VAMP ROCKS HALLOWEEN!

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…a night of scary surprises, horrible hellbabies and freaky fun…

Thursday 31 October from 9pm

‘Slip out from the shadows, you creatures of the Ibiza night,
Halloween is creeping up and it’s not a pretty sight,
Ghosts and Ghouls, Spooks and Sprites,
Blood and Gore when this Vamp bites…’

After last year’s scarily successful party of the same time, Halloween ‘wildcard’, VAMP is back in black this Thursday 31st October for a night of toe-tingling, blood-curdling madness up at Ibiza’s favourite haunted house on the hill, the 400 year old finca that is Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel.

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As per last year, organisers of the Halloween extravaganza Jillian Canney (FIX Ibiza) and Leanne Chilton (Ibiza Rocks) are pulling out the stops, diving head first into their cast iron cauldron of morbid mischief and saucy spells, their ultimate goal to trick and treat Ibiza’s naughtiest nocturnal creatures to a Halloween they may never forget.

Providing the spooky soundtrack throughout the night, DJs BONES, STRAY KITTEN, DAVID PHILLIPS, MISS CHADDERS and STEF SWINGLER are the demons in charge of the dancefloor.  Local duo SERENADE will also be creeping out of the shadows for a live (as opposed to undead) performance very much based on the event’s central theme of Halloween. All of the above combined and plenty of opportunity to bust one’s monster moves on the dancefloor.

Amongst other scary surprises being concocted for the party, beware of the Bloody Bathtub, where guests are invited to scream, shriek and even sing the night away in the SCAREOKE competition. Prize for the best crooner…

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Talking of prizes, Head Vamps Jill and Leanne will also be dishing out a few of those along the course of the evening for the best Halloween costumes, fancy dress pretty much obligatory for this particular party. Think vampires, werewolves, witches, faeries, demons, devils, spirits, shapeshifters, ghouls, ghosts, zombies, monsters, mummies, and mynaeds but don’t be scared, any other variety of spooky/inventive/topical/comedy fancy dress get up is welcome to join in the manky mix.

Keeping up the Halloween spirit, literally, local spiritualist and medium Lisa Chadderton (Garden of Light) will be conducting a series of one-on-one psychic readings throughout the evening. A limited number of time slots are available for booking and reservations are recommended.

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In charge of lighting and special effects in and around the hotel and its grounds, island experts, Aladdin Lights are back on board to help turn this Halloween into a veritable Nightmare on Pike St. Man behind that particular operation, Simon Hall promises an assortment of tricks and treats to make you turn in your grave.

As far as fodder goes, organisers have another bonus lined up for their gory guests with local catering company, Cook Ibiza stepping up to provide a Halloween BBQ with a difference at an additional cost of 20€ per head. With a menu very much in keeping with the theme, the Cook Ibiza team will be serving up a feast fit for the most bloodthirsty of critters from 9pm-11pm, with a selection of the finest cuts of meat, all sourced from local suppliers and accompanied by a selection of salads and other yummy Halloween treats. Advance booking is recommended.  http://www.grubclub.com/Cook-Ibiza

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As a final point to note, and due to public demand, last year’s Star of the Halloween Show, The Gnarly Witch will also make a return visit to Pikes for Halloween, bringing with her a new addition to the proceedings, the HellBaby, offspring of the Gnarly one and spawned by Satan himself. Devilled Eggs, if you will…

All that, plus a whole lot more blood, guts and gore; a monster mash from 9pm till the last banshee wails.

Tickets are now on sale at 10€ and prior purchase is recommended for guaranteed entry. Price includes a trick or treat, a witch’s sup and a bloody good night out.

BYO Garlic/Stake/Magic Wand

VAMP 

THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER FROM 9PM

IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE AT PIKES HOTEL

TICKETS 10€ (ADVANCE PURCHASE RECOMMENDED)

Still not scared enough? With the Ibiza family spirit in mind, we also suggest a quick stop off at Bar Grial this Halloween for a bit of Colin Peters before heading to the Boutique Hostal Salinas from 5am where the Halloween celebrations continue till God Knows What Time…

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FREDDIE’S PUTS THE FUN INTO FUNDRAISER!

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ANNUAL EVENT FOR MERCURY PHOENIX TRUST CONFIRMED FOR SUNDAY 1 SEPT AT IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE

BOY GEORGE HOSTS EVENING DEDICATED TO LANCE LOUD IN AID OF HEP-C TRUST, THURS 22 AUG

PLUS 7WALLACE, PLAY IT BY EAR, EL FABULOSO, MUSTACHIO AND IBIZA ROCKS AFTER-PARTIES

(FIX Ibiza/12 Aug 2013):

With Ibiza Rockin’ at full tilt right now, and the island zooming towards the middle of August, it’s always good to know that there’s another world away hidden from the usual midsummer night’s madness, a rock n roll refuge right up there in the San Antonio Hills- yup, it’s Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel. The legendary agro-rock hotel of choice is a place with its own special magic which, over the next weeks, hosts a plethora of events that, frankly, deserve a big, shiny medal for their diversity, solidarity and sheer fabulousness. Amongst them, a Pikes personal favourite- FREDDIE ROCKS IBIZA- which is back on Sunday 1 September, raising more funds for The Mercury Phoenix Trust in aid of HIV & AIDS patients.

Back for its third year, this is an event with particularly special significance for all at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel, dedicated to the hotel’s favourite former ambassador, Queen’s Freddie Mercury. The aim of the party is to not only celebrate what would have been the 67th birthday of the musical legend-in-leotards but also, to raise funds for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the organization set up by the remaining members of Queen after the sad demise of their frontman. The Mercury Phoenix Trust has been raising millions to fight AIDS worldwide and here at Ibiza Rocks House, we like to add our tuppence worth in honour of the great man whose hedonistic history with Pikes has already gone down in the Ibiza annals.

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Due to public demand, this year the fundraiser begins at lunchtime by the Pikes Pool, with Antz & Co in charge of providing the daytime soundtrack for Freddie Rocks Ibiza, setting the mood for the frivolity as the first Freddie Lookie-Likees start pulling up to the sun loungers.Throughout the afternoon and heading into the night, also on the decks, a line up of local and international DJs including the schamazing 2MercuryBJs, Doorly, Wall of Sound’s Mark Jones, Stray Kitten, Andy Carroll and Colin Peters, most of whom have formed part of the Freddie’s Brigade since its beginnings, and all lining up to pay homage through tuneage.

