Archive for February, 2012

Els Dissabtes at Mercat Vell, Ibiza restarts for 2012

February 24th, 2012

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and Spring is definitely in the Ibiza air – it can only mean one thing – it’s time for ‘Els Dissabtes al Mercat Vell’. For the third consecutive year, and in an initiative led by the Town Hall of Ibiza, this Saturday 25th Feb, from 11am-2pm in la Plaza del Mercat Vell de Vila, our favourite Saturday morning activity goes into full swing right there, in the middle of Ibiza’s World Heritage site.

This year, as well as the usual elements of live local music, kids activities, Es Juvert Artesania Market and the fruit, veg and flower market of the Mercat Vell itself, they’ve decided to bring Art into the equation with the added bonus of ‘El MercArt’.

The plan is this – to turn La Plaza Sa Drassaneta into a space where the island artists can get together and show everyone their wares. From the famous to the emerging, they hope to bring you art in all its forms over the coming weeks.



But lets not forget about the New Market! For that particular shopping zone of Vila, they’re bringing along the students of Ibiza’s Music and Dance Conservatorio. Over the month of March, prick up your finely tuned ears and get ready to be enthralled by the Saxo Cuartet and the Conservatio Jazz Band, not to mention a little light Chamber Music (with Strings)…. Meanwhile, taking over the streets with their acrobatic ways, Acrobati-K doing their thing.

Music for shopping, music by future maestros.

The three events at the Mercat Nou also take place on Saturday mornings, from 11am-2pm.


Saturday 25th Feb:

PETER COLOURS Live! – Hot Covers
KIDS WORKSHOP: using Recycled materials+ Facepainting

The Inauguration of MercArt with live Action Painting from Boke &Luchy w/the Mrs P Project and Boa(13.00hrs)

Saturday 10th de March

KIDS WORKSHOP: Giant Toyland + Jewellery Workshop

Saturday 24th MarchS

WING & DREAMS – Bless my Soul!
KIDS WORKSHOP: using recycled materials + Facepainting!

Saturday 14th April

LA MATI & FRIENDS Live! – Flamenco Fever!

KIDS WORKSHOP: Pearl Art + Giant Toys


La Plaza de Sa Drassaneta (behind the Mercat Vell) is transformed into a mini Montmatre, an amazing location for an explosive selection of the island’s finest creative minds.. Art On the street!

Want to participate? They’re looking for artists! Tel: 645 90 90 98


Saturday 3rd March

Saxophone Quartet

Saturday 17th March

The Conservatorio Jazz Group

Saturday 31st March

Chamber Music with Strings

ACROBATI-K in charge of Animation!

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IMS Ibiza 2012 Grand Finale party with Carl Cox announced

February 20th, 2012

This years IMS Grand Finale events will again see 2 live nights at the UNESCO World Heritage site of D’alt Vila in Ibiza Town. In addition to the Friday night event (25th May 2012) there is also a free F**k Me I’m Famous event on the Thursday night followed by the F**k Me I’m Famous opening party at Pacha.

Celebrating their fifth year in operation, team IMS are very proud to be able to unveil the full details for this year’s IMS Grand Finale Festival – an event that’s now considered the opening party for the whole season.

Set in the heart of Ibiza Town and looking over the Balearic Sea, the very special UNESCO world heritage site in Dalt Vila is a place of true beauty, made even more special when you consider that this is the only time of the year the area is used for a contemporary music event.


25TH MAY 2012 @ DALT VILA (18:00-0:00)



With the aim to offer something for everyone, as well as bringing the highest caliber of artists to appeal to true dance music lovers, IMS: 2012 combines the perfect balance of heavyweight legendary names with some of the most exciting acts of today. In the “legends” corner we have two of the very best, with Pete Tong inviting his very good friend Carl Cox to the party – a man who’s done everything possible in his field.

From becoming a headline act in the late 80’s for the most exciting rave’s at the time and being the first ‘star’ DJ of Ibiza from his early shows in San Antonio, Carl Cox has maintained his status for the past 25 years, delivering the most exhilarating techno and house music wherever he goes. An icon. A legend. And his Tuesdays at Space event is now one of the strongest on the island. He is 50 years old in 2012, and deserves the headline billing for such a special event.

