BBC Radio 1 In Ibiza

Posted on July 29, 2011

The Radio 1 weekend in Ibiza is traditionally one of those weekends where anything can happen and usually does. They bring a selection of their DJs to the island along with a slew of top-drawer guests and performers and invariably the result is nothing short of magic. Does everyone remember Jamie Cullum or Steve Edwards playing at Café Mambo for sunset? The details of the Radio 1 weekend 2011 has been announced and the big surprise is that it has moved to Playa Den Bossa, to Ushuaia and Space.

In what could be the biggest free party of the season as 4000 lucky revellers will witness Radio 1 take over the custom built space in Ushuaia’s beachfront hotel. The huge stage will play host to Radio 1 and guests, including Rob Da Bank, who will kick everything off at 15.30 local time with his ‘Wig Party’, warming the crowd up for the arrival of special guests such as SBTRK, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Hip Hop Karaoke, Professor Green and DJ Alfredo.

Annie Mac and Pete Tong take control of the Ushuaia stage between 19.00 and 23.00 where they will be joined by some of the biggest acts from the dance scene, including Example, 2 Bears, Skream with Sam Frank PA, Little Dragon, Calvin Harris, Erick Morillo & Shawnee Taylor, Nic Fanciulli, James Zabiela, Azari & III and Carl Cox. Wristbands are free and available at selected outlets in Playa D’en Bossa on a first come first served basis from Wednesday August 3.

The Radio 1 party closes at 12am (local time) but continues on-air from 11pm – 5am (UK time) with a special extended Live Essential Mix from ‘Come Together’ at the world famous Space nightclub featuring a stellar line up of Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Deadmau5, Knife Party live, Magnetic Man live & Skream and Benga. The mammoth 12 hour live broadcast finally comes to a close between 5am-7am (UK time) with Rob Da Bank hanging out on the Space roof terrace with special guests popping in alongside some of his music highlights from the earlier ‘Wig Party’.

Neil Wyatt, Editor, BBC Radio 1, Live Events says: “Ibiza is one of the most exciting destinations for Radio 1’s audience and still remains at the very heartbeat of global dance music. This year Radio 1 will be moving its iconic free party to an amazing new venue in Playa d’en Bossa where we look forward to being joined by up to four thousand of our listeners. We’re proud to have secured a huge line up of world-beating DJs and artists to guarantee Radio 1 In Ibiza will be unmissable event for dance music lovers both in Ibiza and in the UK”.

Crowd from stage