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White Island Music Festival, Dalt Vila, Ibiza Town, 07/09/13

September 12th, 2013

The second White Isle Music Festival took place in Ibiza on Saturday 7th September. This year it moved to the spectacular setting of Bastion St. Pere in Dalt Vila. With a line-up of up-and-coming bands from the UK and musicians living in Ibiza, it promised to be a great little festival, and it was. Only the forecasted rain threatened to spoil the proceedings, but in the end it didn’t!

We arrived just as the sun had set behind the hills in the distance leaving a pinky glow lighting up the sky from behind, providing a great vista from the site. The stage was in front of the huge walls of Dalt Vila – an amazing backdrop for the performances.

Opening the festival were Lost Podenco, which saw Ibizan resident Phil Dobie playing live for the first time with a backing band. Phil’s melodic tunes really came alive with a band and they soon had the growing crowd down the front of the stage to watch them. The heavens started to open during the last song, but they managed to get through to the end of it, with the help of someone sheltering Phil under an umbrella. Fortunately that was the worst of the weather for the night.

In between the bands DJ Spider played some tunes and kept us entertained. Next up onstage were Hot Ice, who funked it up a bit with their fusion of soul, jazz, spanish, rock and african music.

Plum aka Scottish singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Shona Maguire took it down a notch, accompanied by a bassist and a bank of electronic samples. She recently won “Best Electronic Act” at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards (2013). Her soaring vocals over the electro beats were very atmospheric, especially against the backdrop of the now floodlit Dalt Vila walls. She experienced a few technical problems throughout when some of the samples didn’t want to play, but it didn’t spoil what was a great and moving set.

Switching musical genres again to something much more rock ‘n’ roll, next were 4-piece band Burning Beaches, who announced that they were from London, England. Wielding their guitars across the stage, they upped the pace and got the crowd moving.

Whilst the stage was prepared for the next band we were treated to an unscheduled acoustic performance from local Rick Bargiel, in place of Pixie Ramsey who unfortunately couldn’t make it. Rick played a couple of blinding songs he had written the other day and got a great reception for them.

Last but by no means least were The Black Tambourines, a 4-piece band from Cornwall. Their bio said that they “lace grunge-ridden garage rock with surf pop sensibilities” and that’s exactly what they did. And apparently they’ve been tipped as “ones to watch” by The NME, so keep an eye out for them playing near you soon.

All in all, it was a really enjoyable festival, with a diverse range of live performers, who all played great sets in a fantastic setting. Roll on next September, to the White Isle Festival number 3.

Afterwards many of us went on to Grial for an impromptu after party and carried on partying into the early hours of the morning, courtesy of the great music played by DJs Colin Peters, Stephan Weidner and Serg.io.

White Isle Music Festival website: http://www.whiteislandfestival.com/

Words & Photos by ClaireB

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2nd White Island Music Festival, Dalt Vila, Sep 7th 2013

August 19th, 2013

The second of Ibiza’s very own ROCK FESTIVAL The White Island Music Festival will take place on 7th September 2013 in a new location this year in Ibiza Town, and promises to be an unforgettable experience.

For its second year, the festival takes place in the wonderful location of Baluarte de Sant Pere in Dalt Vila, Ibiza Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Constructed in 1555 the Bastion of Sant Pere is perched within the defensive walls of the old city, and offers wonderful views looking down on the city and the hills beyond.
Ibiza is renowned for its electronic and house music scene but this festival wants the white isle to be remembered for its contribution to rock and alternative music as well.

This year’s lineup again brings together up-and-coming musicians and bands who are independent from major labels and driven by a pure rock and roll spirit to create original music.

