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Carry a piece of your holiday around with you with PurpleHaze – our bi-weekly feature of the best holiday songs around – PurpleTravel.co.uk

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Epic Summer Parties: Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks
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The Ultimate Christmas Song Playlist
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PurpleHaze: musical holiday hotspots
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PurpleHaze part 3: Travelin Tunes

Epic Summer Parties: Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks

Fancy a summer holiday rocking out where Tulisa spends her birthday parties and where Jessie J likes to top up her tan? Head for the fabulous Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks hotels. Packed with the best in summer gigs, both in great locations and bathed in buckets of sunshine, make 2013 the year you pack your Ray-Bans and bikini and head off for a holiday you’ll never forget.

Ibiza Rocks

Ibiza Rocks via @ flurdy

Ibiza Rocks

Made up of three hotels, two hostels, two bars with its own fashion label and a whopper list of headline music acts in the sunshine, you’d be crazy to miss out on Ibiza Rocks in summer 2013. Stemming from slightly more humble (!) beginnings in 2005 in one of Ibiza’s most legendary club nights, Manumission, Ibiza Rocks has grown to become one of the must-see gigs of the summer. Drawing the likes of The Prodigy, Florence and the Machine, the Specials and LCD Soundsystem to its poolside stage in San Antonio, Ibiza Rocks really knows how to pack them in. There is 17 weeks worth of Rocks gigs in each hotel over the summer, every Wednesday night. Since last year, there’s an added DJ led night every Friday with the best in electro acts taking to the stage.

Ibiza Rocks Lineup 2013 June highlights: Rizzle Kicks and The Vaccines. July highlights: W.A.R! with Example & DJ Wire, Ibiza Rocks 8th Birthday Party with Special Guests. September Highlights: Franz Ferdinand, Closing Party with Foals.

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Mallorca Rocks

The little brother to the Ibiza Rocks gig nights, Mallorca Rocks in Magaluf is going from strength to strength. Ladning in 2013, it’s become one of the must see gigs of the summer. Not only will you find weekly parties, but one of the best clubs on the planet: BCM is right on your doorstep, Magaluf beach is a stone’s throw away and the Magaluf Strip is where to go to indulge in all sorts of “i’m on holiday” behaviour! Throw in Western Water Park a five minute ride away and you have all you need for a week of partying and debauchery.

Mallorca Rocks Lineup 2013 June highlights: Opening Party with Jake Bugg, The Vaccines. July highlights: Tinie Tempah, Example & DJ Wire. August Highlights: Katy B, Ellie Goulding, Dizzee Rascal.

The Ultimate Christmas Song Playlist

Only 5 days to go before the man in red pops down the chimney, so here are our top 5 Christmas songs to get you in the festive mood!

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Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano

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Blue Christmas – Dean Martin

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White Christmas – The Drifters

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The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth - Bing Crosby and David Bowie

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All I want for Christmas – Michael Buble

PurpleHaze: musical holiday hotspots

So, you’re thinking of a holiday, but you want something a little different? We love the idea of heading away on holidays in search of musical adventure. There are almost too many to count, but we’ve put together some of our favourites, from London the hometown of punk, to the reggae lined streets of Jamaica, a musical holiday is really a once in a lifetime adventure. We hit the streets (of Youtube!!) to find some inspirational holiday hotspot tunes…

Memphis

How about centring your holiday around that special man in your life? No, not your other half, we’re talking about Elvis! Yep, a trip to Memphis and the Sun studios (where the King recorded his first song, That’s Alright Mama) would certainly be worth a trip for both hardcore and newly devoted fans.

Elvis – That’s Alright Mama (1968)

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Cuba

Best known for Castro, cigars and cocktails, Cuba  is a music lovers paradise. From the bustling capital of Havana brimming with tiny clubs and bars, filled with latin rhythms to the stunning beaches where the sounds of salsa compete with rumba or jazz you’ll never be short of a juicy musical beat in Cuba.

Buena Vista Social Club – Chan Chan

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Jamaica

The home of reggae was always going to feature promenantly in any list that connects music and holidays. In the capital Kingston you’ll find the Bob Marley museum and his essence permeates through the whole country. Imagine yourself sitting under a coconut tree on a perfect, white sandy beach with this in the background, absolute bliss…

Bob Marley  - Three Little Birds

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Ibiza

We think it’s fair to say that along with Miami and St. Tropez, Ibiza’s a pretty popular party destination. As the birthplace of the superclub, revellers in the tiny Balearic Island get the chance to see the top DJs and acts from around the world who flock there every summer. Whether it’s Ibiza Rocks, house or electro, you won’t be disappointed with the music in Ibiza.

Florence and the Machine V. Mark Knight – You’ve Got The Love (Mark Knight Remix)

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So those are ours, what are yours? Got a love of Detroit Motown? Want to share some Irish trad? Maybe you’re a fan of the choirs of Brittany or the didgeridoo sounds of Australia. We’d love to hear some of yours in the comments below. 

PurpleHaze part 3: Travelin Tunes

One of our favourites bits of the week is sitting down to do PurpleHaze, because the only thing that is more fun than going on holidays is listening to holiday music! We like to theme it a little bit too, see our Independence Day specialToday we’re thinking of songs about travelling – whether it’s a place name, or a general feeling of travelling. We’d love to hear your travellin’ tune too – let us know in the comments below.

Holiday – Madonna

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London Calling – The Clash

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Rio – Duran Duran

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The Passenger – Iggy Pop

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Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

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