Babyshambles and The Automatic set for Ibiza Rocks

Who will be the bigger monsters?

Babyshambles and The Automatic are the latest big names to be lined up for this summer’s season of Ibiza Rocks shows.

Following on from last year’s inaugural indie-dance experiment at Manumission, the festival has returned for a second year, with Editors appearing tonight (July 17).

But this morning’s surprise announcement was that a revived Babyshambles will hit the town’s Bar M on July 26.

Pete Doherty commented: “We are keen to come back to Ibiza and showcase all our new songs. There’s going to be some ska-laced melancholy tracks in there. It’s a fucking noble and praiseworthy mission and I can’t wait to get back to the Manumission villa.”

In addition to the regular shows at the specially-converted Bar M, the island’s legendary Manumission night at the Privilege club will continue to host an Ibiza Rocks stage every week.

The latest additions to that are ‘Monster’ chart stars The Automatic, who will play on September 8.