London, 26th August 2008 - Xbox 360 and Ibiza Rocks Hotel are celebrating a summer of unforgettable events with a closing party line-up set to get the White Isle rocking like never before.
As the Ibiza 2008 party season reaches its climax, the final Xbox Weekender of the summer will take place at Ibiza Rocks Hotel on September 12th-14th. Headlining the Saturday will be none other than BBC Radio One’s Zane Lowe with an exclusive DJ set. A self- confessed Xbox fan, Zane is no stranger to Ibiza having hosted the Xbox 360 Rock Band launch party on the island back in May and more recently, taken the roof off legendary superclub Amnesia with his first ever Essential Mix live from the Radio One Weekend earlier this month.
But the Ibiza Rocks experience wouldn’t be complete without a blistering live act to shake up proceedings - also playing on the Saturday night will be quirky rockers Mystery Jets. Celebrating the end of a full on festival season, the London based band will make a welcome return to the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, to tear up the live stage and, quite possibly, the Xbox Penthouse suite, where they enjoyed a stay earlier this season.
Also appearing over the weekend will be comedy genius Mike Cuban, livening things up by performing as the legend that is hospital radio DJ Barry Peters and also appearing across the weekend alongside his comedy rocker compadres, The Cuban Brothers. These boys are renowned the world over for their brilliant live shows and on-stage antics - expect great tunes, a great laugh and pool parties with some of the most ridiculous moustaches in music.
Finally, partygoers at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel will be treated to the talents of rising star and cutting edge DJ, Doorly. Utilising five decks and a mountain of effects units, expect an eclectic mix of tuneage spanning everything from house and electro through to indie and hip hop to keep the party pumping regardless of genre.
The Xbox Weekenders form part of the Xbox summer of music activity covering music festivals, exclusive gigs and special events to celebrate the fact that players can download cutting edge music videos (and movies) on Xbox LIVE.
Inside the new Ibiza Rocks Hotel, guests can enjoy the‘Xbox Social’, the perfect place to experience the latest games, music and movies available on Xbox 360, complete with comfy couches and quirky extras. Throughout the hotel, Xbox 360 kiosks are on hand to play all the latest games, and for those who can’t make it out of their rooms after a particularly heavy night’s clubbing, there is also a concierge service available where the Xbox team will set up consoles and games in people’s rooms completely free.
On the top floor of the 368 room hotel, you can find the‘Xbox Penthouse’– a premium quality apartment complete with sunset balcony, where all the bands playing at Ibiza Rocks Hotel have been staying during their time on the island. It is also been acting as a luxury safe haven for VIPs and celebrities throughout the season.
Commenting on the latest line up, Alex Weller, Brand Experience manager, Xbox UK said:“The line-up for September's Xbox Weekender is a fitting way to end what's been an incredible summer of music events for us. From the first party back in May with The Enemy right through to Zane Lowe and Mystery Jets finishing things off in style, we've truly established ourselves as a credible music partner to Ibiza Rocks Hotel and helped create a unique and exciting addition to the Ibiza party scene.”
Andy McKay, Promoter, Ibiza Rocks said: "It's been brilliant having Xbox on board, contributing to what has been a hugely successful first year at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, where we've hosted the island's 'must see' music events of the summer, including the Xbox Weekenders, Radio One Weekend and, of course, the Ibiza Rocks with Sony Ericsson weekly series of live gigs. September's Xbox Weekender boasts another impressive line up that will end an incredible summer season."
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About Ibiza Rocks Hotel
The Ibiza Rocks Hotel includes 3 outdoor pools, 5 bars including 2 poolside bars, gym, general store, chill out lounges, Ibiza’s famous El Pirata pizza restaurant, Inkadelic Tattoo Parlour and Ibiza Rocks store with exclusive fashion range. There is also a live stage, monthly resident bands and most importantly, an unrivalled music and events programme running 7 days per week.
To compliment the live gigs that has established Ibiza Rocks as a formidable platform for live talent over the last three years, the Ibiza Rocks Hotel offers its own independent, unique package of musical treats, including the hottest resident bands and cutting edge DJs , comedy nights, pool parties and the notorious Club NME.
Staying at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel makes it impossible to escape the magic and madness of Ibiza Rocks - there is simply no excuse not to get involved and have, what will be, the ultimate Ibiza Rocks experience!
Ibiza Rocks Hotel, Calle Cervantes 27, 07820 San Antonio, Ibiza
All studios and apartments have kitchenette (2 electric rings, a fridge and microwave), bathroomand balcony• Air conditioning• Studios for 4 have 2 sofa beds and 2 pull out beds in the lounge area• Studios for 3 have 2 sofa beds and 1 pull out bed in the lounge area• 1 bedroom apartments have a twin bedroom and 2 sofa beds in the lounge area• Safety deposit boxes available for hire in the rooms• TV Hire (Eurosport, CNN&MTV)• Maid service is 3 times per week.