What a night! Our 6th Birthday was celebrated in fine style with the finest rock band on the planet - Biffy Clyro being joined by our music director Zane Lowe, newcomers Morning Parade and our amazing residents Doorly & Nicola Bear.
Here’s to 6 more years!
5. Ed Macfarlane - Friendly Fires
Summer 2011 Friendly Fires frontman Ed Macfarlane decided mid set he was going to beat the heat and cool off in the Hotel pool. Fighting through the crowd he dived head first over the barrier swam a length and got back on stage where he almost blew the electrics. The song he chose to do it? Jump in the pool… obviously
4. Biffy Clyro
The 2010 Opening Party with Biffy Clyro ended with the scots band fighting their way to poolside to dive in, the first and still the only full band to do so during a show, the gauntlet has been thrown down.
One of the most surprising leaps into the Rocks pool happened during the 2009 Radio 1 weekend. Watching on in the crowd Deadmau5 decided to vault the barrier while no one was looking and jump into the pool. No one saw it coming!
2. Ricky Wilson - Kaiser Chiefs
Fast forward to this summer and another man to hit the water in Ibiza was Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson. Ending the set with ‘Oh My God’ Ricky disappeared from the stage only to reappear again and make a dramatic dive into the pool.
1. Mike Skinner - The Streets
The undisputed king of the Rocks pool dive is Streets frontman Mike Skinner, who is still the only person to dive in the pools during shows on both islands. The Streets first show at the Ibiza Rocks hotel saw him bring together a mass pool dive in which hundreds of people ended up in the water. Somehow he managed to top that himself at Mallorca Rocks in 2011 as he surfed to the back of the venue to be thrown in the pool before being carried back to the stage soaking wet.
It’s finally here! This time next week the Balearics biggest Opening Parties are back as we kick off summer 2013 at the Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks Hotels
The Rocks Opening Parties have become island institutions in San Antonio and Magaluf bringing some of the biggest names in music to the Rocks Stage for a early season party like no other!
As we gear up for sound of 2013 Jake Bugg and future star Findlay to kick off this summer’s Rocks season check out some of the (now) massive names who have taken to the Rocks Stage since 2010…
2010 - IBIZA ROCKS OPENING PARTY WITH BIFFY CLYRO + BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB
2010 - MALLORCA ROCKS OPENING PARTY WITH THE KOOKS + BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB + ZANE LOWE
2011 - IBIZA & MALLORCA ROCKS OPENING PARTIES WITH PLAN B + WRETCH 32 + DOORLY
2012 - IBIZA & MALLORCA ROCKS OPENING PARTIES WITH ED SHEERAN + THE MILK
Tonight marks the 8th birthday of Ibiza Rocks, so to celebrate, the one and only Liam Gallagher will be storming the stage with his band Beady Eye. In honour of the Rock ‘n’ Roll legends that have graced the iconic stage in the past and performed to Rocks fans under the Balearic stars we look back at some fond birthday memories…
7th Birthday: Rock ‘n’ Roll antics with Kasabian
6th Birthday: Biffy Clyro and Zane Lowe - a night of anthems
5th Birthday: Poolside mosh pits with THE PRODIGY
By Abby (@dressupshowup)
Arriving with probably enough guitars for every crowd member, Biffy Clyro used them to brilliant effect; not so much walking on stage as utterly dominating it. Those guitars got played. With their combination of bare chests, old school rock charisma and relentless fierce-some energy they left everyone breathless and on the verge of hysteria.
This was a crowd made up entirely of devoted Biffy fans. They sang word for word along with every song, they tirelessly threw their hands in the air and they moshed unlike any Rocks crowd before them. They became one united, heaving mass of sweaty, over-excited Biffy lovers. ‘Many A Horror’ provided the biggest singalong of the night, and a brief hiatus in an otherwise chest-pounding set. But the biggest screams of the night were reserved for ‘Mountains’: a jewel in the Biffy Clyro crown.
Support came from The Family Rain, who didn’t disappoint. They indulged the theme of pure, emotive rock, belting out tracks with catchy riffs and bluesy bass. It was undoubtedly a night for guitar music fans, and the message was clear: rock’n’roll is still very much alive.