Biffy Clyro play new song at Ibiza Rocks 2011

Star-studded celebrations at the festival's sixth birthday

Photographer:Sara Bowrey

Chris Swindells - 21 July 2011

Opening with chart hit 'The Captain' the band revelled in the late evening warmth of Ibiza with a hit heavy set of radio-friendly-rock.

Radio One DJ Zane Lowe proceeded the alt-rock stars and cut an impressive figure as he encouraged Ibiza to "wake the fuck up" with a mix of chart techno and dubstep.

The musical director for Ibiza Rocks gave an animated, heart-stopping performance, mixing his classic dance tunes with more alternative indie numbers, including Queen Of The Stone Age's 'No One Knows'.

Reminiscing how the idea came together six years ago in a backroom of Privilege, Zane dedicated Darude's 'Sandstorm' to the festival organisers.

"Six years later we've got the privileged place right here,” the New Zealand disk spinner said, addressing the packed hoard in the Ibiza Rocks Hotel.

Biffy Clyro hardly addressed the crowd at all, but ran through the best part of their five full length albums, including crowd favourites 'Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies' and 'Bubbles'.

The band previewed a new rock heavy song 'The Jokes On Us' before going into old hits like 'There's No Such Thing As A Jaggy Snake'.

Biffy Clyro played:
The Captain
That Golden Rule
Glitter and Trauma
Born On A Horse
God & Satan
Who's Got a Match?
Shock Shock
Know Your Quarry
Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies
The Joke's On Us
There's No Such Thing As A Jaggy Snake
Many Of Horror

Ibiza Rocks 2011 and Mallorca Rocks 2011 continue every Tuesday and Wednesday night respectively until the end of September.

The Streets, Madness, Example, Bombay Bicycle Club and Professor Green are all due to play the event at the heart of the clubbing island.

Click here for the full Ibiza Rocks line up.

Click here for the full Mallorca Rocks line up.

Tickets including accommodation and flights are available for select dates, head here for more information.

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