BURNING BEACHES (London, UK)
HOT ICE (Ibiza resident)
LOST PODENCO (Ibiza resident from Liverpool, UK)
PIXIE RAMSEY (Ibiza resident from Glastonbury, UK)
PLUM (Scotland, UK)
THE BLACK TAMBOURINES (Cornwall, UK)
DJ SPIDER

Plum Lost Podenco Pixie Ramsey
 
Burning Beaches The Black Tamborines
   

Tickets: 10€ in advance or on the door (priority will be given to those who have purchased tickets in advance)
Tickets can be purchased from Casa Marti?, Calle Joan Fuster (esquina Avda. Ignasi Wallis), Ibiza. Tel: 971315451 www.casamarti.com

Doors open 7.15 pm – 12.30 am

Web: www.whiteislandfestival.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhiteIslandMusicFestival

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Rock ‘N’ Mola, Ibiza, May 17-19, 2013

May 25th, 2013

The love child of Jill Canney @FixIbiza, Ibiza’s own rock and roll festival took place over three days in venues in and around San Jordi for its third outing. Celebrating rock and roll music and bringing back the glamour of the 50s and 60s, the festival was the antithesis to the dance music and DJ culture normally associated with the while isle.

The festival kicked off on Friday night in Can Jordi, a great little bar on the road to San Josep, where the bar to buy drinks is actually located within the local shop, and the locals collect their post from pigeon holes outside in the verandah. It was in the verandah that we were treated to a great set from local teenager Marlon Lopez. At 15, he hasn’t left school yet, but can sure play a guitar, sing and entertain an audience.

Then we trouped off to HAMC to catch the first of the shows from London band The Caezars, and what a great show it was. A 5-piece band which includes a stand-up double bass player, all sporting a great range of quiffs, they looked the part as they played fast-paced late 50s early 60s style rock and roll and rockabilly. They had the crowd jiving in no time and rocked the roof off the club. Watch the video to see them in action. http://youtu.be/P2KrORTh61Q After an impromptu song from local girl Leanne Chiltern we all continued to enjoy the vibe of the club, drink their nice cold beer and help The Caezar’s keyboard/rhythm guitarist Tim celebrate his 18th birthday.

The main event of Rock ‘N’ Mola took place on Saturday in the square behind the church in San Jordi. In true festival style the square was decked out for the event, with cars provided by The Classic Automovile Club Ibiza and a retro market where you could buy vintage clothes and accessories, have a makeover and be photographed and buy gorgeous cupcakes. And of course there was a bar for liquid refreshments. Throughout the afternoon and evening entertainment was provided by a string of DJs playing rock and roll music in between the live bands and acts, beginning with The Folkin’ Hobos.

Next we were treated to a great performance from The Capricorn Dance School who showed us how to jive. Video of the dance troupe: http://youtu.be/KgoKNuhDhIg

One of the highlights of the afternoon for me was an appearance from Elvis impersonator ELV.IS BOB. Elvis was alive and kicking in Ibiza on Saturday, and it was a great, fun performance. Video of ELV.IS BOB performing Jailhouse Rock, with some great jiving from Jill and the Ibiza Colonel Bill: http://youtu.be/uEMQpaAVij4

Local band The Moonshine Band were next to take the stage, playing their own brand of Celtic rock.

The finale was provided by another great set from The Caezars. Spread out over a larger stage than they had on Friday night, the band’s performance was more animated, and they were clearly enjoying themselves. Singer A.J. did a great job of getting the audience to move closer to the stage and engaged everyone in joining in with ‘Hail Caezar’. And Tim got to celebrate his 18th birthday again, and was presented with a birthday cake and a leopard-shaped balloon, which was tied to his guitar for the rest of the show. It was another great set from the band. For a taster, see the video: http://youtu.be/W_UWJXSAhh0

Sunday saw the festivities winding down somewhat at the nearby Boutique Hostal Salinas. Billed as ‘La Resaca’ or hangover, it was time to listen to some of the same DJs play more great music, as we chilled out by the pool in the Ibizan sunshine. Some of the stalls were also on hand to provide retro glamour in the form of vintage clothes, makeovers and photos. I stayed for a few hours, but to be honest the last two days of Rock ‘N’ Mola had left me shattered, and I left them to continue rocking.

