Test Drive Unlimited 2 is set on the island of Ibiza. The developers at Eden Studios used actual topographic information to design the environment and recreated a number of the island’s towns in detail. All the road networks are designed to be as true to life as possible, so players will feel like they’re really racing on Ibiza itself. The island has a full day/night cycle (and weather effects!) which spans approximately two hours, so players will be driving their cars of choice through rainy nights and brilliant sunsets.
Ibiza Rocks have added more names to this years lineup: Biffy Clyro, Bombay Bicycle Club, Maximo Park, Chase & Status, Tinie Tempah, The Drums and Delphic:
08 June Biffy Clyro/ Bombay Bicycle Club
15 June Special Guests TBC + Union DJs
22 June The Courteeners / Toddla T
29 June Special Guests TBC + Propaganda DJ’s
06 July Calvin Harris / Example
13 July Maximo Park / DJ Kissy Sell Out
20 July 5th Birthday party with THE PRODIGY / DJ Rob Da Bank
27 July Dizzee Rascal
03 Aug Chase &: Status / Tinie Tempah
10 Aug The Kooks / Propaganda DJ’s
17 Aug TBC
24 Aug Florence and the Machine / The Drums / DJ Kissy Sell Out
31 Aug Kele / Delphic
07 Sept Pendulum
14 Sept Closing Party with very special guests
Resident DJ’s Doorly and Nicola Bear
06 Aug Radio 1 Weekend
Mallorca Rocks Line Up:
06 June Opening Party with The Kooks and Zane Lowe/ Bombay Bicycle Club
05 July Calvin Harris / Example
19 July The Corteeners
26 July Dizzee Rascal
06 Sept Closing Party with Pendulum
Resident DJ’s Doorly and Nicola Bear
Celebrating five full-on years of fantastic live music and consistently strong line-ups, Ibiza Rocks 2010 boasts its most impressive bill to date. Biffy Clyro will provide the coolest start to one seriously hot summer when they kick off the proceedings along with Bombay Bicycle Club at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel on 8 June.
Biffy Clyro have become a huge success story in the UK and beyond, finely tuning their sound and now topping festival bills galore. The time is right for them to hit the White Isle on 8 June and the Scottish rockers promise to do it in style.
Taking on the inaugural honour of playing the Balearic hot spots Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks back to back are North London’s Bombay Bicycle Club. Having released their debut album ‘I had the Blues but Shook Them Loose’ iast year, 2010 is already shaping up to be knockout year for the band. Not only have they picked up the award for Best New Band at the NME Awards 2010 but the foursome will be basking in sunshine as they performing at the opening of the Mallorca Rocks Hotel on 6 June, before flying straight into Ibiza to kick start Ibiza Rock’s stellar summer season on 8 June.
In 2005, when they were music stars in the making and Ibiza Rocks was being held in the back room of the world’s most famous club, Manumission, Maximo Park and Ibiza Rocks took a chance on each other and the magic was made. It was a ‘moment’ that was to change Ibiza’s music scene forever and now Maximo Park will return, five years on, for what is sure to be the most emotional and celebratory set of the season on 13 July. Support comes in the form of the eccentrically talented Kissy Sell Out who will take to the decks for Maximo Park as well as Florence & the Machine.
London lads Chase & Status are arguably the current heavyweights of the Drum ‘n’ Bass scene. They quite literally gave ‘More Than A Lot’ with their musical feast of an album last year, which spawned three No.1’s in the UK Dance Chart and catapulted them into the mainstream music scene. Last year, they were stars of the show at Reclaim the Dancefloor! and had their first Top 10 hit with ‘End Credits’ featuring Plan B. The dynamic duo has a production credit on Rihanna’s new album after being approached by the good lady herself. Chase & Status are champions of the new British music scene that is continually celebrated by Ibiza Rocks. Welcome back boys.
Chase & Status said: “We’ve played Ibiza as DJs before and the crowds have been amazing, but this will be our first live show in Ibiza so we’re expecting carnage!”
