was once again held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Playa Den Bossa the perfect rock n roll venue for this amazing coming together, indeed gathering of so many rock n roll souls.
Plane ticket in hand (well mobile boarding pass on phone), I headed to the White Isle with my accommodation booked. The IMS conference in Playa Den Bossa is perfectly located along the main strip near Ushuaia, Hi, Bora Bora beach and Jet apartments to name just a few long established Ibiza hot spots.
IMS as usual played host to many interesting talks and work shops as well as the usual peppering of musical events externally at some of the best music venues on the island. The IMS delegate wrist band and lanyard once again gained you access to these.
Pete Tong kicked the show off with his moving tribute to Avicii, which has been well reported on in various media streams – a very moving and thought provoking moment indeed.
The theme throughout the event was very focused on well being and wellness and indeed for me personally struck a cord as I attended the show completely sober. Each day a yoga session was available to all and several talks were honed to the industry as a whole focusing on mental health and supporting each other in mind and body.
I particularly enjoyed the talk with Bradley Gunn Raver – this young man is certainly a point of inspiration with his positive vibe and over out look on life. Watch below:
As usual the finale of the whole proceeding was up on top of Dalt Villa with a great line up of artists giving it large – check out the videos below!
Thank you IMS for another amazing conference & very much looking forward to next year, and indeed don’t forget the various other IMS events taking place across the globe!