It was a marathon of a weekend, and a brilliant mix of entertainment: live bands, DJs playing great rock and roll music, fantastic venues and an injection of 50s retro glamour. Hats off to Jill Canney @FixIbiza for all her hard work in putting it together and pulling it off. And if you get chance to see The Caezar’s live anywhere, then go see them!

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Rock n Mola 2013 – the weekends lineup

May 14th, 2013

Rock n Mola is back for a third year and this time has moved to San Jordi. As you can see its a packed program of live music and fun – see you down the front:

Friday 17th May

20,00h: RE-ENCUENTRO ROCK N MOLA @CAN JORDI with MARLON LOPEZ live

11.30PM: THE CAEZARS LIVE! @HAMC CLUBHOUSE

with DJs STRAY KITTEN AND LILA LOVE

Saturday 18th May

12,30h: EN DIRECTO: DESARMA2 @ CAS SAC

13,00h: MOONSHINE BAND @ CAN JORDI

13,30h: Rock n Mola Takeover @ VINYL BAR

and also at LA PLAZA DE SAN JORDI:

from 11,00h:

ROCK N MOLA starts in LA PLAZA with EL RETRO MARKET + IBIZA PIN UPS + BABY ROCKERS (music activities for kids)

12,00h THE CLASSIC AUTOMOVILE CLUB IBIZA

13,40h DJ BOMBATRON

14,00h ROCK N MOLA MENU*

15,00h DJ PETER COLINS

16,00h THE FOLKIN’ HOBOS

17,00h DJ STRAY KITTEN

18,00h ELV.IS BOB

19,00h MARLON LOPEZ

20,00h THE MOONSHINE BAND

21,30h DJ TWISTED ACE

22.15h CONCURSO QUEEN OF THE HOP (REINA DEL BAILE)

22,30h THE CAEZARS

00,00h DJ DAISY HEARTBREAKER

02.00h Finish

* VINYL BURGER BAR, CADILLAC BURGER, CAS SAC, CAN JORDI, CAN SALA

Sunday 19th May

ROCK N MOLA – LA RESACA @ BOUTIQUE HOSTAL SALINAS

12,00-00,00h

DJS: TWISTED ACE, STRAY KITTEN, SELECTOR NO ROOTS

PLUS THE GREAT BALLS OF FIRE BARBECUE + POOL PADDLING + RETRO CINEMA + A LAST BOP & SLOW SET

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A year of live music in Ibiza – 2012 roundup

October 23rd, 2012

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I ended up this year doing 3 “penpal” audio reports for Amazing Radio on Ibiza’s live music scene. It came out of the blue but since I love live music and I thought I could do something positive for Ibiza with it I thought – er yeah ok – I had no idea what on earth I was going to do…

If you follow my twitter feed you’ll know who Amazing Radio are by now – if not ask me on twitter but Amazing Radio is first thing i turn on in morning and last thing off…

It covers a complete spectrum of music and you never know what you’ll hear next – there’s no old catalog stuff, its only new music.

I did three segments and are exactly how they were aired and my personal view.

1st was a brief recap of ibiza music history & whats in store for 2012.

2nd was spur of the moment idea to i/view Alt-J at their gig at Ibiza Rocks – (double bubble win if I could do it as that was one gig I was looking forward to). I needn’t have worried as they were top blokes and great to talk to.

3rd was again another surprise and i got the email while I was at Henrys birthday get-together so I thought 2012 roundup, interview Henry and do it all in his studio using the state of the art stuff… be rude not to!

The 2nd. Interview with Alt-J at Ibiza Rocks before they supported Bloc Party back on 5th September 2012:

3rd is the Summer round up & quick chat with good friend Henry from Sonic Vista Studios:

There is the inevitable focus on all the usual suspects every summer and so I leave it to the others to cover that but I can honestly say this is the best year for live music since I’ve been here.

