DANCE BEATS POP OVER TWO DAYS IN IBIZA

Underworld, Geri Halliwell, Craig David and others play MTV Ibiza 2000...

Underworld, Geri Halliwell, 5ive and CRAIG DAVID were among the acts who played the MTV Ibiza 2000 Festival over the weekend.

The two-day festival, held in a stone quarry just outside San Antonio, Ibiza, is due to be screened on MTV next month (August).

Friday saw 10,000 festival-goers turn out for the ‘Dance Day’, which featured sets from Armand Van Helden, Seb Fontaine, Sonique and Artful Dodger. Craig David performed three songs by himself before joining Artful Dodger for a rendition of ‘Re-Rewind’. Meanwhile, headliners Underworld received the best reception of the weekend when they played ‘Born Slippy’.

Saturday’s ‘Pop Day’ was less successful. Only 1,000 people arrived to watch Halliwell, 5ive and local DJs. Halliwell appeared in a wedding dress and performed ‘Lift Me Up’, ‘Mi Chico Latino’, Nancy Sinatra‘s ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’, debut single ‘Look At Me’ and ‘Bag It Up’. However, she suffered a setback after finishing the first song when her microphone failed and a hand-held microphone had to be brought on between each song for her to speak. Many felt disappointed that star attraction Halliwell had been allowed to mime at such an event.