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Ibiza Rocks rules the Balearics, Ibiza Rocks rules the Balearics

Neil Sowerby gets excited about the coolest hotel on the White Isle

Written by . Published on March 31st 2011.

Ibiza Rocks rules the Balearics, Ibiza Rocks rules the Balearics

GENIUS ideas don’t have to be complicated. Take Ibiza Rocks. You’re running one of the coolest musical parties on the planet. Featuring some of the greatest acts around. On Ibiza, a must-see destination. You’ve got your own fashion label and travel company as part of  the Ibiza Rocks brand.

Dizzee Rascal at Ibiza Rocks.jpgA hot ticket doesn’t begin to describe it. Then you take it one step further. You create a hotel that doubles up as the venue. Perfect for combining the perfect San Antonio chill-out holiday with a ringside seat for the weekly Ibiza Rocks gigs. As we said, genius.

Guests with stage view studios can check out the action from the comfort of their own balcony, sipping a cocktail under the stars. Then spend some of their time there exploring the many delights of the Ibiza scene or just laze round one of the hotel pools or bars.

The beach is just 250m away and the fabled Sunset Strip 400m and 500m respectively.

If Mallorca’s more your scene, then there’s an offshoot there called Mallorca Rocks, naturally. It’s in Magaluf and just as exciting a venue for the summer long series of 17 weekly gigs, kicking off in Mallorca on May 31 and Ibiza on June 1.

Plan B, just crowned Best British Solo Artist at The Brits, headlines at both 2011 launch parties.  The London born rapper, real name Ben Drew, had a stunning 2010 which saw his second album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks, rule the airwaves. Now he aims to conquer the Balearics.

He told Confidential: “This is going to be fun. I've never been to Ibiza before. I’d better start working out what I'm going to wear now, it's going to be hard to make speedos work with my suit jacket.”

Warming up the crowd for Plan B we have an MC who we're sure will be a future headliner of the 'Rocks stage - Wretch 32. The MC from Tottenham, currently supporting Example on his massive UK tour, is one of Grime's hottest crossover prospects and was this year named as BBC Soundpoll´s one to watch for 2011 while his single 'Traktor' stormed the top ten of the UK charts.

He'll also be joined on the night by resident DJs Doorly and Nicola Bear, who are back for another year of dancefloor killing carnage.

Throughout the summer Ibiza Rocks will be joined by Biffy Clyro, Friendly Fires, Tinie Tempah, The Vaccines, Fatboy Slim, Dizzee Rascal, Chase and Status, Example, The Wombats, Magnetic Man, and Madness.

IRH Main Pool.jpg2010 featured live performances from The Prodigy, Florence and the Machine, The Specials, Dizzee Rascal, Chase & Status, The Kooks, LCD Soundsystem, Pendulum, Soulwax, Pete Doherty, Ian Brown and many more. Radio One also returned to the Ibiza Rocks Hotel for their famous Ibiza Weekend for the third year in a row.

The line-ups throughout summer 2011 are guaranteed to maintain the same level of A-list musical action – on Tuesday nights on Mallorca, Wednesdays on Ibiza.

Manchester Confidential has a great competition to win a four night-stay for two at Ibiza Rocks, including tickets to the opening party and return flights with www.jet2.com. For your chance to win a visit, click here.

If you miss out, don’t despair. Book your tickets for either launch by heading for seetickets.com/ibizarocks.

Alternatively you can take advantage of some of Rocks’ special midweek break offers...

In Ibiza you can book 4 nights at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel including gig tickets from just 101€ per person (based on 3 people sharing a Standard Studio).

Meanwhile, in Mallorca you can get 4 nights at the Mallorca Rocks Hotel including gig tickets for just 87€ per person (based on 4 people sharing a Standard Apartment).

Radio 1 at Ibiza Rocks.jpgThe 368-room youth-oriented hotel is packed with things to do including two outdoor pools, one of which hosts daily pool parties from the biggest club brands around including Cream, Reclaim the Dance Floor and Hed Kandi, four  bars including the Electric Bar & Grill, Lobby and Backstage Bars and the Electric Grill serving burgers, wraps, salads and smoothies. As well as all this there´s our Xbox Social, fitted with all the latest consoles and games. The Ibiza Rocks Shop sells an amazing range of branded merchandise, plus there’s an onsite supermarket.

For full details of tickets, facilities and the amazing online Rocks brand store visit ibizarocks.com. For details on Ibiza tourism, go to ibiza-tourism.net. As well as Jet2.com, Monarch airlines also fly to Ibiza and Mallorca.

If you want an early taste of the action, Rocks’ own touring show is currently debuting in Britain after two amazing seasons on the White Isle.

Some of the biggest names in Electro, Dubstep and Drum n Bass will be joining the Reclaim The Dancefloor crew for the show.  Names include Annie Mac, Valve Soundsystem, Chase and Status, Pendulum, Erol Alkan, Nero, Andy C, Rusko, Herve, Jaguar Skills, Ms Dynamite, People Get Real, Grooverider, Jack Beats, DJ Zinc, Doorly and many more.

For information plus podcasts, videos, galleries and more on the brand visit reclaimthedancefloor.com.

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