Been asked to do some more reports over the winter…

Thanks to Bethan & Dani for encouraging me.

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Rock n Mola live music festival schedule

May 18th, 2012

Friday 18th May

Plaza del Parque
20.00h: Official Opening Presentation
Introduction to The Ladies
20.30h: Dance Demonstration from Paso a Paso Dance School
21.00h: Mini Set Bob as Elvis
21.30h:Dance Demonstration Lindy Hop from La Nave
22.00h: DJ Bombotron
23.00h: Colin Peters

Aramon (Upstairs)
00.00h: DJ Selector No Roots
02.00h: Colin Peters

Saturday 19th May
Plaza del Parque
10.00h- 19.00h: EXPO COCHES CLÁSICOS/ DESFILE

Mercat Vell
10.00h: MONTAJE MERCADILLO VINTAGE
10.30h: BABY ROCKERS (Actividad Infantil)
12.00h: THE ROLLING SOUL LIVE!
13.00h: SELECTOR NO ROOTS
15.30h: RIC JAZZBO
17.00h: BOMBATRON
THE LADIES PHOTO SHOOT en el PATRIMONI DE EIVISSA
18.00h: PASO A PASO ESCUELA DE BAILE
18.30h: BEN DE MIEDO
19.15h: DAISY HEARTBREAKER
20.00: THE LADIES ON STAGE LIVE

Plaza de Sa Drassaneta
13.30h: LITELBUTX
15.00h: EH! JESIDI LIVE!
15.30h: PACHI GOES GORIES

LA RUTA MOLA LIVE!
21.00h: BOB AS ELVIS @ AK PEPUA (DJ RIC JAZZBO)
22.00h: THE MOONSHINE BAND @ DEMIEDO (DJS CRISTIAN LEN, BEN)
23.00: UNCLE SAL @ CAN POU (DJ GAMECARDS)
00.00: DANCING IN THE STREET ZOO/LA BIELA
0.00: LO CURA RITA’S CANTINA W/DAISY HEARTBREAKER
02.00: ITAKA JAMMIN

ROCK N MOLA MENÚ
Desayuno en CROISSANT SHOW (Mercat Vell)
Aperitivo en SUSHIYA AOYAMA (Plaza de Sa Drassaneta)
Maki + cerveza 2,50€/ Maki + cava 3,00€/ Maki + sake 4€
Comida en SOUL RESTAURANT (La Marina/ C/ del Mar)
Menú: 1º, 2º y sorbete mola 15€
Cena en THAI’D UP (Puerto de Ibiza)
2×1:Tu acompañante come gratis
Caprichos CUPCAKE COLLECTION (Mercat Vell)

MERCADILLO VINTAGE
LA CHICA DE AYER / DEPENDE / SENTIRES DE IBIZA / ETERNAL RIDER WORKS / FLAME SCHOOL / GREEN LEMON/ LOU BISU / HEAVENLY SCENT IBIZA/ CAKEPOPS IBIZA / REFUEL IBIZA/ BRONZE/ LA TRASH-TIENDA)

OTRAS ACTIVIDADES
INKADELIC – 15% OFF TATTOOS / SMACK MAKE UP- MAKE UP & HAIR EXPERTS PARFAIT/ DRESS UP BOX- A NEW CONCEPT IN VINTAGE HIRE / PHOTO STUDIO VINTAGE- Fotógrafo: Carlos Pastor

CURSOS DE BAILE: LINDY HOP
Sábado 19 de mayo/ CURSO Lindy Hop/ Aramon/ 19.00-22.00h/ Precio: 25€
Domingo 20 de mayo/ CURSO Lindy Hop/ La Nave Ibiza, Santa Gertrudis/ 18.30-22.00h (incluye cena y Jammin’)/ Precio: 35€
Viernes 18 de mayo/ Plaza del Parque/ 20.00h: Inscripciones

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Ibiza 123 Festival 2012 – first acts announced

March 6th, 2012

update 14/3/12 – the 3 day (€150) presale tickets are now available at livenation - (with a €17.50 booking fee per ticket) – just sign up as a user. So far confirmed headliners are 1st July – Sting, 3rd July – Lenny Kravitz, which obviously leaves 2nd July now open for one of the rumoured headliners: Rihanna, George Michael or (our bet) Elton John.

