Rudimental, Spandau Ballet, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Shura, Slaves,
Krept & Konan, Karen Harding & Sam Sure added.
New bands announced include Rudimental, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Spandau Ballet who will return to play Ibiza for the first time since 1981 when they pioneered an electronic music revolution. Supports come from Shura, Slaves, Krept & Konan, Blonde, Karen Harding and Sam Sure.
We can’t wait to come back. Ibiza Rocks is a lovely story for us, we saw Dizzee Rascal at Ibiza Rocks when on holiday there and then a year later Feel The Love happened and we DJ’d with Disclosure and Zane Lowe and then played live last year which was one of the best nights of our summer. There’s such history there for us. It’s always such a good vibe and the idea to do a party in a hotel is just brilliant. As soon as we finish a gig at Ibiza Rocks, we just want to get in the crowd and party with everyone. We’re part of that culture so we want to rave as well. Ibiza Rocks, we love you. Rudimental are coming for you!!
Gary Kemp, Spandau Ballet said:
Back in 1981 Spandau were playing one off events at the hottest clubs across the world from New York to St Tropez to the Beat Route in London and The Ku Club had a reputation for being pretty outrageous, in fact the night before we played we went to the club and someone released a bull onto the dancefloor which ended up in the swimming pool. We took over some of our London friends, before us no British people went to these clubs and that was when the conversation between the two nightlife’s began and Ibiza club culture was born. We’re really looking forward to going back and playing Ibiza Rocks.
Shane Murray, Brand Director said:
The energy created by a live band playing under the stars in Ibiza is unique and to celebrate 10 years of Ibiza Rocks with some of the best acts in the world is truly special. The significance of Spandau Ballets 1981 gig at Ku probably hasn’t been recognised and we’re hugely proud to be bringing them back to the island for the first time in almost 35 years. They allowed for the meeting of two cultures, which is something we did with Rocks again almost 25 years later. We have mass appreciation for the greats and huge passion for new talent. We booked Rudimental for their first ever Ibiza show and have watched them soar. We’ve got the hottest guitar band of the moment in Catfish & the Bottlemen coming back as headliners. Then of course there’s the gig that everyone is already talking about, The Libertines. This summer will be a proud one. 10 Years of Rocks… it’s only just the beginning.
OPENING PARTY WITH YEARS & YEARS | BLONDE
|24/06||SIGMA (LIVE) | KREPT & KONAN|
|01/07||JUNGLE | SHURA|
|15/07||CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN|
|22/07||10TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH THE LIBERTINES|
|29/07||RUDIMENTAL | SAM SURE|
|05/08||CLEAN BANDIT \ KAREN HARDING|
|02/09||FATBOY SLIM PRESENTS SMILE HIGH CLUB|
|16/09||CLOSING PARTY WITH THE COURTEENERS|
Some of my favourite personal photos of the past 8 years – they aren’t my best ones, they are the ones I remember best about those gigs
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