Mark Broadbent Ex-We Love Joins Garden

Art & Culture

As The Garden continues to bloom in Croatia, the Adriatic team have announced details of a union with long-term friend and true Ibiza icon, Mark Broadbent. Mr & Mrs Broadbent were probably the last bastions of the Balearic spirit embodied within nocturnal meanderings before the white Isle ate itself whole…

Mark is now working together with Nick, Eddie, Gail and Charlotte to help shape Barbarella’s development. To the unitiated Barbarellas is, in R$N's humble opinion probably the closest you'll get to the early days of Amnesia. Mark's involvement will see the open air club running throughout the summer months with a series of new events, as well as all parties during The Garden Festival itself, and throughout Electric Elephant, Soundwave, Suncebeat and Stop Making Sense too.

Mark says he shares with the Garden crew "a vision about how dance music should be formatted for consumption – i.e. putting on raves for the faithful"

“The guys asked me to bring a little of my own colour to the table and to be honest this is the one thing I wanted to hear. I have just left what for some would have been the dream job of programing one of the best parties in the world due to a lack of enthusiasm in the way things are heading in Ibiza and how that party will now need to be programed to achieve the kind of numbers we had grown to expect. For Nick, Eddie and the team "the party" is first and foremost, to them, this simply means great music programed for a music loving crowd. Strangely, and I'm afraid sadly, these are qualities that are now getting harder to find within our scene."

Nick Colgan of the Garden notes: “Some years back we were invited over to Ibiza by a mutual friend to meet Mark and Sarah (Broadbent) who were at the time running the legendary We Love… nights. They then came over to visit us in Croatia and were struck by the freshness and potential of the fast growing scene here. Since then Mark has brought over his brilliant residents and crew to host We Love… boat parties at The Garden Festival. Now that Mark has left We Love, we thought it would be a perfect time to approach him to help put together a programme for Barbarella’s which would reflect all our musical loves and influences, and include some of Croatia’s most influential artists into the bargain.”

Viva Adriatica… onwards into summer 2014! 

For more information about The Garden Festival, check out the official website.