Following two days of changeable weather, the sun mercifully came out for the third and final day of the International Music Summit 2022, drenching the Destino Resort and all it's IMS delegates in warm summer rays. Besides the look of the hotel complex changing drastically underneath the sunlight and clear blue skies, new additions were also to be found across the resort. Banners and visuals emblazoned with the words 'Duran Duran' to be specific.
The internationally-acclaimed new wave group had touched down on the white isle ahead of their 'Touch the Sunrise' series of events, including a club night at Pacha, an exclusive film screening, and a very special open air concert at Ushuaïa. Beginning with a keynote speech in the Summit Suite at the International Music Summit, the opening of the seven day stretch would also feature friend of the band and Phantasy Sounds boss, Erol Alkan, delivering the party vibes later in the evening.
Apart from our own keynote speech with Director of Event Horizon, Wilf Gregory, looking at the company's twenty year history in live events, the main attraction of the day was obviously the closing party at Dalt Vila. Held at Ibiza's UNESCO World Heritage site, the Dalt Vila, easily one of the most stunning places the Skiddle team have ever partied, the seven hour long experience saw sets from the likes of Prospa going back-to-back with IMS co-host, Jaguar, Patrick Topping, Joy Orbison back-to-back with Overmono, TSHA, and Jamie Jones and The Blessed Madonna, who smashed out the final set of the night together on stage. A short walk into Ibiza Town and after a spot of late night Lasagne, the Skiddle team rounded up, grabbed a taxi and departed back to the hotel.
And just like that, IMS Ibiza 2022 is over. We've met some fantastic people, seen many interesting keynote discussions and interviews, and danced probably a little too hard to the sounds of some of the best DJs around. Will we be back next year? You can count on it!
Keep an eye on our social media pages over the coming weeks to see footage from our time in Ibiza.
Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.