ROCKS HISTORY

THIS SUMMER IBIZA ROCKS TURNS 10

By having the balls to push the boundaries Ibiza Rocks broke the mould in 2005 by bringing live bands to Ibiza, challenging the status quo and changing the musical landscape of the island forever.

Ibiza Rocks launched with a handful of live gigs in the backroom of legendary club Manumission. Against all the odds Ibiza suddenly had its most exciting new offering in decades and a new generation of like minded music lovers and bands looking on Ibiza in a whole new light.

Ten years on and Ibiza Rocks is the leading live music promoter in Ibiza and the No.1 youth holiday operator with hotels, a travel company, bars, diners, retail stores, a massive live music and event programme across multiple venues. Better still, we have no intention of slowing down.

THE ROCKS JOURNEY


2005

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IBIZA ROCKS 2005

Ibiza Rocks was born in the backroom of Manumission with Maximo Park headlining the first show and rising stars Kaiser Chiefs, Babyshambles, The Kooks and more on the bill for our first year.

Photos by Victor Spinelli

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Kaiser Chiefs / Babyshambles / The Kooks / Maximo Park / The Futureheads / Faithless / Zane Lowe / Hard Fi  

2006

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IBIZA ROCKS 2006

Too big for the back room of the club, the gigs moved around a bit in 2006 before finding a semi permanent home at the beachside Bar M (now Ibiza Rocks Bar)

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We Are Scientists / Editors / Dirty Pretty Things / Boy Kill Boy / The Streets / Kasabian / The Fratellis / Babyshambles / Keane / The Klaxons 

2007

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IBIZA ROCKS 2007

Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs and Mark Ronson were just a few of the massive artists that were selling out festivals, arenas and stadiums but turning up in style to play some of our most special shows, in our 500 capacity open-air bar on the beach, Bar M.

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Kasabian / Arctic Monkeys / Mark Ronson / The Enemy / Soulwax / 2manydjs / The Fratellis / LCD Soundsystem 

2008

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IBIZA ROCKS 2008

The Ibiza Rocks Hotel opened its doors for the very first time with The Enemy headlining the new Rocks Stage for the first time. The party hasn’t stopped since!

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The Enemy / Pigeon Detectives / Dizzee Rascal / The Streets / Soulwax / The Black Kids / The Zutons / Pendulum 

2009

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IBIZA ROCKS 2009

In 2009 Ibiza Rocks Hotel proudly hosted Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Ibiza, featuring a huge line up including Pete Tong, Deadmau5, Pendulum, Steve Angello,Example, David Guetta, Akon, Florence & The Machine, Annie Mac, Miike Snow and Fake Blood

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The Ting Tings / Friendly Fires / The Kooks / Calvin Harris / Groove Armada / Pendulum / Dizzee Rascal / Vampire Weekend / MGMT

2010

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IBIZA ROCKS & MALLORCA ROCKS 2010

With Ibiza nailed, it was time to emulate the success and give Magaluf a big makeover. Mallorca Rocks Hotel opened it’s doors and welcomed the same incredible weekly line up of live acts and DJ’s as Ibiza Rocks. 

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Biffy Clyro / Bombay Bicycle Club / Ian Brown / The Courteeners / Calvin Harris / Example / The Prodigy / Dizzee Rascal / Chase & Status / Tinie Tempah / The Kooks / Florence & The Machine / The Specials / The Kooks / Pendulum

2011

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IBIZA & MALLORCA ROCKS 2011

In 2011 we extended the number of events across the Balearics to 32 with 16 weeks of the biggest acts LIVE under the Balearic stars across Ibiza and Mallorca.

Our boutique hotel ‘Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes’ also opened in 2011 and proved to be an instant hit, being named No.34 of the Top 100 Hotels in the World by Sunday Times Travel Magazine. Pikes in an Ibizan institution seeped in rock ’n’ roll history. It was the intimate hangout of choice for music stars of the 80’s and 90’s, the place where Freddie Mercury threw his famous 41st birthday party, home to the pool where Wham filmed the video for ‘Club Tropicana’ and party pad to the likes of Grace Jones, Julio Iglesias, Naomi Campbell and many more. Lovingly restored and renovated by Ibiza Rocks and renamed Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes, it is now the place where Ibiza past and present come to life.  