Another bright star taking the charts, airwaves and blogs by storm is Tinie Tempah. The London born MC hasn’t even released his debut album yet but he’s already sailed into the singles charts, going straight to the No.1 spot for four weeks with massive hit ‘Pass Out’ and was included in MTV’s ’10 for 2010′ – the biggest acts to break this year. Tinie Tempah is the perfect opening to this big Ibiza Rocks show on 3 August.
Tinie Tempah said: “I cannot wait to come & Disturb Ibiza Rocks! It’ll be my first time in Ibiza and I’ve heard its absolute pandemonium! I’m putting a special set together specifically for Ibiza rocks, I’m going to make sure the crowd have the experience of a lifetime.”
This summer sees Radio 1 return to the Ibiza Rocks Hotel on Friday 6 August. Broadcasting live from the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, the station will once again bring the fun and exhilaration of the White Isle to the UK. With scorching performances, blazing mixes and exclusive live sets from the best in UK and international talent, the Ibiza Rocks Hotel is guaranteed to party through the weekend.
Ibiza Rocks Hotel special opening offer – 4 nights (Mon 7 June to Fri 11 June) from just £70 per person including gig tickets
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The official Ibiza Rocks After Party will run every Tuesday at Es Paradis after the Ibiza Rocks gigs finish and ticket holders will get FREE entry boasting the likes of Rob Da Bank, Example + DJ Wire, Kissy Sellout, Propaganda DJs, Union DJs and Reverend Soundsystem joining residents Doorly and Nicola Bear.
Reclaim the Dancefloor – Wednesdays – Eden
Last years’ afterparty ‘Reclaim the Dancefloor!’ became such a runaway hit that it will continue as a stand-alone night. With the help of resident DJ and rising star Doorly, it reclaimed the dancefloor last year and it’s claimed Wednesdays as its own in Ibiza this year beginning from June 16th – Sept 15th at Eden. The full, massive line up’s for this will be announced soon. As well as producing the Ibiza Rocks mix CD (released June 2010) Doorly will be back behind the decks as resident DJ for both Ibiza Rocks and Reclaim the Dancefloor.
Inspired by the fertile surrounding landscape of Ibiza, designed by internationally renowned landscape designer James Holderness, Aura’s garden restaurant is nestled amongst an orchard of orange trees. Guests dine below fruit laden citrus groves, embraced by the scents and colour of lush Mediterranean planting. The mature Palm silhouette against the night sky and transport the diner into an exotic oasis – nice!
The menu has been inspired by some of our favourite dishes from around the world. A combination of Spanish influenced classics with a modest twist served along side ‘crowed pleasing’ specials. The dishes, served as small plates are designed to create a share & dine informal eating experience.
The new Cocktail Terrace stands as a central meeting point, surrounded by hanging bougainvillea and jasmine, serving cocktails made by our renowned beverage director Mr. Chris Edwards (see credentials). Secluded lounging spaces amongst lush subtropical planting provide intimate chill out zones, while larger groups can enjoy the privacy of their own outdoor lounge and dining experience under the canopy of a lemon tree grove. The two private dining rooms both seat up to 20 diners & have their own private bar and bathrooms.
Aura’s new Garden Restaurant will present a host of live Spanish & international acoustic performances through out the summer.
Enter Aura and you will feel like you’ve brought the magic of an Ibiza sunset with you. Soft colours, sultry decor, seductive lighting, and fantastic new sound system present the ideal after dinner party environment. It is the combination of the new & existing areas that present customers a totally unique intimate experience.
Sink into luxurious circular beds inside or cushion-clad booths under the stars on the globe-lit Mojito terrace.
Many of the best DJ’s in the world will be playing unplugged gigs as and when they are on the island, in preparation for this we have designed and built a new DJ Suite with mini bar & seating for their guests.
People will be able a enjoy a post dinner party providing that classic Ibiza energy up until 4am every evening with out any entrance fee.
