XBOX LIVE HEATS UP YOUR SUMMER WITH IBIZA ROCKS

LONDON, 22nd July– Xbox® today celebrates another exciting partnership with Ibiza Rocks Hotel as it announces plans to exclusively deliver Ibiza Rocks music content including performances and backstage footage throughout this Summer’s stellar line up of the biggest bands and breakthrough artists.

This year sees the return of the Xbox Social to the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, allowing guests at the party island’s favourite hotel to sample the very best in music games on the ultimate entertainment console. In partnership with Guitar Hero World Tour, Xbox LIVE fans will be able to watch HD footage** of the summer’s hottest action directly through their Xbox for an exclusive period of time.

Fans will be able to catch all the poolside performances and behind the scenes action from Ibiza Rocks including Calvin Harris, The Enemy, Dizzee Rascal, Vampire Weekend, Klaxons and many more hot acts in full HD throughout the summer on Xbox LIVE before the shows land several days later on www.xbox.com.

Xbox LIVE, the free-to-connect online service, not only connects you to range of great Music experiences, but incredible free content like the official Ibiza Rocks show. Kicking the summer off in true style are the Ting Tings, who, following a set by pop sensation Frankmusik, were warmed up by a blistering DJ set from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe in the first edition of“Xbox 360 and Guitar hero World Tour Present: Ibiza Rocks”.

With the Ting Tings, Kooks and Friendly Fires already up on Xbox LIVE, keep an eye out for the following shows across the summer, hitting Xbox LIVE for an exclusive period:

• Calvin Harris plus Kissy Sellout (Live) with a special DJ set from Burns*

• The Enemy plus Reverend and the Makers*

• Dizzee Rascal plus Example and Newham Generals*

• Vampire Weekend plus Mike Snow*

• Closing Party with Klaxons and The Big Pink*

    <*>Performances covered on Xbox LIVE
** HD compatible TV required

For press enquiries please contact:

Andy Irving / 0118 9094599 / v-andyir@microsoft.com

About Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is a premier video game and entertainment system. It is home to the best and broadest games as well as the largest on-demand library of standard- and high-definition movies and TV shows connected to the television— with music coming this fall. The digital centre of the living room, Xbox 360 blends unbeatable content with the largest online social network of 20 million members on Xbox LIVE to create a limitless entertainment experience that can be shared at home or across the globe. With the addition of currently code-named“Project Natal,” Xbox 360 will forever transform social gaming and entertainment with a whole new way to play— no controller required. More information about“Project Natal” and Xbox 360 can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/projectnatal and http://www.xbox.com.

About Xbox LIVE

Xbox LIVE is the largest gaming and entertainment network and delivers more entertainment than any device connected to the television, including movies, TV, music and games. Xbox LIVE is also the only entertainment service to provide instant on 1080p streaming HD video from Zune video. With an active community of more than 20 million people across 26 countries, Xbox LIVE lets you play the best games, enjoy the largest on-demand library and, coming soon, listen to millions of songs— all while connecting to friends anytime. An Xbox LIVE Gold membership provides you with exclusive benefits and premium access to entertainment from the top studios and services, all in one place. More information about Xbox LIVE can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/live.

About Microsoft

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About Ibiza Rocks

The Ibiza Rocks Hotel sits right in the heart of San Antonio, 300m from the beach and sunset bar with hotel facilities including 2 outdoor pools, 4 bars including the Electric and Back Stage bars, Ibiza Rocks Shop and an on site supermarket. New for 2009 are pool and stage view rooms– guests can enjoy the Tuesday night live shows from the comfort and privacy of their very own balcony. Gig tickets are included with all of these premium rooms.
Free wi-fi is available throughout the hotel and Xbox fully stocked gaming room, in-room Xbox hire and Xbox kiosks in the lobby.

Ibiza Rocks gave indie its inaugural invite onto the island in 2005, but now beats and bass, DJ’s, decks and guitars are not just happily co-existing, but rapidly procreating. As the unrivalled innovators of Ibiza’s live music scene, the promoters behind Ibiza Rocks have changed perceptions of Ibiza forever. Bands that have played Ibiza Rocks include Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, The Fratellis, The View, The Enemy, The Streets, The Zutons, The Wombats, Editors, Maximo Park, We Are Scientists, Soulwax and Pendulum. The Ibiza Rocks Hotel opened in May 2008, with a live gig from The Enemy.


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