IMS sets out to educate, inspire and encourage the sharing of new ideas and 2017 marks a decade of dynamic change in the sector and provides a theme for this year’s most engaging debates. This summer it is taking place at the prestigious Hard Rock Hotel in Playa D’en Bossa from the 24th-26th May.
IMS Ibiza takes place during the island’s opening season week, with a multitude of high profile events in iconic venues including Pacha, DC10, Amnesia and Ushuaia featuring the world’s biggest DJs. This year there is a return of the ‘Back2Live’ event – a special and unique showcase that celebrates the crossover between electronic and live music – the entire event is a rare and alternative opportunity to dance on and enjoy the 2500-year-old castle.
The line up this summer is eye-wateringly good, a back to back extravaganza featuring Maceo Plex b2b Tale of Us, Seth Troxler b2b Miss Kittin, Pete Tong b2b Nicole Moudaber, Dixon b2b Kenlou (masters at work), The Martinez Brothers b2b, Kenlou (Maters at work), B-Traits b2b Jesse Rose and Manu Gonzalez b2b Lollino.
IMS speakers over the decade have included David Lynch, Quincy Jones, Chuck D, P.Diddy plus every major DJ on the planet. The founders of You Tube, Instagram and Twitter have all spoken. Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder made the first Daft Punk collaboration announcement on the stage at IMS. Lynch’s recent music career was revealed at this event in Ibiza. It was the Ibiza delegates who supported IMS partner Ben Turner’s vision to take IMS a step further, to create the much-needed global trade body AFEM: Association for Electronic Music.
The annual IMS Business Report also helped measure the global value of electronic music for delegates to use to win deals and, in many cases, sell companies. IMS founding partner Pioneer DJ have also been integral to the event’s success with continued products revealed at the event, and critical industry products like KUVO were conceived from discussions at the IMS Ibiza event.
For tickets to Friday 26 May IMS event on the Dalt Villa in Ibiza town, click here.