‘FREDDIE ROCKS IBIZA’ RECAUDA 4.500€ PARA THE MERCURY PHOENIX TRUST

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Smokin’ Jo toma las riendas de los viernes en Ibiza Rocks House, mientras que the Sunday Roast con DJ Antz continúa hasta el 13 de octubre, fecha del cierre oficial 

Ibiza, lunes 16 de Septiembre (FIX Ibiza).- Freddie Rocks Ibiza, la cita anual de Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel que recuerda el aniversario del nacimiento del artista, recaudó el pasado 1 de septiembre 4.500 euros que irán destinados a The Mercury Phoenix Trust, la asociación que formaron en 1991, tras la muerte de Mercury, el manager y el resto de componentes de la banda que lideraba, Queen, y que trabaja por la lucha contra el sida en todo el mundo.

Por otra parte, y hasta el cierre oficial del legendario hotel, quedan por delante algunas citas importantes. Septiembre y octubre son buenos meses para disfrutar de la isla y desde Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel bien lo saben. La exitosa residencia del actor Idris Elba de los viernes llegó a su fin pero las noches no se han quedado vacías. Desde ahora y con Smokin’ Jo como alma de la fiesta, el viernes 20 de septiembre la celebración sigue, con grandes cabezas de cartel entre los que se encuentran Skin (Skunk Anansie), David Morales, Bones, Andy Carrol o Colin Peters, desde medianoche, en Ibiza Rocks House.

Continúa además una de las citas clásicas del Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel. Los domingos, el mejor asado tradicional británico se sirve junto a DJ Antz Bryans y sus amigos. Por Play it by Ear ya han pasado figuras respetadas como Arthur Baker, Patsy Palmer, Disco Don Nigel Atkin, Hugo Heathcote, Jon Sa Trinxa, Colin Peters, Dave Lubin o Justin Field, entre muchos otros. Hasta el día de su cierre, el domingo 13 de octubre, cierre oficial de Ibiza Rocks Hpuse at Pikes Hotel, aún quedan cuatro citas imprescindibles. Volviendo al ‘closing’, matizar que será un día muy Rocky Horror Picture Show, con la proyección de este fabuloso musical y otras sorpresas.

Y cuando Ibiza se queda tranquila y los alrededores de Ibiza Rocks House oscurecen temprano, llega Halloween. El Hotel despierta de la siesta y celebra la segunda edición de Vamp Rocks la noche del 31 de octubre. La única condición: si no te disfrazas, no entras. Djs confirmados hasta ahora, incluyen a Stray Kitten y Bones. Próximamente, más info.

Recuerda:

Viernes 20 de septiembre: Smokin’ Jo + Special Guests
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Smokin-Jo/144609615596933
http://soundcloud.com/josmokinjocom
https://www.facebook.com/events/392790430847105/

Domingo 22, 29 septiembre & 6 octubre
DJ Antz & Friends: Play It By Ear / Sunday Roast

Domingo 13 octubre: Closing Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel
DJ Antz & Friends + Rocky Horror Picture Show Shutdown

Jueves 31 octubre: Vamp Rocks
Fiesta de Halloween
http://www.ibizarocks.com/house/

Restaurante Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel: Room 39
Reservas 971342222 / reservations@ibizarockshouse.com

Reservas Ibiza Rocks House: www.ibizarockshouse.com

Entradas limitadas para los eventos en Ibiza Rocks House en el Hotel Pikes. Más información:events@ibizarockshouse.com

Mas info Elena Sánchez FIX Ibiza | +34 627 861 566 | fixibiza.is.elena@gmail.com

September 17, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

SEPTEMBER ROCKS THE HOUSE

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Smokin’ Jo takes over Fridays with this week’s guest DJs including Mark Ronson + Sandy Rivera (Kings of Tomorrow) + more TBC

Sunday Roast/Play It by Ear Closing Date announced

‘Vamp Rocks’ confirms its return for Halloween

 

(FIX/IBIZA/PR/13 Sept 2013)

Who would have thunk it?! Here we are in September and according to the recent weather, summer definitely seems to be coming to a close. But up atIbiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel, and as the sign at the front entrance says, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings. And she ain’t singin’ just yet…

