IMS: 2012 The fifth Ibiza International Music Summit
THE IMS GRAND FINALE FESTIVAL &
F*** ME I’M FAMOUS OPENING PARTY
IMS SUMMIT DATES: 23RD – 25TH MAY 2012
IMS DALT VILA DATES: 24TH – 25TH MAY 2012
Dalt Vila, Baluarte De Santa Lucia, Ibiza Old Town
A UNESCO world heritage site
THE IMS GRAND FINALE FESTIVAL
25TH MAY 2012 @ DALT VILA (18:00-0:00)
LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM:
AZARI & III
TICKETS FROM 30 EURO’S
Celebrating their fifth year in operation, team IMS are very proud to be able to unveil the full details for this year’s IMS Grand Finale Festival – an event that’s now considered the opening party for the whole season.
Set in the heart of Ibiza Town and looking over the Balearic Sea, the very special UNESCO world heritage site in Dalt Vila is a place of true beauty, made even more special when you consider that this is the only time of the year the area is used for a contemporary music event.
And what an event it promises to be… Having previously showcased acts and DJ’s such as 2manydjs, Mark Ronson, Buraka Som Sistema and Hercules & Love Affair – as well as the annual host and IMS co-founder Pete Tong – this year’s line-up once again delivers on every level.
With the aim to offer something for everyone, as well as bringing the highest caliber of artists to appeal to true dance music lovers, IMS: 2012 combines the perfect balance of heavyweight legendary names with some of the most exciting acts of today. In the “legends” corner we have two of the very best, with Pete Tong inviting his very good friend Carl Cox to the party – a man who’s done everything possible in his field. From becoming a headline act in the late 80’s for the most exciting rave’s at the time and being the first ‘star’ DJ of Ibiza from his early shows in San Antonio, Carl Cox has maintained his status for the past 25 years, delivering the most exhilarating techno and house music wherever he goes. An icon. A legend. And his Tuesdays at Space event is now one of the strongest on the island. He is 50 years old in 2012, and deserves the headline billing for such a special event. IMS will also host its second IMS LEGENDS DINNER at Lio on Wednesday May 23, following in the footsteps of Pete Tong from last year. The industry dinner will include speeches from close friends and a special one to one with Pete Tong.
Carl Cox – “It is a great honour that the IMS have invited me to celebrate my many years in the music industry, I have worked very hard in my life to strive to do the right thing and push my industry forward so to be acknowledged for this by such a great platform is truly wonderful. That said I am not over yet! There is plenty more to come!”
Joining Pete and Carl are two of the leading lights in modern dance music, heralded for pushing the genre forward and bringing back some much-needed soul and charisma to clubs in recent years. They also both hold mythical status on the island, with Loco Dice the former Circoloco hotshot turned Cocoon hero and Seth Troxler the new king of DC-10, alongside his good friend and sometime DJ-partner Jamie Jones. With both Dice and Seth being voted in the top 10 of Resident Advisor’s annual DJ pole for the past three years running (Seth was voted #2 and Loco Dice #4 in 2011), you are guaranteed to hear the newest and finest in cutting edge club music.
Not stopping there, IMS always strives to bring forward the best live dance acts and this year is no different with…
Ben Turner, IMS Partner – “IMS is proud to unveil this line-up – our finest to date and very reflective of Ibiza innovation. The IMS events at Dalt Vila really are the most prestigious outdoor events of the Ibiza season and its our little way of saying thanks to the Ibiza Consell / government and the island for all the inspiration it gives us every year. The event now attracts partygoers from every corner of the world as the week around IMS becomes one of the busiest of the entire summer.”
Having launched in 2008 to much anticipation from the electronic music community, the IMS has gone above and beyond over the past 3 years delivering on providing Ibiza with both an annual conference that attracts industry leaders from across the globe, but also an event to truly kick start the summer season – The IMS Grand Finale Festival. 2012 promises to be the best yet.
The IMS has been heralded as “electronic’s equivalent to TED – a hub for the world’s leading professionals in dance music”.
The event is free to attend for all delegates of the IMS, with some 2,000 tickets available to the public.
For more information on this spectacular event, including buying tickets, please visit the official website – www.internationalmusicsummit.com
IMS: 2012 – CONNECTIONS COUNT
LOCATION: Dalt Villa, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza
DATE: Friday 25th May 2012
EVENT TITLE: IMS GRAND FINALE FESTIVAL
TIMES: 18:00 – Midnight
PRICES: From €30 (IMS delegates have free entry)
CAPACITY: 2,500 people
F*** ME I’M FAMOUS FREE PRE- PARTY
24TH MAY 2012 @ DALT VILA (18:00-0:00)
LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM:
FREE EVENT (LIMITED TICKETS)
Following the success of last year’s event, Cathy and David Guetta return to host a special free party at the Dalt Vila site on the Thursday night of what’s set to be an amazing week of events. In conjunction with IMS: 2012, the party is the pre-event for the world-famous F*** Me I’m Famous at Pacha – which is where the main event will take place later the same night.
David Guetta DJing at Dalt Vila is a truly special occasion – this will be the only time fans get to dance to their idol in the open air with nothing but the stars above them this summer in Ibiza! But, not stopping there, our hosts will be bringing along two friends – and superstar DJ’s in their own right – with the legendary Paul Oakenfold and hugely talented Diplo also both performing on the night.
With Oakey having famously been one of the key links between Ibiza and London that sparked the birth of Acid House in the UK in the late 80’s, the man is rightly loved on the White Isle. Having gone on to produce a huge number of hits, sell-out numerous stadium DJ tours and so much more, this will be one of the highlights of the week.
With two megastars already on the bill you would be forgiven for wondering how another artist could fit in, but in Philadelphia-based DJ/producer Diplo, the Guetta’s may have pulled out their trump card. Owner of the tastemaker Mad Decent label, one-half of production duo Major Lazer (alongside Switch) and producer to the stars (including Snoop Dogg, Beyoncé and M.I.A), Diplo’s just about as hot as they come. An amazing DJ who’s always packing exclusives – expect his set to be a showstopper on the night.
Ticketing: Purchase a ticket online to the Friday Grand Finale Festival or F*** Me I’m Famous Opening party from a Pacha shop to get your free tickets for Thursday night. Limited tickets available. Check www.davidguetta.com for more ticket options. Buy now to avoid disappointment.
LOCATION: Dalt Vila, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza
DATE: Thursday 24th May 2012
EVENT TITLE: F*** ME I’M FAMOUS FREE PARTY
TIMES: 18:00 – Midnight
PRICES: Free – limited tickets available (IMS delegates have entry)
CAPACITY: 2,500 people