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2ManyDJs Rocking Mallorca

Young Choon Park At the Deiรก International Music Festival

Moscow Ballet PLUS

Top 5 Things to do in August

Beaches, Bars, Shows, and more...

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EDITOR’S LETTER Well well well what a packed July it’s been on this sunshine island of ours! We’ve experienced some great gigs in July from the Mallorca Rocks guys including Mark Ronson, as well as the BBC Radio 1 Extra party which saw Trevor Nelson and Tim Westwood heat up the decks. However if that wasn’t your scene there was the Grammy award winning singer Seal performing in Santa Ponsa and Dani Martin in Son Fusteret to name but a few. All in all it was a great month for music, but we shouldn’t forget all the other great stuff including art exhibitions and events that have been happening across the island.

Personal recommendations from your favourite Destination Guide

The music and activities aren’t going to stop and throughout August there are still loads of great music gigs, concerts, art exhibitions and loads more events happening across the whole island.

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Make sure you check out our website to see what’s on and where and don’t miss out.


As we get well and truly into the summer vibe and spend more time outdoors enjoying the fabulous weather and cool summer evenings we should take advantage of the whole host of outdoor evening activities that are going on throughout the summer.

CHILLING at a different beach every weekend

There’s the Summer Concert program at the Castell Bellver, the Outdoor Cinema at Parc de Mar showing films in Spanish, Catalan and a few in English, and not to forget that on Thursday’s until the end of September the shops, museums and cultural attractions are open until late.

FREESTYLING at the Sa Pobla Jazz Festival

ROCKING every Tuesday night at Mallorca Rocks SHOOTING BIRDIES at one of the top golf courses on the island

So what are you waiting for, make the most of this beautiful island of ours, explore and enjoy! Obviously we can’t include everything in our little magazine so make sure you check out for more information about all the stuff that you can do on this truly great island. We hope you enjoy August and all the fab events that are happening.

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2ManyDJs The brothers Dewaele return to the Balearics for yet another year of stunning visuals, tunes and mashups. They really are now a staple of any Mallorca Rocks summer having dominated the landscape for the last few years. This year however things are a little different and the boys are bringing their huge LIVE show to the ´Rocks stage for the first time.

Tuesday 16th August @ Mallorca Rocks

We’ve got tickets! visit to buy your tickets online. Tuesday 2nd August and passion of the Irish CHASE & STATUS @ Mallorca Rocks

culture and traditions. Since 2002 this show has been performed in some of the best theaters around the world and they have now brought this amazing show to Palma. A colourful, lively, and entertaining evening will await you. These talented dancers and musicians will perform a mixture of tap dance with the traditional celtic folk and irish dance.

the boy from Fulham really is killing it at the moment LE CARROMATO and we can’t wait for his ALOUETTE arrival. @ Castell Bellver Also on the flight out As part of the Castell will be Sub Focus who Bellver Summer Concert produced Example’s program Le Carromato breakout hit ‘Kickstarts’ Alouette will be performing and was a massive smash their songs which are a himself when he played mixture between classical in support of Pendulum in and Jazz Music. Should 2010. be an interesting evening.

Saturday 6th August

Following their first ever Ibiza live show last summer Chase & Status Tuesday 9th August are back in the Balearics in 2011 for another EXAMPLE AND SUB showdown with the FOCUS Thursday 4th August @ Mallorca Rocks legendary Rocks crowd for what will once again YOUNG CHOON PARK be one of the gigs of the 21:00 @ Son Marriog summer. Expect mosh pits, an incredible light show and more from one of the UK’s most exciting bands. Last year Example supported Calvin Harris Wednesday 3rd Aug As part of the Deiá and this year he’ll make International Music HEVIA & CELTIC the Rocks stage his own. festival, South Korean LEGENDS 20:30 @ Plaza pianist Young Choon Park, With ‘We Won’t Go de Toros Quietly’ dominating the will be performing works This spectacular show will by Chopin and Beethoven airwaves in 2010 and a highlight the great identity new album in the pipeline, at Son Marriog in Deia.

Saturday 13th August

PRAGUE ORCHESTRA @ Claustre de Sant Domingo Playing as part of the 50th Pollensa festival, this great orchestra will be entertaining everyone. The orchestra comprises mainly of concert masters and leaders from instrument sections from within the Orchestra of National Theatre Opera plus several eminent musicians from the State Opera Orchestra and the Prague Symphonic (FOK).