After a very successful run on Fridays, Idris Elba finally left our shores to shimmy his way up the red carpets of the international movie world, with the premier of his latest blockbuster, Pacific Rim. Accepting the challenge and the party gauntlet, Smokin’ Jo is the woman responsible for getting the weekend going through the month of September. Last week’s Guest DJs Skin (Skunk Anansie), David Morales, Bones, Andy Carroll and Colin Peters blew the imaginary roof off the House, and this weekan equally smashing line up including none other than Ibiza Rocks House’s old chum Mark Ronson plus Sandy Rivera (Kings of Tomorrow) joining Smokin’ Jo with yet another superstar yet to be announced.

Kicking off at midnight, just as We Are Rockstars comes to a close over at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, Fridays have gone from strength to strength up at IRH over the summer and don’t look to have any notion of stopping just yet. Our kind of people, our kind of music, our kind of fun…

Moving on to the regular Sunday summer shenanigans and renowned party starter, DJ Antz Bryans, has wowed us all over the last weeks with a line up of guest DJs that have been nothing if not diverse- from much respected DJ Arthur Baker to  Eastenders’ star Patsy Palmer, Disco Don Nigel Atkin, Hugo Heathcote, Jon Sa Trinxa, Colin Peters, Dave Lubin and Justin Field amongst them. With five events to go, our main man is pulling out the sonic stops for this last month of events at the rock n roll hotel of choice. As for the simultaneous Sunday Roast– it’s the perfect choice for these September days; make sure you bring a big appetite. We recommend pre-booking your table (details below). As for the actual Closing Party onSunday October 13, we should probably mention that post-sunset, the evening will turn somewhat all Rocky Horror Picture Show with a screening of the legendary musical with the party continuing on into the wee small hours. Fishnets at the ready, time is fleeting and madness takes its toll…

Which brings us rather neatly to Halloween and, after last year’s successful scariness, we are very excited to announce the return of VAMP ROCKS on31 October. With tickets at 10€, price including a chalice of our finest mead plus a very scary surprise, this is guaranteed to be a night of shrieking good fun all round. No fancy dress, no entrance. DJs on the night include Stray Kitten, Bones and more TBC.

In other news, and following on from the recent Freddie Rocks Fundraiser on 1 Sept, it’s with an enormous amount of pride that we announce that the total raised so far for the Mercury Phoenix Trust at this year’s event is 4,500€ and counting! Massive thanks to all who got involved with the annual hirsute fundraiser- this is one doo that is becoming quite the institution at the house on the hill.

Flag Up the Dates!

FRIDAY 20 SEPT: Smokin’ Jo presents Mark Ronson, Sandy Rivera (Kings of Tomorrow) plus Andy Carroll, Doorly and Ste-V-Something

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Smokin-Jo/144609615596933

http://soundcloud.com/josmokinjocom

 

SUNDAY 22/29 SEPT + 6 OCT

DJ Antz + Friends Play It By Ear /Sunday Roast.

SUNDAY 13 OCT

Ibiza Rocks House Closing Party – DJ Antz & Friends + Rocky Horror Picture Show Shutdown

ANTZ: https://soundcloud.com/antzbryans-1

https://www.facebook.com/djantzibiza?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/PLAY-IT-BY-EAR-with-DJ-ANTZ-and-FRIENDS-at-IBIZA-ROCKS-HOUSE-at-PIKES-HOTEL/163874557013745

https://www.facebook.com/events/353351864791596/

THURS 31 OCT

VAMP ROCKS- Back for its second year, get ready for even more hairy-scariness from the hands of the witches of Ibiza Rocks House.

https://www.facebook.com/events/490221764329564/

http://www.ibizarocks.com/house/

 

For reservations, call: +34. 971 342 222 email: reservations@ibizarockshouse.com

 

For more info/press requests/hi-res images and/or other, please contact:

Jillian Canney FIX IBIZA

M: +34 645909098

Twitter: @FIXIBIZA

Facebook: Fixibiza

Blog: fixbiza.wordpress.com

 

 

 

September 17, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

IBIZA ART ALERT!!!