As per every Freddie Rocks Ibiza event, big, hairy moustaches and/or other related Freddie get-up is pretty much essential- you know we love a theme. Fake Freddie facial hair will be available for purchase on entry, money also going to the charity. Last year’s event managed to raise some 4000€ for the cause; lets see if we can’t top that on Sunday 1 September and do dear Freddie proud on his heavenly cloud.

Important to note, guests also have the option to grab a table and fill up on the Ibiza Rocks House famous Sunday Roast pre- getting their groove on. Between that and the Poolside Menu, perfect fodder for pre-Freddie-Frivolity.

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OTHER EVENTS COMING UP in AUGUST at IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE AT PIKES HOTEL:

IDRIS ELBA presents 7WALLACE

Friday 16 & 23 Aug

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Right up there with Ibiza’s Coolest Parties of 2013, 7Wallace has proved to be the party of choice for anyone with half a brain and, if they’re lucky, a direct line to the event’s exclusive guest list. Four down, two more to go, so far the star of stage, screen and now, the Ibiza Rocks House DJ booth, Idris Elba, has taken Fridays and the Ibiza Rocks after-parties to a whole new level. Most recognised for his starring roles in mega-series Luther and The Wire, British actor Elba is also currently premiering his new blockbuster, Pacific Rim, around the globe, squeezing in slots on the red carpets between his six summer appearances at Pikes. With special surprise guests including Pete Tong, Elba proves that, apart from his skills in front of the camera, he sure knows how to throw a party.

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…”

It certainly doesn’t take much detective work to deduce that 7Wallace at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes is the party of choice. Case Closed.

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EL FABULOSO 3rd BIRTHDAY

SAT 17 AUG, FROM 5PM

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 Another summer special returns to the hotel in the next days, Spain’s notoriously naughty EL FABULOSO shindig, celebrating it’s 3rdanniversary on the White Island and brought to us by a good time girl with old skool class- Silvia Superstar and her fabulous crew. Silvia is, in her own right, a bit of a household name over on the mainland, as singer and musician, model, promoter and all round rock chick who plays an important role in Madrid’s music scene and also, pops up occasionally on MTV’s Alaska & Mario, a reality programme based on the life of one of Spain’s most influential female musicians and front woman of Fangoria, Olvido Gara Jova aka Alaska.

DJs joining la Superstar in the DJ booth this Saturday 17 Aug are confirmed as Carlos Areces (reputed Spanish actor who has recently starred in the films of both Almodovar and Alex de la Iglesia), Vinila von Bismarck (Spanish Burlesque Queen, singer and DJ) and Ibiza’s own Colin Peters (rockmeister extraordinaire, Ibiza Rocks resident DJ and the island’s sharpest dresser). If this year is anything like previous editions of El Fabuloso, we are in for one blast of a day/night. Spain is different- and so are its party people…

Entrance to this event is by way of guest list only, by sending names and contact details to the El Fabuloso Facebook page:

https://https://www.facebook.com/pages/EL-FABULOSO/194584055615

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BOY GEORGE PRESENTS ‘LANCE LOUD- A DEATH IN AN AMERICAN FAMILY’

THURS 22 AUG, 7.30pm

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Back on the solidarity tip, Ibiza Rocks House is delighted to welcome music industry icon Boy George to Ibiza Rocks House on Thursday 22 August to present a multi-media insight into the life and times of  American TV star and underground hero Lance Loud. The aim of the event is to celebrate Loud’s ife whilst simultaneously raising awareness of HIV and hepatitis C co-infection, of which Lance Loud eventually died. The screening of Lance Loud! A Death in An American Family (2003, 60 min) is well worth a watch and will be followed by a discussion with Hepatitis C Trust patron Boy George. Reinforcing the notion of ‘what not to share’, this event touches  on a serious subject whilst keeping it very, very real.

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PLAY IT BY EAR w/ DJ ANTZ & Friends at the SUNDAY ROAST

18 & 25 AUG

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Sundays are always special at Ibiza Rocks House where aside from the stonkin’ Sunday Roast at Restaurant Room 39, guests are invited to dance off the beef with the help of the island’s much adored DJ & party starter, Mr. Anthony ANTZ Bryans who, along with his eclectic selection of weekly guest DJs plus his faithful crew turn every Sunday into a total Funday with their weekly get-together, appropriately called Play It By Ear. Recent guests on the old ones and twos have included Arthur Baker, Patsy Palmer, Jon Sa Trinxa, Colin Peters, Davide Dee- Vision, Julien Roussel and Hugo Heathcote.  As his third year as the Resident DJ on Sundays up at House, Antz has succeeded in placing Play It By Ear way up there as a unmissable event on the Ibiza social calendar.

(Advanced restaurant bookings are advised).

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

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MUSTACHIO!

Saturday 7 Sept:

 Since its inception, MUSTACHIO! has been a champion of combining breakthrough acts along with more established old favourites, focusing on DJs who’ve helped build the foundations of modern house and techno, as well as those who are heading down different roads within electronic music.

Setting up camp for the second year at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel, the Mustachio parties are the wild cards of the bunch, with surprise guest DJs turning up all over the shop. Felix Da Housecat headlined at Mustachio’s August event- who knows who it will be for Sept 7th?!  All will be revealed, but not quite yet…

http://www.mustachio.be/

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All in all then, Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel, in August, undoubtedly the place where good times are pretty much guaranteed…we’ll see you there. no excuses!

 

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IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE/PIKES HOTEL presenta ‘JAZZ LEGENDS’ por BO WOODY WINTER

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VERNISSAGE MARTES 30 JULIO, 20,00h

EL ARTISTA REVELA EN EXCLUSIVA SU HOMENAJE DE 10 METROS A LA MÚSICA JAZZ

La exposición permanecerá hasta el 08 de agosto

 

(FIX/Ibiza 29 Julio 2013): Ibiza Rocks House en Pikes Hotel, sin duda reconocido como el Hotel de rock n roll por excelencia en esta isla de música, es el sitio donde desde sus comienzos hace 33 largos años, los músicos mas reconocidos se han alojado para relajar y/o seguir la fiesta con los más marchosos.

