3:27 PM June 14, 2022
Classic Ibiza, the huge summer event that brings the sounds of the White Isle to iconic stately locations in the UK, makes a welcome return to Blickling this August.
In fact, it all began at Blickling in 2016 and since then more than 150,000 people have enjoyed listening to the magical roller coaster ride of dance music’s most iconic tracks in venues ranging from the Ocean Club Marbella to Windsor racecourse and the stately homes of Burghley and Bowood.
It’s become the biggest traveling, classical dance party of its kind and is now cemented as a firm favorite with sell-out audiences up and down the country.
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it and so the original format remains largely unchanged. On Saturday, August 6, the Norfolk audience can once again expect awesome performances by Stephen Hussey’s Urban Soul Orchestra, live vocalists and headline DJs, Goldierocks and Jose Luis.
It’s a magical event; The atmosphere is like one of Ibiza’s iconic chill-out bars. As night falls the rhythm steadily builds and the Blickling Estate audience will be transported to a magical alfresco nightclub, accompanied by a breath-taking laser and light show.
Classic Ibiza was the brainchild of Lisa Ward from Revival Productions and Lisa and fellow director Katharine Brindley has been blown away by its popularity. “When we first performed Classic Ibiza at Blickling in 2016 we knew it was very special, but we had no idea the show would become so popular; Classic Ibiza has progressed from one show in 2016, to being rolled out at 17 venues in 2022, it’s going to be a busy summer!
“Working with the internationally renowned Urban Soul Orchestra and DJs Goldierocks and Jose has been amazing and the show has flourished since the inaugural event at Blickling.
“Our challenge is to make it better every year, coming up with fresh ideas that have the ‘wow-factor; we listen to our audiences, asking them to select their favorite tracks and the laser shows have become increasingly sophisticated, we can’t wait to get the 2022 party started!”
Stephen Hussey, USO’s conductor, arranger and musical producer: “I’ve got goosebumps just thinking about the awesome tracks we’ve got up our sleeve for this summer. We’re heading into the stratosphere! The Urban Soul Orchestra is on top form and we can’t wait to feel the energy of the incredible Blickling audience – performing there is like coming home.”
How to join the chill
Tickets for the Blickling show are once again due to sell-out. Car-parking is free, and you can bring your own food and drink. All you need to do is remember your dancing shoes and embrace the family-friendly vibe. The Blickling event is once again, proud to be supporting East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. Tickets and information: classicibiza.co.uk Prices: Adults (over 18s): £45, Children (aged 5–17): £20, Under 5s: free
Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, July 1 and July 2
Weston Park, Shropshire, July 16
Bowood House, Wiltshire, July 22 and 23
Burghley House, Lincolnshire, July 30
Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, August 20