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Emerging Ibiza Launches Festival and Website

Providing a global platform for emerging electronic artists.

At Spotlight we're always on about the ridiculous collection of world class DJs that pass through or reside on our fair Balearic isle… but it also pays to remember that among the thousands of young workers, locals and holidaymakers there is a huge undiscovered talent pool of DJs on their way to great things – who just need a foot in the door.

Enter Emerging Ibiza, a new community both online and on the island, which aims to provide a platform for new electronic artists to be heard, using carefully selected Emerging Ibiza experts to handpick the best talent around and broadcast it to the world. The island component of Emerging Ibiza comes in the form of Break-Thru Music Festival, which will be held over five music-filled days from the 27th until the 31st of May, with the best artists discovered through both the festival and online program asked to return for residencies at iconic Ibiza venues throughout the season.

The first of the EI experts have been announced and rest assured budding DJs and producers are in capable hands. Steve Lawler and Yousef are both on board, plus industry leaders and IMS partners Ben Turner and Danny Whittle, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. These experts will act as curators of this new online music community, guiding you through the overload of internet content by hand selecting the best of the new generation and presenting it in a palatable format. EI experts will select their favourite up and coming artists, then choose three tracks or remixes from each. The selected tracks will then form a playlist which will be streamed on the website and all other Emerging Ibiza media channels. And the best bit - all artists selected by our experts will be invited to play the Emerging Ibiza Break Thru festival, with the eight most popular entrants (as decided by us, the discerning public) going on to play a month of residencies during June, July, August and September!

The website is sure to be a buzzing online community and great source of new music, as will the epic five day festival, which not only includes several parties featuring sets from a solid cohort of newly discovered talent, but is also nestled amidst a series of classic Ibiza opening parties, making it a pretty incredible week for anyone that chooses to get involved. Emerging Ibiza is offering some pretty tasty package deals which include accommodation and entry to 9 festival events including...

1. Festival opening at Sands Beach Club (Tuesday 27th)
2. Superclub Event TBC (Tuesday 27th)
3. Emerging Ibiza Boat Party (Wednesday 28th)
4. Opening of Zoo (Wednesday 28th)
5. Emerging Ibiza Pool Party (Thursday 29th)
6. Opening of Plan Be (Thursday 29th)
7. Emerging Ibiza open air Closing Party at roof top Ushuaia Tower (Friday 30th)
8. Emerging Ibiza After Party at opening Mental Genius in Sankeys
9. Day Time Event TBC - (Saturday 31th)

We think it's a really positive program and can't wait to hear whom the Experts unearth. Ibiza Spotlight will be selling tickets for the weekly festival and individual events, check back soon.

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