The Radio 1 Weekend celebrated a monumental milestone of 20 years on the White Isle in 2015 in extraordinary fashion over the course of three unforgettable days. In 2017, the Radio 1 Weekend will descend once again to Ibiza for one of the most sought after experiences in all of dance music.
BBC Radio 1 Weekend Ibiza 2017 will take place between Friday 4th August and Sunday 6th August this year taking up its familiar slot during the opening weekend of the summer’s peak month.
Throughout its 20 year plus history, BBC Radio 1 Weekend has been hosted by some truly phenomenal venues! With a weekend possessing so much hype, so much talent and such a level of superstardom, such musical royalty deserves a palace or kingdom worthy of hosting such iconic fortitude.
BBC Radio 1 Weekend has been hosted at some terrific venues if you date further back in time. Who remembers Radio 1’s maiden voyage back in July 1995 at Ku (now known as Privilege)? This saw the legendary Nicky Holloway offer the Essential Mix live from Manumission! The following year saw Danny Rampling’s first show live from an empty Amnesia whilst San Antonio played hosts to the first sunset broadcast too.1997 then saw the move from Cafe del Mar to Cafe Mambo whilst 1999 saw Dave Pearce’s Dance Anthems take over Space. Six years later, a decade of dance took place in 2005 as Radio 1 aired a special 12-hour broadcast from Space back to the UK! Since then, new venues such as Ibiza Rocks and Ushuaia have entered the fray and have played integral parts in the Radio 1 Weekend in Ibiza ever since!
Arguably one of their biggest weekenders to date came in 2015 when they celebrated their 20th anniversary – Annie Mac hosted Ushuaïa Ibiza, Danny Howard hosted Cafe Mambo Ibiza and Pete Tong hosted Ibiza Rocks.
This year’s event sees BBC Radio 1 Weekend Ibiza2017 take charge of the island’s newest clubbing institution in the form of Hï Ibiza on Friday 4th August. With all eyes firmly focused on the future, we couldn’t think of a better venue to highlight the very best talents of today’s electronic music scene. This will air live on BBC Radio 1 from 7pm until 4am.
The following day on Saturday 5th August will see BBC Radio 1 Weekend Ibiza 2017 return to the legendary Cafe Mambo Ibiza. This incredible live show will run from 4pm until 11pm allowing revellers to take in the best sunset in the world whilst getting lost in the music.
Concluding proceedings on Sunday 6th August, BBC Radio 1 will once again take charge of Cafe Mambo Ibiza with a very special edition from 7pm until 11pm.
Whilst line-ups are yet to be confirmed, the entirety of the BBC Radio 1 dance family will be involved. This will include artists such as Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Danny Howard, B.Traits and Mistajam amongst others.
BBC Radio 1 Weekend Ibiza is ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC! In terms of music, this weekend comes second-to-none on the Ibiza calendar. It is considered the pinnacle, be all and end all of weekends and one nobody wants to miss (basically, if you’re not here, you’ll be crying into your pillow over missing out on such an experience… yes, it’s that damn good).
Every year on the Friday, Radio 1 holds a “Free” party – which has recently been held at the Ushuaia Ibiza complex.
The BBC Radio 1 Weekend Ibiza 2017 will be busy and is the most expensive time to visit Ibiza, but there’s a good reason for this. This is the week that all of the promoters put on the best DJs, every club, party and bar is full with an amazing atmosphere. This is when Ibiza truly is at its peak and is something to get involved in.
Last year’s 21st birthday celebrations saw BBC Radio 1 celebrate the ‘Summer of Dance’ and they did so in style. Inviting dance music enthusiasts from around the world, they took over Ushuaïa Ibiza in spectacular fashion with a cascade of back-to-back performances from the likes of Pete Tong and Kolsch, B.Traits and George Fitzgerald, Annie Mac and Heidi and several more.
Set to be bigger than ever in 2017, BBC Radio 1 Weekend Ibiza 2017 celebrates another year of everything positive in the dance music realm.
With the countdown to August already underway, who would you like to see on this year’s BBC Radio 1 line-up? Let the rumours commence…
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