The first artists for the new Ibiza 123 Festival have been announced today. As we predicted last month there are some heavyweight names for this 3 day festival in the area by Mambo’s in San Antonio taking place on 1-3rd July:

  • Sting
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Tiesto
  • Pete Tong
  • Fatboy Slim
  • David Guetta
  • M83
  • Axwell
  • Wally Lopez
  • 2manyDJs

The gigs will begin at noon and run until 2am when Pacha, Amnesia, Space and Ushuaia will have after parties as well as their own VIP tents throught the 3 days.

There will be a chill-out area, hippy market and all the usual festival concessions.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 10th March at 10am (CET) according to Sting website – €65 per day or €150 for weekend pass.

Unconfirmed though is Elton John who has been rumoured to be playing since the start – this tweet may shed some light ;)

 

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Todays Rock n Mola Festival – Timetable

May 14th, 2011

The lineup for todays Rockabilly festival in Ibiza Town

12,00h BLACK CATS Live! @ MERCAT VELL
14,00h ROCK N MOLA MENÚ
@ Take your pick from CAFÉ TOMATE, ITALIANO 4.0 Y CROISSANT SHOW

16,00h ROCK N MOLA DANCE: CURSO LINDY HOP

18,00h COCKTAILS @ BAR MARAVILLAS

18,30h LA RUTA MOLA!
Mercadillo Vintage
Demostración Lindy Hop
Vintage Desfile @ Rampa de Ses Taules

19,00h ROCK N MOLA MENÚ
@ Take your pick from CAFÉ TOMATE, ITALIANO 4.0 Y CROISSANT SHOW

20,45 LA RUTA MOLA EN DIRECTO!

21,00h CANDY & THE CREEPS @ CAN POU BAR
22,15h MARCOS SENDARRUBIAS & THE TOMAHAWKS @ DEMIEDO
23,00h Mojitos @ RITA’S CANTINA – LOCURA
23,40h FUKUSHIMA NEW CLEAR SOUND MAKINA @ AK PEPUA
00,30h BLACK CATS @ ITAKA

21,00h ROCK N MOLA DJs
Boppin’ Brush, Daniboy, Tart with a Heart, Pachi Gluten & Toga Insulina, Stray Kitten, Ben Demiedo, Daisy Heartbreaker, Javi Box, Alex Aparicio y FNCSM

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Ibiza Rock Nights at Space

May 6th, 2011

The people of Ibiza are very familiar with the Rock Nights parties. There are guitars, costumes, tons of colour, imagination and the desire to have fun. The audience comes dressed up according to the theme of the party: sometimes with toupees, motorcycles, pin-ups or as wild rock ‘n’ roll stars. On other occasions they have flowers on their skin and do psychedelic dances to the beat of Hendrix. Or as spaceships and beings from other galaxies.

It is an original, colourful and fun event which is open to all audiences where creative passion and ambition are the main motors. A party that is always different, combining rock music, visual art and live shows, and in which the public can become what they want to be: a silver Ziggy Stardust, Gene Simmons with full on makeup and platform boots, or as Elvis with a red cape and white sequinned suit. In ROCK NIGHTS not only can you listen to Blondie, the Stones or Kiss, but you can BE them. There is no limit to the imagination.

The tradition of Rock Nights is to celebrate its parties in different places, always offering the same level of artistic and musical quality, which earned it a spot in EP3 magazine as one of the top 20 parties in Spain. After a winter residence in Joy Eslava (Madrid) and Pacha (Ibiza), the Rock Nights ship docks at Space Ibiza this summer for 16 very special events into the parties of Café Olé and We Love.