Pero dejemos de lado de momento el Rock n Roll. Nuestros oídos se aguzaron y notamos en las manos un hormigueo al ritmo de jazz cuando nos enteramos de lo último que tendrá lugar en Ibiza Rocks House este Martes 30 julio- la “vernissage” de ‘LEYENDAS DE JAZZ’, exposición del célebre artista holandés, BO WOODY WINTER. Una colección de 18 piezas representando la historia del jazz, que permanecerá expuesta la Suite de Freddie Mercury en el Pikes hotel hasta el día 8 de Agosto. Veréis, a veces el Ibiza Rocks rueda por un camino diferente y baila al ritmo de una melodía diferente…

La exposición, por primera vez en España, es la culminación de varios años de pintar sin parar. Años bañados en la sangre, el sudor y las lágrimas de Woody Winter. Además de los 16 retratos individuales, se verá su última obra maestra, un homenaje de 10 metros de largo a la música jazz y a sus héroes.

 

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Entre ellos: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Wes Montgomery, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Eric Dolphy, Esperanza Spalding, James Spaulding son algunos de los músicos retratados en JAZZ LEGENDS. Todos leyendas en sí, la música Jazz representada por los mejores.

Esta última exposición de Bo Woody Winter viene pisando los talones de su reciente exhibición en el Festival de Jazz del Mar del Norte, considerado el mayor festival de jazz internacional en el mundo. Allí, en 2011, Bo Woody Winter conoció a sus héroes-Marcus Miller y Toots Thielemans. Ambos ahora dueños de sus retratos realizados por Bo. Director del Art Show del Festival de Jazz del Mar del Norte, Wim van Zon también juega un papel importante en los exposiciones de Woody Winter en Ibiza y también presentará una introducción visual a las obras de Bo este mismo martes.

Aparte de su pasión inicial, el adicto de jazz, Winter también tiene una trayectoria profundamente arraigada en la escena de la música de baile de Holanda.Hace poco completó una segunda colección de pinturas bajo el nombre de DJ LEGENDS cuya revelación a un público exigente ya se ha confirmado para octubre 11 en Agroturismo Atzaró, Sant Joan. Como introducción a este segundo evento en octobre, este martes también incluirá la presentación de un retrato de la mano de la artista a las manos del DJ internacional Sarah Main.

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Además de una introducción al artista y la presentación orgullosa de su gigantesca pintura 10 metros de largo, Ibiza Rocks House nos invitara a cócteles a partir de las 20,00h, que se sirve con la música de la mejor jazz de la Muriel Grossman Cuarteto. Y mientras que todo lo que está pasando, Bo le realizará una pintura en vivo en la Plaza Mayor de Ibiza Rocks House de una de la innegablemente más talentoso mujeres de jazz -Nina Simone.

Para los que quieren aún más golpecitos de pies, DJ Stray Kitten y Twisted Ace se pondran sus auriculares tocando una selección de swing, jazz, blues y soul.

Por último, en una adición muy agridulce para el evento, Bo Woody Winter dedicará la exposición “Jazz Legends ‘a su padre, que muy lamentablemente perdió su batalla con el cáncer hace solo unos dias. Por lo tanto, Bo se subastará su famoso ‘traje de colores “en Ibiza Rocks House y donar las ganancias a la investigación del cáncer. Gran traje, gran gesto. DEP Sr. Winter Sr.

En definitiva, un eventito muy guay para los enterados, para los amantes de jazz y de arte,sin olvidar a los sospechosos habituales- los” party people” de Pikes ( ya sabeís quienes sois)…Así que manos “Jazz” preparaditos, Ibiza Rocks Hotel se convierte en taberna clandestina americana “speakeasy”.

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It ISN”T rock n roll- but we love it!

¡NO es rock n roll, pero nos encanta!.

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‘JAZZ LEGENDS’: AN ART EXHIBITION BY BO WOODY WINTER

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VERNISSAGE TUES 30 JULY, 8PM

IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE @ PIKES HOTEL 

 EXCLUSIVE UNVEILING OF ARTIST’S 10M HOMAGE TO JAZZ GREATS

w/ MURIEL GROSSMAN QUARTET + DJ STRAY KITTEN

(FIX IBIZA/ 29 JULY 2013): Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel is undeniably the rock n roll hotel of choice on this, the Mediterranean island of music, a place where every musician worth his salt has laid his weary head and/or partied on with the best of them, ever since the beginning of its 33 year history. But Rock n Roll aside, our ears definitely pricked up and our jazzy hands began to tingle when we heard about the latest happening to take place up at Ibiza Rocks House thisTuesday 30 July.

See, sometimes, Ibiza Rocks rolls down a different road, dances to a different tune – and this Tuesday is a perfect example of what we mean, with the unveiling and vernissage of celebrated Dutch artist, Bo Woody Winter’s ‘JAZZ LEGENDS’ exhibition, a collection of 18 pieces depicting the History of Jazz and which will remain on show in Freddie’s Suite at the hotel until 8 August.

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The exhibition, being shown for the first time in Spain, is a culmination of several years of endless painting, bound together by the blood, sweat and tears of Woody Winter and apart from the 16 individual portraits includes his latest masterpiece, a 30ft long homage to jazz and Winter’s own jazz heroes.

Amongst the names- Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Wes Montgomery, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Eric Dolphy, Esperanza Spalding, James Spaulding – all legends in their field. Jazz represented by its finest figureheads and just some of the musicians portrayed in ‘Jazz Legends’.

This latest exhibition by Bo Woody Winter comes fresh on the heels of the artist’s recent show at the North Sea Jazz Festival, considered the biggest international jazz fest in the world. It was there in 2011 that Bo Woody Winter met his heroes -Marcus Miller and Toots Thielemans- both now have Bo’s portraits of them on their walls. North Sea Jazz Festival’s Art Show Director, Wim van Zon also plays an important role in Winter’s Ibiza exhibitions and will also present a visual introduction to Bo’s work this Tuesday. After its inauguration, the ‘Jazz Legends’ series will remain in Freddie’s Suite until 8 Aug.

