They said it couldn’t be done, but it looks like Ibiza Rocks Hotel will be even better in 2018 than the crazy summer season was in 2017. Always taking on feedback from the people that matter most, the punters who make every party, the Ibiza Rocks team used the quiet of winter as an opportunity to revamp the space, giving it a fresh lick of paint and a hell of a lot more as they introduced a new 360 degree poolside performance area, a brand new VIP terrace overlooking the action zone and some stylish new bars. Returning guests will also notice the benefits of a brand new custom made VOID sound system which is now just waiting to roar, and we’ve heard the Ibiza Rocks Hotel are just itching to turn the volume up on their new toy.
It’s perfectly timed too, as with more than 58 pool parties, a couple of day festivals and six months of sun to deal with, summer 2018 is going to be a biggun at Ibiza Rocks Hotel. With that in mind, we thought we’d help you out with this handy guide to all of the residencies and major events that will bring one of our favourite Ibiza party spots to life, because that Ibiza party calendar isn’t going to fill out itself...
MK & Friends 'Area 10'
Mondays - 9th July to 6th August
American house music has few representatives more loved than Marc Kinchen aka MK, whose influence is so great that he’s even attributed with laying the foundations for the UK garage scene. Tracks like ‘Love Changes’ and ‘Burning’ made him an international star, and he’ll be in good company as he runs a Monday night residency from the 9th July. With lineups still to be announced, what’s certain is that by the time his residency closes up on 6th August, MK’s Monday mayhem will no doubt have left the pool needing a little bit of a tidy up.
Toddla T's Steezey Wonderland
Tuesdays - 5th-26th June
The BBC favourite Toddla T has plenty of big name friends to call on, and he’ll set the stall out early when J Hus comes in as headliner for the opening party on Tuesday 5th June. Following it up with an exceptional wealth of talent including Krept x Konan, Jamz Supernova, The Heatwave and more by the time of the 26th June closing party, Toddla T has got a fun few weeks in store.
Craig David's TS5 Pool Party
Tuesdays - 10th July - 25th September
He’s got plenty of soul, has Craig David, and the RnB and garage legend will be delivering no small amount again this summer as he returns to Ibiza Rocks Hotel for his TS5 pool parties. Opening on 10th July, the residency will again bring in many of his esteemed peers, with the crooner himself sure to appear each and every week as he offers his velvety voice to the poolside party goers.
Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago Pool Party
Thursdays - 7th June - 20th September
Rumour has it that it was in Ibiza that Ben Santiago noticed just how lovely Lovely Laura is, and the dynamic duo will take any chance to return to the scene of the crime. A couple as invigorating to watch as to listen to, the DJ talent Ben provides a perfect backing to wife Laura’s exquisite saxophone jams, and the couple that was made on the dancefloor certainly still know how to turn up the heat at Ibiza Rocks Hotel.
Garage Nation Pool Party
Thursdays - 21st June - 13th September
With DJ Luck & MC Neat, P Money, Barely Legal and more appearing at the opening party on Thursday 21st June, there’s no points for guessing what Garage Nation have planned for their Thursday residency. Thrashing beats and plenty of energy come as standard, with Oxide & Neutrino, Matt Jam Lamont and loads more coming in before a special guest and DJ Q star at the closing party on 13th September.
Rudimental & Friends Pool Party
Thursdays - 12th July - 23rd August
David Rodigan steps up for the house duo at the season opener on Thursday 5th July, with an assortment of other stars from the dance music sphere booked in for the weeks that follow. J Hus, Charlie Sloth, Gorgon City, High Contrast and more are also set to appear, with Raye, Mr Eazi and Heartless Crew finishing off a storming set of parties when the Rudimental residency comes to a euphoric end on 23rd August.
Fridays - 8th June to 21st September
From 8th June to 21st September, Cuckoo Land returns to Ibiza Rocks Hotel for a mammoth set of events, building on the unanimous success of last year’s debut at the party hotspot. Kicking off with a six week run for Sonny Fodera, the Cuckoo Land parties will dish out sunny weather house, techno and disco during the day on each Friday of the month for the duration of the summer season, giving plenty of other huge acts the time to wow the eccentric crowds that Cuckoo Land provides for.
Stormzy Presents #Merky Festival
Tuesday 3rd July
Last year’s #Merky Festival was a landmark event, bringing the grime star together with Ibiza Rocks for the first festival of his own curation and the first grime festival ever, with J Hus, Dave, Mist, Ray BLK and more starring. Back and twice the size in 2018, the festival will show that grime’s not just a London ting; it’s taking over the world, and Ibiza’s a more than willing subject.
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