We Are Rockstars at Ibiza Rocks Hotel – Full line up revealed
We Are Rockstars have already announced one of the most exciting monthly residencies of the summer with Stormzy who kicks off the season with his first of four #Merky shows on Friday 3rd June at the opening party at Ibiza Rocks Hotel. The full line up for the fifth incredible 16-week series of open-air, poolside shows is now confirmed, featuring a diverse mix of music legends and fresh, influential talents, with names from across house, drum & bass, garage and grime. A thoroughly impressive line up that’s testament to the fluid mix of styles and sounds that We Are Rockstars proudly represents on the White Isle.
Ram Records’ drum & bass hero Wilkinson played a huge set at last years’ opening party and he’s back again to headline in June (10) when acclaimed club brand Metropolis takeover the We Are Rockstars stage. Firm UK Garage favourites Ms.Dynamite and DJ Luck & MC Neat plus drum & bass collective North Base completes the heavy-hitting line up.
We Are Rockstars royalty Example & DJ Wire return for three incredible shows this summer, joined in June (17) by the musical force from Faithless Sister Bliss and fresh London talent and 2016 festival favourite Barely Legal. July (01) will see hugely-hyped Leeds DJ and MC Tom Zanetti & K.O Kane support before their final show of the summer in August (26) when fast-rising grime star Elf Kid and acclaimed house and bass duo Apexape take to the stage.
Example said: “I’ve had some of the best nights of my life at Ibiza Rocks and We Are Rockstars. There’s an energy and atmosphere that you just don’t get anywhere else which is why we keep going back. Playing by the pool, place full of feel-good, holiday vibes and people dancing on their balconies all around the stage. It’s insane and I can’t wait to get back out there this summer and smash it again.”
Multi-platinum selling drum and bass duo turned chart superstars Sigma return for the third year in a row in June (24). Achieving almost two million worldwide single sales in the past year alone, Sigma are set for one of the biggest shows in the Balearics this summer. Support comes from BBC Radio 1’s MistaJam and grime legend Big Narstie who both return separately in the summer for Craig David’s TS5 pool party residency.
Sigma said: “We Are Rockstars is one of the highlights of our summer and we can’t wait to smash Ibiza this year”
Having recently completed an incredible 24-hour set, raising over £60K for Cancer Research UK, pioneering garage selector DJ EZ is heading back to Ibiza to top an enviable bill for We Are Rockstars 5th Birthday in July (15). Well known for his extensive and technically superb sets, DJ EZ was responsible for one of the standout sets of the summer last year. Joining the big birthday line up is two of the best of the new breed, hotly tipped grime MC Majestic and South London rapper Yungen.
Queen of bassline Hannah Wants brings her brilliant club brand What Hannah Wants centre stage on July (22), with the good lady herself headlining a line up that also features fellow female DJ force and long-standing We Are Rockstars friend Monki plus British producer and DJ Billy Kenny.
West London collective Kurupt FM take their Champagne Steam Rooms to We Are Rockstars for a highly anticipated White Isle debut in July (29) and back for more in August (19). With a cult following and hugely popular ‘People Just Do Nothing’ TV show behind them, good tunes and good times are guaranteed. The July (29) line up also features Black Butter Records’ My Nu Leng & MC Dread and BBC Sound of 2015 nominee and grime starlet Novelist whilst August (19) will see UK garage icons So Solid Crew and current Queen of the new rap pack Lady Leshurr take to the stage.
For the third year running, the incredible and influential crew at Rinse FM takeover for a standout show in September (2nd) featuring godfather of grime Wiley with fellow titan of the scene Slimzee, bassline heavyweight Redlight and Rinse’s very own Sam Supplier. Just like We Are Rockstars, Rinse continue to champion underground music and new talent, shaping popular culture and influencing a scene so deserving of recognition, appreciation and representation in Ibiza.
Following his standout Ibiza debut at We Are Rockstars last summer, the legendary David Rodigan is coming back with his reggae dancehall beats for a seminal set of star-lit shows in August and September. Joining the Ram Jam line up in August (12) is first lady of garage Ms Dynamite and garage-grime DJ and Producer extraordinaire Preditah. September (16) will see Rodigan bring We Are Rockstars to the ultimate climax at the closing party, with Lady Leshurr making a welcome return to the world-famous We Are Rockstars stage.
David Rodigan said: “After 37 years in the business, We Are Rockstars at Ibiza Rocks Hotel last summer was my debut on the White Isle! Such a mix of people, all loving music for the right reasons. I can’t wait to get back this summer for two shows with some very special guests!”
We Are Ravers. We Are Renegades. We Are Rebels. We Are Rockstars.
Friday 3rd June – We Are Rockstars & Noisey Present #Merky – Opening Party
Stormzy / Charlie Sloth / WSTRN / Noisey DJs
Friday 10th June – We Are Rockstars Presents Metropolis with
Wilkinson / Ms Dynamite / DJ Luck & MC Neat / North Base
Friday 17th June – We Are Rockstars Presents
Example & DJ Wire / Sister Bliss / Barely Legal / Patrick Nazemi
Friday 24th June – We Are Rockstars Presents
Sigma (DJ) / Mistajam / Big Nastie / Patrick Nazemi
Friday 1st July – We Are Rockstars Presents
Example & DJ Wire / Tom Zanetti & K.O Kane / Patrick Nazemi / Danny Beck
Friday 8th July – We Are Rockstars & Noisey Present #Merky
Stormzy / Toddla T / J Hus / Patrick Nazemi
Friday 15th July – We Are Rockstars 5th Birthday
DJ EZ / Majestic / Yungen / Patrick Nazemi
Friday 22nd July – We Are Rockstars Presents What Hannah Wants with
Hannah Wants / Monki / Billy Kenny / Patrick Nazemi
Friday 29th July – We Are Rockstars Presents Champagne Steamrooms
Kurupt FM / My Nu Leng & Dread MC / Novelist / Patrick Nazemi
Friday 5th August – We Are Rockstars & Noisey Present #Merky
Stormzy / Mistajam / Big Narstie / Patrick Nazemi
Friday 12th August – We Are Rockstars Presents Ram Jam
David Rodigan / Ms Dynamite / Preditah / Patrick Nazemi
Friday 19th August – We Are Rockstars Presents Champagne Steamrooms
Kurupt FM / Lady Leshurr / So Solid Crew / Patrick Nazemi
Friday 26th August – We Are Rockstars
Example & DJ Wire / Elf Kid / Apexape / Patrick Nazemi
Friday 2nd September – We Are Rockstars Presents Rinse FM
Wiley & Slimzee / Redlight / Sam Supplier
Friday 9th Sept – We Are Rockstars & Noisey Present #Merky
Stormzy / Toddla T / Coco / Patrick Nazemi
Friday 16th September – We Are Rockstars Presents Ram Jam – Closing Party
David Rodigan / Lady Leshurr / Patrick Nazemi
Tickets from £25 plus booking fee from www.ibizarocks.com