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Ibiza Rocks 2009: The Kooks and MGMT among line-up

The Kooks

Story by Jack Foley

IBIZA Rocks, celebrating its fifth series of summer shows, has announced one of its most diverse line-ups to date, including The Kooks (pictured), Klaxons, The Enemy, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Dizzee Rascal, Pendulum and Zane Lowe.

Every Tuesday from June 16 to September 8, Ibiza Rocks 2009 will see the biggest bands and best breakthrough artists pitch up poolside, party under the stars and put on a live show like no other.

Ibiza Rocks kicks off on Tuesday, June 16 with some very special surprise guests at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, the only hotel to offer an auditorium style atmosphere and private viewing balconies off the bedrooms!

Known for nurturing the best new bands, Ibiza Rocks first booked The Kooks in 2005, unsigned and unknown. Now they return as one of the biggest and best bands in Britain and will take to the infamous open-air stage set in the very centre of the Ibiza Rocks Hotel on June 30.

In the weeks that follow Pendulum, The Enemy, Dizzee Rascal and Zane Lowe – back by popular demand – will all return to San Antonio.

Keeping it a truly international affair, New York based bands Vampire Weekend and MGMT will perform for the very first time at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel on August 18 and 25 respectivley.

All holidays booked with include a gig ticket and entry to Ibiza Rocks’ new after party Reclaim the Dancefloor! at Eden. Advanced sales also ALL include entry into ‘Reclaim the Dancefloor!’ where the crowds can carry on the party with some of the most cutting edge DJ’s and live acts on the planet.

Andy McKay, Promoter, Ibiza Rocks said: “Ibiza Rocks has pioneered a social rejuvenation of the island. The land of dad house where money talked is being replaced. Youth is the islands vibrant new currency. Move over old timers and long live ibiza Rocks.”

The confirmed line-up so far is…

June 2009
16 – Opening party with very special guests
23 – TBC
30 – The Kooks

7 – TBC
14 – TBC
21 – TBC
28 – Pendulum

4 – The Enemy
11 – Dizzee Rascal
18 – Vampire Weekend
25 – MGMT

1 – TBC
8 – Closing Party with Klaxons and special guests