Florence and the Machine Ibiza Rocks Live Review
With support from The Drums and Kissy Sell Out...
As sun set over San Antonio, The Drums strolled onto the stage, starting with track Best Friend as they made their Ibiza Rocks debut.
They rocked through tracks such as Book Of Stories and the quirky tune Jerk, before giving Ibiza a taste of their Joy Division inspired sound with We Tried and Forever.
Although The Drums played the majority of their much loved album, there was noticeable disappointment from the awaiting crowd when summer smash hit Lets Go Surfing was left out of the set – a real shame for those looking forward to hearing the popular summer anthem.
Warming up the crowd for the night ahead, DJ Kissy Sell Out tore up the decks with huge party hits such as Dizzee Rascal’s monster party track Bonkers as well as some more popular White Isle dance smashes that transformed the Ibiza Rocks hotel into a clubbing hotspot, much like the infamous Pacha.
After working up a sweat with Kissy, the crowd welcomed onto the stage the mystical Florence Welch, dressed in a blue sequinned gown sported by white floating wings.
Not only was it the last time that Florence would play her Lungs tour in Europe, it was the superstar’s 24th birthday, which saw the 2,000 strong crowd sing Happy Birthday to Welch before she launched into her first track of the night Howl.
Florence and her well oiled machine powered through with the popular track Drumming Song, creating a iconic image of the birthday girl playing a single drum under the Ibiza night sky.
Putting on a theatrical performance, Florence belted out Cosmic Love and I’m Not Calling You before covering her head with a veil to sing LP title track Lungs, as the crowd was sent into complete darkness with all focus on Florence.
Welch’s powerful voice shook the foundations of the Ibiza Rocks hotel as she dedicated the Candi Staton classic You Got The Love to her adoring audience, prancing across the stage like a pixie.
After sending the crowd into a singing frenzy, Welch and her band played new tune Strangeness which was well received by the audience, who by the end was singing along with Florence.
Ending her set with Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up), Welch vowed to raise the roof off the Ibiza Rocks hotel, encouraging the crowd to raise up their arms and scream the hit tune at the top of their lungs back to her.
After disappearing from the stage for what seemed like an eternity, Florence and her band returned for the encore, much to the audience’s delight who weren’t quite ready to say goodbye to the songstress just yet.
Belting out the hit tune Dog Days Are Over, Florence put on an amazing show getting the crowd involved in a mass sing-a-along as she interacted with what seemed like every single member of the mass army of partygoers that had gathered at her feet.
As she galloped off the stage into the night, Florence put on an incredibly theatrical performance which left the crowd wanting more from the talented Miss Welch and her machine.