Don’t miss this family friendly party at Blickling Hall on Friday 10th August 2018
Following the resounding success of Classic Ibiza at Blickling over the last 2 years, the high demand for tickets at this year’s concert indicates that it will sell-out way in advance. This year’s concert promises to be bigger and better than last year, with news of the involvement of dance music pioneers Ministry of Sound. So, sign up now if you don’t want to miss The Urban Soul Orchestra, DJ Goldierocks and a host of live vocalists performing some of the biggest dance tracks from the last 20 years.
The evening starts with a chill-out set where people can enjoy their picnics and a drink, or dance along as the sun fades. Then DJ Goldierocks will turn things up in the interval, getting the crowd into the mood before the USO and vocalists return to the stage to bring a vibrant atmosphere to the summer evening. One classic dance track will follow another, as the delightful setting of Blickling turns into a magical, alfresco celebration, with accompanying lasers. Last year’s set list included some real crowd pleasers, such as Easy/Superstylin’ (Groove Armada), Sandstorm (Darude), Right Here, Right Now (Fat Boy Slim), Insomnia (Faithless) and Born Slippy (Underworld).
This year’s set list will include a number of new tracks that are sure to thrill the crowd. To add to the excitement, at Easter concertgoers will be able to suggest their favourite dance anthems to be included in the programme on social media. More details of this will follow. Due to the anticipated capacity crowd at Blickling, giant screens will be positioned around the stage to ensure that everyone can soak up the atmosphere.
In addition to the amazing artists, what really sets Classic Ibiza apart is that it is a concert for all the family. Set in the delightful outdoor setting of Blickling Hall, with easy access to transport links, concert goers can bring their own food and drink, or take advantage of numerous stalls selling high-quality street-food and refreshments. Car-parking is free (both for coaches and cars), so whether you are six or 60 you are assured of having a fantastic evening in a safe and family-friendly environment.
Lisa Ward of Revival Productions commented: “We carefully plan every aspect of Classic Ibiza to ensure that everyone that attends the concert is assured of having a truly unforgettable evening. We’ve worked with the fantastic Urban Soul Orchestra for a number of years and can guarantee that they will put on an amazing show and we’re shortly going to be announcing a very special guest performance this year too! My team’s job is to enhance people’s experience so that they want to come back for more. This includes selecting a beautiful venue, ensuring that people can get on and off the site easily, all the way through to making sure that everyone enjoys themselves in a safe environment and doesn’t have to queue for ages to use the toilet! Considering the amount of repeat bookings that we have received, our approach appears to be working; two of our venues for 2018 have almost sold out already! So, if you are thinking of coming to Blickling and want to bring your family and friends along too, it’s advisable to book your tickets now.”
Tickets: Adults: £39.50. Children: (aged 5 –16) £17.50. Under 5’s free. Programme: 5:30 pm: car parks and gates open. 7:30 pm: chill-out set. 8:30 pm: interval with live DJ. 9:00 pm: dance set and laser light show. 10:15 pm: concert finishes.
For full event details and tickets visit www.classicibiza.co.uk or call the event box office on 01283 841601.
Classic Ibiza is also performing at five other venues this summer: Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire (30 June), Ragley Hall, Warwickshire (7 July), Harewood House (28 July), Bowood House, Wiltshire (4 August) and Hatfield House, Hertfordshire (1 September).
Revival Productions is led by Lisa Ward and Katharine Brindley, long-standing friends and business associates. They have considerable experience of putting on classical music events at stately homes up and down the country. In August 2016 they organised the first Classic Ibiza concert at Blickling Hall in Norfolk, with Urban Soul Orchestra and Goldierocks. Due to the success of the concert, Classic Ibiza was rolled out to three new venues in 2017. In 2018, Classic Ibiza will be taking place at Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire (30th June), Ragley Hall, Warwickshire (7 July), Harewood House, Yorkshire (28 July), Bowood House, Wiltshire (4 August), Blickling Estate, Norfolk (10 August) and Hatfield House, Hertfordshire (1 September).
Ministry of Sound Group is a multimedia entertainment business based in London, England, comprising of a nightclub, worldwide events operation, music publishing and fitness studio. Starting in 1991 as the country’s first superclub dedicated to dance music, it has continued to evolve since its inception. The original disused bus garage in Elephant & Castle now boasts a 64-speaker, 22-channel one-of-a-kind Dolby Atmos sound system that, with its experience-led events, has landed the club the IDMA ‘World’s Best Sound System’ 4 years running. As a global brand, it hosts more than 400 international events; annually. Always remaining innovative, the brand’s new high intensity interval training experience, Ministry does Fitness, fuses club-style lighting and sound with bespoke, instructor-led workouts. The MoS Publishing business, established in 2016, showcases a successful roster with artists including Mura Masa, KDA and John Calvert. Dedicated purely to the finest audio-visual experiences, Ministry of Sound Group remains at the forefront of the entertainment industry.
Urban Soul Orchestra (USO) seamlessly integrate the two worlds of classical and electronic dance music. They have worked for 20 years at the top of the UK music industry, specialising in recording sessions for top artists, major corporate events and exclusive private parties. Founded by violinist, conductor, orchestrator and arranger Stephen Hussey, and co-directed by Natasha Beckman, they have worked alongside a veritable who’s who in the dance music industry, including Nightmares On Wax, Groove Armada, Ultra Naté, Octave One, Full Intention, Soul II Soul, Robert Miles, Sonique and Spiller. In 2016 USO was named as the World’s Most Prestigious Event Supplier at the Prestigious Star Awards.
Goldierocks (AKA Sam Hall) has played exclusive sets for Madonna, Giorgio Armani, Richard Branson and Jade Jagger. Her weekly global radio show ‘The Selector’ goes out to 44 countries and with 4.3 million dedicated weekly listeners, she was named by The Evening Standard as “the most influential woman in Pop”. 2016 saw Sam become the ‘face of dance music’ for Capital FM presenting The Capital Weekender with Ministry of Sound, she also launched her own weekly independent, specialist mix show ‘Firefly Mix Series’ on Pioneer DJ Radio and became the new co-host for Bestival FM.