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Plan B /  The Wombats / The Vaccines / Fatboy Slim / Friendly Fires / Metronomy / Professor Green / Biffy Clyro / Maverick Sabre / Dizzee Rascal / Chase & Status / Example / Bombay Bicycle Club / Magnetic Man / Katy B / The Streets / DJ Fresh / Madness / Rizzle Kicks / Noah & The Whale

2012

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IBIZA & MALLORCA ROCKS 2012

With the Ibiza Rocks line up bursting at the seams, it was time to launch W.A.R! in Ibiza.  Championing the underground sounds of UK electronic music as well as the more established trailblazers of the scene, Ibiza Rocks developed We Are Rockstars in 2012, giving DJs and electronic stars the platform and the main stage they deserved. The opening night brought little known UK acts and soon to be mega stars; Disclosure and Rudimental to the stage alongside Mark Ronson & Zane Lowe delivering their now famous back to back set. 

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Ed Sheeran / The Maccabees / Kaiser Chiefs /  Ben Howard / Jake Bugg / Kasabian / Plan B / Chase & Status / Paolo Nutini / Tinie Tempah / Happy Mondays / Azealia Banks / Bloc Party / Alt-J / New Order / Two Door Cinema Club / Rudimental / Jessie Ware / Example / Mark Ronson & Zane Lowe / Disclosure / Skream / MK / Major Lazer / Magnetic Man / Annie Mac

2013

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IBIZA & MALLORCA ROCKS 2013

With a huge 64 main stage events 2013 was our biggest summer ever with huge festival headliners and the most exciting up and coming talent hitting the Rocks Stage and Example and DJ Wire bringing the noise to the first ever W.A.R! residency.

For the first time, Ibiza Rocks also embarked on a very special Winter adventure and launched Ibiza Rocks the Snow. Ibiza Rocks brought the heat of the Balearics to the cool of the Alps in Meribel for 3 separate weeks for the ultimate skiing holiday set to the Ibiza Rocks beat. Each 7 day party on the piste included an impressive line up of genuinely exciting live acts and DJs including Zane Lowe, MistaJam, AZ&TOR, Monki, Kissy Sell-out and Black Butter Records’ electronic collective Clean Bandit, who went on to hit No.1 with their global smash hit ‘Rather Be’ within a week of their performance. 

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Jake Bugg / Bastille / Beady Eye / Biffy Clyro / Chase & Status / Clean Bandit / Ellie Goulding / AlunaGeorge / London Grammar / Example / Redlight / Ellie Goulding / Dizzee Rascal / Chic ft. Nile Rodgers / Franz Ferdinand / Foals / Baauer / TNGHT / Jacques Greene / MistaJam / ShadowChild / Bondax / Example & DJ Wire / Idris Elba / So Solid Crew / Route94 / Artwork / Mark Ronson & Zane Lowe / Soul Clap / DJ EZ

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IBIZA & MALLORCA ROCKS 2014

With Rocks and W.A.R! going from strength to strength across the Balearics it was time to change the game again in 2014 as we launched a partnership with one of the biggest club brands in the world.

Fusing the eccentricity of Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes with the glamour of Pacha, Ibiza Rocks brought the daddy of all ‘House’ parties to the daddy of all clubs and launched Ibiza Rocks House at Pacha.  Every Monday for 20 weeks from 26th May, Ibiza Rocks House at Pacha became the ultimate playground to showcase a deep and genuine love of music from multi genres and was filled with surreal performances, fabulous characters and unexpected yet unforgettable moments. Just like the afterhours parties at Ibiza Rocks House which inspired it, this highly desired new night brought attitude, atmosphere and authenticity back into the big club. Individuality was crowned king, hedonism ruled and with a line up featuring hugely influential original house pioneers alongside the best of the new breed of Djs and producers, Ibiza Rocks House at Pacha was widely praised for bringing Monday nights back to life in Ibiza.

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Haim / The 1975 / John Newman / Lily Allen / Tinie Tempah / Nas / Ed Sheeran / Jake Bugg / Rudimental / Bastille / Madness / Miles Kane / Clean Bandit / Kaiser Chiefs / The Kooks / Bombay Bicycle Club / Skrillex / 2manydjs / Cyril Hahn / Fatboy Slim / Friend Within / Gorgon City / Hannah Wants / Jess Glynne / Karma Kid / Knytro / Maribou State / Mark Ronson & Zane Lowe / Mele & Slick Don / Monki / Ms Dynamite / Oneman & Asbo / Redlight / Route 94 / Sigma 

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2015

IBIZA ROCKS 2015

Ibiza Rocks turns 10.  Watch this space and get ready for our biggest year yet.   

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