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 2018, 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 2018 usually takes place during the first weekend of August.
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.
Whilst line-ups are not yet 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 Hï Ibiza complex.
The BBC Radio 1 Weekend Ibiza 2018 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 saw BBC Radio 1 Weekend Ibiza 2018 take charge of the island’s latest clubbing institution, Hï Ibiza, for a memorable Friday instalment before moving on to Cafe Mambo Ibiza on the Sunset Strip for the remainder of its Ibiza stay. There was also a BBCR1 presence over at Privilege with Creamfields Ibiza and at Destino with Pete Tong and The Heritage Orchestra Ibiza Classics. Performances in 2017 came courtesy of Eric Prydz, Kolsch, Waze & Odyssey, Maya Jane Coles, Mele, David Guetta, Disclosure, Black Coffee, Gorgon City, Duke Dumont and Disciples.
Set to be bigger than ever in 2018, BBC Radio 1 Weekend Ibiza 2018 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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