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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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