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WED 7 LAST CHANCE TO SEE TWO FANTASTIC EXHIBITIONS ON THE ISLAND:

 

URBAN IN IBIZA: SONS OF WARHOL at AGROTURISMO ATZARO

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BO WOODY WINTER’S JAZZ LEGENDS at IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE

 

(FIX IBIZA/7AUG2013):

If there’s one thing that we here at FIX IBIZA love, it’s being involved with mind-blowing art exhibitions and highly talented artists. So, in a bittersweet announcement, we’re here to tell you that today is the last day of two really special exhibitions, both very close to our hearts.  The first, Urban in Ibiza: Sons of Warhol and the second, Bo Woody Winter’s Jazz Legends.  Two separate exhibitions, two venues, two last chances to see two amazing collections of work.

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Urban in Ibiza at Agroturismo Atzaro is a project we have been deeply involved with since its beginning, five years ago. Since its anniversary event last Thursday, this edition, Sons of Warhol, has already seen the art-music-fashion concept climb the serious kudos ladder so much the higher, with exclusive works of some of the world’s undeniably greatest street artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey (Obey) and Inkie, to name but three from many, many more… 

You are very much invited to attend the final evening of exhibition tonight from 7pm, in the Atzaro Gallery. We shall probably also raise a glass to the show’s inspiration – Andy Warhol, who would have celebrated his 85th birthday yesterday, RIP, Mr Warhol. Next Stop, Ocean Beach Club…*

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Meanwhile, over in the San Antonio Hills, another jewel nestles, a veritable jazz fest in Freddie’s Suite at Ibiza Rocks House in the form of Dutch artist Mr Bo Woody Winter’s Jazz Legends exhibition- a collection of 18 breathtaking paintings, representations of self confessed Jazz Junkie Winter’s own Jazz Heroes. Since its Vernissage last week at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes,  the exhibition has received rave reviews from press and public alike. A must see !
Bo is back on the island in October with his second art collection, DJ ICONS to be shown at Agroturismo Atzaro but more on that later…*

 

So, for those who missed the Vernissage of one or the other, or, shame on you- both, do take our advice and squeeze in a visit to Ibiza Rocks House and/or Agroturismo Atzaro somewhere along your journey today.

You’ll thank us later….

 

*URBAN IN IBIZA RETURNS TO OCEAN BEACH CLUB, SAN ANTONIO ON 23rd AUGUST
*DJ ICONS by BO WOODY WINTER, VERNISSAGE 11 OCTOBER 

 

More Info:

URBAN IN IBIZA: SONS OF WARHOL : http://www.urbaninibiza.com/

BO WOODY WINTER’S JAZZ LEGENDS: http://www.close-up-art.com/

August 7, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

ANOTHER GIANT CHEQUE FROM ANTZ & CO FOR THE AECC + HIDDEN OPENING 1 JUNE

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ANOTHER GIANT CHEQUE FROM ANTZ & CO FOR THE AECC!!

AECC IBIZA VICE-PRESIDENT RECEIVES 1, 215€- PROCEEDS OF HIDDEN BAR’S EASTER FAYRE

ANTZ’ OTHER RECENT CHARITY COLLABORATIONS INCLUDE THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION+  ‘GET TESTED’ AT IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE AT PIKES

ANTZ BACK BEHIND THE DECKS AT HIDDEN’S OPENING PARTY ON JUNE 1 + IBIZA CHARITY POLO CUP ON JUNE 8

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(FIX/IBIZA/30TH MAY 2013):  With summer lurking somewhere around here and Ibiza officially ‘open’, Ibiza resident, charity worker and all round good guy, Anthony ‘Antz’ Bryans, is a DJ who’s been popping up all over the place doing his bit to help from behind the scenes and not to mention, from behind the decks.