Weekly programming roster commencing Monday 24th May 2010:
MONDAY’S – Antz & Guests – world class guest DJ’s unplugged. The greatest DJ’s in the world who visit Ibiza want to have an intimate evening with friends + smaller one off promoters. Unplugged – unannounced – watch this space!
TUESDAY’S – “Wax Da Jam” DJ E.A.S.E – Nightmares On Wax presenting talent from the Wax on records label & beyond With live pre party acoustic warm up in the restaurant and live elements playing alongside the DJ’s inside.
WEDNESDAY’S – Danny Rampling hosting his first residency in Ibiza for years. Playing grown up house grooves
FRIDAY’S -“D’Antz “our very own director of music Antz (Anthony Bryans) & D’ Danny Rose will be hosting their legendary Friday night party for the third year running – this night has become so popular with industry, locals and visitors alike. Friday nights stay open beyond the season right up until NYE!
SATURDAY’S – Ernesto Altes (Ibiza Sonica Radio) weekly mix attracting predominantly a Spanish crowd for the second year running.
The International Music Summit here in Ibiza have revealed the panel lineups for this years event at the end of May. Panels that immediately stick out are:
Weds: the Augmented Reality presentation by Nick Heller from Google and the Our Community Is Our Brand as Callum Negus Fancey is on it and he created the stir last year when he famously quoted that “his audience doesn’t know or care who Paul Oakenfold is”.
Thurday: This is an obvious one for anyone who was at the inaugural IMS in 2008 – the clubs panel with representatives from Amnesia, Eden, Es Paradis, Pacha, Privilege and Space – (no El Divino again?)
Wednesday 26th May
12.00-12.05 IMS:10 Opening Welcome by the Consell Insular d’Eivissa.
12.05-12.10 IMS:10 Introduction & Announcements by IMS Partners:
Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto, Pete Tong, Simeon Friend.
12.10-12.30 Keynote Introduction. To be revealed…
12:30-12:45 Electronic Music: A Business Report Commission by IMS, presented by Kevin Watson, Market Researcher, UK.
12.45-13.00 Press Conference. IMS presents. To be revealed
13.00-13.20 Meet The Future A Presentation.
Tron: The Soundtrack created by Daft Punk. Interview with Jason Bentley, Music Supervisor, USA.
13.30-14.30 Panel. Big Dog DJs: F*** You We¹re Famous.
Moderator: Ralph Moore, Editor At Large, Mixmag, UK.
1. David Guetta, Artist, F*** Me I¹m Famous, France.
2. Erick Morillo, Artist, Subliminal, USA.
3. Pete Tong, Artist, IMS / BBC Radio 1, UK.
14.30-15.30 Networking Lunch. Music by Phil Mison.
15.30-16.15 The IMS Anthem 2010 in conjunction with Burn and Dance4Life.
Created by Cassius (Philippe Cerboneschi aka Philippe Zdar and Hubert Blanc-Francard aka Boom Bass).
16.25-17.00 Meet The Future A Presentation.
Augmented Reality and Future Mobile. Presented by Nick Heller, New Business Development, Google, Switzerland.
17.10-18.10 Panel. Our Community Is Our Brand.
Moderator: Mark Quail, Attorney, USA.
1. Atan Burrows, Co-Founder, M-Flow, UK.
2. Callum Negus Fancey, Promoter, Let¹s Go Crazy, UK.
3. David Mitchell, Poker PR: Digital Media Agency, UK.
4. Jonas Tempel, Retailer, Beatport, USA.
5. Konrad Von Loehneysen, Label & Radio Owner, Ministry of
Sound DE / Motor FM, Germany.
18.20-18.30 Meet The Future A Presentation.
Studio Audio Electronics by Gavin Attard, UK.
18.40-19.30 Technology & Music Performance.
Moderator: Tom Middleton, Artist, UK.
