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RADIO 1 WEEKEND IN IBIZA…WHY YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT
Ibiza is an island that oozes magic; it can tell you many a magical tale from its infamous history whilst being able to boast a deserved status as a clubbing culture institution. There is no bad time to go Ibiza this summer, fact. The white isle’s charm continues all year long but the party calendar reaches epic heights during peak July/August season. The opening and closing parties are iconic but there’s another weekend which also brings crowds, atmosphere and surprises to Ibiza like no other and that is when BBC Radio 1 rolls into town for their annual Summer of Dance takeover…
This summer marks 22 years of the broadcasting giant coming to Ibiza and establishing itself as a pinnacle of each season on the island. Their legendary broadcasts started at a time when dance music was still seen as particularly niche on the network, educating the listeners on the essence and attitude of Ibiza whilst showcasing some of the best electronic talent about. From Nicky Holloway’s Essential Mix live from Manumission to the first sunset broadcast in San Antonio back in 1996, the journey has been a special one and a journey that shows no signs of stopping.
BBC RADIO 1 x IBIZA ROCKS
A standout moment in our own Rocks history came when we had the pleasure of hosting the finale of the mighty BBC R1 20 Years In Ibiza celebrations back in 2015 with an unbelievable line-up featuring the likes of Pete Tong, Carl Cox and Faithless live. (Full capacity, rooftop fire blowing and confetti by the canon load – you get the drill). This follows their first ever hosting slot with us back in 2008 which felt authentic and beyond exciting as we were establishing our own mark on the island during those earlier years.
SUMMER 2017 IS COMING…
This summer we are in for another next level treat as the station takes over the island from 4th-6th August.
Expect something new and fresh as the broadcast will be coming live from Hï Ibiza, formerly the home of Space, on the Friday night whilst staying true to the winning formula featuring the Cafe Mambo sunset broadcast on the Saturday plus more surprises coming Sunday…
Keep it locked to @R1Dance for more news and ticket info as it drops. We’ll see you down the sunset strip!
RADIO 1 WEEKEND
STAY 5 NIGHTS
(03 – 08 AUGUST)
CRAIG DAVID’S TS5 POOL PARTY INCLUDED
DO NOT SLEEP PRESENTS
CUCKOO LAND POOL PARTY INCLUDED