This week, Antz was reunited with Vice President of the Ibiza & Formentera delegation of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Sue Mari, for the handover of monies raised at Hidden Bar’s recent Easter Fayre/AECC fundraiser, co-organised with Hidden’s owners Amanda Blanch and Chris Edwardes as well as local promoter Mitch Clark. A total of 1,215€ was raised at the event which took place at Cala San Vicente’s coolest little wonderland, Hidden, some weeks ago. Organisers thanked everyone involved in making the Easter Fayre such a success and promised news of further fundraisers in the near future. Asked to comment on the latest donation, Sue Mari said, “The local cancer association, AECC, is delighted with the response from foreign residents on the island to help raise funds that enable us to carry out our work helping cancer patients in Ibiza and Formentera. On behalf of the AECC, we’d like to give special thanks to Jill Canney and DJ Antz for setting the wheels in motion.”

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Antz’ next collaboration for the AECC takes place on Saturday June 8 at the Ibiza Charity Polo Cup where he’ll be joined by some very special guests; promising to put the party into polo, after a day of tournament and equestrian entertainment in the latest eventl in aid of the AECC. The Ibiza Charity Polo Cup, organised by local company, Ibiza Delivers, and taking place at the Ibiza Polo Club in Sant Joan, plans to raise both funds and awareness for the local cancer organisation and has confirmed the presence of international players Andrew Hine, Nic Roldan, Jaime Espinosa de los Monteros and Anoushka Bahlsen at the Ibiza Polo Club for the fundraiser. Models Poppy and sister Cara Delevingne are amongst the familiar faces confirmed to attend this first initiative from Ibiza Delivers in the raising of funds for local cancer patients.

Bryans also recently played his role- and his best records- at the Teenage Cancer Trust’s Contemporary Art Auction in London on 15 May, alongside fellow collaborators, Groove Armada with guests that included art lovers Bobby Gillespie & Katy England, Jude Law, Richard Bacon, Tom Parker Bowles, Sean Pertwee, Charlotte Tilbury, Ruth Wilson, Lara Bohinc, Nancy Dell’Olio, Nicholas Kirkwood, Willa Keswick, Amber Jackson, Jeff Wootton, Dan Macmillan, packed into the Groucho Club to help raise a grand total of £100,000 for the charity, The auction was a warm up for the Ibiza Summer Party in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

And finally, last Sunday 26th May and Antz’ weekly Sunday residency, ‘Play It By Ear’ welcomed the ‘Get Tested’organization to Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes, where amongst other efforts, a select number of art pieces donated by Urban In Ibiza’s Paul ‘Dizzi Saunders’ went under the hammer for the Hep C Trust. A total of 3000€ was raised for the charity on the day.

Back to this weekend, Saturday 1 and our Anthony is back up at Hidden to ceremoniously open their doors for the summer season, in a party that promises to live up to Hidden’s fast going reputation as being the best destination venue in San Vicente.  Open midday till midnight, Antz on the decks, amazing cocktails, delicious food, kids’ area and crazy golf all happening just 50ms from the seashore.

And that’s not even the start of it for this DJ’s summer schedule. More updates coming soon on where to catch Anthony Antz Bryans- so good they named him twice…

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May 30, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

IDRIS ELBA – RESIDENCY AT IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE AT PIKES – ULTIMATE ‘HOUSE’ PARTIES THIS SUMMER

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IDRIS ELBA PRESENTS 7 WALLACE FEAT. DRIIS & SPECIAL GUESTS
AT IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE AT PIKES
THIS SUMMER DRIIS (IDRIS ELBA) WILL HOST 7 PARTIES OVER 7 WEEKS
AND WILL MAKE THE HOUSE HIS HOME
 

(FIX/IBIZA/22 May 2013): Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes has quickly become THE playground for the new wave of rock and roll elite hitting up the White Isle.  The 25-room boutique haven is home to the bands playing Ibiza Rocks each week and the House party action will get seriously cool this summer as Idris Elba presents 7 Wallace Featuring Driis & Special Guests.

Having completed a sold out 7-week residency at Kilburn club Love & Liquor, with friends such as Seth Troxler and Pete Tong showing up to play impromptu sets, DRIIS is ready to do it all again.  This time, London’s coolest house party is Balearic bound and as the sun goes down, DRIIS will turn up the heat at the House.  The Hackney-born, Hollywood ‘A’ lister is going back to his roots and to his first love, music.  For 7 weeks, every Fridayfrom 12th July – 23rd August, Idris Elba will take the reigns and get behind the decks for a special summer residency at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes.