Check out for more gigs.

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listings | music

Moscow Ballet The Moscow Ballet returns to perform at the Palma Auditorium, bringing with them the two beautiful productions of Swan Lake and Don Quixote. Both in the original format it will be a great chance to witness again one of the most beloved ballets. On the 12th August they will be performing Swan Lake and Don Quixote on the 13th August.

12th & 13th August 21:00 @ Palma Auditorium Check for more information

Wednesday 24th Aug back performing on the BORODIN QUARTET @ Pollensa Festival The Borodin Quartet commands a special position in the chamber music world, as it has been in existence for more than 60 years, and has preserved a unique performance tradition which focuses on the masterpieces at the very heart of the quartet repertoire.

island on the 24 August just in case you missed last year’s Palma Arena performance.

Friday 26th August SHO HAI 21:00 @ Sala Assaig

Friday 26th August LEONIADEAS 21:00 @ Claustre de Sant Domingo Leonidas Kavakos is an established violinist and musician of rare quality. He is known at the highest level for his virtuosity, superb musicianship and the integrity of his playing. He will be showcasing his talent as part of the 50th Pollensa Festival.

Monday 29th August

MALDITA NEREA @ 21:30 Palma Arena

Sho Hai or Hate as he is known is the stage name of Sergio Rodríguez Fernández, a MC from Zaragoza. With his unique hip hop lyrics which include a certain black humor in the messages which he sings Maldita Nerea is a group about. originally from Murcia, Particularly in reference to who are made up of Jorge death and their fondness Ruiz, Luis Gómez, Jordi for alcohol. Armengol, Pedro Carrillo, Tato Latorre and Serginho Moreira and they will be

HATEBREEED & GRAVITY @ Sala Assaig Gravity share the stage with Hatebreed and Westpoint TJC at the 180Club on the 29th August. These mix of bands will provide and eclectic evenings music.

Tuesday 30th August MAGNETIC MAN & KATY B @ Mallorca Rocks

Is there a bigger supergroup in the UK right now than Magnetic Man? We think not. The trio of Benga, Skream and Artwork have been on an unstoppable rise over the last couple of years and it is only fitting that they now grace the Mallorca Rocks stage.

...and finally The 16th International Jazz Festival will be held throughout August in Sa Pobla. There will be weekly free Jazz concerts which will be held in Plaza Mayor or Can Cirer Primm Park.

Check out for more gigs.

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Palma Photo 2011

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until 4th September Casal Solleric, Palma

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“In my work the most important thing is that they are individual photos. Certainly the photographs should be placed with consistency, but what is crucial is that each has its own place and feeling.“ This exhibition is a collection of portraits and photographs of most amazing landscapes and street scenes that Steve McCurry has taken over the past 27 years. Along with breathtaking views of sandstone city, mountain landscapes and ancient temples are children, shepherds, soldiers or workers. These images are full of lyricism and captures the enduring spirit, the greatness and beauty of the landscape and its people. McCurry’s photographs incorporate human experience and go beyond the limits of language and culture.

PERSONAL IDENTITY until 25th Sept @ CCA Andratx The CCA ESPAI will be presenting the new exhibition of the Majorcan artist Amador Coll Verger (Palma, 1958), “Personal Identity”, which presents his lastest works.

ANTONI SOCIAS & CARAMO FANTA Until 4th September @ Es Baluard Mallorcan Antoni Socias uses this project to redefine the conventional view of Africa, and looks to reflect strong and refreshing viewpoints through his work.

S.U.B.H.A.S.T.A Until 28th August @ Es Baluard This is a selection of artwork produced by the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró’s printing workshops.


Rialto Living and the Mallorcan art world welcomes Pola Brandle In the summer there will to her first major venue in be an auction of these Palma de Mallorca with an exhibits which will be This exhibition shows an exhibition in the city’s most organized by Sotheby’s. evolution in the artist’s well known and respected All profits will be given Collaborating together career. The signs and with the Spanish-Gambian social entity Project Home. life-style store. collages of previous eras artist Caramo Fanta, Faithful to its founder Joan As of 2011, Brandle’s are simplified giving rise they have managed to Miro, the workshops of the work has been the subject to a new series of works produce a great exhibition Pilar and Joan Miró have of over 30 exhibitions made of acrylic paint and which showcases video world wide, and a book produced a huge wealth lacquers and presented in and images from Antoni´s of her photographs, titled of graphic art and this various formats travels to Africa. exhibition is a selection of “Plakatief – A World in The works of Amador Layers”, was published these great pieces. Coll Verger have been earlier this year featuring showed in a number of her collections from 26 solo and group exhibitions different countries. in galleries across Mallorca and Spain as well as Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. Check out for more information on culture.

