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Ibiza Rocks to do an after party at Eden but no Manumission

February 4th, 2009

ibiza rocksAndy of Ibiza Rocks has confirmed just now that Ibiza Rocks will do an after party at Eden: “It will be free for people who buy tickets to Ibiza Rocks in advance“.

Contrary to rumours on ibiza spotlight website: I can also categorically confirm that Manumission has NO involvement in Eden on Tuesdays or any other night.

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Manumission at London Astoria – Cancelled

January 9th, 2009

Manumission’s night at the closing party at London’s Astoria has been cancelled.

It was to have been the party to kick off the year… Mike and Claire, legendary hosts of Manumission, had called to arms some of Rocks most iconic bands to bid farewell to the much loved Astoria, on finding out that the venue’s management had no plans to mark the occasion.

But sadly it was not to be… it was a race against time from the start. Transport for London, who are demolishing the venue to make way for the Crossrail, served 28 days notice to vacate on 19th December 2008 which was the day the world’s entertainment industry took two full weeks out effectively for Christmas and New Year.

Undeterred, Manumission and their management team gave it their all to put together a fitting farewell night for 15th January. The ‘wish list’’line up was a who’s who of Rock but although many were keen to pay tribute to the Astoria, few were able to make the date due to the short notice. During this key promotional period TFL re-served the writ demanding keys to the venue be returned on 16th January, and then two days later extended it again by which time the organizers had lost almost all of the major names they had invited to perform. There was a final massive push from Manumission’s management to secure a big name artist who could make the night and would have kept the event in line with original plans to make it a star studded charity celebration. With the whole enterprise already struggling against the clock and the authorities, the dream, so nearly a reality, began to slip away. Despite round the clock efforts from all parties, it was proving impossible to honour the Astoria with the glittering line up they planned.

This was always to have been an ‘all or nothing’ event, the Wildest Party Ever, with a Roll Call of the most exciting names in Rock mingling with Manumission’s finest and the ringmasters, Mike and Claire refused to lower their standards. Faced with being unable to put this night on as promised because of constraints put upon them by spiralling events the decision was reluctantly taken by Manumission management and team to pull out.


“It is ridiculous that such an important venue is being demolished for ‘economic progress’. It can never be replaced. We wanted to give The Astoria the send off it deserves, we feel saddened and disappointed by the decision made to pull what could have been an amazing event, especially in these troubled times.”

To honour the monumental efforts made by all, Manumission would like to thank the following… Kasabian, Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Babyshambles, Primal Scream, Status Quo, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Damon Albarn, Tom Middleton, Eddy Temple Morris, Rob the Bank, Matt Bates and all at Primary Talent and the whole host of people who really, really, really wanted to Say Good Bye Astoria, We Love You!!!

We would also like to say ‘Brilliant, Cheers and Good One’, to Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and the organizers of the event announced today for the 14th January. We are glad that the press interest their efforts generated has brought massive attention to the fact that this beloved venue was to be laid to rest without a party, and wish them every success with their event. The Astoria will have a send off after all…

Manumission were to have kicked off their World Tour with this date leaving Ibiza for their 15th birthday and their first visit to London. They are expected to announce more dates on this over the next few weeks and intend to visit London for a very, very special appearance later this year so as not to disappoint their fans.

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Manumission at London Astoria – the poster

December 27th, 2008

UPDATE: 08-01-09 Manumissions night has been cancelled

Manumissions night at the last night of london’s astoria theatre:

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Manumission World Tour 2009

December 15th, 2008

Some more details have emerged about the Manumission World Tour in 2009:

With the Manumission sound bought to you by their favorite DJ’s including Lottie, Mylo, Paulette & 2 Many DJ’s as well as super stars such as Fatboy Slim and Paul Oakenfold providing the dirty disco beats and Reverend and The Makers providing the throbbing live element. The Manumission Evolution will keep their ever-hungry audiences suspended in a state of disbelief. North America… South America… Japan… Australia… Spain… France… Germany… The United Kingdom…Hosting tents in the best festivals around the globe and throwing parties in the wildest venues…

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Manumissions World Tour Kicks off

December 6th, 2008

January 16th at the soon to be doomed* Astoria on Tottenham Court in London.

* The legendary live music venue is being demolished because of the new crossrail system.

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Dizzee Rascal for Manumission, Ibiza

September 4th, 2008

After smashing it up at Ibiza Rocks in July Dizzee Rascal will be back on Ibiza for Manumission’s Coney Island Review at Amnesia on Friday 5th August 2008.

Never ones to shy away from a good old bump and grind, the folks behind Ibiza’s most flamboyant night out: MIKE & CLAIRE MANUMISSION and their very extended family thought it most appropriate that Britain’s Dizzee Rascal add the icing on the cake to the Manumission Masquerade Ball this Friday in Amnesia.

Now it’s Dizzee’s Showtime on the Manumission Terrace. Wear a mask and get ready for more mayhem at Amnesia, Ibiza. The Rascal will perform a 45 minute live show, starting at 02.30am.

The Soundtrack… will be lovingly provided not only Live & Direct from Dizzee Rascal, Newham Generals and Paco Fernandez but also by this fine team of hand picked music maestros: Lottie, Jon Carter, Fred Falke and Griff.

