Not content with bringing The Libertines to Ibiza to celebrate their 10th year on the island, the lovely people at Ibiza Rocks have announced a second wave of more great bands that we can expect to see at the San Antonio hotel venue this summer.
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.
Catfish & the Bottlemen are one of, if not the best up and coming band in the UK at present. Having recently won 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 they’re going to bring their fresh sound to the island on July 15th.
From future stars, to true legends of the industry; Spandau Ballet will play Ibiza Rocks on August 19th. They’re sold over 25 million records and amassed 23 hit singles across the globe since the late 70s. 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. 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, they return to Ibiza once again for what promises to be a special night under the Balearic stars.
Shane Murray, Brand Director said: “The energy created by a live band playing under the stars in Ibiza is unique and to celebrate 10 years of Ibiza Rocks with some of the best acts in the world is truly special. The significance of Spandau Ballets 1981 gig at Ku probably hasn’t been recognised and we’re hugely proud to be bringing them back to the island for the first time in almost 35 years. They allowed for the meeting of two cultures, which is something we did with Rocks again almost 25 years later. We have mass appreciation for the greats and huge passion for new talent. We booked Rudimental for their first ever Ibiza show and have watched them soar. We’ve got the hottest guitar band of the moment in Catfish & the Bottlemen coming back as headliners. Then of course there’s the gig that everyone is already talking about, The Libertines. This summer will be a proud one. 10 Years of Rocks…it’s only just the beginning.”
MTV will be the exclusive broadcast partner for Ibiza Rocks for the third year running, premiering six 30-minute artist specials and an hour-long compilation show on its flagship channel, MTV MUSIC and MTV LIVE on 5th & 6th September. As with both years previously, London based Production Company JJ Stereo will produce all the content, which will be hosted by Laura Whitmore.
Summer 2015 will see the celebration of Ibiza Rocks 10th Birthday during the 14 weeklong season of spectacular outdoor gigs. The pioneering brand has also expanded with the launch of its first major festival, Croatia Rocks, taking place on the Island of Pag in July (www.croatiarocks.com).
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
Ibiza Rocks every Wednesday from 17th June – 16th September 2015
W.A.R! every Friday from 5th June – 18th September 2015
Every stay at Ibiza Rocks Hotel includes tickets to three of the islands hottest events – Ibiza Rocks (Weds) and W.A.R! (Fri) and the all-new Colada Club pool party (Tues).
10th Birthday Party Offer: 5 night stay at Ibiza Rocks + Ibiza Rocks 10th Birthday party ticket + W.A.R! ticket + Colada Club Pool Party ticket AND return flights from £272 per person OR £144 per person excluding flights