1. Sasha, UK.
2. Jason Pook, Pioneer, UK.
3. Florian Plenge, Native Instruments, Germany.
4. Ola Sars, Tonium / Pacemaker, Let¹s Mix, Sweden.
19.30-21.00 Drinks Reception at the Pioneer Networking Bar, Ibiza Gran Hotel.
21.00-21.30 M Flow Cocktail Reception poolside at the Ibiza Gran Hotel.
Music by Tom Middleton.
23.00-03.00 IMS:10 – IMS Label Showcase at Grial, Ibiza Town. To be revealed ….
Thursday 27th May
11.00-11.10 Meet The Future A Presentation.
Music DNA: MP3 Evolved by Dagfinn Bach, Bach Technology, Norway.
11.20-11.50 Press Conference hosted by Burn.
presented by Bobby Simms, Exploding Plastic, UK.
11.50-12.20 Keynote Address: Frank Mertens, Head of Brands, Sprite / Minute Maid / Coca-Cola Group, USA
12.30-13.30 Panel. Ibiza United 2010.
Moderator: Juan Suarez, Diario de Ibiza, Ibiza.
1. Amnesia, Ibiza.
2. Eden, Ibiza.
3. Es Paradis, Ibiza.
4. Pacha, Ibiza.
5. Privilege, Ibiza.
6. Space, Ibiza.
13.45-14.30 The IMS Anthem 2010 in conjunction with Burn and Dance4Life.
Remixed by Arthur Baker and Robin Millar
14.30-15.30 Networking Lunch. Music by Jose Padilla, Ibiza.
15.30-15.40 Meet The Future A Presentation.
New approaches to synchronisation by Alex Lavery, Simon Rose, Pitch & Sync, UK.
15.50-16.40 Panel. Meet the Future The Artists.
Moderator: Nick Decosemo, Mixmag, UK.
1. Annie Mac, Artist, BBC Radio 1, UK.
2. Arthur Velasquez, Artist Manager, Germany.
3. Jesse Rose, Artist, Made To Play, Germany.
4. Heidi, Artist, BBC Radio 1, Canada.
5. Pedro Winter aka Busy P, Ed Banger Records, France.
6. Skream. Artist, UK.
16.50-17.00 The IMS Vote. Help Shape the Future of Electronic Music.
Hosted by Pete Tong, IMS / BBC Radio 1, UK.
17.00-17.45 Meet The Audience! Delegates Debate.
Hosted by Ted Cohen, Tag Strategic, USA.
17.50-18.05 Global Retail Trends in Electronic Music by Jonas Temple and Matthew Adell, Beatport, USA.
18.10-18.50 Presidential Debate. Residential Advisor presents:
How to Conquer Ibiza and Remain Credible.
Moderator: Todd Burns, Resident Advisor, Germany.
1. Andrea Pelino, Promoter, Circo Loco / DC10, Italy.
2. Steve Lawler, Artist, Viva Music, UK.
19.00-20.00 Ibiza Music Island by Consell Insular d’Eivissa.
Speaker: Paco Medina, Ibiza Music Cluster
20.00-21.00 Drinks Reception at the Pioneer Networking Bar, Ibiza Gran Hotel.
21.00-00.00 Pioneer Charity Dinner, Ibiza Gran Hotel.
Featuring the Get Tested Charity Auction and the Pioneer Award for Outstanding Dedication to Dance Music.
23.00-03.00 IMS:10 – IMS Label Showcase at Grial, Ibiza Town. To be revealed ….
Friday 28th May
09.30-11.00 Networking Breakfast.
11.00-11.50 Panel. Taking Dance Music to the Arena.
Moderator: Ben Turner, IMS / Graphite, UK.
1. Dean Wilson, Manager, Three Six Zero Group, UK.
2. Jessica Koravacs, Managing Director, AEG Live, UK.
3. Jim King, Promoter, Loud Sound / AEG Live, UK.
4. Kurosh Nasseri, Nasseri Music Business Solutions, USA.
5. Mark Beavan, Manager, Advanced Alternative Media, USA.
6. Stephen Kempner, Lawyer, Sheridans, UK.
12.00-12.15 Meet The Future A Presentation.