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Aside from the jazz junkie’s obvious first love, Winter also has a deeply rooted history in Holland’s dance music scene, and has recently completed a second collection of paintings under the moniker DJ LEGENDS, already confirmed to be revealed to the discerning public on October 11 at Agroturismo Atzaro, Sant Joan. As an introduction to this second event, this Tuesday’s vernissage will also include the presentation from the artist to international DJ Sarah Main.  But more on that later…

Back to Bo on the Rocks and the plan for this Tuesday. Apart from an introduction to the artist and the proud presentation of his mammoth 10 metre long painting, Ibiza Rocks House will be pulling out the stops and putting on the Ritz with cocktails from 8pm,  served to the tune of the finest jazz from the Muriel Grossman Quartet. Whilst all that is going on, Bo will also do a live paint in the hotel’s Plaza Mayor of one of jazz’s undeniably most talented females- Nina Simone.

For those who want even more, DJ Stray Kitten will be taking up the gauntlet/headphones in Freddie’s Suite playing a selection of swing, jazz, blues and soul.

Lastly, in a very bittersweet addition to the event, Bo Woody Winter will dedicate ‘Jazz Legends’ to his father, who very sadly lost his battle with cancer only last week. Bo will therefore be auctioning his famous ‘splatter suit’ and donating the proceeds to cancer research. Great suit, great gesture.

All in all, a very cool little happening for those in the know, for those who love jazz and those that love art and of course, not forgetting, the usual suspects- the Pikes party people- you know who you are…Jazzy Hands at the ready, Ibiza Rocks House turns speakeasy.

 

It ISN’T only Rock n Roll- but we love it!

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‘JAZZ LEGENDS’ by BO WOODY WINTER

Vernissage: TUESDAY 30 JULY 8pm

IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE @ PIKES HOTEL

Exhibition until 8 August 2013

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STATE OF INDEPEND-ANTZ:

Antz_Hirst_4Logos Antz announces summer DJ residency at Sacca Ibiza

·      Squeezes in a set at Carl Cox’s birthday party

·      Pet Shop Boys approve Drop Jackson ‘Vocal’ remix

·      Prince Harry and The P.M big fans

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(FIX/IBIZA/23 JULY2013):  On an island saturated somewhat by sameness, Anthony ANTZ Bryans is a prime player in helping keep the authentic wheels of Balearia turning all over Ibiza, a DJ of such high standing that you may not even have heard of him. This is the man who, in the space of a fortnight, has generated national UK press headlines for getting Prince Harry, Kate Moss and the British Prime MinisterDavid Cameron to throw shapes on the dancefloor, who has been name-checked in the Sunday Times as a key reference in the social calendar of every Sloane Raver, who played a stonking set at the Rolling Stones after-party at Glastonbury and a man who, most of all, is happiest hiding out in his Ibiza abode, making music and loving life.

As one of the instigators of the original house music scene, back in the day, beside the likes of Danny Rampling and Nicky Holloway, Bryans already proved his worth a long time ago. These days, in Ibiza, his reputation as a proper party-starter stands strong. We highly recommend you add one or more of the following happenings to your Ibiza itinerary:

 FLAG THE DATES

ANTZ @ SACCA … EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT, OPENING PARTY 25th JULY

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Antz has long since been associated with the venue formerly known as Aura, now SACCA, having held his very successful DJ residency there every Friday since 2005. Now under new management, Antz’ reign continues on the Sant Joan Mile every Thursday through summer, with a number of guest DJS popping in along the way just to add to the melee…

ANTZ & FRIENDS ‘PLAY IT BY EAR’ AT IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE @ PIKES, EVERY SUNDAY

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Three years in and Antz is still going strong at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel, turning every Sunday into a reason to be cheerful with his ‘Play it By Ear’ parties proving the perfect complement to the hotel’s Sunday Roast. With guest DJs including the best of the best in local talent plus a few very special surprise sets along the way.

SUNDAY 28th  July : East Coast to East End, Antz’ Guest DJs are Arthur Baker and Patsy Palmer!!!

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IN OTHER NEWS, and as per last year, Antz’ formed part of the hand-picked line up of DJs chosen to play at legendary DJ Carl Cox’s recent birthday celebration at Sands Ibiza. Bit of an honour, no matter what way you look at it, more so when we tell you that Antz is also confirmed for Cox’s annual September gathering, also at Sands. The big man summed it up beautifully: “Antz knows his music, works the crowd, plays for the occasion. There is something to be said for us older guys!”

Being the private party DJ of choice both on the island and back on his native turf in the U.K, Antz is continuously booked to play at an infinite number of high society and private parties summer and winter alike, the half of which are so hush-hush we don’t even tell you about them!

 But aside from his constant gigging, Bryans has spent the past six months barricaded in his studio, working side by side with respected DJ/producer Anthony Gorry (recently landed from producing the latest No Doubt comeback album). The duo, collectively known as Drop Jackson, are currently putting the finishing touches to their joint EP and amongst other tracks, their remix of the Pet Shop Boys‘Vocal’, has already been approved by the PSB and is due to be unleashed in the Ibiza clubs before summer is out.

Lastly, an update on Antz’s continuous charity work. Ever the philanthropist, most recently, Antz massively stepped up at the 1st Ibiza Charity Polo Cup, as linker and headline DJ at the event, held in June. Organisers Ibiza Delivers handed over a very commendable 8,000€ to the AECC (Spanish Cancer Assoc, Ibiza & Formentera Branch), proceeds of the first such event at the Ibiza Polo Club . A great result for all involved in the event.

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Coming up on 1st September, and Antz also stars on the line up at Freddie Rocks Ibiza, an annual event held in aid of The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an organization set up by the remaining members of supergroup Queen, after the passing of the band’s frontman, Freddie Mercury, and raising funds for HIV + AIDS patients. This is the third year that Ibiza Rocks House has hosted this particular charity event, a cause close to their own hearts, Freddie Mercury having played such an important role in Pikes’ history.