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SUBIDA GÜELL 6th August The Güell Lluc walk is a march which is held every year on the first Saturday of August and is one of the events that enjoys significant popularity across the Balearic Islands. The March des Güell a peu Lluc is not known only in Mallorca, but also in parts of the peninsula and abroad. Each year many groups travel to participate. Although it usually arouses special interest in young people, people of all ages can participate in the event. The march has been going over 38 years and the 47 Km route takes in a number of Mallorca´s municipalities. The walk normally begins at 11 pm on the first Saturday of August in the plaza Güell, in the old location bar Güel and the walk up to The Lluch Monastery which is located in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana. It usually lasts between 8 to 13 hours.


CINEMA A LA FRESCA LATE ART IN PALMA Mondays & Thursdays Parc del Mar, Palma throughout the Summer Palma’s Parc de Mar is The Travesias exhibition is During the summer, the the setting for the summer produced and organized beautiful and bustling program of outdoor capital of Palma will by Caja Mediterráneo in film screenings which collaboration with the city be running their late take place among the night campaign when of Palma. beautiful surroundings museums, art galleries, of the La Seu Catherdral It starts its tour in the historic buildings and and the waterfront of the cozy Ses Voltes exhibition of course the shops, magnificent Palma Bay. space where it will be remain open until at least open until 21 August. You can understand 11.30pm on Thursdays why they’re some of the Travesias, curated and 9.30pm Monday to capital’s most popular by Francisco Jarauta Friday, throughout the outdoor film events. and coordinated by summer until the end of José Piqueras, is the Most films are shown September. suggestive name of in Spanish but what In addition to this the CAM II Scholarship better way to learn more summer’s late night Exhibition of Fine Arts. Spanish by enjoying an openings, shoppers will evening out under the In the halls of Ses Voltes also be able to enjoy twelve artists will be performances from street stars what some good films.. showcasing their works entertainers, bringing a each with different artistic festival-like atmosphere to languages but with a the city. common trait. until 21st August @ Ses Voltes

CONCERTS BELLVER throughout the Summer A summer program of outdoor concerts will be held at the magnificent Castell Bellver throughout August and into September. This stunning venue will play host to both classical and contemporary artists including the Balearic Symphony Orchestra and Antonio Font to name but a few. Make sure you check the Dígame website for all the latest culture listings and information.

Check out for more information on activities.

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Nana and Alonso have breakfast every Saturday morning in Cappuccino Puerto Pollença. They are “fans” of Cappuccino Nana y Alonso desayunan en Cappuccino Puerto Pollença cada sábado por la mañana. Son “fans” de Cappuccino


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T he Dígame Drive THIS MONTH

Mallorca’s Central Plain This lovely drive traverses the central plain of Mallorca following some of the old Roman roads through stunning almond and apricot groves on its way to several of the small market towns on the island. Start off in the sleepy little village of Petra, and from there follow signs towards Santa Margalida, you can stop to have an wander around or you can bypass Santa Margalida and bear left on the road following the signs towards Muro. When you arrive in Muro, it’s worth taking the Carrer Major which take you up to the museum of Muro. If you’re not going to visit the museum, continue along Carrer Major and cross over the crossroads, which takes you past the church of Sant Joan Baptista towards Sa Pobla. You’ll then drive past beautiful red earth potato fields with numerous windmills dotted across the landscape. In the distance you’ll see the mountains. From Sa Pobla, follow signs onto Llubi, when you reach Llubi follow the road uphill into the village and then back down again to make it to the main road. Cross the road and take the narrow track towards Sineu. On driving to Sineu you’ll again be driving through the beautiful Mallorcan countryside, it’s really worth having your camera available so you can

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capture some of the beautiful scenery. On entering the town, you’ll come across a very modern sculpture, it’s worth a closer look. Follow signs to Sant Joan and then from Sant Joan turn right and follow the road towards Montuiri, which is worth a brief stop for a coffee and to stretch your legs. On leaving Montuiri you’ll cross the Palma/ Manacor highway by the Orquidea pearl shop and you need to make sure that you follow the signs for Porreres. A short detour will take you up to the Santuari de Montesio if you fancy it. Leave Porreres in the direction of Vilafranca de Bonany and turn left in Vilafranca and pass Els Calderers on your right. You could visit the stately home of Els Calderers taking a short cut to Sant Joan. Take the next right turn to Sant Joan, from where you can return to Petra. There is breath taking views of the Ermita de Bonany and of Petra church as you approach.