Electronic Beats by Claudia Jonas, Deutsche Telekom, Germany.
12.25-13.15 Presidential Debate:
David vs. Goliath: Agent Billing Wars.
Moderator: Kurosh Nasseri, Nasseri Music Business Solutions, USA.
1. To be revealed….
2. To be revealed….
13.30-14.30 Panel. USA Today: Boom Boom Now.
Moderator: Jason Bentley, KCRW, USA.
1. Arthur Baker, Artist, UK.
2. Caroline Prothero, Artist Manager, Prohibition, UK.
3. Eddie Dean, Promoter, Pacha New York, USA.
4. Tommie Sunshine, Artist, USA.
5. Patrick Moxey, Label Owner, Ultra Records, USA.
6. Sam Kirby, Agent, William Morris Endeavour, USA.
7. Travis Hayden, A&R, Atlantic Records, USA.
14.30-15.30 Networking Lunch. Music by Michaelangelo L’Acqua, W Hotels. TBC.
15.30-16.30 Synchronisation and Visualisation.
Keynote Interbiew: Alexandra Patsavas, Music Supervisor, Chop Shop, USA.
Interviewed by Jason Bentley, Music Supervisor, USA.
16.40-17.40 Keynote Interview: Mark Ronson, USA.
Interviewed by Ben Turner, IMS / Graphite, UK.
17.40-17.45 Closing Speeches by IMS Partners.
Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto, Pete Tong, Simeon Friend.
18.30-00.00 IMS Grand Finale Festival in association with Pioneer. Drinks courtesy of Sol and BurnDalt Vila, Ibiza Town. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
DJs: Pete Tong, Skream. Live: Buraka Som Sistema, David E Sugar
00.00-07.00 Pure Pacha Opening Party, Pacha, Ibiza Town..
Club 75 featuring Justice, Cassius, Busy P, DJ Mehdi
Saturday 29th May
13.00-18.00 IMS Wind Down Networking Finale in association with Pioneer.
Drinks courtesy of Sol.
Blue Marlin, Cala Jondal
12.00-00.00 Ushuaia Grand Opening
Luciano / Cadenza at Ushuaia, Playa d¹en Bossa.
By Felicity Reid:
Sandy (Ivan Pratt) died on the morning of April 17, aged eighty. He had wanted to go for some time and during the last period, thankfully, he was not really aware. He was a proud and elegant man and would have hated the indignities of decline.
He was an Irishman, Anglo-Irish, and is survived by two brothers and a sister.
He had studied law at Trinity but found it tedious, so switched to hotel management. He worked at the “Fenix” in Madrid and then transfered to the “Manilla” in Barcelona. In the summer of 1958, he and a Spanish friend accepted the invitation of a friend in Ibiza. They fell in love with the island and decided to open a bar in Santa Eulalia. They rented half of a traditional Ibicenco house on the corner above the main (unpaved street, They made a long black bar and shelves for bottles and furnished it with a few tables and cushioned chairs, put in proper toilets (not Arab squats or holes in the ground) a telephone (one of the first in Santa Eulalia), lighting, fans and a working fireplace, and made a garden at the back. In August they opened.
Sandy lived upstairs and, after his friend left, ran it alone. The hours were long: mid-day till three or four then open again at seven or eight sometimes until four in the morning. Loading and unloading crates of bottles is hard physical work, washing and polishing dozens of glasses by hand is time- consuming. The bar was always spotlessly clean, the cushions plumped, the spider webs controlled. By the middle 60’s, Sandy’s Bar, officially the “Black Horse,” ranked with famous bars of the world: Harry’s in Venice, Shepherds in Cairo, Raffles in Singapore. Smart people all over the world would say “Ah,yes “Sandy’s” somewhere in Spain?”