The Culture Fest… A heady combination of music, art, fashion, performance, dance, beauty, glamour and fabulousness, all brought together with pure Manumission passion.

The Show and its Cast… coming to life on the Manumission Terrace throughout the night, a spectacular stage show with a cast including Johnny Golden, Antonio Culebras, Polly Fey, The Manumission maidens and the Dynamite Hosts.

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Manumission Workers Wristbands

June 24th, 2008

Always one to stay ahead of the pack Manumission and Ibiza Rocks are helping the summer workers:

Bring proof that you are a worker to the Ibiza Rocks Hotel tonight from 7.30pm (Tuesday June 24th) to sign up to get a Manumission & Ibiza Rocks Workers Wristband. Signing up will also get you in to the One Night Only gig at the Electric this evening.

Once you have signed up you will be able to collect your wristband this Friday from 11pm at Amnesia for the 2nd Manumission party of 2008. Featuring: Shlomi Aber, the Be As One DJs, Griff, Guy Williams, Oliver Lang as well as the full Coney Island Review show, with Baby Pin-Up, the Dynamite Boys and your hosts, Mike & Claire.


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Podcast Ibiza and some other ibiza gossip

June 11th, 2008

In keeping with our efforts in world domination, we’ve soft launched podcast ibiza. Since we love google maps and google have introduced the new google earth plugin we’ve taken advantage of that.

We’ll be putting in more mix sets and podcasts up throughout the summer as well as having more clubbing blogs from friends like Cila..

We’ll also be putting up video interviews and much more multimedia stuff by our friend Lorna at


It was great that a couple of really good friends who are promoting Los Fabulosos at the newly refurbished Somni club in Figuretes got some front page credit in todays Sun newspaper online: front page linklos fab article. They’ll be on Sonica Radio next Thursday between 4 and 6pm with Hugo playing a couple of typical huge tracks.

We’re also hearing rumours of an island institution making headways into Ibiza Town – watch this space….

Today it chucked down and we had a huge thunder and lightning storm but everyone agreed that we needed it and that it probably signals the start of stupidly hot weather until february…. Tomorrow is the mother of opening parties as Cream starts at Amnesia and then next week sees the opening of Manumission at the revamped Amnesia as well as obviously the Ibiza Rocks opening party with the Pigeon Detectives.

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More Manumission 2008 news

June 10th, 2008



The Soundtrack…

Renowned for their vanguard ways, this year Manumission have enlisted the help of Mark (Wall of Sound) Jones and between them, have put together a line up that will have Ibiza shaking in its platform shoes. From Zane Lowe to 2ManyDJs, Mylo to FatBoySlim, Kissy Sell Out to Mark Ronson, these are merely a few of the must see/must hear guests that are set to provide the soundtrack to Manumission 2008. With this year’s parties taking over both rooms of the world’s best club, it’s a match made in Heaven and a gift from the Gods for any discerning music buff.

The Culture Fest…

But Manumission, as always, is not just about the music; rather, it is a cultural explosion that this year incorporates elements of opera from Belgium’s appraised Elise Caluwaerts, Flamenco from the island’s very own Paco Fernandez, costumes from the hand of one of Spain’s finest couturiers, Manuel Albaran, film from Phil Silcock, art from Sergio Ferrer and life changing affirmations from the Barefoot Doctor.
The King & Queen of Manumission, Mike and Claire will take to the stage, joined by their ever adoring and loving crew and cast, in a story of love and gore, life and death, glitter and gyrations, acrobatics and disco antidotes.

The Show and its Cast…

With a storyline based on the weird and the wonderful, the Manumission ‘Coney Island Review’ combines a cast of beauties and freaks in a four act tale of Vaudevillian mischief.

Johnny Golden, Antonio Culebras, Polly Fey, Antonio de la Rosa, the Dynamite Boys and the Manumission Girls are merely a few of the names that make up the momentous cast in a tale of kidnapping and cloning, anti-corporate clampdown and chipping.

Set to a soundtrack created especially for Manumission by A Human, and including lyrics penned by the Queen herself, Claire Manumission, the story tells of the evil Fraudster and the Dandy Doctor’s attempt to kidnap and clone the Manumission crew before dooming them forever to a life of Zombie Hedonism set in a dangerous drag room of transvestites… will our heroes escape from the clutches of the Terrible Two and continue on their Manumission World Tour??

Only one way to find out..

Never one to shy from the weird and the wonderful, this year Manumission is also presenting the ‘Freak of the Week’ with special guests including Lucky, the World’s Most Tattooed Man, and Baby The Acrobatic Vagina.. say no more.

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Ibiza Rocks Hotel opening night – initial pics

June 1st, 2008

Top night – about 5 weeks ago we took photos of how the hotel looked before – tonight we saw the difference. It looks and feels great. Aside from some of the big names (Pete Tong turned up as well as Paco Medina from the Consel) the world and his wife turned up and kudos to Andy and Dawn and everyone involved – theyve turned it around and should be very pleased with what they’ve achieved.
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Paco Medina (Ibiza Consel) 2nd from right
Jade Jagger & Tony Pike
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Octavia from Pikes Hotel and Philipp from Ibizarre Records Mike, Claire and Johnny
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Hungover Stuntmen
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