The hotels exclusive ‘Freddie’s’ suite, famous for hosting Freddie Mercury’s 41st birthday bash, is devilishly decadent and at the heart of Ibiza after-dark activity for those in the know.  It’s here that Idris Elba will set up home and do his ‘7 Wallace’ thing – 7 Fridays, 7 weeks with 7 guest DJ’s, Driis will bring together his love of throwing a great party and bring friends and unannounced names to spin and party alongside him. Expect the unexpected. Anything can happen.

He may be best known for his Golden Globe-winning turn in Luther or as Stringer Bell in The Wire, and he’s playing the title part in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, but music is in this man’s heart and seeps through his soul.  Idris Elba is a seasoned recording artist, professional DJ of nearly three decades and a muse and collaborator to everyone from Mumford & Sons to Jay-Z and Usher.

Idris Elba said: “The 7 Wallace parties are intimate and understated. There’s no huge club, just a really cool house party vibe. Ibiza Rocks House is perfect- unique, charming, full of character and seeped in music history. I’ve never experienced anywhere like it. It’s a hidden gem in the hills, a place where magical moments just happen naturally and interesting people are drawn in.  There’s a real fusion between the place, the people and the feeling you get there. Get ready for the ultimate House parties this summer.”

Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes has an even mix of rock stars and guests staying over this season, providing an intimate and unique experience. Ibiza Rocks brings this boutique sanctuary to a new audience seeking a private, prestigious experience from their time on the island. The incredible legacy of Pikes has been fused with the ‘now’ of Ibiza Rocks. The sprawling hotel is situated in the hills and filled with personal touches – antique mirrors and iconic music photography frame rooms seeping with rock and roll heritage whilst playrooms and intimate nooks meet guests at every turn as the heavy breath of hedonism fills the air. The infamous pool that was the location for Wham’s ‘Club Tropicana’ video still remains pride of place.
DRIIS has also been added to the W.A.R! line-up, alongside Example + DJ Wire on July (12,19,26) August (23) and as part of the Rinse FM takeover with Katy B, P Money and Zinc. (09/08).  For tickets go to www.ibizarocks.com
For Ibiza Rocks House bookings and enquiries, go to www.ibizarockshouse.com

Entry to Idris Elba’s 7 Wallace parties by email for guestlist (limited) events@ibizarockshouse.com

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May 22, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE @PIKES OFFICIAL RE-OPENING and SUNDAY ROAST 5TH MAY w/DJ ANTZ & FRIENDS

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CELEBRATE THE START OF THE SUMMER! OFFICIAL OPENING PARTY+ THE RETURN OF THE ROAST + DJ ANTZ & FRIENDS ‘PLAY IT BY EAR’ ON SUNDAY 5TH MAY

 DJS ANDY DEAN, JOHNNY LA PLAGE AND STRAY KITTEN JOIN ANTZ TO TAKE THE PARTY FROM POOLSIDE TO BEDSIDE IN ‘FREDDIE’S BAR’ FROM 9.30PM 

SAVE 50% FOR OPENING PARTY ONLY, STAY ONE NIGHT AND GET ONE NIGHT FREE PLUS COMPLIMENTARY WELCOME COCKTAIL AND BOTTLE OF WINE WITH SUNDAY ROAST BOOKING

 

(FIX/Ibiza/Mon29thApril 2013): Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes has quickly carved its name as THE playground for the new wave of rock and roll elite hitting the White Isle.  The 25-room boutique haven is already home to the bands playing Ibiza Rocks each week and has quickly become the place to party for those in the know.  House is open for bookings from 1st May and the official opening party will take place on Sunday 5th May, celebrating with the first ‘Sunday Roast’ session of the summer with dinner by the pool from 2pm-7pm, movies and free art lessons for the kids with Joel (2-5pm) and of course, DJ Antz & his Play It By Ear crew are on the decks. The party will continue in the exclusive ‘Freddie’s’ bar with DJ’s Antz, Andy Dean, Johnny La Plage and Stray Kitten.

