International Music Summit (IMS), the leading voice for business, culture and education in electronic music, will unite the most influential global industry figures at the 13th edition of the summit, across three days of conversation, connection and celebration. Continuing to lead the direction for positive change in the industry, IMS Ibiza will place artists, visionary thinkers and industry leaders at the centre of powerful discussions designed to make meaningful difference and be a catalyst for change.
At the forefront of the debate will be iconic electronic musician, producer, visual artist, academic and leading pioneer in environmental activism Brian Eno, who will open IMS Ibiza with a keynote interview with IMS partner and legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong. He will set the scene on the environmental crisis the world is facing and as a founding trustee of EarthPercent will introduce the project, before other initiatives will be shared by other industry figures.
This vital and timely keynote interview will take place via video call to avoid unnecessary air travel and is one part of a dedicated focus at IMS Ibiza on the climate emergency. It will follow into other presentations and initiatives from within the industry, examining the wider debate around the issue and detailing what action must urgently be taken. IMS will donate the cost of Eno’s flight to EarthPercent and will carbon offset all air travel associated with producing the 2020 event.
EarthPercent exists to encourage artists and music companies to commit a small percentage of their revenue to the best organisations addressing the climate emergency. As an industry with huge cultural influence we should be taking a leading position in being conscientious and pro-active in supporting the best organisations taking on the challenges of climate change. The aim of EarthPercent is to generate significant income via a rolling and continual mechanism, establishing a highly effective way for the music industry to be part of a solution.
IMS Ibiza 2020 at Destino will feature: – Technology Trade Fair – Education Hub presented by Point Blank Music School including workshops and masterclasses – Free wellness villa for all delegates presented by ARETÉ & Pioneer DJ – shesaid.so Villa creating a family friendly safe space for all – More networking opportunities and 1-on-1 speed networking with promoters, agents, bookers – Access to Ibiza club openings & Satellite events across the island – IMS Dalt Vila closing celebration – Lowest host hotel packages and rates of any IMS to date – Payment plan, spread the purchase of your badge over four months – Discounted badges for Students, Under 27’s and Ibiza Residents
Ibiza and Formentera´s new lifestyle magazine, launches issue #2 with a special launch party taking place at Atzaro Agroturismo on Friday 9thAugust, Between 6pm – midnight guests from around the island can enjoy an eclectic programme of live music, DJs, performance, culture and many more surprises, Nativ will bring to life a living, breathing version of the magazine.
The line-up promises a diverse selection of Ibiza´s best loved and underground artists including a special back-2-back set with Ibiza legends DJ Pippi and Joan Ribas, a Malanga Café showcase with DJ Bebe and Juan Soul from Banana Boogaloo, DJ Mina of Playasol Radio and DJ Dribbler from international station Red Light Radio. Live music will come from the Ibango Tribe presented by Trace Harris, whilst Ibossim will bring a healthy dose of Flamenco to the proceedings.
The event at Atzaro is free with Nativ only requesting a small donation of 5 euros to support Can Hog and the work they do to save the indigenous hedgehog population on the island. An artisan village will feature traditional Ibicencan crafts via the El Retorn Association. Eco-clothing brand Etikology will showcase their natural dying techniques.
Following a warm reception across Ibiza and Formentera´s island community, Nativ magazine offers a collective voice for the island, interpreting the needs of Ibiza´s global community, reflecting modern thinking, eco-consciousness and a growing interest in health and well-being, as well as evolving tastes in music and culture.
August´s 2nd issue of Nativ covers the theme of Inspiration, delivering independent editorial and original photography across the six content pillars including ecology, health, food, culture, music and people. Nativ is a free 178-page colour magazine distributed to 500 locations across Ibiza and Formentera.
Last month´s launch party attracted 400 guests attracting many movers and shakers including whilst raising 1,400 Euros for Ibiza Preservation Foundation.
The “Oscars” of electronic music celebrate 22nd edition, at a venue that embodies the spirit of Ibiza, Heart Ibiza.
Voting has been extended by one more week for all you electronic music lovers! You can show your support for your favourite artists in one, two or all of the 14 categories, including the recently launched new categories: Afro House and Deep Tech. They are all deserving, 125 nominees, and the winners are chosen by you, so get voting!