11.06 – Saturday – OPENING PARTY – The Whip live concert – Alex Metric – Colin Peters – Sean Hughes
18.06 – Saturday – Rock Nights Room (Red Box) – Café Olé – The Warriors – Colin Peters
25.06 – Saturday – Main Terrace Café Olé – South Central – The Glimmers – Colin Peters  
02.07 – Saturday – Rock Nights Room (Red Box) – Café Olé – Kostrok – Colin Peters
10.07 – Sunday – Sunset Terrace We Love – Cassette Jam – Crappy Tuesdays – Colin Peters
16.07 – Saturday – Rock Nights Room (Red Box) – Café Olé – Silvia Superstar – Colin Peters 
24.07 – Sunday – Sunset Terrace We Love – Oink Oink – Jeff Automatic – Colin Peters
30.07 – Saturday – Red box – Premier Etage – Café Olé – Nasty Mondays – Graham Thunder – Colin Peters
07.08 – Sunday – Sunset Terrace We Love – Mystery Jets dj set – Andy Carroll- Colin Peters        
13.08 – Saturday – Rock Nights Room (Red Box) – Café Olé – Tilt – Salgado – Colin Peters
21.08 – Sunday – Sunset Terrace We Love – Arveene & Misk – Andy Carroll – Colin Peters
27.08 – Saturday – Main Terrace Café Olé – Duck Sauce – Cassette Jam – Colin Peters
04.09 – Sunday – Sunset Terrace We Love – Riotous Rockers – Gato – Colin Peters
17.09 – Saturday – Red box – Premier Etage – Café Olé – Miqui Puig – Daniel Peñacoba – Colin Peters
25.09 – Sunday – Sunset Terrace We Love – Rob da Bank – Andy Carroll – Colin Peters
30.09 – Friday – CLOSING PARTY – Klaxons dj set – Amable – Colin Peters – Sean Hughes  
  

Musically speaking, Rock Nights is the perfect harmony between guitars and electronica and this will be reflected in the high quality DJ line-up for this season.
Summer 2011 is about to begin …Is everybody ready to jump into hyperspace?

Then Let’s Rock Space!

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Rock n Mola Rockabilly Festival in Ibiza

May 6th, 2011

Ibiza’s first rockabilly celebration, ROCK N MOLA confirmed for Saturday 14th May 2011 – La Marina, Ibiza

International line up include Marcos Sendarrubias & The Tomahawks, Candy & The Creeps, Black Cats and Fukushima New Clear Sound Makina

The 20 hour event also promises DJs on rotation, a Vintage Market & catwalk, Retro Hair & Make Up workshop and a Lindy Hop dance course

Starting at midday and continuing through to the wee small hours of Sunday morning, the idea for the vintage celebration is one that has been a-cooking in organisers’ minds for quite some time already; ‘anything goes as long as its retro’, seems to be the general thinking behind the concept. With a line-up that includes bands, DJs and artists from the international rockabilly scene as well as local performers, the event will also host a lindy hop dance course, vintage hair & make up workshop as well as, of course, the vintage market itself.

Rockabilly Rhythms

Amongst bands confirmed to perform at Rock N Mola are Marcos Sendarrubias & The Tomahawks. Sendarrubias, previous front man of The Nitemares and Moon River Trio and a renowned name on the Spanish rockabilly scene as well as collaborator on Radio 3 España is looking forward to showcasing his new band on the island as part of this 1st edition of the Rock n Mola festival. This is the real deal and a rare chance to see Sendarrubias in the Baleares.

Next up, all the way from the Republic of Ireland, it’s Candy and The Creeps, a four piece from Dublin whose front woman, Candice Gordon, is getting ready to let it rip on the Rock n Mola stage. With influences that include The Cramps and The Stray Cats, Candy, who has also worked closely with The Pogues’ Shane McGowan, not only looks the part, she sounds the part too.

