1st August 2014

Tonight’s Radio 1 live in Ibiza 2014 event  was a massive line up full of the world’s biggest DJs. Online free e-tickets were made available on the Radio 1 website a week earlier during Annie Mac’s show and were gone within an hour. Demand was huge, and tickets outside of the venue were being offered for up to 200 euros. Walking into Ushuaia just before live transmission on BBC Radio 1 to a packed 7,000 crowd felt incredibly special. This was Radio 1 Ibiza weekend 2014, the biggest weekend of the year, on best party island in the world. When we went live on air at 7pm UK time, Pete Tong said, “this is the best place in the world to be right now”, and he was right.

David Guetta kicked off proceedings with his tracks Shot Me Down, Love Don’t Let Me Go, Bad and The World Is Mine. Duke Dumont then took over to add some deep house to the party. He played his big tracks Need U 100% and I Got U. There were people dancing for as far as the eye could see.

Next up was the queen of Radio 1 Annie Mac, who played Ibiza summer 2014 anthem Waterman – Bullit and London Grammar – Hey Now (Arty Remix). Kiesza then sang live her big summer track Hideaway, before MK continued the sets with some lovely vocal house including the likes of Wankelmut & Emma Louise – My Head Is A Jungle (MK Remix), Rudimental feat. Becky Hill – Powerless (MK Remix) and Shadow Child – Friday (Ft. Takura) (MK Medicine Dub). MK is one of the DJ/producers of the moment and tonight he absolutely smashed it.

Afrojack then played a set of EDM including his own tracks Take Over Control , Ten Feet Tall and Luminate. B.Traits & Monki played a great set of classics including Kings Of Tomorrow – Finally, Armin Van Helden – You Don’t Even Know Me, Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got The Love and Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy.

Ten Walls played a lovely set, finishing on his track Walking With Elephants – a beautiful, melodic, techno offering complete with brilliant visuals. Eric Prydz was next on stage to play a driving progressive set, playing his tracks Liberate, Aragon, Axis and his excellent new remix of Chvrches – Tether. This was the set of the night, from what we feel is the best DJ and producer on the planet right now. Pete Tong & Hot Since 82 played a back to back set of great house to send the crowd away delighted to have been a part of Radio 1’s live free event of Ibiza 2014.

Ushuaia is an amazing open air hotel venue set in the most plush surroundings and perfect for this yearly live broadcast. Tonight there were air cannons, fire and planes flying in just yards overhead, complete with a great vibe and atmosphere to the soundtrack of sets from some of the biggest and best DJs in the world. Everyone in attendance had a smile on their face. Here’s to Radio 1 in Ibiza 2015!

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