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The Prodigy to headline Ibiza Rocks and 1st bands announced

March 15th, 2010

ibiza rocksIbiza is set for another rocking year – we can now announce the first set of bands for Ibiza Rocks 2010.

The Prodigy will headline Ibiza Rocks 5th Birthday gig on 20th July. Kele from Bloc Party will headline with support from Delphic on 31st August and Florence and the Machine will play on 24th August.

Returning again will be The Courteeners on 22nd June, Dizzee Rascal on 27th July, The Kooks on 10th August and Pendulum on 7th Sep.

Mallorca Rocks will also feature Calvin Harris and Example on 5th July and Dizzee Rascal on 26th July with Pendulum playing the closing party on 6th September.

This year “Reclaim The Dancefloor” Ibiza Rocks After-Party returns and will be at Es Paradis every Tuesday at midnight shortly after the Ibiza Rocks live gigs end.

ibiza rocks hotelIbiza Rocks turns five this summer and boy has this baby grown up! The line up speaks volumes, with The Prodigy, Kele, Florence and the Machine, The Courteeners, Dizzee Rascal, Delphic, Calvin Harris, The Kooks, Pendulum and Example already booked for the summer long celebration.

Taking place every Tuesday from 08 June to 14 September at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, it’s going to be one hell of a party, bursting with the biggest bands, DJ’s and best breakthrough talent, for 15 weeks straight.

Back in early 2005, Ibiza Rocks was born and the baby of the Balearics quite literally represented the birth of new life in Ibiza and enticed a new generation to the island. Bye bye to ageing superstar DJ’s, bloated VIP areas, inflated prices, foam parties and bad taste booze cruises. Hello to Ibiza Rocks’ groundbreaking series of live music events and an innovative youth brand totally in tune with their hungry, young audience.

From intimate, open-air gigs with some of the worlds best bands including Arctic Monkeys, to the launch of the destination concept Ibiza Rocks Hotel in 2008 with The Enemy, to the opening of a new hotel in Mallorca this year and the most sensational gig line up to date, the Ibiza Rocks brand knows no boundaries. Ibiza Rocks – unrivalled, unstoppable and unmissable!

courteeners ibiza rocksIbiza Rocks kicks off on Tuesday 08 June with some very special surprise guests at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, the only hotel to offer an auditorium style atmosphere and private viewing balconies off the bedrooms.

June will also see one of the UK’s best live bands and festival favourities, The Courteeners (22) swing through the hotel’s rock ‘n’ roll doors and storm the open-air stage.

Liam Fray, The Courteeners said: ‘We can’t wait to get back out there. People go to Ibiza for one thing and that’s to have a f*cking good time. Let’s face it, we definitely fit the criteria.

Back by popular demand in July are ‘Dance Wiv Me’ collaborators, Scottish chart-topper Calvin Harris (06) and BRIT Award winner for Male Solo Artist, Dizzee Rascal(27). Both have played stand out sets at Ibiza Rocks in the past, but this year they will make history as two of the acts to play both Mallorca Rocks and Ibiza Rocks back to back; two islands, for two amazing live gigs within two days. Calvin will be joined at both gigs by one of the best breakthrough artists of 2010, Example.

dizzee rascal ibiza rocksDizzee Rascal said: ‘Can’t wait to play Ibiza Rocks again this year. It was one of my best shows of 2009. It went off big time.’

Every night at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel is party night and every Tuesday night in Ibizabelongs to Ibiza Rocks, but Tuesday 20 July will see some serious sparks flying. For the 5th birthday party, Ibiza’s premier live music promoters have pulled out all the stops to pull in the original Firestarters – The Prodigy!

Yes, the pioneers of Ibiza’s live music scene will celebrate with the pioneers of the electronic dance music scene. With both parties making their name from mixing up dance and rock and delivering ‘Music For the Jilted Generation’, this is the perfect Ibiza Rocks 5th Birthday party partnership. With a vision of creating a night for ‘dance kids who want to rock and rock kids who want to dance’ Ibiza Rocks was conceived with this very moment in mind. Happy Birthday indeed. It’s going to be emotional.

The third act to play both venues is multi-million selling band The Kooks who will make a welcome return to Ibiza Rocks in August (10), having already launched the brand new Mallorca Rocks Hotel on 06 June with Zane Lowe.

