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Ibiza & Mallorca Rocks 2012 opening & closing party artists

December 13th, 2011

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It doesn’t seem 5 minutes since the Ibiza Rocks closing party but we have the bands now for the opening and closing parties for both Ibiza Rocks and their sister Mallorca Rocks.

Opening the 2012 season will be Ed Sheeran on 5th June at Mallorca Rocks and 6th June at Ibiza Rocks.

Closing both Mallorca & Ibiza Rocks will be Two Door Cinema Club on 18th & 19th September respectively.

      Ed Sheeran is one of the biggest music sensations of the year. The critically acclaimed Suffolk singer-songwriter dominated the airwaves for months with massive hit “The A Team”, which quickly became the highest-selling and highest-charting debut single of 2011 and then went straight to the top of the charts with the release of his debut album “+”, which achieved double-platinum status in just 3 months. With influences ranging from Jay-Z to Damien Rice, Sheeran’s genre-defying blend of acoustic pop, folk, grime and hip-hop has earned him major awards recognition and a huge following.

Fans are set to be out in full force when Ed Sheeran brings his biggest hits and best new material to the Balearics for the hugely anticipated Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks opening parties on Tuesday 05 & Wednesday 06 June respectively.

      Since releasing their debut album ‘Tourist History’ in March 2010, Northern Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club have rapidly become one of the biggest new success stories across the globe.

After selling out headline tours in the UK, US, Europe, Australia, Asia, Japan and South America, playing two successive sold out shows at Shepherds Bush Empire, selling out Brixton Academy in just a few hours, absolutely smashing the festival circuit with stand-out sets all summer and earning themselves headliner status of the forthcoming NME Awards Tour, the band have deservedly earned both a devoted word-of-mouth live following and huge critical acclaim.
 

Kevin Baird, Two Door Cinema Club said:We’re very excited to be playing Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks next year! We’ve never performed over on the sunshine isle so it’s going to be a fun show. We’ve spoken to other artists who have performed there in the past and it’s supposed to be a crazy party! Looking forward to it.

Shane Murray, Ibiza Rocks promoter, said:We’re really excited and exceptionally proud to bring Ed Sheeran and Two Door Cinema Club to make their live debuts on the Rocks stages.  It’s a real coup to bring such in demand artists to the Balearics – we’ve set the bar pretty high for the rest of the summer!  Exciting, new music for the festival generation is what Rocks is all about and these exclusive shows are a perfect way to Open and Close. With 16 weeks and 32 gigs – our biggest season of live music under the stars awaits.”

Ed Sheeran Opening Party, Mallorca Rocks, 5th June, £30 + booking fee (€35 + booking fee)
Ed Sheeran Opening Party, Ibiza Rocks, 6th June, £30 + booking fee ( €35 + booking fee)
Two Door Cinema Club Closing Party, Mallorca Rocks, 18th Sep, £28.50 + booking fee (€33.50 + booking fee)
Two Door Cinema Club Closing Party, Ibiza Rocks, 19th Sep, £30 + booking fee ( €35 + booking fee)

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Ibiza Music Academy

December 8th, 2011

7th December the Ibiza Music Cluster had a press conference to announce they have found a permanent home, and a splendid one it is too! They are to be found at the Ibiza Music Academy alongside the Consell at Avenida España 15 in Ibiza Town.

The impressive newly built six storey ‘Conservatori de Musica y Danza d’Eivissa’ is largely occupied by the various components of the Ibiza Music Cluster – and a positive and ambitious crowd they are.

The Cluster is a concept thought up, and funded by the EU, which aims to take advantage of Ibiza’s position as the global HQ of electronic music for over two decades to create an academy par excellence to which people who are passionate about music will flock from around the world to be at the cutting edge of the evolution of electronic music. Lofty ideals indeed…

By ‘people who are passionate about music’ they are referring to those who live and breathe the art form, rather than those who think it might be a nice simple route to achieving fame and fortune on a computer in their bedroom. (X Factor wannabe’s need not apply).

To the self-selected few the Cluster offers courses that bridge classical musical knowledge with modern DJs. The aim is to teach participants how to make ‘musical’ music rather than remixed cuts overlaid on beats.

The one week courses will see students receive both the practical training and theory required by DJs and producers in the modern world to the point where they can develop their own professional high quality live production using one of the latest digital production tools (iPad) and cutting edge software (Reaktor). However, the training will be equally applicable to other sequencers or computers on the market. Completion of the courses results in Certificates or Diplomas issued by the Ibiza Music Academy.

The credentials of the tutors are extremely impressive so the course cost of €150 seems ludicrously cheap! These diplomas may become very prestigious documents in the future, as the Academy’s long term plan is to create a University of Arts, which might include visual arts such as theatre, video etc. attracting allcomers from around the globe to ‘Ibiza’s’ University…

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phoneibiza iphone app update

November 11th, 2011

The new update of our free phoneibiza app update went live in the itunes store late last night. You can get it here from itunes store for free.

