A couple of years ago, i was sat at work one Friday morning listening to the radio 1 Dj competition. I remember it so well, because there was a Blackpool lad on. It’s not often we get on the news or radio, unless it’s a bad news!
Danny Howard was the Dj and he wiped the floor with his competition. His prize ended up being the prize that just keeps giving. Warmup slot at Ushuaia for the radio 1 weekend, followed by an invite to play at space the same night, if i remember rightly, he ended up doing a 6 hour set in there. The following year offered more gigs, a Radio show and more of a season in Ibiza.
In 2013, Danny has decent summer schedule for his Ibiza gigs.
I feel a bit guilty starting this blog post off talking about him as though he is a competition winner because he is now far from that. It’s a fairy tale with an amazing ending though, i don’t know Danny personally (though there is probably a connection through mates, Blackpool inst that big!) though it seems like the boy next door has done good!
Enough of the sentimental guff, Go and check Danny out this summer if you’re in Ibiza. He has already played Pacha this season and the pre party on Mambos for which he appeared on Mambo TV.
So far i have the following dates for Danny
Friday 5th July – Judgement, Ibiza
Friday 12th July – Judgement, Ibiza
Friday 19th July – Judgement, Ibiza
Monday 22nd July – Pacha, Ibiza
Friday 2nd August – Judgement, Ibiza
2nd – 4th August – Radio 1, Ibiza weekend
Saturday 3rd August – Cream/Radio 1, Privilege, Ibiza
Its only two weeks away now and Radio 1 will be what everyone is talking about in Ibiza. They are throwing a free party at Ushuaia but you will need a ticket to get in. Tickets can be picked up at a selection of venues around Ibiza starting from Wednesday the 3rd August.
If you’re not down their on Wednesday at the times stated, i will be very surprised if you get a ticket. If you land in Ibiza on Thursday or Friday, then again, i would be surprised if there were any tickets left. The demand to be at Radio 1 events is remarkable and every man and his dog will be trying to get tickets!
If you do get tickets then a free bus will be put on for you.
IF your on the Island on Wednesday then get down to the following places for tickets:
Café Mambo from 1100
Ibiza Rocks Bar from 1100
Playa D’en Bossa:
Sands Beach Restaurant – 1000
Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel – residents only from 1000
Today sees the start of another Ushuaia party! The Swedish House Mafia are undoubtedly some of the most popular Dj’s on the planet at the moment!
Today they will be taking over at the Ushuaia hotel in Playa Den Bossa. If you haven’t heard of this yet then i believe you may have been hiding under a rock!!
Ushuaia is a new hotel that has been taken over by the team of people responsible for the Ushuaia beach bar which had some amazing parties before the police put an end to them early last year.
So far this season, they have Luciano doing a weekly party as well as Defected and SupermarteX.
Today see’s the opening party for the Swedish House Mafia who roll into the hotel with Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso. Now generally, i tend to prefer Size Matters nights over Swedish House Mafia nights, either way, you get to see these guys without being crammed in a very hot and stuffy club!
The event starts at 5pm and runs till midnight. Tickets cost €40 but if you get them from Ibiza Spotlight in advance they are €25 and there in lies the issue i have with Ushuaia at the moment. I’ve seen all the video’s and pictures and it does look good, however lots of people have said it doesn’t get going till around 9pm which means you are paying a lot of money and waiting a long time for people to get into it. For €40 you can get into most clubs in Ibiza and party till 8am!
Anyway, if i was going to see the Swedish House Mafia in Ibiza, i would choose Ushuaia over Pacha. I’ve never seen the Swedish House Mafia in either but the open air would always win my vote 🙂
These parties are now weekly until the 28th September.
Yes, you have read that correctly! Usher will be performing at Ushuaia one week today on the 7th July! Labeled as a Pure Pacha / ‘its all gone’ night Usha will be supported by a host of Dj’s including Pete Tong, David Morales and a very special Dj guest that is still to be announced.
Usher in Ibiza has come as a big surprise and its not something i expected, however i think Ibiza Rocks has taken the shock and horror out of something different landing on the island!
If Usher floats your boat then got down to Ushuaia, if he doesn’t, the Dj line-up looks good enough to go anyway 🙂