INTERVIEW WITH ROCK NIGHTS, IBIZA

WHEN THE GUYS FROM ROCK NIGHTS CONTACT YOU TO ASK IF YOU’D WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS YEARS GO-TO ‘ANTI-IBIZA’ PARTY, THERE’S ONLY ONE POSSIBLE ANSWER… ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY YES.

FROM IT’S BEGINNINGS IN 2005, ROCK NIGHTS HAS CREATED ITSELF A WILD REPUTATION, REINFORCED YEAR BY YEAR WITH SOME OF THE BEST PARTIES IN IBIZA, MADRID, LA, LONDON & PARIS… TO NAME A FEW!

FORGET EVERYTHING YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT “IBIZA CLUB NIGHTS”. IF YOU’RE AFTER AN INVITE-ONLY ROCK NIGHT- HELD IN SOME OF THE BEST & MOST ICONIC  HOTELS IN SPAIN; WITH ACTS & DJ SETS FROM THE LIKES OF JOY DIVISION, THE HORRORS, MYSTERY JETS, NEW ORDER (I COULD GO ON…) THEN LOOK NO FURTHER!

THIS YEAR WE ARE PROUD TO BE WORKING ALONGSIDE THEM TO CREATE AN AWESOME COLLABORATION COLLECTION & A FEW BADASS NEON SIGNS; THAT WILL BE DISPLAYED AROUND THE NOTORIOUS PIKES HOTEL, WHERE THE PARTY HOLDS ITS RESIDENCY FROM TUESDAY 13TH JUNE- TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2017!

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WE HAD A CHAT WITH ROCK NIGHTS CO-FOUNDER DIEGO TO LEARN A BIT MORE:

 

 

P&CO: THIS SUMMER MARKS THE 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROCK NIGHTS, SO WHERE DID IT ALL BEGIN? WHAT ARE ROCK NIGHTS ALL ABOUT?

DIEGO: I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S ALREADY 12 YEARS! IT SEEMS LIKE JUST YESTERDAY WHEN I DECIDED TO THROW A ROCK & ROLL PARTY IN IBIZA. I’M FROM THE ISLAND AND DIDN’T HAVE A REAL PLACE TO PARTY, SO I CALLED UP MY FRIEND COLIN PETERS & ASKED HIM IF HE’D DJ FOR OUR OWN PARTIES. I MET COLIN IN 1999 WHEN HE WAS PLAYING AT THE MANUMISSION, ACTUALLY HE WAS PLAYING FROM THE TOILETS, I WALKED IN TO HEAR HIM PLAYING NIRVANA & FROM THAT DAY WE BECAME FRIENDS. SINCE THEN HE HAS DEEJAYED ALL THE ROCK NIGHTS PARTIES. 

IF YOU LIKE ROCK & ROLL, ALL THINGS VINTAGE & OLD SCHOOL, SURFING, SKATING, TATTOOS, BIKES, 80’S MOVIES & YOU’RE A BADASS- ROCK NIGHTS IS FOR YOU, IF YOU LIKE HOUSE MUSIC & VIP AREAS- IT’S BETTER YOU STAY AT HOME.

 

P&CO: IT’S THE FOURTH SEASON YOU’LL BE HOLDING THE EVENT AT THE INFAMOUS PIKES HOTEL- WHICH WE HEAR HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS A BIT OF A PLAYGROUND FOR THE RICH & FAMOUS; AND WAS EVEN THE FILM LOCATION FOR GEORGE MICHEAL’S CLUB TROPICANA VIDEO! WOULD YOU AGREE? ANY OTHER FAMOUS GUESTS WE’D WANT TO HEAR ABOUT?

DIEGO: PIKES IS OUR HOME IN IBIZA, IT’S A VERY LEGENDARY PLACE. FREDDY MERCURY USED TO SPEND HIS SUMMERS HERE; HE CELEBRATED HIS 40TH BIRTHDAY IN WHAT IS NOW THE MAIN ROOM. ROCKSTARS & CELEBRITIES USED TO COME TO STAY, AND PARTY AROUND THE POOL- PEOPLE LIKE THE NEW YORK DOLLS, GRACE JONES, BON JOVI & NAOMI CAMPBELL. TONY PIKE, THE FOUNDER, IS STILL AROUND ’TILL LATE AT NIGHT.

 

P&CO: SO YOU CLAIM TO “HAVE REMAINED FAITHFUL TO THE SOUND OF THE GUITAR SINCE SUMMER 2005”, WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT FOR THE ROCK NIGHTS BRAND?

DIEGO: YES! WE ARE VERY LOYAL TO WHAT WE LOVE, WE DON’T FOLLOW ANY OTHER TRENDS. I’TS ONLY ROCK & ROLL BUT WE LIKE IT. IT’S NOT EASY IN A PLACE LIKE IBIZA BUT IT’S MORE FUN TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY, AND MORE AUTHENTIC.

 

 

P&CO: WE LOVE THE THEME YOU’VE GOT GOING ON FOR THIS SEASONS PARTIES! WE READ THIS WAS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY TARANTINO’S ‘FROM DUSK TILL DAWN’. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE FILM THAT REALLY INSPIRED YOU?

DIEGO: WE LOVE MOST OF THE TARANTINO MOVIES, WE CHOSE THE MOVIE ‘FROM DUSK TILL DAWN’ AS OUR INSPIRATION ‘CAUSE IT INCLUDES MOST THE THINGS WE ARE PREPARING FOR THIS SEASON: NEON SIGNS, POLE DANCERS, A DESERT AND A GREAT SOUNDTRACK! WE ARE CHOOSING THE SONG “SO HOT” FROM KID ROCK AS OUR B.S.O FOR THIS SUMMER.

 

P&CO: WE’RE ON BOARD WITH ANYONE WHO CREATES A NIGHT SURROUNDING REAL MUSIC, MOTORCYCLE CLUBS & BOURBON (AND STRIP CLUBS…)! WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO COLLABORATE WITH P&CO?

DIEGO: WHEN GRAHAM SHOWED ME YOUR BRAND I IMMEDIATELY SAID WE HAVE TO DO THINGS WITH THEM. OUR CROWD ARE GOING TO LOVE IT. YOUR NEW CAMPAIGN ‘WILD ONES NEVER DIE’ FITS PERFECTLY WITH OUR SPIRIT. I’M SURE WE WILL DO GREAT THINGS TOGETHER.

 

P&CO: FINALLY, WHICH ACTS SHOULD WE BE LOOKING OUT FOR THIS SEASON? ANYMORE STILL TO BE CONFIRMED?

DIEGO: ROCK NIGHTS AT PIKES IS THE OFFICIAL AFTER SHOW PARTY FOR THE IBIZA ROCKS CONCERTS & THE DORADO LIVE SHOWS. BANDS LIKE THE KOOKS, BASTILLE & CLEAN BANDIT WILL BE PERFORMING AT IBIZA ROCKS, AND MANDO DIAO & LOS CORONAS (SO TARANTINO) AT THE DORADO LIVE SHOWS. OH, AND THERE’S A VERY EXCLUSIVE EVENT WITH PRIMAL SCREAM THAT WILL BE HAPPENING AT PIKES ON 29TH AUGUST. AT ROCK NIGHTS WE WILL HAVE DJ SETS FROM THE HORRORS, NASTY MONDAYS & MYSTERY JETS.. AMONGST OTHERS!

 

 

CHECK BACK SOON TO SEE THE COLLECTION & TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN ATTEND…

 

 

 

 

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