As for this week though, we’d like to speculate that our mysterious Man of Music may well be slipping through a back door at St.Mary’s Hospital, summoned by Queenie herself to set the occasion of the Royal Baby Arrival to some sweet, sweet music. For when it comes to Antz these days, nothing, and we mean, nothing would surprise us…

Linkage:

Antz on FB: https://www.facebook.com/djantzibiza

Antz on Twitter:https://twitter.com/djantzibiza

Antz in The SUN: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/4991150/prince-harry-kate-moss-dancefloor-glastonbury.html

Antz in The Sunday Times: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/style/fashion/People/article1285155.ece

Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes: http://www.ibizarocks.com/house/

Sacca Ibiza: http://www.saccaibiza.com/

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VAMP set to be a MONSTER this Halloween…

 

VAMP

Wednesday, 31st October from 10pm

Ibiza Rocks House /Pikes Hotel

DJs confirmed:  Stray Kitten, Chronic Cowboys, Bombotron and not to mention, Two Monster DJs.

Tickets for the event are on sale at 10€ and are already being snapped up for the Halloween Hooley at Ibiza Rocks House

 

FIX IBIZA//28th October 2012//IBIZA

With the cold-blooded countdown to Halloween well and truly on, it seems word about VAMP has trickled across the island like the very blood off Bill Compton’s fangs. Get ready for a scary soiree on the Halloween Hill of Horror; aka Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel, the likes of which will have every party monster round these parts howling into their hairy hands should they not get a ticket for the eerie event.

This is hocus-pocus at its blood-curdling best- a good old-fashioned Halloween bash is the name of the game here, and it’s without a shadow of a doubt that that is exactly what organisers Jill Canney (FIX IBIZA) and Leanne Chilton (Events Manager, Ibiza Rocks House) are planning for your petrifying pleasure this Wednesday, 31st October from 10pm until the sun comes up and the vampires head back to their gloomy tombs.

And as Ibiza’s nocturnal creatures prepare their best otherworldly outfits for fright night, Canney and Chilton are said to be up to their eyeballs in spider web and pumpkins whilst cackling into their cauldrons at the thought of what petrifying tales of terror Wednesday’s Halloween party will bring forth.

From apple bobbing in the blood bath to a suck on the Gnarly Witch’s Tit, from a dip in the Trick and Treat Box to a visit to the Zombie Zone, there are plenty of spine-tingling surprises in store for even the most hardened Halloween HellRaiser.

At this stage of the scary game, confirming attendance is advised. Tickets can also be reserved and purchased in advance (contact details below)

 

THE PHANTOM PLAN

10pm: Doors to the Haunted House creak open and the first spooks step out of the shadows…

10pm-Midnight: Pumpkin Soup and Scary Movies – We’re thinking a bit of Rocky Horror Picture Show to get us in the mood for our Monster Mash Up…

Meanwhile, in Freddie Kruger’s Bar, the music starts sounding for those who already feel the need to throw ghastly shapes round the room…

*As Midnight strikes, get ready for the unveiling of The Gnarly Witch and all that she brings for our putrid pleasure. One quick slurp of slurp of her magic potion and party on…

12am- Sunrise: You’ll be dancing like you’re possessed by the Devil himself in Freddie (Kruger)’s Bar til first light (and possibly beyond) with the help of:

THE DARK AND DEADLY DJs

Shriek! STRAY KITTEN

Boo! BOMBOTRON

Cackle! CHRONIC COWBOYS

…and not to mention, a Very Special Appearance from those devils in disguise:

TWO MONSTER DJS…

 

HOW TO GET IN

A limited number of tickets are available for the event and haste is advised!

10€ entry includes a steamin’ bowl of pumpkin soup to get you started, a delve in the trick or treat glory hole, a sup of magic witch’s brew, plus games, surprises, and a Halloween experience you’ve never had before round these parts.. Ibiza Magic Awaits…

Limited Capacity! Please confirm assistance either on the facebook event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/490221764329564/permalink/496389657046108/?notif_t=like

Jill : 645 909 098

Leanne: 678 212 535

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VAMPIN’ IT UP! Halloween at Ibiza Rocks House

   RAISING HELL AT THE HOUSE ON THE HILL

 

IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE SET TO HOST HORRIFIC HALLOWEEN HOOLEY ON WEDS 31ST OCTOBER , FROM 10pm

DOOR CHARGE OF 10€ INCLUDES PUMPKIN SOUP, A TRICK OR TREAT, A GOBLET OF WITCHES BREW AND A NAUGHTY NIGHT OF FREAKY FUN, SCARY STORIES, MONSTER MUSIC AND DEVILISH DANCING

DJS COLIN PETERS, STRAY KITTEN, LUIS MARTIN & MAGICAL MYSTERY GUESTS PROVIDING THE TERRORIFIC TUNES

Halloween is nearly here- and in our book, that simply screams party! So, it seems only fitting that we transform Ibiza Rocks House into a Haunted House on the Hill and fill it with our favourite boys and ghouls for a night of bloody good fun…Get your gore on for VAMP!

Here’s the cunning plan:

We’ll kick off the vamptastic plan at 10pm by inviting you to a scrummy bowl of homemade pumpkin soup to line our little zombie bellies, whilst on the big screen, expect Rocky Horror, Teen Wolf, Lost Boys, Nightmare on Elm Street and other stuff to make you shiver…

After that preliminary spooking, it’s a sup from the gnarly witch’s tit for all who dare…our special magic potion, carefully concocted by senior members of the coven, sure to get the blood flowing in all the right places. Just right for fright night frolics…

Next up, take a wander through the zombie zone, delve into the trick or treat glory hole, attempt to bob an apple from the bloodbath; just some of the spooky surprises we’re planning amongst the Halloween games.

Of course, it goes without saying that we want you to shake your old bones in Freddie (Kruger)’s Bar and so, providing the scary soundtrack, DJs Colin Peters and Stray Kitten will be joined by some magical mystery guests…

As far as dress code, it’s a no-brainer. It’s Halloween. Think vampires, werewolves, faeries, witches, ghouls, ghosts, zombies, monsters, mynaeds, shape shifters, spooks, blood, gore, guts, spiders, spells and supernaturals- you get the idea- all the stuff that Halloween is made of! But there are no limits- as long as you’ve made an effort, that’s the spirit and special spooky souvenirs will be presented to the best of the lot..

Getting In:

10€ in advance/on the door includes your pumpkin soup, your trick or treat, a goblet of witches brew and a Halloween you won’t forget in a hurry.

Places are limited so do confirm if possible…

WHAT: ‘VAMP’- a night of Halloween Hoots and Ghastly Goings on..