Joining them, Mallorca’s Black Cats will also perform at the festival, both in the Mercado Viejo at midday and again later that night in La Marina. With a sound that ranges from Hillbilly-Bop to classic rock n roll, and influences that span the decades- from the likes of Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Bill Haley to the neo-rockabilly of the 80s- Stray Cats and Restless as examples.

Last up on the live tip, Japan’s Fukishima New Clear Sound Makina has confirmed that they are preparing a previously unseen performance that should not be missed, taking its inspiration not only from the recent disaster in Fukishima’s homeland and adding a healthy dose of Elvis The King to the proceedings. FNCSM is also plugged in for a DJ set post-live show; this is Japanese Rockin’ at its best.

The DJs

Speaking of DJs for the event and Rock n Mola are proud to bring one of the Spanish rockabilly scene’s best known faces out of retirement, in the form of BEBOP NANDO. Aka Fernando Franco. BeBop is originally a native of Ibiza and one half of one of Spain’s much loved and sadly missed rockabilly bands- ROCK N BORDES- that toured extensively throughout the 80s and 90s.

Bebop heads up a list of DJs that also includes DANIBOY PEREZ (former member of Mad Rumblers and Rock n Bordes), TART WITH A HEART (Ibiza Rocks Resident DJ), PACHI GLUTEN & TOGA INSULINA (Madrid), STRAY KITTEN (Ireland), BEN DE MIEDO (Ibiza) and instantly recognisable Mexican glamourpuss and electro-rock DJ DAISY HEARTBREAKER. Last but not least, just back from his recent tour in Spain and his highlight gig at Freakland Festival, ALEJANDRO APARICIO will also be keeping the Rock N Mola dancefloor jivin’.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

As the event continues to take shape, venues confirmed to participate in ‘La Ruta Mola ‘, are LOLAS, AK PEPUA, CAN POU, BAR MARAVILLAS, DE MIEDO and LO CURA, all intrinsic and legendary watering holes in the Port of Ibiza Town. Aside from them, a number of local businesses have jumped on board to support the festival, with restaurants and cafes including Croissant Show, Pizzeria 4.Zero and Café Tomate also taking part.

VINTAGE LOVE & LINDYHOP

As for Ibiza’s first Vintage Fair? Set up in and around the Mercado Viejo and La Marina, a number of vintage stores and sellers have already jumped at the chance to get their old-fashioned frocks and retro wares out. Collaborators include Flamingos Vintage, Shirt Gigolo, Ibiza Stones, La Marimorena and Ibiza Rocks Vintage and the market will run from midday till late evening on Calle es Passidis. Organisers have also confirmed Deva Models to manage their Vintage Runway to take place at Portal Ses Taules, part of the World Heritage site on which Rock n Mola will take place.

As for the real deal in retro hair dos, Antonio B will lead the team accompanied by Ibiza’s own version of Amy Winehouse, Maria Araque Cabanillas , fresh out of the Llongueras Hairdressing School. The workshop will take place between Antonio B’s and Bar Maravillas.

Meanwhile, back to the dancing and places on the LINDY HOP Introductory Course are filling up fast. The course, which will last for 2hrs30 and which costs 35€, is being run by Juan Antonio Fanlo and Ruth Bartoleme, two professional dancers from Barcelona who have specialized in teaching the Lindy Hop for several years. The dance, which was originally popular at the end of the 1920s is described as a crossbreed of Charleston and jive and is high energy if nothing else, the craze currently very much back in vogue across Europe.

All in all, it looks like organisers have lined up a heap of rockin’ rollin’ activities for the public for the day of the event and are ‘delighted to finally present Rock n Mola in not only one of the island’s key locations but also, its most treasured, with World Heritage history plain to see all over Ibiza’s Old Town. We want to create a fun event that has the public dance to a different tune- good old rock n roll’. Councillor of the World Heritage site, Marc Costa Tur, heralded the event as ‘ a great initiative for Ibiza’.

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