Back in 2005, the people behind Ibiza Rocks had a brainwave – they were going to bring live music to the White Isle. Bored of the commercial direction the dance scene had gone in, they wanted something better than the super clubs and superstar DJs.
They decided to turn that world on its head and invited the very opposite of Ibiza clubland – Pete Doherty and Babyshambles – to play a beach party, joined by indie rock king Zane Lowe to DJ. People said it definitely wouldn’t work but it did (just about).
From that moment the fire of live music in Ibiza was lit and the 10 years of incredible shows that followed in Bar M (now Ibiza Rocks Bar) and Ibiza Rocks Hotel brought the biggest festival names in the world to the island for the first time. Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, LCD Soundsystem, The Prodigy, Libertines, Nas, Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran and hundreds more, these are shows that have become the stuff of legend.
But Ibiza Rocks has always looked to the future, it’s always looked for the next step, the new place to explore, and the moment we saw how you responded to Craig David and his TS5 Pool Party back in 2016 we knew that daytime around the pool was where we had to go next.
So last year we stepped things up – Craig David returned with TS5, we brought Elrow, the biggest club brand in the world (and all their inflatables!) to poolside for the first time and we were the only place on the planet Stormzy chose to host his very own #MERKY Festival. And you loved it.
So this year we’re going even bigger with the incredible spectrum of artists and music that we’re bringing to your pool this summer. From Stormzy’s curated 2 day #MERKY festival to Rudimental and MK’s brand new residencies, Craig David’s huge 3rd year return to the underground house and tech of Cuckoo Land, we’ve got it all.
The Ibiza Rocks Hotel is truly the home of the pool party.