Sandy loved people but he liked his friends to be intelligent, informed, mannerly, witty and preferably pretty: we used to dress up to go to Sandy’s in the evening. This was the time of Franco in Spain, currency restrictions in Britain, war in the Congo, problems in the French colonies, a divided Germany, fear of nuclear war etc. etc. So there were ex-colonials of many nations fleeing to a place that was peaceful, with a good climate, cheap but unspoiled. There were many North Americans because the dollars from publishers, galleries, fellowships and grants went further. In the summer, you never knew what famous, rich and beautiful people you might run into. Deportment in the bar was civilized, voices modulated.
He did not like dogs in the bar and made accurate use of a soda syphon. Children were not welcomed. Most residents ran a tab because they were always waiting for money and the postal and bank system was erratic. Everyone paid for themselves and to invite or accept a drink was for some special occasion: rounds were not favored. He controlled the scene with music (records, of course) even monks singing plain chant on a particularly rambunctious evening. We picked up our mail there and made our phone calls from there.
They were difficult times in Spain. Sandy was unstinting in his help for anyone who asked: he acted as legal advisor, father confessor, monitor, referee and friend-in-need to hundreds, perhaps thousands of people. And in return he was loved and respected.That ideally is the role of a bartender – or a priest!, or a saint ! In later years as the tourists poured in and the pretty village turned into an ugly, noisy small town, Sandy moved into a series of houses in the country always creating a beautiful garden and finally let go of the bar and devoted himself to garden design.
Why did Sandy’s Bar become so famous? Initially, it was because Howard Sackler (who later wrote the scripts for both “Jaws”) had developed the recording and preservation on cassette of the spoken word, specifically of the great classics of English literature. He liked water ski-ing and came to live in Ibiza. All actors have “resting periods” (out-of work). If you have a good voice, you can earn serious and relatively easy money!. Actors are happiest at play with each other. So given a bar in the sun where there were other actors and a knowledgeable and appreciative community, and the possibility of picking up paying work. Let’s go.!
It would not have worked without Sandy, but with him and he was moderately star-struck; (actors need affirmation) it happened The most famous of English-speaking performing artists passed through Ibiza – and the dancers and musicians followed. And the press followed them! And the island became fashionable and later it became notorious. And even so, it is still beautiful and neither Sandy (nor I ) could think of living anywhere else.
Sandy will be remembered by many people, But Sandy’s Bar under other owners has just been another bar. But this is another era!
With Test Drive Unlimited 2 now confirmed as being set in Ibiza we decided to dig out the video we took driving from Ibiza airport to San Antonio when the new tunnel at San Rafael opened:
The journey took about 20 minutes from the airport to the egg – but we’ve speeded it up so it only takes you 5 minutes – we wish!
We also tracked the actual route the car took, you can see the new road just outside the airport and new roundabouts on the ibiza – san an road and of course the route the new tunnel at San Rafael takes. Google map of the route:
Cr2 are releasing the official Space Ibiza album this year at the beginning of June and it’s going to be mixed by MYNC. To go alongside this they’re running a competition for the chance to win 2 guestlist spaces for the Space opening on Saturday the 29th of May and also have your most memorable track from Space featured on the new album:
We’ve added the lovely Boudoir Beach Ibiza items to our online shop.
After successfully trading delicious lingerie and traffic stopping swimwear in London, Boudoir Boudoir Boutique shut up shop and winged their way to sunny Ibiza.
Whilst enjoying the islands wonderful scenery, Karma and lazy days catching up on the good life, something was still a miss. Then came to mind that island shopping with a difference was needed for islanders and her guests alike.
Drawing on 25 years of Fashion experience and priding ourselves on great customer service Boudoir Beach Ibiza was born.
We hope you enjoy browsing their little gems on our online shop at www.ishopibiza.com and if you are visiting Ibiza watch out for their fashion LookBook at a Villa near you.