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Ibiza 2016 season news roundup THREE

Line-ups are the main topic of titillation in our third installment, covering the last week of February.

February. A cold month where your heart is warmed by love and the impending sweaty raves on Ibiza, stoked by the constant supply of party announcements. Our party calendar is hotting up indeed, check it out.

But March has finally arrived, in a matter of weeks the clocks will be taking a clockwise leap for summer and we'll be grabbing on to be swooped along with the movement. With March comes a mad rush of announcements loaded with the info that you've been aching for and as we inch closer and closer to the action you can't live without, prepare to be ambushed.

Looking at the last week of February, we contine along the identity parade to point out the heavies soon to be exported to Balearic soil on a mission to make sure we have the kind of good time that conservatives would disapprove of.

Check back at the weekend for this week's news roundUP.


1. Ushuaïa opening line-up

Saturday 28th May is the date set in stone and the DJs bringing power has been released with a headliner that surprised many. Richie Hawtin, who's only taken to the stage a handful of times, is footing the show. Included in those joining him is a pack that is no stranger to the venue in the form of Andrea Oliva, Maya Jane Coles, Joris Voorn and Los Suruba. Fresh faces to the venue, Guy Gerber, Hito and Hot Since 82, are also in for the seminal showdown.

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2. Noah's Ark

Clubbers who plan on a Zoo Project session have been given plenty warning to gather themselves and plan for its official pre party out at sea. Every Saturday from 4th June to 24th September, Noah's Ark will be making for the mystical island of Es Vedra. Charge the inner spiritual animal you might have roaring inside you – that's if it's at the top of the food chain, maybe there's a skunk in there waiting to get out. By 6pm you'll be back on dry land and from there, give the fur coat a shake and get yourselves up to the main party at Benimussa Park for some banging underground electronic music.

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3. Sankeys opening line-up

Another opening party, another line-up and this time it's from basement club Sankeys. The Playa d'en Bossa club returns to the earth shaking game on Sunday 1st May with a killer line-up that kicks off early doors at 6.30pm for a marathon 12-hour session. VIVa Warriors machine Steve Lawler will be accompanied by KiNK who'll be flexing a skill he's been awarded for with a live set. Also exercising the soundsytem is Kölsch, Lee Walker, Miguel Campbell, and the soon to be announced winning members of female fronting DJ project Sankeys Sabados. Get in early for a stamina boost from its terrace BBQ.

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4. Avicii at Ushuaïa

The Swedish sensation's following his huge and a large proportion of it will be flocking to Ushuaïa's stage he returns as Sunday's resident. It's his fifth consecutive year at the outdoor venue and we'll put that down to the lustrous stage productions he's able to exclusively offer his fans at this venue. He likes to experiment and push the boundaries within EDM, so let's see how that side of him plays out across his eight dates from 10th July to 28th August.

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5. We Are Rockstars

We Are Rockstars is the residency that crashed onto the island with a mission to push boundaries and diversify the Ibiza soundscape. In its fifth year, it begins its crusade on Friday 3rd June with resident Stormzy who is a new icon of the urban and grime scene Stormzy. Taking over four shows on 3rd June, 8th July, 5th August and 9th September, he'll be showcasing his mettle with guest artists Charlie Sloth, WSTRN, Toddla T, J Hus, Mistajam, Big Narstie and Coco.

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6. Beautiful People Ibiza boat party

Packed with eye candy, Beautiful People Ibiza returns with its exclusive packaging of idyllic Ibiza locations, watersports and an afternoon spent in Formentera. From on select days, sea and sun seekers will out on the ocean to enjoy stunning views, cracking tunes and watersports before being taken to explore Ibiza sister island Formentera, which is home to some of the most stunning beaches in Europe. Es Vedra will be in the backdrop on your return as the sun makes its descent.

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7. Craig David's TS5 line-ups

The line-up is out for Craig David's Sunday afternoon session at Ibiza Rocks Hotel. Joining the UK king of garage on his mission to give us a flavour of the South Miami Beach vibes is Matt Jam Lamont, Majestic, Monki, My Nu Leng, Big Narstie, Preditah, DJ Zinc, and Toyboy & Robin. Can the poolside sessions take off like they have done across the continent in Miami? We can only sit back and wait patiently for the 17th of July.

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