In one of the coolest billings of the hottest summer line up, Ibiza Rocks is proud to announce that Kele Okereke from Bloc Party will perform one of his first ever live solo shows as part of his side project. Taking place at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel in August (31), Kele will be supported by one of the biggest breakthrough bands of the year,Delphic. Having smashed into the Top 10 with debut album ‘Acolyte’ these boys and their Balearic sound is a match made in heaven for the White Isle.

Following her stunning debut onto the Ibiza Rocks stage as part of Radio 1’s Ibiza Weekend last year, August will see the return of Best British Album BRIT Award winnerFlorence and the Machine for her first headline show (24).

Pendulum will be back with their banging beats and electric live show in September (7). They are sure to be on a high as they fly in straight from Mallorca, where they will have headlined the Mallorca Rocks closing party the night before. September will see another set of very special guests play live under the stars before the Ibiza Rocks 2010 season comes to close on 14 September.

kooks ibiza rocksAlong with the best line up to date, Ibiza Rocks boasts its best deals, with the continuation of specially priced midweek breaks for the more flexible traveller and added extras. This summer all holidays booked with include a gig ticket and entry to Ibiza Rocks’ new after party at Es Paradis.

The official Ibiza Rocks After Party will run every Tuesday at Es Paradis after the Ibiza Rocks gigs finish and ticket holders will get FREE* entry. The musical policy will be very much in keeping with the ‘anything goes’ party spirit that fuels the gigs so expect the best in mash-ups, bootlegs, 4/4 indie, anthems and everything in between. Already signed up as monthly residents are Example + DJ Wire and DJ Dan (from the massive student night Propaganda) plus the likes of UNION DJs who will join residents Doorlyand Nicola Bear. More details on this to come.

Last years’ afterparty ‘Reclaim the Dancefloor!’ became such a runaway hit that it will continue as a stand-alone night. With the help of resident DJ and rising starDoorly, it reclaimed the dancefloor last year and it’s claimed Wednesdays as its own in Ibiza this year beginning from June 16th – Sept 14th at Eden. The full, massive line up’s for this will be announced soon. As well as producing the Ibiza Rocks mix CD (released June 2010) Doorly will be back behind the decks as resident DJ for both Ibiza Rocks and Reclaim the Dancefloor.

pendulum ibiza rocksAndy McKay, Promoter, Ibiza Rocks said: ‘To have a line up like this is the best birthday present we could ever ask for. The Prodigy should be a very special night for the whole island. The line up keeps getting stronger and the Ibiza Rocks brand keeps getting bigger, but our core values have remained the same – great live entertainment at great value. Our weekly parties are epic, crammed with top talent and we keep thinking of new ideas to add value to someone’s night out or holiday. We keep delivering and thankfully the bands and the crowds keep coming.’

* When you enter the Ibiza Rocks event at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel you will be given a wristband that is valid for Ibiza Rocks at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel and the Ibiza Rocks After-Party held every Tuesday at Es Paradis, San Antonio. The Ibiza Rocks After-Party begins at midnight shortly after the Ibiza Rocks live gigs finish. This wristband is only valid for entry before 01:30
You will be charged the standard admission fee if you do not enter the club by 01:30AM and the wristband only allows you entry into the club once.

Ibiza Rocks
08 June Opening Party with very special guests
15 June Headliner TBA / Union DJ’s
22 June The Courteeners / Toddla T
29 June Headliner TBA / Propaganda DJ’s
06 July Calvin Harris / Example
13 July TBA
20 July 5th Birthday party with THE PRODIGY
27 July Dizzee Rascal
03 Aug TBA
10 Aug The Kooks / Propaganda DJ’s
17 Aug TBA
24 Aug Florence and the Machine
31 Aug Kele / Delphic
07 Sept Pendulum
14 Sept Closing Party with very special guests

Mallorca Rocks
06 June Opening Party with The Kooks and Zane Lowe
05 July Calvin Harris / Example
19 July Special Guests TBA
26 July Dizzee Rascal
06 Sept Closing Party with Pendulum

Ibiza Rocks is recognised for supporting the best breakthrough talent and a whole load of exciting acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets will be available to buy from 9am Monday 15 March at, priced £28.50 – £45.00 plus booking fee.

Ibiza Rocks Hotel special opening offer – 4 nights (Mon 7 June to Fri 11 June) from just €70 per person including gig tickets.

