Some of the bands who have graced Ibiza Rocks over the last 10 years have been the who’s who of the music scene. Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, London Grammar, The Enemy, Rudimental, Bastille, Nile Rodgers, Ed Sheeran, New Order, The Kooks, Example, Sigma, Years & Years, Catfish & The Bottlemen and The Courteeners amongst many, many others.
Ibiza Rocks as a brand has grown and grown over the years. From those first gigs at Bar M (now Ibiza Rocks bar in San Antonio) to now various venues including a diner in Playa den Bossa, a hotel and live venue in San Antonio and the exclusive Ibiza Rocks House (Pikes hotel) in the hills where the infamous after parties are held. Ibiza Rocks has no doubt changed the landscape of Ibiza nightlife to allow people to see great live music and bands. Their booking team are on the ball – the names that have warmed up previously (tonight Slaves) have gone on to then headline not just Ibiza Rocks in the future but gigs worldwide and the biggest UK festivals. Ibiza Rocks’ artwork is attractive, colourful and innovative. Their new events on Mondays at Ibiza Rocks Bar on the beachfront in San Antonio give up and coming bands a chance to shine. The gigs in the hotel are always brilliant – we love the open air venue, festival atmosphere, and a great crowd always ready for a good old sing along, none more so than last night’s 10th birthday, one of the island’s most anticipated gigs for years.
The Libertines, one of Britain’s most iconic bands rocked the world famous stage, playing a few tracks from their new upcoming album “Anthems For Doomed Youth” (out in September 2015) as well as a load of their well known classics. Pete Doherty ran and jumped straight into the crowd during the first song, it was amazing to see and complete rock and roll. A ripped shirt and broken guitar from the off, it was complete mayhem. Doherty and Barat clearly have a brilliant stage presence – an unbeatable lead duo that are clearly still best mates on stage.
They sang Happy Birthday to Ibiza Rocks, Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger and a load of their classic tracks, such as “What Katy Did”, “What Became Of The Likely Lads”, “Time For Heroes”, “Can’t Stand Me Now”, before ending on “Don’t Look Back Into The Sun”, which absolutely tore the place apart! Carl Barat has said about Ibiza Rocks gigs, “Ibiza Rocks – one of those nights actually worth the bastard hangover”. There will be some sore heads today, but it was worth it – Ibiza Rocks 10th Birthday with The Libertines was a party that will be remembered on the island for years to come.
Here’s to the next 10 years! Happy Birthday Ibiza Rocks!!!
To view our videos from last night’s party head over to our facebook page at www.facebook.com/uneekibiza