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The Enemy at Ibiza Rocks last night – photos

August 5th, 2009
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Ibiza Rocks – 4th August – The Enemy

Another top night from the Coventry trio. It’s great to be in the photographers pit taking photos but there was the inevitable beer throwing when The Enemy play – got soaked but it was great fun though.

There was also the obligatory stage diving/crowd surfing towards the end from Andy the bass player – he obviously enjoyed it as he had a number of goes…

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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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The Enemy at Ibiza Rocks tonight

July 16th, 2008

They say familiarity breeds contempt, so it came as little surprise to learn that tonight’s gig at the San Rafael Hippodrome would be the last at this venue for the time being.

On the other side of the familiarity coin is the fact that the Enemy have played at Ibiza Rocks three times in the last twelve months and most of us are now familiar with their debut album “We’ll Live and Die in these Towns”.

This is cool as it means the pre-party can take place in the car on the way to the gig with the help of the iPod.

Upon arrival we discover that the VIP bit has gone to make room for the ever growing crowd, so our favourite bar staff have been moved upstairs to a terrace with a crap side view of the stage, but a fine view of an almost full moon rising over the stage as darkness descends and the night reaches its climax.

In the face of this powerful wall of sound, remarkably delivered by just three small men from Coventry, the regular rock chicks assigned to the podium resort to waving their arms and inflatable guitars in the air as they realize that all attention is focused on the stage.

When the band depart just before 11 we are left without an encore, but with a view of the trotting race circuit and its magnificent fountain in the centre of a large pond, as we discuss the whereabouts of next week’s gig, to a background of banging tunes through the festival style sound system.

Back to the Magical Mystery Tour then next week?

Another great night…

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(For more info etc on the The Enemy here’s a link to their message board)

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Ibiza Rocks Hotel Opening party review

June 3rd, 2008

ibiza rocks hotelThe long weekend that roused the island from its winter slumber began with the first International Music Summit to be held here on Ibiza, at the appropriately imperious and intellectual Atzaro, Fenicia and Pike’s hotel venues, to conclude five days later at the debauchery and hedonism of Europe’s biggest annual party – the Space opening…

The transition from intellectual navel-gazing to the study of stilettos below the early season crop of minimalist beachwear was interspersed with the opening of the new Ibiza Rocks Hotel in San Antonio.

A building site only weeks before, the place looked not only stunning but buzzing. An excited crowd test drove the unusual but striking decor, which allied to the hotel’s diverse Ibiza Rocks summer events programme and flexible affordable accommodation (59 UKP for three nights and the Opening party gig!), looks like a fabulous formula at a time when the IMS conference seemed to conclude that ‘live music’ was the only way forward for the music industry.

the enemyWhilst we ruminated on the consequences of all of this, The Enemy replaced Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe on stage and the crowd went ballistic as the heavens opened and we all danced in the rain.

This is Ibiza, and on a weekend like this it can neither be faulted nor bettered…

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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.

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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

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

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1st July – The Wombats headline

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

Last Years Review and pictures

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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

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

Last Years review and pictures

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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 www.ibizarocks.com, 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 www.ibizarockshotel.com

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

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The Enemy to open Ibiza Rocks Hotel 2008

March 3rd, 2008

The Enemy are to play at the opening of the new Ibiza Rocks Hotel on 31st May. Ibiza Rocks have taken over Club Paraiso in the middle of San Antonio. The hotel will have 3 pools, 2 poolside bars, gym, general store, shopping, chill out lounges, the El Pirata Pizza restaurant and a 24 hour bar.

The Enemy were one of the highlights (Ok… they were all good) from last years Ibiza Rocks series. We are waiting to release more news about the hotel and this years Ibiza Rocks gigs… We can’t wait…

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More pics from The Enemy at Bar M, Ibiza last night

August 1st, 2007

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the reason for andy stagediving was a *broken* bass – deciding he couldnt just stand on stage he jumped into the crowd – class…

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The Enemy & the Harrisons at bar M , Ibiza

August 1st, 2007

Another top night… The harrisons were great and although the sound went a bit “t*ts up” mid way through they recovered and it was again a great night.

Sometimes when you’re in the pit taking photos you judge a band on how much beer you get flying over you – tonight there was a lot – some may hate it but you know your watching a band that inspires people. There hasn’t been a single night so far we haven’t enjoyed. Tonight was no exception.

We have aligned ourselves with live music as opposed to going the normal route of every other ibiza website – ie clubbing, clubbing, clubbing

we make no apologies for that

Nice to see Lee Chapman enjoying himself as well.

so some initial pics and another good night

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