By booking pool and stage view rooms, fans can quite literally book a room with a ‘star’ view and overlook the main stage. Legendary live gigs from the world’s best bands, under the stars. It’s Ibiza. It’s official. It rocks!

NME Radio is the exclusive radio partner for Ibiza Rocks – stay tuned for more announcements, exclusive band interviews and the chance to win a holiday to the Ibiza Rocks Hotel.

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random Pendulum at Ibiza Rocks video footage

August 10th, 2009

Our photos from Pendulum the other week at Ibiza Rocks are here but we got alerted to 4 audience video footage – we think it sums up the night perfectly – great fun and well messy

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Pendulum at Ibiza Rocks tonight

July 29th, 2009

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Ibiza Rocks Pendulum and South Central

It was a tad odd that 2 guys came on and played their computers ;) (South Central) – To be honest it was weird from my point of view that the vocals were pre-programmed but overall it worked – which is all that is important. They remixed La Roux The Kill and it was good but I think they lost the crowd about 3/4 of the way through. Having said that we had a great chat from one half of South Central afterwards who was all for more live music on Ibiza.

Pendulum afterwards just absolutely nailed it – someone asked me before the gig which was the best so far and i said it will be tonight – “but they haven’t played yet?”…. so ???

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Ibiza Rocks 2009 – First bands announced

March 30th, 2009

Ibiza is set for another rocking year – we can now announce the first set of bands for Ibiza Rocks 2009.

Ibiza stalwarts The Enemy are back again – you can’t keep this lot away – this will be the forth time they’ve played Ibiza Rocks – we think they like it! Pendulum are back again after last years storming closing party and Dizzee Rascal will be back.

New Yorkers Vampire Weekend and MGMT will be playing for the first time and The Kooks return after last playing in 2005 when they were unsigned and relatively unknown.

Tickets will be available to buy from 9am Monday 30 March at seetickets, priced £28.50 – £37.50 plus booking fee.

Ibiza Rocks Hotel prices from £19 per person per night based on 3 sharing a Standard Studio including a gig ticket for the Opening Party on 16 June.

Andy McKay, Promoter, Ibiza Rocks said: “Ibiza Rocks has pioneered a social rejuvenation of the island. The land of dad house where money talked is being replaced. Youth is the islands vibrant new currency. Move over old timers and long live Ibiza Rocks.”

16 June Opening Party with very special guests
23 June TBC
30 June The Kooks kooks
07 July TBC
14 July TBC
21 July TBC
28 July Pendulum pendulum
04 Aug The Enemy the enemy
11 Aug Dizzee Rascal dizzee rascal
18 Aug Vampire Weekend vampire weekend
>25 Aug MGMT mgmt
01 Sept TBC
08 Sept Closing Party with Klaxons and special guests klaxons

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Pendulum at Ibiza Rocks – Closing party review

September 11th, 2008
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The magical mystery tour comes to an end…

Despite the absence of horses, the dust was definitely kicked up again at Sant Rafael’s Hippodrome on Tuesday September 9th, during Ibiza Rocks‘ last gig of the season with Pendulum.

As the “soon to be huge” Iglu & Hartley took to the stage, a feeling of dismay fell upon us as we realized that this would probably be the last chance to enjoy a decent outdoor concert event in Ibiza until next summer.

ibiza rocksHowever, my dismay was soon to be replaced by laughter as the “best friend of the band” confidently informed me that Iglu and Hartley would be the first band to play on the moon. It later became apparent that they weren’t planning to take him with them, because I ended up with the honour of driving my new found mate home.

The second band’s hometown was none other than Manchester, so it wasn’t surprising that the crowd, dominated by Brits, made quite a fuss over them. It has to be said that The Whip’s mixture of electronica and rock was quite unique, if not complete genius. Definitely my personal favourite of the night.

ibiza rocks However, the four stars didn’t manage to generate quite as much commotion as the main act of the night, although I did observe a dozen or so grooving grannies raving at their own pace throughout their show.

At this point it was about dinner time (in Spain, of course) and I was disappointed to find that my choice was between a burger, and well, another burger. It was quite a chore to get the six euro chunk of meat down my throat and I was aware of what felt like a rock in my belly for the rest of the night. Thank goodness the “free hierbas chupito girl” spotted me and helped to ease my digestion.

ibiza rocksI was quickly distracted from my ailment when the long awaited Pendulum entered the spotlight. As the three original band members (Rob, Paul and Gareth) all aussies, hit the stage, it seemed that just about the entire Hippodrome flooded into the mosh pit.