San Antonio’s bay says ‘hola’ this summer to the island’s first art hotel. And what a hotel it is! Paradiso Art Hotel will boast and alternative atmosphere, disco music, art galleries and even a tattoo parlour if you’re feeling particularly brave this summer. And just look at that bar!
The bright and bold Wi-Ki-Woo Boutique Hotel & Apartments boasts a fantastic location right by the rocky shoreline and overlooking the sea. The famous Sunset bars can be easily reached by walking along the coastal path, or you can simply enjoy the sunsets from the hotel terrace – the choice is yours. What’s more, it’s an adults only 4* hotel located just 150m from the beach – and further proof of the rejuvenation of the previously maligned San Antonio.
The 4* boutique hotel Las Mimosas is located in the San Antonio Bay, only 3km from the center. In a quiet, exclusive and lovely area, it is the perfect place to soak up some rays and come back to life after a long night spent dancing in the island’s globally renowned clubs.
STK has revealed a brand new spot for cocktails, snacks and live music: The Piano Bar Ibiza. Located next to the sunset terrace of the renowned eatery, you can enjoy stunning views on Dalt Vila with exceptional mixology and delicious food — all accompanied by cherished Ibiza performer Ruby Murry.
Further proof that Ibiza’s range of hotels are a seriously eclectic bunch lie in the Cubanito. Overlooking the Balearic Sea, this upscale, Cuban culture-inspired adults-only hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Cala Gració beach and 2 km from San Antonio ferry terminal.
TROPICANA HOTEL Deessa Tanit, 10/12, 07817 Playa d’en Bossa
This hotel lies on the Playa d’en Bossa’s main boulevard, just 200 metres from the beach. The fresh, elegant and tropical air of the Art Deco hotels in Miami inspires its style. This inspiration is then reinvented to achieve a personal and contemporary style related to the festive and colourful spirit of Ibiza. From architecture and spectacular design to musical selection
Readying to offer an alternative to the traditional clubbing experience on Ibiza, Octan is set to launch in Playa d’en Bossa later this summer. The space comes with a strong visual identity and musical heritage and the ownership have stated their intent on retaining the gritty essence that the past incarnation was renowned for. That’s not all. The opening will take place on Sunday 7 July. The best part: Steve Lawler’s legendary Sunday hangout Warriors will host the night, also returning with a weekly residency thereafter. We’re looking forward to getting lost once again in the warren of rooms, open-air roof terrace, secret cinema, stairways and the infamous rest rooms. While the bigger venues on the island may sacrifice inclusivity and intimacy for the grand spectacle and lavish production, Octan intends to deliver an ethos more personal and welcoming. Focussing on independent and emerging artists, the balanced team of resident DJs will consist of Stephane Ghenacia, Kellie Allen, Lindsey Matthews and Ryan O’Gorman. Ryan will also operate as the venue’s hand’s on musical director. Launching with a core programme that centres around the weekend from Friday to Monday, details of phase one residencies and special one-offs will be announced soon. The onus will place an emphasis on quality over quantity. Acts include: Steve Lawler, Enzo Siragusa, Seb Zito, Ben Sterling, Stephane Ghenacia, Kellie Allen, Lindsey Matthews, and Ryan O’Gorman with more TBC
MUSE is Lehar and Musumeci’s brand new night coming to Heart Ibiza for five very special parties in 2019. MUSE, by its nature an itinerant event, finds temporary residence this summer at HEART Ibiza where five parties will take place on a monthly basis. Every first Tuesday of the month, starting from June until October.Ibiza, April the 11th of 2019.-A combination of Music and Art will assist you into an immersive and unique experience, unlike anything else on the Island. Heart Factory offers a range of forward-thinking events with an intimate atmosphere specially designed for the concept of each night. The MUSE project is born from the intent to give a “place” to the musical vision of Lehar and Musumeci. A place to share the sound that distinguishes them, characterized by a holistic spirit and by the continuous search for a synthesis between tradition and modernity within the history of electronic music. Acts include: Âme (Live), Jennifer Cardini, Phunkadelica (Dj), Marcus Worgull, Eagles & Butterflies, Toto Chiavetta, Underspreche (Hybrid Dj Set), Jimi Jules, Pional, Enzo Elia, Aldebaran, Agents Of Time (Live), Stereocalypse, Murat Uncuoglu, Alican, Trikk and Dodi Palese
Having already put on some of the most talked about events over the past few years such as One Night Stand, Pure Carl Cox, LiFT and more, Game Over now bring us a fresh new concept with WILDCHILD. This new offering will see it’s selectors dig deep into the core eclectic roots of the music we all love and live for. Taking inspiration from the early days of the 90’s block party culture right through to the modern day madness of house music that emerges in its many shades from the backstreets and warehouses of London, Paris, Amsterdam, Chicago, Berlin, New York and beyond. Acts include: Roy Davis Jnr, DJ Sneak, Boo Williams, DJ W!ld, Brawther, Phil Weeks, Djebali, Matt Jam Lamont, Ruf Dug from NTS, Seb Zito, Shaun Reeves, Clive Henry
The DJ Awards has confirmed plans for its first ever “Plastic No More” themed awards, to help raise awareness within the dance music industry on how we can find sustainable solutions to eliminate the use of plastic. The 22nd edition will take place on Monday, 16th September at Heart Ibiza.
