Temperatures turned up for Classic Ibiza at Blickling

Around 3000 tonnes of fireworks and equipment will be used over the two nights.

Around 3000 tonnes of fireworks and equipment will be used over the two nights. - Credit: Submitted

Organisers give an exclusive insight into what to expect at next month's Proms - the hottest ticket in town.

USO vocalists will perform at the inaugural Classic Ibiza at Blickling.

USO vocalists will perform at the inaugural Classic Ibiza at Blickling. - Credit: Submitted

It has been hotter than Ibiza in Norfolk this week.

And next month some of hottest musicians on the planet will bring a little piece of the party island to one of the area's most popular tourist attractions.

The Urban Soul Orchestra (USO) with internationally-renowned DJ Goldierocks, aka Sam Hall, will perform some of the biggest dance anthems from the last 20 years at an open-air concert in the grounds of the National Trust estate at Blickling, near Aylsham.

Classic Ibiza takes its bow on Friday, August 12, as part of the newly-expanded Blicking Proms Weekend which also includes the hugely entertaining Last Night of the Blickling Proms which follows on Saturday, August 13.

Stephen Hussey, who founded the Urban Soul Orchestra

Stephen Hussey, who founded the Urban Soul Orchestra - Credit: Submitted

And A-list vocalists are lining up to join the party.

The summer spectacular, which is heading for a sell-out, will include a stunning laser show and fireworks display.

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Looking forward to the festivities, Stephen Hussey, who founded the Urban Soul Orchestra, said: 'At Blickling, we will be playing the best party, club and chill-out music that grew so huge in the nightclubs of Ibiza over the last 20 or so years, including some recent hits that will be classics of the future.

'The first half of the show will be more mellow and chilled out – we want people to come and enjoy their picnics and be entertained as they appreciate the beautiful surroundings at Blickling Hall, then for the second half of the show, the party gets going.

Blake will headline the Last Night of the Proms.

Blake will headline the Last Night of the Proms. - Credit: Submitted

'It's going to be a very special performance – we have some of our amazing singers fronting the orchestra and we are delighted to be working with DJ Goldierocks.'

The USO have performed with chart-topping stars such as Annie Lennox, Jay-Z, Kylie Minogue, Mick Jagger, The Script, Take That and Gabrielle.

As well as DJ Goldierocks, who will perform an exclusive party set during the interval, they will also be joined at Blickling by much-vaunted vocalists Jina Burrows, Izzy Chase and Maxamillion Barnes-Davy.

Laser Electronics Ltd, which has lit up Ibiza hot-spots Space and Gatecrasher, has designed a bespoke laser show to accompany the music.

Classical Reflection

Classical Reflection - Credit: Submitted

And company founder Clive Davie is promising something really special.

'We are looking forward to providing a unique laser light show for this Classic Ibiza event that we know no other laser company in the UK can provide, and alongside the music it's going to make the audience's experience even greater,' he added.

Saturday night sees both Blake and Classical Reflection take to the stage with Viva Sinfonia for an evening of classic film scores and proms favourites. And the weekend will end with a bang.

Tickets for the Proms Weekend are on sale now, with £1 from every programme sold being donated to The Benjamin Foundation. Hampers are also available to order online. For more information, visit www.revival-productions.co.uk or call the box office on 01283 841601. Group discounts of up to 20pc are also available. Tickets are priced £35 in advance or £38 on the night.

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