Like flies to a lightbulb, everyone seemed to have the same goal in life, namely, to be as close to the stage as possible. “Verse”, the bands MC, proved to be quite a crowd motivator.

ibiza rocksThe longer he dominated the mic, the more unidentifiable objects seemed to be tossed through the air.

This is not entirely surprising because their first album, “Hold Your Colour”, is one of the best selling drum and bass albums of all time.

Another interesting fact is that their second single, “Slam”, is the theme song of the playstation 3 game “Motostorm”, which perhaps explained all the pre-pubescent boys running around in the audience. The band are now based in london so we should be hearing a lot more from them.

As the night came to an end and the still raving stampede headed for the coaches which would take them to the legendery “Bar M”, where resident DJ Aoki and Dj Doorly were set to play, I tried to snoop out any fixed dates for next year’s opening party. But as per usual with Ibiza Rocks… no chance!

So, ladies and gentlemen, patience is a virtue – we will keep our ears open no doubt, but until then you can visit to find out more about this Friday’s Xbox Weekender and the forthcoming Beachbombing event. See you next year!

By Pia Walter

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Pendulum at Ibiza Rocks – the closing party

September 10th, 2008

The gig that some of us have been waiting for all year didn’t disappoint – When the original band names came out of the hat it was Pendulum one of the team wanted to see. We had Dizzee Rascall, The Streets, The Zutons, The Enemy, The Wombats etc but if truth be told we wanted to see Pendulum.

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pendulum at ibiza rocks

September 10th, 2008

stunning gig… proper photos to follow

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ibiza rocks closing party soundchecks

September 9th, 2008

just left the soundchecks and we’ll be back there shortly. a few celebs are expected tonight.

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Latest band lineups announced for Ibiza Rocks 2008

April 23rd, 2008

The first of the Ibiza Rocks confirmed lineups and dates for 2008 are now in and its looking good for live music here in the summer. From the 17th June to 9th September, The Pigeon Detectives, The Wombats, The Fratellis, We Are Scientists, Reverend & The Makers, Soulwax and Pendulum will all be playing at Ibiza Rocks over the summer.

Tickets for the gigs will be 35 to 40euros (+ booking fee) and will be available from 11am (UK time) today. Click here to get your ibiza rocks tickets. All Ibiza Rocks gig tickets will include return transport from Bar M, San Antonio, which is the meeting point for Ibiza Rocks. Ibiza Rocks after party ticket options will also be available.

the enemy

As already announced, The Enemy will be playing the official opening of the Ibiza Rocks Hotel on May 31st – ably supported by The Underground Heroes
and Rob da Bank

Pictures from last years gig

pigeon detectives

Next up, as we announced last week, are The Pigeon Detectives who play the opening gig of Ibiza Rocks on 17th June

the wombats

1st July – The Wombats headline


8th July – After a storming Ibiza Rocks gig last year The Fratellis are back again.

Last Years Review and pictures

we are scientists

22nd July – Those wacko, fun guys known as We Are Scientists are again back playing Ibiza Rocks this year.

Last Years review and pictures

Reverend and The Maker 12th August – Reverend and The Makers return but headline this year.

13th August – Jon ‘The Rev’ McClure and his Rev Soundsystem will be joined with Sheffield pals DJ’s Matt Helders from the Arctic Monkeys and ex-Arctic Monkey Andy Nicholson at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel


26th August – Soulwax Nite Versions and their alter-egos 2ManyDJ’s

Last Years review and pictures


9th September – One we’re personally really looking forward to is Pendulum playing the Ibiza Rocks Closing Party

At the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, our favourite guys The Hungover Stuntmen will open the Hotels’ Live Lounge on the 28th May, in June its the turn of Underground Heroes, after them in July its Reading based band OK Tokyo.

A brilliant idea this year will see people being able to use their mobile phone as their ticket to gain entry, thanks to Sony Ericsson. By logging on to, and selecting ‘mobile-ticket’ upon purchase of a ticket to a gig of their choice, fans can now opt for paper-free entry. Sony Ericsson will send customers a unique bar-code directly to their mobile that will be scanned by Ibiza Rocks hosts – bypassing the hassle of locating mislaid tickets…

Travel packages for all the gigs are available at

That’s the news for now – but there’s more to come…

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