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Blicking Hall set to rock to the sounds of Classic Ibiza

PUBLISHED: 16:22 08 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:20 09 February 2018

Urban Soul Orchestra, who will be performing at Classic Ibiza at Blickling Hall. Picture: James Bass Photography

Urban Soul Orchestra, who will be performing at Classic Ibiza at Blickling Hall. Picture: James Bass Photography

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Live performances from muscians including world-class classical and dance ensemble Urban Soul Orchestra and top tunes from international DJ Goldierocks will feature in this summer's Classic Ibiza, which runs at Blickling Hall in August.

Urban Soul Orchestra, who will be starring in Classic Ibiza at Blickling Hall. Picture: James Bass PhotographyUrban Soul Orchestra, who will be starring in Classic Ibiza at Blickling Hall. Picture: James Bass Photography

The concert, which is being hosted by Revival Productions in association with dance music pioneers Ministry of Sound, promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a host of vocalists performing some of the biggest dance tracks of the past 20 years.

The family-friendly event will kick off with a chill-out set during which concert-goers can enjoy a picnic and a drink, or dance as the sun goes down.

The crowd enjoying the music at last year's Classic Ibiza at Blickling Hall. Picture: James Bass PhotographyThe crowd enjoying the music at last year's Classic Ibiza at Blickling Hall. Picture: James Bass Photography

DJ Goldierocks, whose cutting-edge ‘Selector’ radio show has more than 4 million listeners worldwide and whose celebrity fans include Kate Moss, The Rolling Stones and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will then turn up the volume, before the Urban Soul Orchestra takes the stage.

The 32-piece group - a contemporary string ensemble incorporating percussion, brass, DJ and vocals - was founded 20 years ago by musician Stephen Hussey, and has since worked with top artists including Groove Armada, Soul II Soul, Oasis and Mariah Carey.

Urban Soul Orchestra, who will be performing at Classic Ibiza at Blickling Hall. Picture: James Bass PhotographyUrban Soul Orchestra, who will be performing at Classic Ibiza at Blickling Hall. Picture: James Bass Photography

Lisa Ward, of event organisers Revival Productions, said the concert, which was expected to be a sell-out, promised to be a “magical, alfresco celebration”, with a laser show and giant screens positioned around the stage.

This year’s set will include a number of new tracks, with concert-goers also invited to request their favourite dance anthems before the concert via social media.

DJ Goldierocks, who will be performing at Classic Ibiza at Blickling Hall. Picture: James Bass PhotographyDJ Goldierocks, who will be performing at Classic Ibiza at Blickling Hall. Picture: James Bass Photography

“We carefully plan every aspect of Classic Ibiza to ensure that everyone that attends is assured of having a truly unforgettable evening,” Ms Ward added. “In addition to the amazing artists, what really sets Classic Ibiza apart is that it is a concert for all the family, so whether you are six or 60, you are assured of having a fantastic evening in a safe and family-friendly environment.”

Classic Ibiza runs at Blickling Hall on August 10. Gates open at 5.30pm, with the chill-out set starting at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £39.50 adults, £17.50 children aged 5-6 (under 5s free), are available from the box office on 01283 841601 or from www.classicibiza.co.uk

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