Las Dalias Ready For Woodstock 2

Posted on July 13, 2019

Words: Iain Thomson

Images by Seb Leon

July 18 sees Ibiza come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, which originally took place between August 15 – 18 1969, with a coming together of a large number of creative talents that call the island home. Ibiza musicians and DJs will gather at Las Dalias for a special event that will tip its hat to the iconic festival as ‘Woodstock 2’ brings more than 20 of the island’s finest musicians together to make up ‘The Woodstock Tribute Band’, paying homage to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker.

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Woodstock 2 will be spread across three stages and will also feature performances from prominent Ibiza bands, including The Brand New Hippies and Hot Ice Collective. Organisers are also aware of the heritage of the island and will incorporate a nod to electronic music with a selection of talented DJs, including Lenny Ibizarre, Mizz Martinez, DJ Hoffman Lalioparda, DJ Angel, Dustin Strunk and DJ Eye Pod.

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Organiser and musician Paul Powell is looking forward to the latest gathering; “Woodstock 2 is a reflection of how the music cycle has gone full circle. As musicians we start off in the studio recording a song that we then hand over to the record company. The track is then passed on to a DJ, who plays this beautiful mix to thousands of people dancing all over the island. Finally we’re seeing this cycle going back around now in Ibiza. The live aspect, which is the guy who was in the studio making the record, is now on the stage again – with the DJs! A total harmony of electronic, playback and live creative music. Now it’s at it’s furthest point because Woodstock 2.0 brings everything from the past back, right up to date with electronic music, with people like Lenny Ibizarre and Mizz Martinez. There’s this great merging pot of music of all descriptions now in Las Dalias – live, DJ, acoustic, electronic – everything is together. It’s the forefront of the future.”

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The team behind Woodstock 2 see it as a timely reminder for younger generations of the rich history of the festival and the contribution the artists played in shaping the evolution of music, not to mention the power live music has to touch everyone, young and old. Production Manager Jay Scissors said, “The 50th Anniversary of Woodstock gives us an ideal opportunity to restore live music to its rightful place on the island and in the hearts and minds of the people.” The event will also feature the “Woodstock Experience” dancers, visual arts displays and food trucks. Doors open at 7pm until late, with free entry between 7 – 8.30pm. Entry is 10 euros after 8.30pm.

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