To mark the start of another fantastic summers season, guests can book to stay on Sunday 5thMay, and get another night (Saturday or Monday) completely free.  This offer includescomplimentary cocktail on arrival and a free bottle of wine if booking Sunday Roast. Prices from€159 for 2 people sharing.

The hotel’s intimate, destination bar and restaurant, Room 39, serves up a classic modern menu with a customary rock and roll twist. Open 7 days a week, the restaurant has seen the bold and beautiful flood through its doors to sample an outstanding selection of ‘Rocktails’ and honest, hearty food. Sunday Roast sees rock stars and ‘mock’ stars alike turning out weekly to get their taste buds around the best roast on the island. Diners have a choice of beef, lamb or a nut roast, all served family style with roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and seasonal fresh vegetables, presented in earthen wear dishes and eaten on hand painted crockery.

The hotels exclusive ‘Freddie’s’ suite, famous for hosting Freddie Mercury’s legendary 41st birthday bash, is at the heart of Ibiza nocturnal activity for those in the know and hosts some of the most decadent, exclusive and magical events throughout summer.  Freddie’s is the home of the weekly VIP Ibiza Rocks and W.A.R! aftershow parties.  Booking at stay at House means residents are automatically on the private guestlist and can party in style with the Ibiza Rocks family and friends.

Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes has an even mix of rock stars and guests staying over this season, providing an intimate, luxurious and unique experience. Ibiza Rocks brings this boutique sanctuary to a new audience seeking a private, prestigious experience from their time on the island. The incredible legacy of Pikes has been fused with the ‘now’ of Ibiza Rocks and there is nowhere else in the world quite like it. Founder and party legend Tony Pike remains a full time resident.

The sprawling hotel, situated in the hills, is filled with personal touches – antique mirrors and iconic music photography frame rooms seeping with rock and roll heritage whilst playrooms and intimate nooks meet guests at every turn as the heavy breath of hedonism fills the air, and the infamous pool that was the location for Wham’s ‘Club Tropicana’ video remains pride of place.

IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE @ PIKES

OPENING PARTY

SUNDAY 5TH MAY, from 12pm

SUNDAY ROAST + PLAY IT BY EAR+ FREDDIE’S RE-OPENING

DJS: ANTZ/ANDY DEAN/JOHNNY LA PLAGE/STRAY KITTEN

Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Special Season Opening Offer from €159 per person, based on double occupancy. Available at www.ibizarockshouse.com

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April 29, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

SAYDIBELLE’S INTERNSHIP FOR FIX IBIZA …SO FAR!

5 months down the line, doing an internship with FIX IBIZA… a well-known PR and Events Management company.  I have decided to write a blog to tell you how it’s going!

 So, how did I get to where I am now!?

Well, it all started last summer, when I was thinking about university choices and my current work experiences… having just moved to Ibiza and with a passion for Media, I decided I wanted to expand my knowledge and see what was out there for me in my new stomping ground of  Ibiza, and that’s when  I got the chance to help at FIX IBIZA… those 2 weeks work experience jam-packed with  events including Ibiza Rocks, Rock ‘N’ Mola and Els Dissabtes Al Mercat Vell showed me what its really like to be part of a PR and Events Management company; and changed my perception on what I wanted to do with my life…

WHICH CHOICE SHOULD I MAKE , UNIVERSITY OR GAP YEAR/ EXPERIENCE?

So, I decided to take a gap year and here I am… I asked FIX IBIZA if they wouldn’t mind taking me on as an intern for a year after I had finished my A-levels, with absolute delight and without hesitation they accepted…

End of June …a step into the real world of work, but… a new, exciting, miraculous experience adventure began…

Jillian once posted to me a quote from ’10 things you should expect in your first PR Job’ … “ When someone says expect the unexpected, slap them in the face and say you didn’t expect that did you?”  Even though this made me laugh, it reflected that I must ‘expect the unexpected’  and face challenges, but that’s what I need …to face any fears and expand my skills.  As tennis player, Arthur Ashe once said; “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can” …

