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5 THINGS TO EXPECT AT A TS5 POOL PARTY
Hailed as one of the island highlights from last season, things are set to get bigger, better and hotter as UK garage’s original poster boy returns to our poolside stage. As if you needed anymore convincing as to why you should join us, here is our helpful guide on 5 things to expect at a Craig David TS5 pool party…
HITS, MASH-UPS & BRAND NEW MUSIC
Craig doesn’t just stand there and mime alongside a hungover DJ pressing play, this isn’t just a pool party – it’s the ultimate daytime poolside extravaganza. Craig sings, DJs and MCs his entire sunshine soaked headline slot himself.
Ed Sheeran recently told BBC Radio 1 he always wanted to be able to do the style of vocal riffs that only Craig David does best and he’s not wrong. From Seven Days to Nothing Like This, the hits are absolutely there and note perfectly executed alongside a refreshing dose of new music (last summer he debuted ‘Ain’t Giving Up’ to our Ibiza massive).
Perhaps one of the best things about a TS5 Pool Party is the mash-ups and reworks of classic tracks given the Craig treatment. Fill Me In vs Where Are Ü Now (Diplo, Skrillex, Justin Bieber) to Walking Away vs Controlla (Drake) – the next thing you know you’re 4 beers in and realise you actually know every single word to the year 2000 classic Fill Me In…
It’s at least 30°C, you’re in the shallow end smugly clutching at a cocktail on holiday with your best friends; summer days don’t get much better than that.
One thing we know for sure about a TS5 pool party is that it is HOT. Scorching in fact as the residency takes place during peak Ibiza season where temperatures soar. For clever raving, do buy that branded Ibiza fan you debated over when purchasing pre-drinks, as for those of you dedicated to the poolside partying cause, get ready for 8 hours of hot, sweaty fun.
SPECIAL GUESTS & CELEBRITY FANS
TS5 attracts an audience from all corners of the world, including celebs and famous faces wanting in on the action. 2016 created moments from the iconic such as Big Narstie’s now legendary mid-performance bomb dive into the pool to the more surprising such as Louis Walsh famously shouting ‘Hellooo Ibiza!’ from the VIP balcony as he looked as bemused as pretty much everyone looking back at him. 2018 saw artists such as Yungen and James Hype jump on stage Craig to perform new songs for the VERY FIRST TIME!
LOTS & LOTS OF PIÑA COLADA’S
Last summer saw a serious rise in Malibu sales at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, something we expect Craig & co to be partially responsible for. The hotel recorded a record number of 21,250+ Piña Colada sales across last summer’s 12-date TS5 residency, that is a whole lot of Malibu and a whole lot of pineapple/coconut goodness to keep you hydrated mid party… Instagram worthy coconut selfies incoming!
REALISING CRAIG IS THE ONE YOU LOVE
Giddy levels reach peak minutes before Craig takes to the stage as it hits you that you haven’t been this excited since you booked Ibiza. As he belts out the final summer anthem and you mentally prepare to continue your party into the evening, you also seriously question why your partner can’t be more Craig David. Grown men realise their man crushes, girls of all ages believe they have never seen a white t-shirt fit so well and you picture imaginary scenarios were the lyrics of ‘Seven Days’ were actually written about you.
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