Ibiza Rocks announce this morning the main set of bands for the 2012 series of gigs.
New Order, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party.
Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, Maverick Sabre, Example, Labrinth, Professor Green
The big one is obviously New Order. This will be the first time they’ve played live on the Ibiza and will headlne on the 12th September. They have history though with Ibiza as it was here they recorded their seminal album “Technique”.
Bernard Sumner said:
The last time New Order were in Ibiza was the second summer of love. We were there to record an album and didn’t really know what we were walking into. By the time we left a few months later New Order, the Happy Mondays and the Hacienda had collided and fused with the Balearics and Ibiza’s superclubs. Manchester had become ‘Madchester’, and dance music had made a quantum leap. Although we didn’t spend much time in the studio we left with the basis of our album Technique. New Order and Ibiza are forever entwined. There’s no going back so instead we look forward -to playing our first ever concert on the island at Ibiza Rocks.”
Kasabian will return to headline the Ibiza Rocks 7th birthday gig on 11th July. Another band who’ve played rockin’ sets at the previous home of Ibiza rocks (Bar M) are Kaiser Cheifs who play on 227th June.
Other returning bands and artists are Maverick Sabre & Labrinth on 13th June, Professor Green on 18th July, Chase & Status on 1st August, Tinie Tempah on 15th August, Example on 29th August. Although Kele Okereke has played ibiza Rocks before in his solo incantion, Bloc Party will play on 5th September.
Resident DJ’s Doorly, Nicola Bear and Colin Peters will also be back behind the decks for 2012.
Shane Murray, Ibiza Rocks Group promoter, said:
“This is the biggest year for the Ibiza Rocks brand yet and we’re genuinely excited to be bringing 16 weeks of phenomenal live gigs to the islands. New Order have had such an influence on Ibiza and we’re making history by putting on their first ever live gig here. Bloc Party will be another real moment of the summer – this show has been a long time coming! It’s such an incredibly exciting time in music right now and with acts like Ed Sheeran, Two Door Cinema Club, Kasabian and Chase & Status all on the bill, the 2012 Rocks line up really reflects that. The energy at our shows is unique and with a line up as strong as this, it’s going to go up a whole other level. See you on the islands!”
Photos from previous Ibiza Rocks gigs – click on images for larger versions.
|Tinie Tempah||Professor Green|
|Example||Chase & Status|
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