XBOX ANNOUNCES LINE-UPS FOR SUMMER PARTIES SET TO GET IBIZA ROCKING

London, 4th July 2008: The partnership between Xbox 360™ and Ibiza Rocks Hotel sees another exciting development for anyone planning to party on the White Isle this summer, as the line-ups for the highly anticipated‘Xbox Weekenders’ are revealed. And, if that wasn’t enough, Xbox is delighted to announce that there will be an extra‘Weekender’ taking place in August to ensure that anyone out in the Balearic Island of Sin this summer can get involved in the fun.

As the Ibiza party season gets into full swing, the first Xbox Weekender will be taking place at Ibiza Rocks Hotel from July 18th-20th, and will see one of 2008’s most talked about bands, The Whip, taking centre stage on the Saturday night. Fresh from rocking Glastonbury last weekend, the Mancunian group are no strangers to playing major events and are set to take the roof off as they make their Ibiza debut at the peak of the season. Supporting The Whip on the July event is a blistering line up of up and coming artists including OK Tokyo, Esser, Filthy Dukes and the Discolexia Crew who will see guests at the San Antonio Hotel partying into the early hours.

In addition, fans of the Xbox 360 game Rock Band will also have the chance to rock out their on-stage fantasies the day before, on Friday 18th July, as part of the‘Xbox 360 presents Rock Band Live’ tour, for the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to Ibiza and to live the lifestyle of a rock star for a week.

Whilst dates and line-ups for the August event are still TBC, the September Xbox Weekender, taking place from 12th - 14th is set to be a gripping climax to the season with quirky rockers Mystery Jets headlining.

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.

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For more press information, please contact:

Nik Thakkar / 020 3047 4087 / nik_thakkar@jcpr.com

Seema Parmar / 020 3047 4001 / seema_parmar@jcpr.com

Notes to editors:

July Xbox weekender timings:

Friday 18 July

Day: Xbox Presents Rock Band Live - Get your very own motley crew on stage and you and three friends could win a week of rock excess at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel

Night: OK Tokyo and Rock Band finalists/Gash DJs

Saturday 19 July

Day: Xbox Pool Party, local DJs

Night: OK Tokyo, Esser, The Whip, Filthy Dukes

Sunday 20 July

Day/Night: Pool party at Club Tropicana with Discolexia, Pilooski

Artists’ background

The Whip: Party-hard geniuses hailing from Manchester. Acclaimed debut album‘X Marks Destination’ sees New Order bump into a slightly-frazzled Happy Mondays at a warehouse party. In their element when playing live.

OK Tokyo: Hotly tipped London boys snapped up by the management team behind Franz Ferdinand and Kaiser Chiefs. OK Tokyo are to play a 25 date residency between the 4th and 28th of July at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel.

Filthy Dukes: Massively respected DJs and promoters moving recently into fully fledged producers. They join us for one of their brilliantly 'expect anything and everything' DJ sets.

Esser: 23 year-old genius in the making Ben Esser. Recently signed to Transgressive Recs (home of Foals and Young Knives). Super Furry Animals meets classic pop.

Discolexia: London party promoters bring nu Balearic to the White Isle. Disco funk meets techno punk; residents include Zane Lowe and Atlantic Conveyor.

About Xbox 360™

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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!

Accommodation Details:

Ibiza Rocks Hotel, Calle Cervantes 27, 07820 San Antonio, Ibiza

All studios and apartments have kitchenette (2 electric rings, a fridge and microwave), bathroom and 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.


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