SOLD OUT LAUNCH PARTY WITH PETE TONG, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, NERVO AND TENSNAKE ATTRACTS RITA ORA AND A CAPACITY CROWD TO USHUAÏA IN IBIZA
Pete Tong has firmly established his Le Grand Bazaar event at Ushuaïa as this season’s hottest ticket in Ibiza. The launch party, held yesterday (5 July) saw Pete joined by Pharrell Wiliiams, who took to the stage for his debut Ibiza performance, alongside DJ sets from Nervo, Tensnake, Tato and Diego Miranda. A capacity crowd of thousands, including Rita Ora, danced from 2pm until midnight. Pete closed the event with a DJ set accompanied by a dazzling array of special effects and pyrotechnics.
Pete Tong said: “I can’t think of a better way to start Le Grand Bazaar at Ushuaia in Ibiza this season than with the man who sings GET LUCKY. Pharrell Williams was a phenomenon (last night) performing 20 songs in 45 minutes. I’d like to say he blew the roof off but we don’t have one! Next week is Fatboy Slim – see you there!”
Pharrell Williams is fresh from his featuring roles in the recent game-changing Daft Punk smash (No.1 in over 60 countries), and alongside T.I on Robin Thicke’s recent hit, ‘Blurred Lines’. Tensnake, whose Essential Mix was recently voted one of the Top 20 mixes of the year by Rolling Stone, has just premiered his new single, ‘See Right Through’ featuring Fiora. Continuing the DJ line-up was one of the hottest DJ duos in electronic music across the globe, Nervo, and DC10 Ibiza resident and rising underground hero, Tato.
Pete and Tato began the opening party outside on the beach, before moving inside Ushuaïa to join Pharrell, Tensnake, NERVO and Diego Miranda for the evening’s festivities.
Le Grand Bazaar weekly line-ups combine global headliners with the finest underground talent, featuring Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Afrojack, Hot Natured (debut Ibiza live performance), Carl Cox, Eats Everything, Luciano, Idris Elba, Nervo, Paul Kalkbrenner, Reboot, Hot Since 82, Dyed Soundorom, System Of Survival, Shermanology, Tom Staar, Miguel Campbell, Quintino, Kaskade, Gauthier DM, Negru & Garagem, Kaz James, Tom Staar, Mass Prod, Bobby Burns, Leroy Styles, Apster, Magit Cacoon and more. Special guests for the party on 23 August will be announced soon.
More than a club night, Le Grand Bazaar has brought daytime clubbing back to the island, ensuring the best music on the world’s favourite party island from 2pm through until midnight. Beginning on the sands at the Ushuaïa Beach Club & Restaurant, the free daytime beach party has a soundtrack of blissed out electronica provided by a roll call of guest DJs and hosted on alternate Fridays by Traktor Cookery School and Fact (Barcelona).
Continuing the daytime activities next door, Ushuaïa’s Magic Garden hosts a hippy market every Friday featuring stallholders selling vintage fashion, jewellery and various objet d’art.
Each week at 5pm, Pete records a very special Le Grand Bazaar version of his international All Gone Pete Tong radio show which will be broadcast live on Ibiza Sonica, and recorded for transmission across America on electronic music station Evolution on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio platform, and around the world via his numerous international partnerships. A special guest DJ will take over from 6pm – 7pm, before the party moves inside Ushuaïa.
All artwork and visuals for Le Grand Bazaar are by leading British artist, Damien Hirst. Matt Twist has used Hirst’s artwork to design unique illustrations for the event, the bold look and colour palettes of which match the vibrant ethos of what will be this season’s premier Ibiza party.
More at http://www.ushuaiaibiza.com/en/tickets/