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Preview: We Are Rockstars 2012

16 Fridays of DJ led, electronic music. How's that for bass in your face?

By Spotlight

It's long been claimed that the rockstars of today and the future no longer come armed with guitars and drums but instead take an electronic route, a route that has developed as the technology they choose to use has developed itself. Arguably, DJ's now command more exposure than most bands, as is the case on our island, and Ibiza Rocks new concept - 'We Are Rockstars' - aims to prove just that. Whilst still packing out the venue each Wednesday for the Ibiza Rocks gigs, the team have taken on Friday nights (7pm - midnight) to push forward this 'electronic fueled and DJ led' notion that is so obviously already hugely popular in Ibiza.

With so many electronic based artists performing last year it seemed a natural progression to split them from the bands that play and give them their own night and their own stage, and as Music Director, Zane Lowe has had the opportunity to get involved in the Ibiza Rocks brand and help program the lineups, but with We Are Rockstars Zane has taken a much more personal approach. Zane will be performing live with partner in crime Mark Ronson no less than 4 times. After last years performances at Ibiza Rocks this will undoubtdedly go down really well. 

It's great to see many artists from past Ibiza Rocks performances return, showing how popular they have been. Artists such as Katy B, Skream and Magnetic Man. Whilst also being joined by a raft of new additions such as the amazing Hospitality night. Hospitality Records have been the mainstay of drum 'n' bass for years now, so appearances by High Contrast, Netsky and Danny Byrd in particular are guaranteed to absolutely go off! 

Ibiza Rocks have moved forward and developed, and most importantly recognised what many Ibiza lovers come to the island for by starting up the We Are Rockstars concept. If anything it just gives us all an excuse to spend 2 days a week soaking up the atmosphere of the Ibiza Rocks Hotel events - gigs first, then some serious bass heavy tracks second. Who's up for a W.A.R. every Friday!? Let's go!

​Zane Lowe and Mark Ronson at 1:55.

"As soon as we walked off stage at Ibiza Rocks last year Mark and I knew we had to turn it into 'something'. It's too much fun. We are excited to be back out at the I and M for 'W.A.R.' this summer." – Zane Lowe

“Playing with Zane last summer got me so hype, this whole past year, I feel like I've been playing at  only 79.3% when I'm by myself...get ready for 203.9% Ibiza."  - Mark Ronson

“My last time at Ibiza Rocks was amazing, the set was amazing, the people were great, it was my birthday the night of show, cake on my face, the crowd singing happy birthday and everything! This time around me and Skream are going to deliver the most amazing set ever, it's our first DJ set together at Ibiza Rocks and we won't disappoint.” – Benga

Checkout these 2 mixes by the We Are Rockstars residents - a taste of what to expect.

Lineup

8th June
OPENING PARTY WITH MARK RONSON & ZANE LOWE (EXCLUSIVE) | DOORLY | DISCLOSURE

22nd June
SKREAM FT. SGT POKES | MISTA JAM | SHY FX | UNION

29th June
WE ARE ROCKSTARS PRESENTS…HOSPITALITY with NETSKY, HIGH CONTRAST, DANNY BYRD, NU:TONE AND WREC.

6th July
MARK RONSON & ZANE LOWE (EXCLUSIVE) | DISCLOSURE | RUDIMENTAL

13th July
SPECIAL GUESTS (TBC)

20th July
EXAMPLE + DJ WIRE | DOORLY | RUDIMENTAL

27th July
SPECIAL GUESTS (TBC)

4th August
MARK RONSON & ZANE LOWE (EXCLUSIVE) | DOORLY

10th August
SKREAM & BENGA FEAT SGT POKES AND YOUNGMAN (EXCLUSIVE) | DISMANTLE

17th August
MAJOR LAZER LIVE | TODDLA T | ONEMAN

24th August
WE ARE ROCKSTARS PRESENTS..RINSE with KATY B | DEVLIN | ZINC | JOKER | P MONEY MS DYNAMITE | ROSKA

31st August
MAGNETIC MAN LIVE | DOORLY

7th September
DJ FRESH | JAKWOB | CITIZEN

14th September
EXAMPLE + DJ WIRE | DOORLY

21st September
MARK RONSON & ZANE LOWE (EXCLUSIVE) | DOORLY

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Parties

We Are Rockstars Opening Party | We Are Rockstars & Noisey present #MERKY Fri 03 Jun | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars presents Metropolis Fri 10 Jun | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars Fri 17 Jun | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars Fri 24 Jun | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars Fri 01 Jul | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars & Noisey present #MERKY Fri 08 Jul | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars | 5th Birthday Party Fri 15 Jul | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars presents What Hannah Wants Fri 22 Jul | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars presents Champagne Steamrooms Fri 29 Jul | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars & Noisey present #MERKY Fri 05 Aug | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars presents Ram Jam Fri 12 Aug | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars presents Champagne Steamrooms Fri 19 Aug | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars Fri 26 Aug | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars presents Rinse FM Fri 02 Sep | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars & Noisey present #MERKY Fri 09 Sep | 19:00 - 23:59
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We Are Rockstars presents Ram Jam | Pool Party Fri 16 Sep | 14:00 - 20:00
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