Klaxons Bring The Curtain Down On Ibiza Rocks 2009
19 January 2010
What a summer!
The party started with the Ting Tings way back in June and since then we've been graced with the presence of some of the hottest - hell - THE hottest acts in the world right now: MGMT, Soulwax, Dizzee Rascal, Vampire Weekend, Friendly Fires, Groove Armada and Calvin Harris to name but a few.
And even with that line-up, the best was arguably saved till last: the return of Klaxons certainly wasn't something that anybody present at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel on Tuesday will forget in a hurry.
The energy and invention that Klaxons brought with them when they burst onto the scene back in 2007 has never showed any sign of waning, even during their recent absence from the limelight. And based on this performance, they're more alive now than ever.
Big Pink kicked off the evening: their electrifyingly huge sound lifting the crowd skyward and leaving us in no doubt of their deserved future at the forefront of the UK scene.
But it was when the genre-bending, trend-setting, label-defying headliners took the stage that the crowd really went wild. Hits new and old merged into a non-stop assault of danceable, dazzling, future rock music: frankly, Klaxons are everything Ibiza Rocks is about, and those packed in around the stage, the pool, and the balconies roared their approval throughout.
In true Ibiza Rocks style, the party carried on well into the early hours for the Reclaim The Dancefloor! Finale, with Digitalism, Chase + Status and Caspa all burning it down in a spectacularly epic fashion.
For pictures of the evening's end-of-summer events, click here to treat those peepers.
Don't forget to have a look at www.xbox.com now, where you can see MGMT, The Kooks, Vampire Weekend, Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, The Ting Tings, Friendly Fires and more rip it up at Ibiza Rocks, courtesy of our good friends over at Xbox and Guitar Hero.
As well as stocking the IR Hotel with Xbox Kiosks and running Guitar Hero World Tour Sessions at the Xbox Social, they've also produced these amazing short films with us. Have a look.
Check back soon for a Best of 2009 end of season clip, with all your favourite bits from the summer.
What more can we say, except: same time next year?
Let's push things forward. Welcome to the next phase. Welcome to the Mallorca Rocks Hotel.