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Golf in Mallorca With over 20 top quality courses within easy reach and two European Tour events held here every year Mallorca is a Golfers Paradise! Spring and Autumn are the peak golf times bacause of the weather, but if you look around there are some great deals to be had in the Summer months. We can’t possibly tell you about all the courses here, so here is our pick of the bunch. For more detailed information on each course and our very own Hole by Hole Course Guides head on over to our website at:



Son Termens


Son Termens is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Tramuntana mountains just below Valldemossa and has spectacular views from almost every hole.

Alcanada is a beautiful golf course located in the bay of Alcudia in the North of Mallorca.

Although the course is narrow it is very forgiving. The course is kept in excellent condition all year round and the greens are for the most part spacious and quite flat. Built: 1998 Designed by: Grupo Harris, Jose Rodriguez Tel.:+34 971 617 862

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Its design is in remarkable harmony with the natural landscape and it combines length with a sense of space and has spectacular views across the bay. Worth the trip wherever you are starting from! Built: 2003 Designed by: Robert Trent Jones Jr. Tel.:+34 971 54 95 60

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Bendinat Bendinat provides a challenging round of golf where precision is required. It is genuinely one of the most fantastic golf experiences you can have on Mallorca. With its many doglegs and blind tee shots this is a golf course that provides an interesting challenge from start to finish and where man made hazards are not required to provide a challenge. Built: 1986 Designed by: Martin Hawtree Tel.:+34 971 405 200


Son Antem (East) Son Antem has mostly wide and forgiving fairways, and whilst it has a high number of bunkers and water features none are too deep as to be punishing and recovery is always an possibility. Set in a beautiful former hunting estate 20 minutes outside of Palma in the grounds of the Marriott Resort. Built: 1994 Designed by: Serigolf Tel.:+34 971 129 200

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RESTAURANTS OF THE MONTH Series sponsored by Every month we bring you new and refreshing ideas on where to eat out on Mallorca. Therefore we have teamed up with Mallorca Restaurants 121 to bring you a selection of interesting and delicious restaurants all over the island. ¡Buen aproveche!

Las Olas Bistro Old Town Palma


his Restaurant is definately a must visit, from the moment you walk into Las Orlas you will feel a sense of elegance. It’s where you will find original recipes, a cosy atmosphere, attentive service and real value which assures a worthwhile experience. The owners Evelyn and John, a French/ Irish couple have decided, after travelling the World visiting many countries, to settle down in Palma and offer from their kitchen flavours they have experienced on their travels. At Las Olas Bistro you will find a combination of French and Asian cuisine blended with fresh products of the island, there’s plenty of choice from the menu and the owners John and Evelyn are always there to assist you.

Las Olas Bistro C/ Can Fortuny, 5 07001 Palma de Mallorca Tel. (+34) 971 214 905

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Namaste India Palma


amaste India offers a traditional and a relaxed atmosphere allowing you to experience the taste of Authentic Indian Cuisine.

You will sample a variety of the finest freshly prepared food with its rich and sumptuous flavours. The owner Mohan has brought his extensive knowledge of Indian gastronomy to the island of Mallorca, offering his customers a unique and personalised dining experience, you will find Mohan and his staff very attentive to his customers’ needs and deeply committed to quality and impeccable service. There is an excellent view of the Club Nautico of Palma from the terrace Namaste India

Calle Torrent 5 07014 Palma Tel: (+34) 971 455 842

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TOP 5 Personal recommendations from your favourite Mallorca Destination Guide



Es Carbó

Platja d’es Carbó is situated just outside Colonia de Sant Jordi in the East of Mallorca, and is in front of the small island of Na Molina. It’s one of the most visited yet unspoilt sandy beaches in this area. This beautiful sandy beach is just outside Colónia de Sant Jordi and can be reached by foot, or you can hop on a little Llauts - Mallorcan Taxi boats which is why it is not over crowded even during the height of the summer. BAR





#4 #5

Discover some original and delicious cocktails from the legendary mixologists at this NEW bar in Santa Catalina, Palma! Tickle your taste buds and prepare to be amazed with their incredible cocktails range. Serving great cocktails as well as food its a great place to spend an evening with friends. Whether it’s an after drink work or you want to make a night of it, this is the place.

