The International Music Summit (IMS) will relocate to a new home for a new decade in 2020, as the global electronic music gathering moves to Ibiza’s Destino Pacha Resort for its thirteenth edition.
Occupying the White Isle for three days of ‘conversation, connection and celebration’ from 20-22 May, the summit – co-founded by Pete Tong in 2007 – involves a multitude of panels, debates, masterclasses and, of course, parties.
Speaking about the theme and the relocation, IMS co-founder Ben Turner said: “IMS remains committed to providing a platform for debate that can inspire change, and by moving to Destino Pacha Resort, we hope we’ve finally found a location exclusively for our delegates to immerse and connect in an inspirational setting. If you are a person, an artist, a company, or, in fact, our entire genre, we all need to be true to ourselves and find our purpose. That is what the all-new IMS is about.”
In partnership with Skiddle, IMS will once again culminate with a huge open-air party at Dalt Vila – Ibiza’s 2,500-year-old fortified old town and a UNESCO World Heritage site – previously headlined by the likes of Peggy Gou, Adam Beyer and Charlotte De Witte.
Skiddle have also partnered with IMS to exclusively offer tickets to the International Music Summit Legends Award, which is awarded annually to pioneers and trailblazers within the dance music industry. Last year the IMS Legends Award honoured Javier Anadon, the creator and founder of Café Mambo.
IMS organisers recently announced electronic music pioneer and Roxy Music founding member Brian Eno as their opening keynote speaker (more here).