Pete Tong – Ibiza Classics
With Jules Buckley and The Essential Orchestra
Mon 28 Aug 2023
Venue: Powderham Castle, Exeter
£47* General Admission
Pioneering dance music DJ, broadcaster and presenter, Pete Tong, brings his globally acclaimed Ibiza Classics show to Exeter’s Powderham Castle next summer, on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2023.
Featuring the 65-piece The Essential Orchestra, which is produced, arranged & conducted by Jules Buckley, (alongside a host of guest DJs and singers), the evening will bring the worlds of classical and club together, with stunningly reimagined versions of classic house tracks including ‘Rhythm Is A Dancer’, ‘Café Del Mar’, ‘Insomnia’, ‘You Got The Love’, ‘Free’ and many more.
For one special evening, the tranquillity of Powderham Castle will undergo a midsummer Ibizan takeover, as the pioneer of global-change in house music, rediscovers those banging underground classics, with an embellished orchestra. Exploring the full theatrical potential of instrumentals, and fusing them with the dynamic vibe of contemporary dance music, Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics Show has been a global phenomenon – Exeter, prepare for a Tong-takeover like never before.
About Pete Tong
PETE TONG has been the definitive voice of the electronic music scene for decades, an influencer for generations of electronic music fans around the world. But don’t ever think of Pete Tong as part of the establishment. In fact, throughout his varied and astonishing career, he’s been a catalyst, a genuine agent for change. And it’s all based around a simple yet relentless personal mission: to find great music and talent, and to share it with as many people as possible.
Take the Ibiza Classics project, the globally touring, live orchestral extravaganza that’s seen Tong and collaborators Jules Buckley, taking electronic music to another dimension. Initially conceived as a one-off for the Proms classical music festival in 2015, translating some of the most loved dance music anthems for an orchestra to celebrate 20 years of Radio One in Ibiza, the way that Classics caught the imagination shocked even Pete.
And through dozens of genuinely live orchestral shows (ranging from The Hollywood Bowl to London’s O2 to, inevitably, Ibiza) and three albums (‘Classic House’, ‘Ibiza Classics’ and ‘Chilled Classics’) the project has continued to push boundaries, bringing in contemporary collaborators like Tale Of Us, ARTBAT, Kølsch and Tiësto to remix seminal tracks and exploring the full theatrical potential of instrumentals like ‘Age Of Love’ and even the work of Hans Zimmer.
This event is an external hire.