Stormzy and Merky Festival Return To Ibiza Rocks

Posted on February 1, 2019

Words: Iain Thomson

Ibiza Rocks Hotel, home of the pool party, has announced the third edition of #Merky Festival, taking place in the iconic San Antonio venue over July 1 and 2. Grime MC megastar Stormzy returns to his spiritual Ibiza home with another stacked line up of urban superstars for your entertainment. The line-up has yet to be unveiled but if the two previous roadblock festivals are anything to judge by; expect world class stars alongside the hottest new talent from the urban scene.

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Stormzy’s cultural and musical revolution on the clubbing capital began in 2015 when Ibiza Rocks invited the talented artist to take the stage for the first time on the island. The collaboration was a huge success and evolved, in a short space of time, to become the island’s only urban music festival, selling out in both its previous years. Last year saw UK Rap kings Krept & Konan take to the famous stage, as well as fiery lyrical queen Mabel plus MoStack and Dave performing their smash hit ‘No Words’. The climax last summer came as Stormzy spontaneously dropped ‘Big For Your Boots’ as England won on penalties against Columbia; a moment that created crowd euphoria and worldwide media mania. A major scale moment at a unique and intimate venue.

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Stormzy was rightly delighted with the outcome of the 2018 festival; “Merky Festival the movie, a very special 2 days, thank you to everyone that came. I had the time of my life, I hope you did, There ain’t a picture or a piece of footage that could capture the vibe that was at Ibiza Rocks these past 48 hours, F@cking movie.” As the team behind the monumental musical gathering gets set for another record breaking episode. Jordan Hallpike, Director of Talent and Programming, Ibiza Rocks looks forward to July 1 & 2; “The creation of #MerkyFestival has made history by putting grime and rap on the map in Ibiza and we’re really proud of that. With Stormzy coming from headlining Glastonbury in front of tens of thousands back to the intimate poolside setting of #MERKY shows the power of Stormzy and Ibiza Rocks combined. This is going to be one hell of a two day afterparty.”

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