WHEN:  WEDS 31ST OCT, 2012 FROM 10PM

WHERE : IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE @PIKES HOTEL

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See you there, Monsters!

The Vamps…                                                                                 

October 17, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

BIRTHDAY BOY ANTZ PULLS A TRIPLE WHAMMY!


THIS WEEKEND 12-14th OCTOBER, ANTZ @ AURA/IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE/AMANTE

Just when you thought it was safe to put away your disco boots for another season, DJ ANTZ has a plan in store this weekend that, quite simply, can only be described as One Big Fat Birthday Blowout.

As one of the island’s most respected DJs, AntZ has done nothing if not surpassed himself this summer in Ibiza, not only with his weekly residencies at Ibiza Rocks House and Aura but also the vast number of private bookings and international gigs.

This weekend though, and there’s an extra cause for merriment as the main man celebrates one more year of his amazing life. One weekend, three chances to let it all hang out on the dancefloor to the tunes lovingly provided by the birthday boy.

Here’s the plan. First stop, Aura. Friday Night. After last weekend’s awesome End of Summer shenanigans at AURA, the doors are back open for Autumn meaning that our AntZ is back in action every Friday through October. Yay!

On to Sunday, and this is where it gets even more interesting…

First up, it’s a fond farewell for another season to Antz’s signature event at IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE at Pikes Hotel. ‘PLAY IT BY EAR’ has been as staple a part of the island’s diet as the roast dinner that’s served up at the hotel every Sunday this summer. Joining Antz this week behind the decks, PIBE Resident Jon Sa Trinxa and as a very special treat, straight in from San Agustin, proper Spancunian and DJ extraordinaire Andy Wilson(Ibiza Sonica)- a man who knows the meaning of the Balearic Beat better than most. This IS the place to be. And you have one more chance to be there…

A bit later on that day, as the sun sets on San Antonio, it’s straight off to AMANTE for the next part of the party plan, where ANTZ gets back to work alongside the likes of other great names including Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay. Mark our words, this is set to be a monumental end to another great season at Amante.

Only one more thing to say then, really and that’s ‘Happy Birthday, Antz!’

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BARON LANDS – a private audience with Baron Wolman..

When we were summoned at the start of the summer to help co-ordinate and promote the first coming of iconic rock n roll photographer Baron Wolman to Ibiza, it’s fair to say we had mixed emotions. The concept of  ‘An Audience with …in this case, the aforementioned Mr Wolman– Rolling Stone Magazine’s very first photographer/editor-in-chief –was one that FIX had already tried to incorporate in the programme of our annual rockin’ rollin’ extravaganza ‘Rock n Mola’ which took place from 18-20 May this year. Changes to the 75 year old legend’s European schedule soon put paid to that notion, however.

But, as fate would have it, on 12th June 2012, and straight off the back of his success at Madrid Photo 4, Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel became the perfect setting for Baron Wolman’s premier Pitiusa presentation..

The following interview was first published in BLUE MARLIN MAGAZINE AUGUST 2012 as the primary feature in that month’s edition and whilst the powers-that-be deemed that the title of the feature be renamed for the magazine, I’m sticking with my original title.

BARON LANDS…

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Anyone who has even the least amount of interest in photography and/or music should already know the name and fame of Baron Wolman, and anyone who has even the least amount of sense turned up to see him in person at the recent event ‘An Audience with Baron Wolman’, held at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel in Ibiza.

For those readers for which no bell is ringing on either count, Wolman is one of the most respected guys in his business. An American photographer best known for his work in the late 1960s for the music magazine/revered beat bible, Rolling Stone, he became the magazine’s first editor of photography from 1967 to 1970, effectively, no sooner than the magazine was conceived.

When we think of Wolman, we think of Woodstock, of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash, of George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner- and the list goes on- because this is the guy who was there with them on that rock n roll rollercoaster of the 60s, up close and personal, him and his camera, with the best of the best, the creators of real, live music, back when electronica wasn’t even a concept, never mind a real word in a dictionary. This was the age of Aquarius, the summer of love, the start of the live music revolution.

Behind the scenes, in the dressing room, on the stage, back in the day, Baron Wolman and his trusty Nikon. A totally different scenario from modern times, when it’s a lengthy chore to even secure a press pass for a live gig, never mind the impossible ask of trying to take a photo of a band from the main stage.  Timeless classics, his pictures, and to this day, Baron’s photos exude the exuberance of real rock n roll, the talent, passion and of course, peace and love, man…

Born in 1937, Baron Wolman has spent his long life engaged in a variety of jobs and projects but, as he says himself, photography has always been his main focus (literally).  The best part of his existence has been spent looking through a lens and he has captured images of not only some of the world’s greatest musicians, but also, a plethora of social and cultural events of modern day history- starting with his photo-journalistic report on the happenings behind the Berlin Wall, his first attempt at capturing real life on camera.

Here is a guy who, having served his military time in Germany, came back to the USA and decided to get on with his ‘hobby’- having taken pictures on the frontline of some of the world’s grimmest war sights, it was time for the other side of the coin, capturing some of the world’s most memorable musical moments on 35 mm film for ever.

Wolman’s recent visit to the Ibiza in association with the Duncan Miller Gallery (Los Angeles), Ibiza Rocks and FIX Ibiza on island, was his first , and by his own admission, had been a long time coming, As far as he’s concerned, however, we haven’t seen the last of him yet. We sat down with the Baron Wolman post-event for a private audience of one.

Baron! You’re actually here, in Ibiza…

-I got here, finally! Before we came here, my gallerist, Daniel Miller, said to me,  “Ibiza’s going to change your life, Baron” and he was right. And now, the night before I’m leaving, I’m thinking, why do I even want to go? I should stay…

What impression of the place will you take away with you?

It’s been pretty interesting…You see, for me, what’s fascinating is the connection of the present to the past, how this whole spirit of the island has developed. In the 60s and 70s, I’d heard about Ibiza a lot but I didn’t understand it… had I come and been able to participate in the origins of this amazing place, maybe my life would have been very different…

So, who was talking to you about Ibiza back then?

