The View gear up for Ibiza Rocks launch

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The band get set to play the party island

The View are gearing up for the launch of Ibiza Rocks with Sony Ericsson tonight (June 19).

The rave island is about to begin its third year of letting rock bands run riot, and it all kicks off tonight at the famous Bar M in San Antonio.

The Scottish indie stars have just finished sound-checking for their second year running at Ibiza Rocks, having played last year supporting The Automatic.

Tonight they headline above The Rumble Strips, and they’re taking advantage of the booking by turning the trip into a holiday. After finishing a tour last week, the band arrived on the island last Thursday, and will stay for another three days.

Frontman Kyle Falconer told NME.COM: “We’ve been on tour for ages so we’re just having a bit of time off. We’ve been coming into town, but mainly just sat by the pool. We’ve got out girlfriends out here.”

“It’s been a bit crazy. We’re not usually into all that rave stuff, but ‘When in Rome‘ as they say!”

Of their plans for the performance, he added. “It’s going to be crazy. People go crazy enough at a normal View show, so here it should be even more mental.”

Ibiza Rocks with Sony Ericsson takes place every Tuesday at the Manumission-hosted Bar M, and will feature appearances from Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys, among others.