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BBC Radio 1 joins the ANTS colony this summer

Pete Tong and co joins ANTS regulars at Ushuaïa during the station's legendary Ibiza weekend.

Radio 1 always ups the ante across its famed Ibiza weekend at the start of August, and 2018 is no different. For the first time this year, the station will take over Ushuaïa's Saturday daytime underground extravaganza ANTS.

On Saturday 4 August, the colony will be headed up by tastemaker Pete Tong. The broadcasting legend will play back-to-back with Andrea Oliva. The pair mixed Pete's 2016's entry into the AGPT Ibiza series, so this is a great opportunity to see that combo in the flesh.

Another b2b we'll see on the day is a clash of two Ibiza favourites. ANTS regulars Steve Lawler and Nic Fanciulli will also hook up behind the decks. Both men have fronted their own parties in Ibiza, with Lawler heading up worker hangout Warriors and Nic with La Familia.

Sticking with the theme of duos, several leave their usual habitat across the road to join in on proceedings. Tuesday night residents at Hï Ibiza, CamelPhat and Solardo are the names in question.

CamelPhat are the Grammy-nominated production partners who are currently following up the success of last year's Ibiza anthem Cola with their latest release Panic Room. In the process, they've racked up thousands of plays on Radio 1.

Solardo are the Mancunian misfits charged with overseeing the club room for Eric Prydz. Both additions represent the changing face of Ibiza clubbing landscape.

So far the line-up is particular male-heavy, but that imbalance is readdressed with the next two acts. No stranger to ANTS or Radio 1, Maya Jane Coles solemn take on deep house means that she has enjoyed crossover success whilst retaining an underground ethos.

Finally, our fifth duo of the day Eli & Fur complete the billing. Not only are the two-piece purveyors of the house underground but also their relationship with ANTS continues with another outing to add to their belt.

Incredibly 2018 marks Radio 1's 23rd consecutive year on the island. Its Ushuaïa takeovers are always the stuff of legend, so make sure you don't miss out. This weekend is one of the highlights of the season calendar.

Although the station is revealing its plans for Ibiza stage-by-stage, you can purchase tickets for this show now. Please find more information below.

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