All my friends would tell me to go there; they would all go but I was very responsible and so I stayed home and worked and worked, shooting for at the Rolling Stone magazine at that time…you know, nobody gave me that final clue, that last piece in the puzzle of why I should actually come to Ibiza. Had I been here, even more recently in the days of Manumission, a party that was so far ahead of itself and of its time, a pre-cursor to Cirque de Soleil in a way, I can’t imagine what fun I’d have had.

Maybe you weren’t supposed to come before…

That’s true, maybe I wasn’t. I’ll tell you something else- last month and for the first time, I went to Jamaica! And so, that was the time I was apparently supposed to go to Jamaica. I should have gone there when Bob Marley was still alive but it just didn’t happen ‘til now and then, shortly after, here I am in Ibiza, also on my virgin visit.

Two great musical islands in one month!

There’s something bigger than just the music going on here, though. Ibiza really is magic. I look around here at Ibiza Rocks House, especially at night, with the lights, the pool, and I can almost see the shadows of the people from the past floating down the stairs. Listening to Tony Pike talking about all the people who stayed here throughout his reign, it’s a chapter in rock n roll history…

Will your time spent in Ibiza become another of your rock n roll anecdotes?

Definitely, and I’ll include Flower Power at Pacha in that story; that was another great experience, a real fun night out with the team behind my ‘Audience with..’ It was another link I had with the past here on the island, apart from my presentation at IRH@Pikes.  I got a real sense of what it must have been like back in the day right there in Pacha.

Even your gallerist remarked on the fact that he’s NEVER seen you dance before, yet at Flower Power, you were a jiving machine!

I should have stayed longer, I think, in order to go to several of the clubs…but I’ve had a tiny glimpse of Ibiza at least. Yeah, we danced in, we danced back out…

What do we have to do to get you back here again?

I’m coming back, don’t worry about that. I have to come back here. Once you see it with your own eyes, its like, really, where have I been?!

Is there a story that you can tell me that perhaps you’ve never told anyone else?

Oh, you want me to tell whether or not I slept with Janis Joplin…

Well, did you?

What do you think? In the book you will read that everybody asks me that same question but I always give the same answer…the one I just gave you.

So, you did then…

What do you think?

Talk to me more about your good old days…

I feel so privileged to have been a part of that time. I cannot express my gratitude enough and the point is, I don’t know who to thank. This was a gift to me, an opportunity to be around and meet all these great musicians, and therefore get close to them even before they became famous, to be able to work with them in the way that I have, I consider myself very lucky.

And photography in itself, is that a gift or do you learn that?

I didn’t learn it, it was a hobby that turned good. Before I picked up that camera, the word was very noisy, full of static; it was chaotic.  When I first picked up the camera and looked through its viewfinder, I began to finally make sense of the world, you know. I began to understand what was going on around me. Until I did that, it really was just that noisy static and so, I began to form the pictures with my own vision as I saw it. And then, everything just made sense.

What’s the secret of a Wolman photo?

For me, it’s about harmony and in the pictures, I really try to capture that visual harmony, and that’s a metaphor for the harmony that I wish we would experience all the time in life, and more than that, a harmony that I know we are capable of achieving.

Would you say that photography has been the biggest love of your life?

Yes, that’s what photography has always been to me. When I walk away from it, it’s always there when I come back, my friend. Some say I’ve been married to my camera for 60 years.

So you really are a natural then?

Remember Mozart, who started to play music as soon as he sat at a piano? Well, when I picked up the camera, it was so natural and I knew right there that that was what I was supposed to do, who I was supposed to be. That may sound like bullshit to you, but it really was the truth.

Life Vs Photography. Discuss…

I’ve done a lot of different things in my life but the photography has always been the one thing that always speaks from my soul. Photography becomes a part of your life. You can be a good photographer if that’s what you do, absorb yourself in it fully.

So life and photography are indeed one and the same for you then?

You wouldn’t believe half the things I’ve photographed.  I’ve had an amazing life and it’s been a lot of fun but more than that, photography has allowed me to understand what life is about. This is the point, if you have curiosity about the world, which I, and we all do, photography is a way to fulfil that curiosity. I worry sometimes that I feel like I already know it all already, which is just not true.  But I’ve seen the killing, the birthing, the destruction of the environment, the preservation of the environment, the music, the peace, the love…and there’ll always something else to do and see- and photograph…

My own personal favourite portrait of yours is your moody shot of Johnny Cash; tell us about the night you took that picture…

I was backstage with Johnny, it was a very strange venue, mainly because it had a rotating stage.  I would take a picture of Johnny and then, off he would go spinning round on the rotating stage and I’d get a picture of his back and then he’d come back round again and it was my chance to get another picture of him. He did a lot of funny things that night on that stage.

They say the camera never lies; Johnny’s expression in that shot seems to say it all..

What was interesting is, if you look at that particular picture, which was taken before the performance, and if you look into his eyes, he doesn’t look as if he wanted to do the performance at all. It’s a very deep, sad portrait. You can really see all the pain that he was experiencing as a human being back then. And then, he went on stage and that moment of deep sadness was transformed into the pure joy of his performance; it was a big surprise for me to see that shift first hand. Johnny Cash really enjoyed doing what he did.

So then, ironically, performing was his escape from his reality, his own fame?

Well, see, I think that’s what performing does for a person, takes you away from your troubles. I think that the other thing that’s really interesting about the whole thing is the concept of being famous. I know people who were big stars but who are no longer stars, and they are so addicted to being famous that they get sad if they can’t be in the limelight and they have to find some way of getting back in it.

What do you see as the difference between the original rock stars of the past and the modern equivalent of today?
Well, these days, I don’t even understand these guys. It’s easier to be a photographer these days, because anyone can get their hands on a camera. It’s also easier to be a musician these days, much easier than it ever was.  I’ve had a look at the line-ups for some of the parties here in Ibiza and, honestly, I don’t recognise any of the names on there. Like, who are these guys?!

Perhaps Tony Pikes, island legend and original owner of Pikes Hotel, is more on your wavelength?

He’s quite a guy. He’s been here forever and he’s got stories, lots of them, most of them shockers! He told me Esther Williams was here way back when; he showed me a photo to prove it.  I loved her as a kid, one of the best MGM actresses of her time, all singing, all dancing. He also told me that Joan Baez serenaded him with four love songs.

A bit like the ‘Concert for One’ that Janis Joplin did for you?

