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Surf House Ibiza hosts European Flowrider 2015 finals

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Surf House Ibiza is to be host for the Flowrider European Championships ahead of the international final for the WFC – World Flow Championships 2015. Saturday 10th October will see thirty athletes from all over Europe compete in the championships which will also see if they get to participate in the international finals, taking place in Bangkok in November this year. It will be the first time the European finals leg of the competition has been held in Spain and it promises to be a great flowriding event.

Marking a big success for its second season of operation, Surf House Ibiza was chosen by Flowrider for the excellence of its facilities, its highly experienced staff and all the work it put in to secure the event being held there. The setting of the venue in the beautiful San Antonio bay and the overall atmosphere of Ibiza also proved to be a winning combination for the selectors.

Throughout the day the athletes will be taking part in the training and qualifying phase of the event, where judges will look at each athlete’s style, level of proficiency and ability to meet levels of technical difficulty. The heat will be on to determine who will make it to the World Championships and compete to be crowned the world’s number one Flowrider. Spectators can expect to see some top flowriding action with athletes working to prove their mettle on the body and flow boards.

The event is open to the public who can expect to see participants from the Netherlands,Germany, England, Spain, Finland, France and Italy. There will be food and some great music throughout the day for all those coming along. Everyone from families, groups of friends or anyone wishing to see this exciting event is welcome.

Surf House Ibiza will be also be hosting the event next year and hopes to be the regular venue for the Flowrider European event. Berni Faus of Surf House Ibiza says: “It’s a great honour for us to be hosting this event and I hope shows what a great job we have all done here to be picked as the venue for this exciting leg of the competition.”

It should all prove to be an exciting full fun packed day for the athletes and all those going to watch (free entrance). Here is the complete programme of events:

Flowrider 2015 European Championships programme

– 11:00 to 11:30 Briefing for all riders

– 11:30 to 12:30 Freeride (private free practice)

– 12:30 to 14:30 Pre-rounds bodyboard and flowboarding

– 14:30 to 16:30 Freeride (Tickets on sale available to all)

– 16:30 to 18:00 Semifinals bodyboard and flowboarding

– 18:00 to 19:00 Freeride (Tickets on sale available to all)

– 19:00 to 20:00 Final Bodyboard and flowboarding

– 20:30 to 21:00 Best Trick (2015 Best Trick competition)

– 21:00 to 00:00 Trophies and after party

Felder Felder raise a toast to Ibiza with their SS15 catwalk collection at London Fashion Week

Yearning for next summer already? Felder Felder raise a toast to Ibiza with their SS15 catwalk collection at London Fashion Week

  • Twin design duo Felder Felder showcased their SS15 collection yesterday
  • Inspired by the sixties it featured many cowboy boots and heavy fringing
  • The front row included Laura Whitmore and Millie Mackintosh

By BIANCA LONDON FOR MAILONLINE

As Ibiza host their closing parties this weekend, hot young design duo Felder Felder are already raising a glass to next season.

The German sister design act unveiled a bohemian inspired range of fun, easy partywear that wouldn’t look out of place on Pacha’s dancefloor come next summer.

Taking iconic German model Veruschka von Lehndorff as their muse, the unapologetically Bohemian aesthetic was updated for SS15 with a graceful edge via enviable kaftans, romantic kimono shawls and soft silk blouses.

Felder Felder gave a nod to the Ibiza party trend in their SS15 collection

Felder Felder gave a nod to the Ibiza party trend in their SS15 collection

‘Our woman is distinctive,’ Daniela and Annette said ahead of the show. ‘She has a vintage treasure trove wardrobe and those effortless enviable beach pieces, that transit, through midnight, to dawn.’ And the Felder Felder woman sure caught the attention of front rowers Nina Nesbitt, Mary Charteris and Laura Whitmore thanks to her insouciant rock style.

Turquoise hot pants, print drop hem shift dresses and metallic cowboy boots conveyed the urban hippy woman beloved by the fun-loving designers.

Strong energetic prints in aqua (tipped to be a hot colour for SS15) and Sicilian lemon adorned shorts, maxis and kimonos.

The collection featured a lot of bold turquoise which is tipped to be THE colour for SS15

The collection featured a lot of bold turquoise which is tipped to be THE colour for SS15

The catwalk featured many cow boy boots and fringed items giving a nod to a western vibe

The twins say that they have always been attracted to the powerful message of peace inspiring a sixties hippie theme in their clothing
 The catwalk featured many cow boy boots and fringed items giving a nod to a western vibe

Inspired by the freedom of the Sixties, the show closed with a nod to Peace One Day, an organisation that aligns with the designers’ hope for peace ethos; oh so hippy.

‘We have always been strongly attracted to the powerful message of peace, represented through eras like the Sixties,’ said Annette. ‘It’s a feeling we continually tap into, especially at times of unrest, like now.’

The beauty look, masterminded by Michaela Alleyson, Creative Director at Lord & Berry, was fresh, fun and wearable – just like the clothes.

‘It’s a celebration of colour that completely translates to an everyday face’, she said backstage.

Taking inspiration from the rock ‘n’ roll boho vibe of the collection, Michaela created a subtly highlighted face using Lord & Berry Luminizer Stick that screamed ‘my days are spent roaming and writhing in the sun’.

 

Celebrity fans: Laura Whitmore (left) and Donna Air (right) were spotted enjoying the show

Celebrity fans: Laura Whitmore (left) and Donna Air (right) were spotted enjoying the show

Selfie expression: Left to right - Rosie Fortescue, Millie Mackintosh and Roxie Nafousi couldn't resist a frow photo opportunity

Selfie expression: Left to right – Rosie Fortescue, Millie Mackintosh and Roxie Nafousi couldn’t resist a frow photo opportunity

 

Eyes, which were the main event – sexy, smouldering but fresh with the addition of an accent colour under the eye – were a nod to the key colour palette within the collection; one to watch come next season.

Hair was coiffed to perfection by Armin Morbach, Global Ambassador for Schwarzkopf, who created a young, fresh take of the iconic Brigitte Bardot look. Hair was gently curled from the middle partings to create loose waves and frame the face by resting it in front of the shoulders.

‘Our girl is the one who moves between martinis downtown and rose on the sand dunes with consummate ease, said the siblings.

‘She’s a charismatic woman who is at ease with herself and the world. Age doesn’t matter. A Felder Felder woman is young at heart and she is a little wild too.’

Felder Felder show was supported by SkinDesign London, a sister partnership working in the beauty world, packed with active serums and cremes, akin to the sister fashion partnership.

Felder Felder is made up the sister design duo Daniela and Annette Felder

Felder Felder is made up the sister design duo Daniela and Annette Felder

The collection took inspiration from the peace and love of the sixties 

The collection took inspiration from the peace and love of the sixties

Duke Dumont drops summer vibes with a scorching DJ mix from Ibiza

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Ibiza’s summer season may be simmering down over the next month, but this past Monday at Café Mambo UK producer and chart-topping crossover Duke Dumont rocked the house with his Blasé Boys Club in tow. To celebrate the successful release of his most recent single Won’t Look Back, Dumont has now shared the live recording from his DJ set.

Listen to 44 minutes’ worth of ear-stroking house music below, with tracks from Wankelmut, Jonas Rathsman and Duke himself, who sprinkles in such infectious singles like the recent I Got U, as well as the track that gained him acclaim early on in his career, The Giver. Given the location, it’s only fitting that certified Ibiza smashes Walking with Elephants and Pushing On by Ten Walls and Oliver $ & Jimi Jules, respectively, were also included.

In addition to the shared set, Dumont also announced a competition in which fans can win a trip for two to Ibiza (flights and hotel covered) as well as VIP entry to the Blasé Boys Club closing party at Sankeys on September 22. For more information, head over to Dumont’s official website.

Dumont certainly won’t be looking back anytime soon: in the coming months, he’ll be finishing up the Blasé Boys Club residency at Sankeys before undertaking a slew of UK dates through October, including a sold-out show at Manchester’s Warehouse Project. From there, he’ll proceed to Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Australia (for the blockbuster Stereosonic tour) before returning to the UK upon the year’s end. Check out Duke Dumont’s Café Mambo Ibiza mix below.

Source : In The Mix

Ibiza losing summer music festivals crowd to Croatia

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When it comes to summer music festivals, the Europeans have always done it a little better than the rest of the world.

Every year between June and September, a world-class festival takes place almost every weekend in countries ranging from Spain and France to Germany, Austria and Hungary – and particularly the UK.

Traditionally, rock and pop music have been the mainstays of most such events, but the rise of electronic dance music has in recent years made that sound the focus of most summer music festivals held across the continent. For much of the past two decades, Spain’s Balearic island of Ibiza has been the summer capital of electronic music events in Europe, but in the past five years it has been usurped by an unlikely contender: Croatia.

there is a sense of adventure and exploration here which is a huge part of the appeal. And the sunshine helps too
EDDIE O’CALLAGHAN, CO-FOUNDER OF THE GARDEN FESTIVAL

The country at the crossroads of central and southeast Europe and the Mediterranean may not be the first place that comes to mind when considering where to go during summer to drink a beer in the sun while listening to a DJ spin dance music. Although it’s been two decades since Croatia won its four-year war of independence against Yugoslavia in 1995, the bloody conflict still looms large in the popular consciousness. But since the war ended, Croatia’s image has slowly been overhauled by travellers who return home raving about its warm Mediterranean climate, its unspoilt 2,000-kilometre coastline and its picturesque towns.

And now, due to the efforts of a group of dedicated event promoters, the country has staked a claim as the summer music festival capital of Europe. More than 15 large-scale music events are taking place in the coming months, starting with the FOR Festival at Hvar from June 19-22 and concluding with the Unknown Festival in Rovinj from September 8-12. While most modern genres are covered – including indie rock and hip hop – it is in the area of electronic music that Croatia has become a force to be reckoned with.

The first such event to put Croatia on the radar was The Garden Festival, which attracted a modest 300 people when it made its debut in the Dalmatian coastal town of Petrčane in 2006. In 2012 there was a change of site to Tisno, a little further down the coast, situated between Zadar and Split. Apart from The Garden Festival (running this year from July 2-9), the new site also hosts four other festivals: Electric Elephant (July 10-14), Soundwave (July 17-21), Suncebeat (July 23-30) and Stop Making Sense (July 31-August 3).

Revellers chill out on a boat trip during The Garden Festival. Photo: Tim ErtlEddie O’Callaghan, a co-founder of The Garden Festival, admits that the natural beauty of Croatia was for many years overshadowed by the conflict. “But now recent generations have had the chance to rediscover its beauty, and are shocked to find such a glorious place so near to everywhere in Europe, and with such a warm and friendly reception,” he says.

“But having said this, many parts of the country still feel quite undiscovered, there is a sense of adventure and exploration here which is a huge part of the appeal. And the sunshine helps too.”

Asked whether the Croatian festivals have benefitted from the widespread perception that Ibiza – with its €20 drinks (HK$210) and club cover charges of up to €200 – has become over-commercialised, O’Callaghan says: “Maybe this has put off some real music lovers, who have now discovered in Croatia something fresher and far more affordable. Also at The Garden Festival, there is still the opportunity to enjoy the crystal clear sea and party in the open air until dawn, which reminds many people of how Ibiza was in the glory days of the late 1980s. This was never our aim, but the comparisons to the early days of Ibiza are flattering, even though Croatia has its own unique identity in terms of its music.”

This unique musical identity O’Callaghan is talking about is one of the main selling points of the Croatian festivals. While other European festivals, particularly those in Ibiza, cater for those with broader and more commercial tastes, the events in Croatia stand out by offering well-curated line-ups to fans of specific genres of electronic music.

The Garden FestivalThis is particularly true of the Dimensions (August 27-31) and Outlook (September 3-7) festivals, both being held in the picturesque 19th-century Fort Punta Christo in the coastal city of Pula. Dimensions, now in its third year, has quickly earned a reputation as one of the world’s top festivals for underground house and techno music, while Outlook, which was launched in 2008, has won fame worldwide among followers of bass music (including drum’n’bass, grime and dub).

Noah Ball, one of two managing directors for Dimensions and Outlook, says the philosophy behind these two festivals “is to respectfully represent the music from those genres and provide the audience with the best specifications in sound systems possible”.

Asked how Croatia has been able to achieve such success, Ball says: “I think it’s a combination of elements. The weather is almost always amazing, the scenery is stunning, and there are some really dedicated and innovative promoters putting together some brilliant festivals.

“Croatia has a unique charm. It is very laid-back, the coastal region is simply stunning, and there is a sense of it still being a little bit undiscovered. Some of the numerous islands are sparsely inhabited, so you can really escape from it all after a festival if you need to unwind – there are deserted beaches, historic towns and cities.”

With at least two new Croatian festivals announced this year, some are asking whether saturation point is close to being reached, but Ball is adamant that the growth so far appears to be sustainable.

The Garden Festival“I think everyone realises how far and fast the Croatian festival scene has grown, but we are all about development and growth, and essentially continuing to produce some great events with brilliant line-ups that people will want to come to from all over the world.

“In that sense, especially for Dimensions and Outlook, we now have truly global audiences and want to continue this, developing the festivals’ reach further. For Dimensions we have got a worldwide club tour happening in over 50 countries, so the word is spreading far and wide.”

The shift in the electronic music scene’s focus from Ibiza to Croatia was highlighted recently when it was announced that Mark Broadbent, former programmer at seminal Ibiza event We Love, had resurfaced in Croatia as chief promoter for The Garden Festival’s off-site, open-air venue, Barbarella’s.

“I left what for some would have been the dream job of programming one of the best parties in the world due to a lack of enthusiasm in the way things are heading in Ibiza,” he told the dance music blog Skrufff.com “A very different kind of clubber now comes here than 10 years ago, but Ibiza needs this kind of tourist to sustain the growth made during these past 10 years. The face of Ibiza has now changed … and there are now other places to visit if you want to recapture that hippie/free spirit we once loved here so much many moons ago.”

And by the sound of it, one of those places is now Croatia.

Source : Adam Wright (South China Morning Post)

 

Legendary Concert Promoter Marcel Avram Teams With Danny Whittle’s IBZ Entertainment To Produce “IBIZA DREAMS – THE FESTIVAL”

International Music Event to feature Major Stars of Electronic Music and teleport the magic and spirit of Ibiza to 5 cities in 2014… Then Crisscross the Globe to 15 more in 2015!

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By IBZ Entertainment

BERLIN AND IBIZA, SPAIN, OCT. 23, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — Marcel Avram, the legendary pioneer of global music touring and one of the world’s most successful international concert promoters for over 40 years, has joined forces with electronic music visionaries, Danny Whittle and Mark Netto to create a new, original international music event, IBIZA DREAMS – THE  FESTIVAL.

The island beats and culture of Ibiza have resonated across the globe. IBIZA DREAMS – THE  FESTIVAL will bring the essence, magic and spirit of the island to fans worldwide. The event will encapsulate the experience through mind-blowing dance music performed by major stars and up-and-coming breakthrough artistsin an immersive and interactive magical environment. Spectacular art installations, pop-up happenings, culinary flavors, eclectic white fashion, and an all-in, mind-blowing immersive and social experience will combine music, space and time to teleport the spirit of Ibiza!

The team will produce multiple IBIZA DREAMS – THE  FESTIVAL events in 2014, starting in Berlin and the HockenheimRing in Baden-Wurttemberg Germany in Spring/early summer 2014, then on to Israel, Turkey, Switzerland and Romania. In the initially targeted countries, the festival will be amajor electronic music event. Current plans then call for the event to crisscross the globe to another 15 cities the following year.

Marcel Avram is a true pioneer of global touring. Over a 40 year career, he has successfully promoted and financed concerts, festival and stadium tours and even entire international tours for just about every major star of music! Many owe the crucial steps of their artistic career to him. Marcel Avram said, “Having promoted and produced some of the biggest artists and events on the planet, I am excited to be joining forces with IBZ Entertainment to bring a world beating electronic music festival to Europe and beyond. These events are not only an IBIZA DREAM but also my dream which we are about to make a reality.

Danny Whittle has been a leader of the electronic and dance music scene for nearly two decades and is one of the best know and respected operators in the space. Danny served for over twelve years as the “brand director” for Pacha, promoting, booking and “programming” shows and events for famed Pacha Ibiza and Pacha nightclubs around the world. Under Whittle, Pacha experienced exponential growth and became one of the leading lights of the worldwide electronic music movement. At Pacha, Whittle discovered and nurtured artists who have become some of the biggest stars of the international EDM galaxy. Danny Whittle commented, “The whole concept of IBIZA DREAMS is to present an amazing experience which embraces the feelings and vibes that flow through Ibiza during the summer…” He continued, “The experience will not only be musical but also visual and immersive.

Mark Netto is a veteran of Pacha too and has spent almost 20 years working in the Electronic scene. He was responsible for setting up the management and touring department at Pacha and has produced shows on every continent.

In 2013, Whittle and Netto formed IBZ Entertainment, an Ibiza-based, international music entertainment company backed by Y Entertainment Group LLC. Y Entertainment Group is the dedicated music entertainment vehicle of The Yucaipa Companies.

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