With longer, warmer days being enjoyed across the country, the countdown is firmly on until PETE TONG’S IBIZA CLASSICS graces the cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens stage on Friday 24th June. To amplify the Ibiza feel, Music Plus Sport and Northampton Saints are excited to welcome multi-faceted producer and DJ MEG WARD as support.
Through what can only be described as an innate passion and love for electronic music, Meg Ward has diligently worked to hone a unique sound that comprises driving basslines and synth-heavy compositions – the likes of which have been heard at some of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals, such as Creamfields, The Warehouse Project and Motion Bristol to name just a few. Her productions and DJ sets are distinctly house-oriented, incorporating elements of the classic rave sounds of the 90s.
With Meg as support and Pete Tong at the helm, expect a hedonistic night of nostalgia – your favourite club tracks and the freshest hits reimagined, coupled with incredible visual effects and the latest in music technology. A much-needed highlight of the summer, get Friday 24th June in your diary for a night of unbarred joy.
In celebration of the show, Northampton Saints artist in residence, Jeremy Houghton, has collaborated with Pete Tong to create a painting of the Ibiza Classics show. The painting is being added as an auction lot alongside four tickets to the concert at the Northampton Saints end of season awards, to be presented at the concert itself. The auction raises money for the Northampton Saints Foundation, with bidding for all items closing at the conclusion of the Awards tomorrow (25th May) at 10.30pm. More information can be found here.
When discussing the show, Pete Tong said:
“It’s been an amazing journey and the show has evolved year on year. Obviously, we had to pause for the pandemic, but we were able to record a bunch of new music and revitalise the show… Now in 2022, we’ve got a whole wealth of material to pick from. It’s always great to play outside – we’ve built a big production where the whole thing is about taking people to Ibiza in a big audio-visual extravaganza experience.”
As the voice of Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming, there are few individuals in the world of dance music who can claim the kind of influence Pete Tong has had over the last twenty years. With an unmatched ear for new talent, Tong has become the leading tastemaker of the electronic generation. While he’s known publicly as Pete Tong the DJ, behind the scenes, he’s an industry icon.
With conductor Jules Buckley and Symphony Orchestra, the Ibiza Classics show will combine unparalleled production, awe inspiring visuals, a mix of brand-new songs as well as your favourite club tracks from past decades.
Tickets for PETE TONG & THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS IBIZA CLASSICS at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens are on sale now! Get yours here.