Something like that..

And then what happened?

What do you think…

Anything else I should know?

I don’t think you’d want to know all that I have to tell you. But, as a last thought, I have to thank my gallerist and friend, Daniel, for bringing me to Ibiza; had it not been for him, maybe I’d never have come. He made the whole thing possible, I’m so happy he did.

Yours truly- as photographed by Baron Wolman..

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KEEPING FREDDIE’S FLAME ALIVE

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The second annual Ibiza ‘Freddie for a Day’ Fundraiser for the Mercury Phoenix Trust is confirmed for Sunday 2nd September

 

Special guests confirmed include 2Mercury BJs, Mark Jones, Lottie, Andy Carroll, Colin Peters, Stray Kitten and Grayson Shipley plus a VERY SPECIAL GUEST with a special live performance from Wall of Sound’s hotly tipped next best thing, BB and upcoming band, Visitors. 

The date of the event coincides with what would have been the Queen front man’s 66th birthday.

Ibiza//FIX Ibiza//30 Aug 2012

Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly squeeze any more fun into your summer, Ibiza Rocks proves you wrong once again. Following on from the success of last year’s ‘Freddie for a Day’ charity fundraiser at Ibiza Rocks House, Mark Jones & his Wall of Sound crew are back for more fun and nonsense, all in the best possible taste, and all for a great cause- The Mercury Phoenix Trust- that wonderful legacy left to us by international music icon, Freddie Mercury, not to mention the fellow members of his supergroup- Queen.

Sunday, 2nd September is the date confirmed for the event, with the early part of the day set aside for munchin’ and a-minglin’ alongside the traditional Sunday Roast from 2pm. A spot of lunch, a dip in the hotel’s famous pool, a quick snooze and it’s time to get togs on and ‘tashed up for what is set to be yet one more magic moment in the annals of Ibiza Rocks history.

As per last year, organiser Mark Jones, Wall of Sound main man, has put together a line up that really stands out from the Ibiza crowd. As well as DJs including Lottie, Andy Carroll, Colin Peters, Stray Kitten and Grayson Shipley, get set for three headlining guest DJs SO special we are not even allowed to announce it. But hear this, you’d be mental to miss it…

And then there are the live elements of the event. Ibiza Rocks House are pleased to present an exclusive performance from UK band, Visitors, as well as, brought to us by Wall Of Sound, BB. Hotly tipped as the next best thing. BB were formed after a chance meeting at the BBC Introducing Master Class of 2011 at Abbey Road Studios. Singer Billy Wright & drummer Robert Gulston immediately bonded over a passion for pop songs, dance music and exciting live shows. After locking themselves away in a studio in their hometown of Southend, the duo honed their writing formula and emerged in 2012 with a galvanised sound and a live show that combines euphoric samples, thumping drums, explosive guitars and insanely catchy melodies. They are currently adding the final touches to their debut album.

Asked about their upcoming gig at Ibiza Rocks House and BB had this to say: “Freddie was the kind of musician you wanted to be from the first time you picked up a mic or sat down to write a song. There was something magnetic about his performances, he had thousands of people in the palm of his hand…No one has come close since. So when you get asked to go to Ibiza and pay tribute to Freddie, you go!”

Bearing in mind at all times that this is a fundraising event, party goers are asked to seriously get involved! As well as encouraging as many Freddie lookie-likees as possible on the night, organisers stressed that the easiest way to make a contribution to the cause was by purchasing your Freddie Moustache on entrance to Ibiza Rocks House, with all proceeds going directly to the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

From the depths of his dressing up box, in the search for his Freddie costume, no doubt, Mark Jones piped up that “after last years’ crazy scenes and amazing night of fun-fun-fun it seems only right to press play and pay homage to Freddie again with Ibiza Rocks House / Pikes Hotel as the incredible setting.Bringing to light the creative genius and talent of Mr. Mercury to Ibiza is a real honour..

We Will, We Will Rock You ! ”

About the Charity:

Freddie Mercury died of AIDS related causes in London on 24th November 1991. Almost immediately after, the remaining members of Queen and Jim Beach, the band’s manager, took the decision to raise money and awareness about AIDS in his memory. Together they organised the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness. The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded to distribute the monies raised from this concert and it has continued to be engaged in numerous other fundraising activities.

Since 1992 the Mercury Phoenix Trust has been responsible for donating more than $15 million in the fight against AIDS making over 750 grants to charities worldwide. Applications for grants have come in from many countries around the world and collaboration has been realised with groups as far removed as the World Health Organisation to grass-root organisations run partly by voluntary workers in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Nepal and India. The Trust has adapted its policy to concentrate on HIV/AIDS education and awareness in the developing world.

The legend of Pikes Hotel.

When it comes to rock n roll anecdotes, Freddie Mercury’s fame where Pikes Hotel is concerned is legendary. A regular fixture of the hotel, he was a close friend of the hotel’s original owner Tony Pike ‘back in the day’ and as the story so famously goes, Mercury celebrated his 41st birthday at the hidden hotel; a party that lasted for days and spawned many of the aforementioned anecdotes.

These days, and although the world is a less flamboyant place since the passing of the Queen vocalist, his memory lives on at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes, not least through the Freddie Suite at Ibiza Rocks House; an enormous room, the centre of hedonism and happy times during Freddie’s reign, now converted into one of the island’s nocturnal hot-spots for those in the know. Lovingly restored under the ownership and careful direction of Ibiza’s foremost live music promoters, Andy McKay and Dawn Hindle. Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes continues to celebrate Freddie’s free spirit and zest for life.

As a final point to note, with the date of the event so close to what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 66th birthday, the aim of the event is to celebrate the life and times of one of the best, whilst raising funds to help those affected by what took him from us.

Because ‘these are the days of our lives…’ Lets make it a suitable homage to the King of Queen…

FREDDIE FOR A DAY

IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE @ IBIZA ROCKS HOUSE

SUNDAY 2ND SEPT 2012

2pm til…..

Donations on the Door : No Cash- No Tash- No Entry)

For tips and ideas on Freddie’s dress code, go to:

http://www.freddieforaday.com//en/What-to-Wear

For more info on The Mercury Phoenix Trust, go to:

http://www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com/Home.aspx

For more info on Ibiza Rocks House:

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

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