For the second year running, the ceremony will be hosted at this favorite of Ibiza´s nightspots. This multifaceted venue is celebrating its fifth anniversary, under the guidance of the Adrià Brothers and Cirque du Soleil, where the magic takes place every night, between music, art and gastronomy.
This year, Heart Ibiza will open its doors for the awards, all night long! To begin with, a special dinner for guests wanting to experience the spirit and creativity with an exclusive curated menu. And when midnight strikes, Heart Ibiza will transform the venue to host the 22ndedition ceremony gala, where the legendary Kryptonite award will be presented to the DJs/Producers, and influencers within the electronic music industry.
When the final award has been presented, it’s time for Heart Ibiza to transform the venue once again into the stylish and chic club, ready for the DJ Awards party, with a line-up featuring some the 2019 winners!
There will be a limited number of tickets on sale to attend both the Ceremony and DJ Awards Party
Presented by The Night League, the team behind the success of Hï Ibiza, Jack Back is a brand new concept for 2019 and will celebrate the best of the underground electronic music scene. Revealing a deeper side of himself, Jack Back is David Guetta’s darker new alias, a return to his underground roots in the days before he was a household name.
Something special is happening this summer: Steve Lawler’s essential Warriors party makes a triumphant return to the White Isle, to its former home which is now known as Octan. The season features seven exclusive parties from 07/07 to 18/08 and will be a showcase of anti-establishment values, proper DJ’s DJs including tastemakers such as Enzo Siragusa, Seb Zito and Ben Sterling, plus music loving crowds who will help the night regain its crown as one of the finest in the Balearics.
Warriors will be an affordable party for the people, with focus on the music and the party, nothing more. A new breed of headliners who bring fresh energy and slick new styles to Ibiza. It will retain its back sheep character, anti establishment edgy ethos and its hedonistic anything goes attitude. Keep your eyes peeled for the first line-ups and get booking your flights asap:
July 7th Opening party w/Steve Lawler, Enzo Siragusa, Seb Zito, Ben Sterling
Curated in partnership with shesaid.so, the 2019 program and keynote speakers, including Klas Bergling, Zane Lowe & Charlotte De Witte, focused on mental health, diversity and examining club culture with the objective of developing fresh strategies and leading the direction for change; 3 days that saw over 1200 delegates and press from over 50 countries taking part in important discussions that went beyond mere music.
The summit started with the IMS Business Report providing vital and telling statistics of how the industry has grown each year. The full report can be found below:
In addition to the three-day summit, IMS Week delivered a schedule of unmissable events including RemedyState presents ARETÉ (an exclusive entertainment industry focused wellness retreat), daily yoga sessions, Ibiza club openings, the first event Ibiza club broadcast from Boiler Room, and over twenty networking events and parties across the island, including the IMS Dalt Vila broadcast live on radio in forty countries globally on Nicole Moudaber PresentsIn The MOOD.
A seven-hour music celebration marked the grand-finale of IMS Ibiza at the 2,500 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site. IMS Dalt Vila featured some of the world’s leading house and techno artists including Luciano,Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg, plus a closing set from Charlotte De Witte broadcast live on the globally syndicated radio show Nicole Moudaber Presents In The MOOD in partnership with Mixcloud.
IMS Ibiza has again unquestionably upheld itself as the key annual networking event for all electronic music industry professionals, a place where the international dance community congregates to network, share business opportunities, discuss new technologies and tackle key industry challenges face on.
More info and highlights/round up of events can be found here: