The International Music Summit has become a call to arms for electronic music lovers around the world. With the 3-day summit hosting some of the very best parties and line-ups the island has seen, these spectacular events now represent the unofficial opening of the Ibiza season. So, it is with great pleasure the IMS can announce the line up for the Grande Finale 2013 at the infamous Dalt Vila.
Combining one of the most beautiful settings with some of the biggest and most respected acts of 2013, the Grand Finale at the Dalt Vila is a truly unique experience. You can two-step to the beats in the heart of Ibiza town, whilst looking out over spectacular views of the Balearic Sea. This is the only time in the year the UNESCO heritage site, which boasts an unparalleled setting on the isle, is home to a contemporary music event.
Headlining the Grand Finale will be the legendary Sven Väth, the artist whose Cocoon event laid the foundation for underground music in Ibiza. This will be your chance to witness a rare performance of Sven Väth outside of his Cocoon residency, and we’re sure it’s going to be one of the most memorable performances of the year.
In addition to his performance, Sven will be talking about his entire career history in a special Keynote Interview on the same day – Friday. All other performers on the night will also appear at IMS and are the first names to be revealed as guest speakers.
The Grand Finale has set a precedent over the years for showcasing live acts and this year is no different with Tensnake, whose live performances have delighted festival-goers around the world. Responsible for one of the biggest dance anthems of all time ‘Coma Cat’, a true Balearic record loved by the likes of The Guardian & NME and frequenting Radio 1 playlists, Tensnake’s infectious nu-disco sounds make him a real festival darling. Joining Tensnake will be up and coming band Le Carousel, the new band project from acclaimed Belfast DJ/ Producer, Phil Kieran.
The past 18 months has seen the meteoric rise of Maya Jane Coles, to one of the most highly sought after DJ and producers. Having performed in over 30 countries, with multiple awards, and millions of views across YouTube and Soundcloud, Maya is currently working on her debut album, which is set for release later this year.
Mixmag’s “DJ of the year”, Solomun has been laying his deep grooves and impeccable song selection at venues around the globe. With an arsenal of killer tracks on the most celebrated labels of the underground scene, a Watergate compilation, plus his Diynamic label nights in Berlin, London, South America, Amsterdam as well as his highly regarded residency in Ibiza, it’s no wonder Solomun has been the biggest breakthrough DJ of 2012.
Ben Turner, one of the five IMS partners along with BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, states: "Friday at Dalt Vila has become one of the highlights of the Ibiza season, and we are delighted with this year's line-up. Its hard to top Carl Cox and Loco Dice from last year, but we have two of Ibiza's hottest names of the moment in Solomun and Maya Jane Coles, but also the man who created the foundation for underground music in Ibiza – Sven Vath. Without his pioneering work with Cocoon, this huge underground movement, which now rules Ibiza, would never have happened. So time to celebrate this moment. And Disclosure are the first live act to do Dalt Vila twice for IMS – a testament to their previous performance but also to the huge year that is ahead of them."
Rounding off this already impressive line up is Scuba, whose album ‘Personality’ was big, brash and one of 2012′s most talked about albums. His roots are in the London Dubstep scene, but he keeps one foot firmly in the Techno metropolis of Berlin. His DJ Kicks mix shows this is one DJ who cannot be pigeonholed… Bass heavy, stripped back and full of atmosphere.
In the 6 years since the IMS was born, the summit has become the principal forum for those in the business of electronica to understand and shape the future of their genre – whilst the weekender that surrounds it has showcased some of the most memorable names in rare and unique performances. The IMS now plays host to the pivotal weekender in your summer dance music diary, with 2 events at the Dalt Vila and many other special events happening on the island. Tickets are now available to the public – and having sold out rapidly last year, get in there early as more must-see back-to-back acts are announced. This is just the beginning.