IMS will also host its second IMS LEGENDS DINNER at Lio on Wednesday May 23, following in the footsteps of Pete Tong from last year. The industry dinner will include speeches from close friends and a special one to one with Pete Tong.

Carl Cox – “It is a great honour that the IMS have invited me to celebrate my many years in the music industry, I have worked very hard in my life to strive to do the right thing and push my industry forward so to be acknowledged for this by such a great platform is truly wonderful. That said I am not over yet! There is plenty more to come!

Joining Pete and Carl are two of the leading lights in modern dance music, heralded for pushing the genre forward and bringing back some much-needed soul and charisma to clubs in recent years. They also both hold mythical status on the island, with Loco Dice the former Circoloco hotshot turned Cocoon hero and Seth Troxler the new king of DC-10, alongside his good friend and sometime DJ-partner Jamie Jones. With both Dice and Seth being voted in the top 10 of Resident Advisor’s annual DJ pole for the past three years running (Seth was voted #2 and Loco Dice #4 in 2011), you are guaranteed to hear the newest and finest in cutting edge club music.

Not stopping there, IMS always strives to bring forward the best live dance acts and this year is no different with…

Ben Turner, IMS Partner – “IMS is proud to unveil this line-up – our finest to date and very reflective of Ibiza innovation. The IMS events at Dalt Vila really are the most prestigious outdoor events of the Ibiza season and its our little way of saying thanks to the Ibiza Consell / government and the island for all the inspiration it gives us every year. The event now attracts partygoers from every corner of the world as the week around IMS becomes one of the busiest of the entire summer.

LOCATION: Dalt Villa, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza
DATE: Friday 25th May 2012
TIMES: 18:00 – Midnight
PRICES: From €30 (IMS delegates have free entry)
CAPACITY: 2,500 people


24TH MAY 2012 @ DALT VILA (18:00-0:00)


Purchase a ticket online to the Friday Grand Finale Festival or F*** Me I’m Famous Opening party from a Pacha shop to get your free tickets for Thursday night. Limited tickets available.

LOCATION: Dalt Vila, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza
DATE: Thursday 24th May 2012
TIMES: 18:00 – Midnight
PRICES: Free – limited tickets available (IMS delegates have entry)
CAPACITY: 2,500 people

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Ibiza Music Network new initiative

February 16th, 2012

In a brand new initiative here on Ibiza, spearheaded by Ibiza Music Cluster, Ibiza Sonica & Ocean Drive Hotel are pleased to present the first edition of the IBIZA MUSIC NETWORK. The project, the objective of which is to give participants the opportunity to meet and interact with five stalwarts of the international music industry through a series of fifteen-minute meetings.

20 handpicked individuals will receive professional advice from music industry icons including DJ Hell, Ben Turner and Safehouse Management’s Lynn Cosgrave. Juno Download and Pioneer Europe are also represented in the first event of its kind on the island which will be held on Friday 2nd March, 2012 at the Ocean Drive Hotel.

      Embracing the international concept of ‘speed-networking’, participants will be given the opportunity to come face to face with some of the most important movers and shakers of the industry, for some serious one-on-one time. The aim of Ibiza Music Network is the professional development of the participants, drawing on the knowledge, advice and contacts of the IMN special guests who have already been confirmed as DJ Hell (Producer, DJ and label owner of International DJ Gigolos), Lynn Cosgrave, promoter and manager of Carl Cox (Safehouse Management), Ben Turner (Graphite Media, Editor, booker and manager of Richie Hawtin , Nick Unsworth, CEO of Juno downloads and last but most certainly not least, Pioneer’s European Head of Marketing, Mark Grotefeld

Heading up the project, Ibiza Sonica have professed their delight at the initial reaction to the event, after having received above and beyond the number of applications expected for this, the first edition of the Network. In so far as the selection process, the project co-ordinators have based their selection on criteria that includes talent, professionalism, origin or ambition with the majority of successful applicants already working within the realms of the industry and including DJs, producers, promoters, editors, community managers and talent bookers/managers. Amongst the chosen few, a mixture of island and international residents in a bid to promote local development as well as maximize global opportunities.

Pioneer Masterclass:

Activities at the IBM kick off on the morning of the 2nd March with a reception for the twenty selected participants in the foyer of the Ocean Drive Hotel, after which point the speed networking meetings will take place throughout the day. From 6pm, and open to the general public, a Masterclass in the latest software on the market – REKORDBOX, under the experienced tuition of Pioneer DJ’s Dan Tait.