Pirates Adventure Mallorca

Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the summer Set sail on the adventure of a lifetime! Now celebrating its 26th year, the Pirates Show has amazed over 3 million customers with its unique blend of world class acrobatics, thrilling gymnastics and breathtaking dancing. Come aboard Mallorca’s best attraction, Pirates - a swashbuckling spectacle which is simply live entertainment at its very best. RESTAURANT


Sambal Restaurant will entice and surprise you with their specialties from across Thailand and Asia. Situated in the popular district of Santa Catalina this restaurant is a must for anyone who enjoys Asian cuisine. ACTIVITY

Mezzo Magic

Enjoy a day sail with Mezzo Magic; it’s the perfect way to see the beautiful coastline of North West Mallorca. As well as majestic views of this beautiful Balearic island, where you may see amazing Mediterranean dolphins, you will also be able to experience the other great wildlife regularly seen on the Mallorca coastline including turtles, flying fish, large jumping fish and of course all the native seabirds.

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Useful Spanish phrases in...


Each month we bring you a selection of useful phrases that will help you to experience and enjoy some of the best things that Mallorca has to offer and help you to learn some Spanish whilst you’re at it.

This month it is restuarants. Check out the Dígame restaurant guide at

Can you recommend a restaurant that is well known for seafood and has a good wine list? ¿Me puedes recomendar un restaurante que sea famoso por su marisco y que tenga una Buena carta de vinos? I’d like to book a table for 4 this evening at 9pm, do you have a table on the terrace? Me gustaría reservar una mesa para cuatro (4) personas a las nueve (9) de la noche. ¿Tienes alguna mesa en la terraza? I am a vegetarian, is there any meat in today’s special? Soy vegetarian/a ¿Tiene carne el plato del día? Could you bring me the bill please? ¿Me podrías traer la cuenta, por favor? I’m English, can I have chips with that please, I’m terribly sorry to ask so much of you, thank you, sorry. Soy Inglés/esa, ¿me lo puedes poner con patatas fritas? Me sabe mal pedir tanto, gracias, lo siento. Everything here tastes of chicken, are you sure you have a Michelin Star! Aquí todo sabe a pollo… ¿Seguro que tenéis una estrella Michelin?

Spanish lessons avaliable for all levels. Native speaking teachers and a positive, friendly atmostphere.

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Calle Can Danus 4 1º1ª Palma de Mallorca 07001 Tel. 971 72 54 20

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Do you Wifi on your Smart phone? Y

ou can save hundreds, even thousands of € £ $ per year on phone data charges. Today most mobile phones have WiFi as standard. Smart phones like the Iphone are small computers.

In public places, search for public wifi and connect your phone to the internet. Wifi is better, quicker, cheaper and faster than a regular mobile internet connection.

At home, if you have wifi, connect your phone to the wifi signal. You can surf the web, read email and make FREE skype phone calls.

Travelling abroad, turn off data roaming and search for FREE Wifi... it will save you a load of money. Check out our wifi zones in: Palma Puerto Andratx Alaró Inca

+ Calling all bar and restaurant owners, save your customers money and keep them happy with FREE WIFI. Call wizzfone on +34 699 158 497 to find out more.

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Sports Coach Systems are now recognised as the world’s leading manufacturers of Golf Simulators, developing their own hardware and software.

Sports Coach Systems · Tel: +34 618 371 096 · ·

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Cleaned, filleted and packaged or vacuum-packed for greater conservation. We have great variety of selected products for the finest kitchens. Wide variety of products for the development of oriental cuisine. We offer a large selection of marine algae of the Atlantic coast of Galicia.

Mercat de l’Olivar Tel.: 971 712 896

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The No. 1 Irish Pub on the ISland Located in the heart of Palma we’ve been the No. 1 Irish Pub in Mallorca for 15 years, serving the best Guiness across the whole island! We work hard to provide the best live music in Palma, a great party atmosphere, and an extensive range of high quality food at reasonable prices. Hogans is an important player when it comes to sports bars in Mallorca, and shows every major match throughout the year. We have 9 huge plasma TV’s around the bar. Open 7 days a week 1pm to 3am. Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11.30pm till late.

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Digame Mallorca August Edition  

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