The app has been completely re-written and now all the maps etc are contained within the app – the blog and weather for example are again contained within the app.

We’ve also added the “what’s near you” which uses your location to show you your nearest markers, whether it be a beach, restaurant, supermarket, bus stop or cash point and streaming radio from Ibiza Sonica, Global & Amnesia.

Some screen grabs of the new app update:

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Ibiza Rocks 2011 Fanzine – Final Issue 17

September 23rd, 2011

Our lovely friend Gabby is back again with this years final Ibiza Rocks fanzine for 2011. All the usual interviews, gossip and shenanigans that comes with the territory… enjoy..

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Also don’t forget that there is her weekly Ibiza Rocks podcasts on itunes: Ibiza Rocks Podcasts

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Ibiza Rocks 2011 Fanzine – Issue 16

September 16th, 2011

Our lovely friend Gabby is back again with this years Ibiza Rocks fanzine for 2011. All the usual interviews, gossip and shenanigans that comes with the territory… enjoy..

click to read or right click, “save as” to download (ctrl click on a mac)

Also don’t forget that there is her weekly Ibiza Rocks podcasts on itunes: Ibiza Rocks Podcasts and the weekly Ibiza Rocks the Radio in Wednesdays brought to you by Gabby and Jill… 2-3pm (CET)… live on 97.6fm and www.ibizaglobalradio.com

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Ibiza Rocks 2011 – Madness

September 15th, 2011

What can you say about Madness at Ibiza Rocks last night ? Arguably the biggest draw of the island’s locals this year – it was rammed. Madness did what all good live bands should do – they were tight, they worked the crowd, they were fun – oh and toss in a cover of the Prodigy’s “Out of Space” – excellent night. Went off to Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes afterwards for some classic good old ibiza fun and shenanigans with Andy Carroll on the decks – Andy : don’t forget Fools Gold next week :)

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Ibiza Rocks 2011 – The Whip – photos

September 15th, 2011

The Whip supported Madness last night at Ibiza Rocks. Along with Cloud Control they are one of my pics for best supporting band this year. Met them afterwards at Pikes Hotel and were thoroughly nice people – go check them out here.

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Ibiza Rocks 2011 Fanzine – Issue 15

September 12th, 2011

Our lovely friend Gabby is back again with this years Ibiza Rocks fanzine for 2011. All the usual interviews, gossip and shenanigans that comes with the territory… enjoy..

click to read or right click, “save as” to download (ctrl click on a mac)

Also don’t forget that there is her weekly Ibiza Rocks podcasts on itunes: Ibiza Rocks Podcasts and the weekly Ibiza Rocks the Radio in Wednesdays brought to you by Gabby and Jill… 2-3pm (CET)… live on 97.6fm and www.ibizaglobalradio.com

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Ibiza DJ Awards – Bedroom DJ competition 2011 – 3rd Edition

September 6th, 2011

Calling all budding superstar DJs – you better brush up on your mixing skills because the Bedroom DJ competition is now open and this is a unique opportunity for amateur DJs to showcase their talents and be in with a chance to win a master-class with top DJ Mark Knight in Ibiza.

The first ever Bedroom DJ competition winner, Droolotte Tasha from Malaysia, now regularly does gigs all over the world and has just had her first track signed by music-label Heavensgate. “Winning the Bedroom DJ award really kick-started my career,” says Droolotte. “It gave me international recognition. The master-class taught me so much about production too and my life has changed dramatically.”

DJ Awards founder Jose Pascual explains: “We’re into the third year now of this fantastic project where we offer one winner a trip of a lifetime to Ibiza to have their own private masterclass with a top DJ. To add to the list of prizes, we have collaborated with Pioneer who are giving away a starter pack of dj equipment, two CDJ-350 multi-player decks, a DJM-350 mixer with USB recording, brand new pair of HDJ-500 headphones and a custom fit flight case to take their set to the people. The winner also gets VIP entry into the DJ Awards, with the chance to spin on the terrace of Mambo. It’s a prize that will help the winner on the road to DJ superstardom.” Three runners-up will also each win a pair of Pioneer headphones.

Competition is open now and will close on Friday 16th September. Full details can be found at www.djawards.com. Vote for your favourite DJs at www.djawards.com

The DJ Awards are held at Pacha Ibiza on 27th September.

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Ibiza Rocks 2011 Fanzine – Issue 14

September 2nd, 2011

Our lovely friend Gabby is back again with this years Ibiza Rocks fanzine for 2011. All the usual interviews, gossip and shenanigans that comes with the territory… enjoy..

click to read or right click, “save as” to download (ctrl click on a mac)

Also don’t forget that there is her weekly Ibiza Rocks podcasts on itunes: Ibiza Rocks Podcasts

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