Festival of Dance and Opera


The third annual festival of dance and opera ‘Eivissa en Do Major’ (‘Eivissa in C Major’), will see a series of performances held in various locations of Dalt Vila on June 27th and 29th and July 3rd, 5th and 7th. The estimated budget for the festival is €45,000 and it is a collaboration between the Institut d’Estudis Balearics and the Consell d’Eivissa.
Friday June 27th. The festival opens with the Miguel Barranco dance company. This professional dance company was created in 1998 and since its inception Miguel has devoted his efforts to bringing feeling, passion and the soul of dance music in its widest diversity into their shows. Miguel Barranco presents the show ‘Feel’, which involves six dancers who will perform a varied and popular program.
Sunday June 29th. Orquesta Simfónica Ciutat d’Eivissa (Ibiza Symphony Orchestra), under the guest direction of Xavier Pagès i Corella. Xavier has an extensive resume as both a performer and director and will offer a repertoire of Webber, Haydn, and Grieg, as well as some of his own work.
Thursday July 3rd. The renowned pianist Alain Planes will perform a concert as a tribute to the artist Miró in the Claustro del Ayuntamiento. He will perform works by Debussy, Mompou and Bartok.
Saturday July 5th. In the Mercat Vell, the Orquesta Simfónica Ciutat d’Eivissa (Ibiza Symphony Orchestra) directed by Adolfo Villalonga, will play a popular programme of movie themes, such as from The Mask of Zorro, Prestige, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Girl From Ipanema.
Sunday July 6th. The festival closes with a song recital, with a selection of music and movie themes entitled ‘Lights of Hollywood and Broadway’, and featuring a selection of the best works of American music of the second half of the twentieth century. The concert will be performed by sopranos Irantzu Bartolomé and Nuria Orbea and pianist Mentxu Pierrugues.
All the performances will be held in the Claustro del Ayuntamiento in Dalt Vila, except for the Symphony Orchestra concerts, which will take place in the Mercat Vell.
Ticket prices are 8€ in advance and 10€ on the door. Advance tickets can be bought from the Espai Cultural Can Ventosa.

Ibiza Music Video Festival

Submissions are now open for the second Ibiza Music Video Festival (IMVF). Upload your video to the website before September 9th to be in with a chance of winning one of the ten categories. Anyone can submit a music video that has been made in the past year. These will then be judged in time for the festival’s opening and all winners will be rewarded at an award’s ceremony during the festival.
The two day festival will be held at the Hotel Garbi in Playa D’en Bossa, October 10th-11th. The festival aims to ‘develop talent, exchange knowledge and reward creativity’, by creating a hub of talent for employers to source, and through its ‘campus style’ structure, encompass educational workshops, competition, entertainment and networking. During the festival there will be: a three part Academy, with guest speakers, focusing on pre-production, production and post-production; a Q&A session; interactive workshops/stations showing hands-on techniques such as prosthetic makeup, editing software, digital hub, business monetising strategy and a ‘career surgery’; award ceremony; a thirty six hour content creation competition.
Launched in October 2013 by music and film Producer Rupert Bryan and his collaborative partner Elizabeth Fear, this is now a global online and interactive music video festival, competition and awards’ ceremony, celebrating all aspects of music video production. In its first year, IMVF received one hundred and sixteen submissions from twenty eight countries and had 300 attendees.
See the website for full details of submitting a video and for info and tickets to the festival:
Facebook: IBIZA Music Video Festival

Ai Carai Festival


This Saturday 21st of June the little town of Sant Carles will be the host to over a hundred and fifty artists from Ibiza.
The music will start at 3pm Saturday afternoon and the party will last until dawn, if you can keep up. The festival features nine stages spread throughout the town on which the different bands will be playing. There are also to be theatre performances, artisan’s samples and many free activities for the whole family.
In last year’s first edition of the festival, thousands of people flocked to the town to dance and enjoy a great day outdoors, so this year’s is expected to be bigger. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Ibiza’s artists and to get to know Sant Carles.