Ibiza Rocks has been the home of live music in the Spanish party city for over ten years, and having celebrated that milestone last summer, new names have just been announced for this summer’s proceedings to join LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer and more under the Balearic sun.
First up sees the addition of Rat Boy to the opening night of the season in support of Slaves. Tasked with bringing relevance back to indie music in 2016, Ray Boy has more than made himself known in a short period. Sporting his carefree persona through some catchy Jamie T inspired tracks, the Brighton star will no doubt look to cause a stir when on stage.
June 22nd is the date for some real deadly business, with Lethal Bizzle going poolside along with a drumming duo, supported on the day by Fuse ODG. Whilst the headline act has long been one of the key rappers in the UK underground, inspiring the likes of Stormzy and opening the door for grime to be taken seriously outside of London, Fuse ODG is a fairly new kid on the block, appearing at Ibiza Rocks for the first time to introduce his take on hip hop with Ghanaian influence.
Resurrected girl group All Saints have just released their latest album after a decade-long break from band activities, and they’ll be showing it off alongside a myriad of back catalogue hits with a collectors item of a performance on August 17. One week earlier, Dizzee Rascal returns to the island that first felt his presence back in 2008, no longer a Boy In Da Corner. Also in August, Skrillex, the man who Americanised dubstep, heads back to Europe to the Ibiza Rocks Hotel on August 24th.
The Ibiza Rocks summer calendar ends on September 14th, with British indie band Wolf Alice closing things down with a final performance. Considered one of the most exciting bands of the last few years to come out of the British Isles, Wolf Alice will exemplify why their current tour of the US is cooking up such a storm.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of Windish Agency - Wolf Alice