You are here

Review: Ibiza Rocks 7th Birthday ft. Kasabian

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you...

By Spotlight

As the number one venue in Ibiza for live gigs, Ibiza Rocks is determined to wow crowds each and every week with anything from Grime to solid Rock. Yesterday the old gem celebrated its 7th Birthday and boy did she do so in style; with a fiery beat infested set from Zane Lowe followed by a passionately immense and hair raising, voice breaking, foot stomping, beer throwing, sweat dripping performance from the legendary Kasabian

As Zane Lowe began the evenings entertainment the crowd was definitely the biggest I have ever seen at Ibiza Rocks; there was such a buzz surrounding the gig stretching from the street to the poolside you could almost touch the excitement in the air. Dubstep remixes and big bass tracks riddled through the crowd such as Rita Ora's hit R.I.P and Jay Z ft. Kanye West - That shit crazy, making everybody launch into some kind of body bouncing frenzy. With half the people attempting to crowd surf - including those who perhaps shouldn't have, the party was in full swing from early doors and the highly anticipated arrival of Kasabian was only adding to the pretty mental crowd shenanigans.

Before Kasabian invaded the stage Ibiza Rocks resident Nicola Bear did her thing and dropped one of my all time favourite tracks - Town Called Malice (The Jam/Paul Weller) which succeeded in making me do my Billy Elliot inspired dance routine at the side of the stage - yes the cheers were for me. Half ten hit and after noticing at least triple the usual amount of blown up contraceptives floating about in the air a pretty psyched up Kasabian bombarded the stage. Kited out in a head to toe Levi's outfit Tom Meighan fully embraced double denim and oozed old school chic; also wearing some rather odd red sunglasses he proceeded to open the show with the first single from their 4th album, Days Are Forgotten. The band throughout were pumped up with a raw energy which streamed from the stage to the dance floor engulfing the crowd in a Kasabian cloud of madness. 

The band went onto perform tracks Man of simple pleasures, Fire, SwitchBlade smiles and even ended on The Beatles classic She Loves You. With unreal backing vocals and angelic cries from lead guitarist Sergio Pizzorno paired with the powerful and unmistakable voice of main man Tom the bands performance was so tight and so warped with a unique energy throughout. I for one am not sure how Ibiza Rocks will top this years birthday party - not only in talent but also in numbers, atmosphere and sweat... Hip hip hooray!

Also read Mackie's forum review here!

Tags:


Parties

Ibiza Rocks Opening Party Wed 15 Jun | 19:00 - 23:59
Show info
Ibiza Rocks Wed 22 Jun | 19:00 - 23:59
Show info
Ibiza Rocks Wed 29 Jun | 19:00 - 23:59
Show info
Ibiza Rocks Birthday (Part 1) Wed 06 Jul | 19:00 - 23:59
Show info
Ibiza Rocks Birthday (Part 2) Wed 13 Jul | 19:00 - 23:59
Show info
Ibiza Rocks Wed 20 Jul | 19:00 - 23:59
Show info
Ibiza Rocks Wed 27 Jul | 19:00 - 23:59
Show info
Ibiza Rocks Wed 03 Aug | 19:00 - 23:59
Show info
Ibiza Rocks Wed 10 Aug | 19:00 - 23:59
Show info
Ibiza Rocks Wed 17 Aug | 19:00 - 23:59
Show info
Ibiza Rocks Wed 24 Aug | 19:00 - 23:59
Show info
Ibiza Rocks Wed 31 Aug | 19:00 - 23:59
Show info
Ibiza Rocks Closing Party Wed 14 Sep | 19:00 - 23:59
Show info

Related content

Ibiza Rocks
Carrying on the live music tradition on the White Isle
Ibiza Rocks Hotel
Indie rock'n'roll is alive and kicking at Ibiza Rocks.
The Domingo Sessions come to Paradise Lost
A new way to get cosy on a Sunday night
Carl Cox documentary airs on Channel 4
The big man talks why Space will always be the place
Pete Tong's Ibiza Classics to be streamed live by BE-AT.TV
Pete Tong returns with the Heritage Orchestra this Thursday
Ibiza favourite ANTS colonises the UK this winter
Ushuaïa's underground titan on course for worldwide domination
International Music Summit returns to Ibiza in 2017
IMS confirms its 10th Ibiza birthday at Hard Rock Hotel
Eden opens its doors for winter in Ibiza
An action-packed November for the San An superclub
The Save fabric campaign comes to Ibiza
Head to Pacha in December in the name of supporting our clubbing culture
Record numbers of tourists visited Ibiza in 2016
This summer, 7.1 million visitors descended on the White Isle
Sankeys opens for winter with Unusual Suspects
It's a second winter season for Ibiza's basement haunt
NEWS |  Café Mambo closing party, 2016
Head down on Saturday 15 October for sunset and filthy beats


Latest news

So, we live on an island full of world class restaurants and Michelin chefs but where do you go for

Today

A new way to get cosy on a Sunday night

Yesterday

Tradition and classic style

Yesterday

The big man talks why Space will always be the place

2 days ago

Our choice December picks

3 days ago

A selection of this month's finest tunes

3 days ago

"Art Supermarket" makes art accessible to all

4 days ago

Pete Tong returns with the Heritage Orchestra this Thursday

4 days ago