To end the day, the Ibiza Music Network will play host at established island venue Grial, which celebrations hope to continue into the early hours.

Ibiza Music Network Special Guests confirmed as:

  • DJHell: Producer, DJ and label owner of International DJ Gigolos, here is a man who discovered talents like Miss Kittin, The Hacker, Vitalic, Tiga, Fischerspooner and is cited as a forerunner of electroclash and an icon of electronica. He has collaborated with artists including P. Diddy and Brian Ferry.
  • Lynn Cosgrave: Manager of Carl Cox, promoter of Revolution and Come Together events at Space Ibiza, sponsorship specialist, responsible for the Ministry of Sound compilations, former Vice- President of the dance department of Sony Music and owner of Safehouse Management.
  • Ben Turner: Editor of Pacha Magazine, TV producer, founder of the Ibiza Music Summit, booker for ‘I Want my MTV’ at Amnesia Ibiza (which had performances fromSnoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Plastikman, 2manydj’s), co-founder of Independent Festivals Association and agent for Richie Hawtin (Graphite Media).
  • Nick Unsworth: Market Expert in ‘Online’ legal downloads ex-label manager of iTunes Europe supporting independent labels and current Digital Business Development Manager at Juno Download.
  • Mark Grotefeld: Pioneer Europe Multimedia Division Head of Marketing. He has been responsible for developing multimedia Dj Pioneer Europe, he is also the creator of the DJSounds platform, an important reference in DJ videostreaming and is also an expert in music/brand relationships.

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Sting, Rhianna & Elton John for July Ibiza Rocktronic Festival ?

February 9th, 2012

The Ibiza rumour mill has been in full flow since early December about a huge 3 day festival in the vacant land to the right of Mambo’s in San Antonio on 1st, 2nd & 3rd of July 2012.

Its reportedly a 20,000 people a day festival with individual day tickets or a 3 day pass. The initial rumours suggested George Michael, Lenny Kravitz & Sade. Subsequent rumours have now settled on Sting, Elton John and Rhianna as the headliners.

Whoever it turns out to be this is going to be a huge deal for the island. You can register to be on their mailing list and the possibility to win VIP tickets and backstage passes here:


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Ibiza Rocks 2012 teaser video

February 7th, 2012

The new Ibiza Rocks promo video for 2012 has been released:

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New live music event for Ibiza & Mallorca

February 3rd, 2012

Ibiza Live launches on June 5th at Eden Ibiza fusing the all night club experience with UK’s biggest Urban POP acts live and every Tuesday until Sept 11th. There will also be a sister event at BCM in Mallorca called Mallorca Live running every Sunday from 17th June until 9th Sep.

      The elite of the Urban Pop scene join headline DJs to showcase their sound to a new generation of Ibiza clubbers

Featuring Dizzee Rascal, Example, Wretch 32, Professor Green, Rev Run (Run DMC), Dappy, Labrinth, DJ Fresh + many more A list Headliners to be announced.

“We tested the concept out last year at Eden with acts like Example, Tinie Tempah and N-Dubz” says Simon Belofsky, Ibiza Live promoter, “The shows were sold out and the venue was at capacity – so we learned very quickly that there is a strong appetite for this kind of format in Ibiza”.

Joining the headline acts, Capital FM DJ Andi Durrant will be heading up the bill as their DJ resident, supported by island favourite Scott Page. Andi Durrant’s show on Capital FM is a powerful medium for braking new dance records in the UK. The Ibiza show will be broadcast across the UK on the Capital Network every Friday and Saturday night in the UK during the summer, reaching millions of listeners back home.

The venue for this ambitious production is San Antonio’s only real super club Eden, situated opposite the beach in the area’s centre. Eden has been working closely with the promoter and artists to develop a spectacular stage show, with specially designed lighting and sound for maximum impact and the fullest experience possible.

For those not in Ibiza, there will also be the launch of Mallorca Live every Sunday during the summer. Utilizing the same format as that of Ibiza Live, these events will also feature all of the headlining acts. The venue is Mallorca’s world famous BCM nightclub, which with its huge light and sound production make it a perfect forum for the event. There are also plans for expansion with outdoor matinee shows to be held in Mallorca featuring all of the A list artists throughout the season.

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