My first taster of the crazy summer ahead with FIX was the Grand Opening of Ocean Beach Club, whose motto proclaimed, ‘A New Era for San Antonio’ . Assisting at the door with the press was a great way for me to communicate and to build up my confidence… Apart from working , there was also time to be able to enjoy the event, so there I was sitting in VIP with free drinks and classic tunes blaring out from the DJ booth……what more could an 18 year old girl want!? Seriously though, being a part the organisation of such an event and then attending  … I knew I had taken the right choice and would have one hell of a great time ahead…

Secondly, the well-known enterprise Ibiza Rocks. As well as promoting each event, by doing social media updates on Twitter and Facebook, I attended each event FIX IBIZA went to, these were: Ed Sheeran , The Maccabees, Kaiser Chiefs, Ben Howard, Kasabian, Major Lazer, Happy Mondays, Bloc Party, Two Door Cinema Club  and Mark Ronson and Zane Lowe’ … what an experience that was, It was great watching live concerts and getting to know the local press. Chatting to them and finding out what they do was a real insight (Ade Harris, Claire Bradley  (Ibiza-Blog), Mc Crackin(Ibiza Spotlight) Johnny Lee (MixMag/Sundance),Mike Parry (Lucky life TV) and many others.

To get a different aspect of being at the event, working wise, FIX set me up at the closing event with a press pass meaning I could take pictures within press boundaries, which I thoroughly enjoyed! … Not only that, there was an after party at the lovely and unique hotel, ‘Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes’, which I had never really been to before, so it was a great, relaxed, fun experience ! One thing which I will not forget is having a good chit chat to Mark Ronson in Freddie’s Bar ( + picture taken!) …


Throughout the summer ( June- August) a new event was bought to the island from England ‘UK’s biggest indie night’ ‘PROPAGANDA’ which was held at Sankeys and then at Es Paradis… I loved it…it was perfect for my age group,   the music was absolutely great , with DJ’s such as Matt Horne and Nick Grimshaw  from Radio 1 … Meeting Matt Horne aka Gavin from ‘ Gavin and Stacey’ was fun!


Urban in Ibiza (Atzaro) … the coolest urban art I have seen, featuring pieces from Goldie (Goldie himself was even there!) … There was such a nice atmosphere … Live graffiti artists, fashion show, live music… chill out area … superb… being able to help organise the event was an eye-opener, seeing what really goes on with such a big event was really useful, with so many different things going on, it really was magical.


The last event, which I went to in the summer season, was again held at the unique hotel ‘Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes’ – Govert de Roos. This event was a talk, from de Roos himself, a legendary  Rock ‘N’ Roll photographer from Holland. The outcome was a lovely relaxed and interesting evening, with an exhibition of his work, in which you got a real insight of his life and how he got to where he is now… kind of what I’m doing now, but not as extreme !!


Apart from all these wonderful experiences, I have also been in charge of compiling all the Dossiers for each event, which is time consuming but interesting -getting familiar with all the clients and keeping up with media issues, creating a mighty fine database of all FIX IBIZA’S clients, helping out with some press releases, keeping up to date with each event and promoting well known DJs such as ANTZ, assisting at interviews with Goldie and  Govert de Roos, plus general office assistance…

Now that summer 2012 has ended and winter 2012 has come upon us, the last event which was held was the first ever Halloween at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel- ‘VAMP‘… this was extremely fun to organise, making homemade decorations of ghosts and witches legs… sadly I was unable to attend… it looked incredible and I have read great reviews of what an amazing evening everyone had…VAMPIFIED indeed!

Writing this blog, I would like to thank Jillian and Elena considerably for letting me have this opportunity, already it has been seriously, once in a life time experience , couldn’t of imagined this time a year a go I would have been doing this! … Not only have I had all these great experiences but Jillian and Elena have made me feel very welcome and even though they are my super cool bosses, they are  friends too… there have been some funny times…

It is only November and I have many more adventures to come … I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for the upcoming winter and 2013  … I have learnt already heaps … Thanks a million guys… BRING IT ON!!!

Saydi Beard aka SaydiBelle

FIX IBIZA
Twitter: @saydibeard

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