Classic Ibiza Delights Capesthorne

Classic Ibiza Blue Sky


Thousands of concert-goers treated to a taste of the White Isle as temperatures soar in Cheshire to Balearic levels!

Classic Ibiza, with dance music pioneers Ministry of Sound, thrilled thousands of concert-goers on Saturday night as temperatures soared to levels only normally witnessed on the White Isle itself. Bringing a heady blend of Balearic beats, performed live by the Urban Soul Orchestra, DJ Goldierocks and a host of vocalists, the concert took the audience on a magical rollercoaster ride of some of dance music’s most iconic tracks. The concert organisers were struck by how many family groups attended the event.

The first half of the concert was a relatively chilled-out affair, where the audience relaxed over a glass of bubbly, enjoyed their picnics or danced along as the sun began to fade behind the beautiful backdrop of Capesthorne Hall.

The tracks in the first half were: Moments in Love (Art of Noise), Les Nuits (Nightmares on Wax), Little Fluffy Clouds (The Orb), At the River (Groove Armada), Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? (Moby), Unfinished Sympathy (Massive Attack), So Good to Me (Chris Malinchak), Pacific State (808 State), Waves (Mr Probz), Missing (Everything But The Girl), Children (Robert Miles), Barber’s Adagio For Strings (William Orbit) and Something Good (Utah Saints).

Stephen Hussey, conductor and founder of The Urban Soul Orchestra, comments:

“Wow! What a way to kick-off our six-venue tour of England. I think we’ve really hit the spot with this year’s set-list and the weather and all our performers were absolutely incredible. The amazing Capesthorne audience were certainly treated to a taste of Ibiza in more ways than one.”

The first half was then followed by an interval where DJ Goldierocks turned things up a notch, getting the crowd into the mood before the orchestra and vocalists returned to the stage as Capesthorne turned into an alfresco nightclub with accompanying lasers.

The tracks in the second half were: Pjanoo (Eric Prydz), Insomnia (Faithless), Easy/Superstylin’ (Groove Armada), Groovejet (Spiller), Found A Cure (Ultra Naté), Lady (Modjo), Sing It Back (Moloko), Music Sounds Better With You (Stardust), One More Time (Daft Punk), Show Me Love (Robin S.), Rhythm is a Dancer (Snap!), You Don’t Know Me (Armand van Helden), Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Baby D), Call On Me (Eric Prydz), Blind Faith (Chase & Status), Born Slippy (Underworld), Sandstorm (Darude), Titanium (David Guetta Ft. Sia), Don’t You Worry Child (Swedish House Mafia), Levels (Avicii), Out of Space (The Prodigy), Hey Boy, Hey Girl (The Chemical Brothers), Touch Me ft. Cassandra (Rui Da Silva), Rhythm of the Night (Corona) and Free (Ultra Naté).

Lisa Ward, Director of Revival Productions, organisers of Classic Ibiza, adds:

“What an incredible evening! I’m local to the area, having worked near Macclesfield for many years, so I had lots of my family and friends in the audience and they absolutely loved it. What I really like about Classic Ibiza is that it caters for all the family. When I looked out at all the smiling faces in the crowd you could see that everyone, whether they were six or sixty, was having a fantastic time. We hope to see everyone again next year.”

USO has released “Classic Ibiza”, an album of iconic dance anthems, which features many of the tracks being played on the night and is available on CD and all major music websites and apps.

Classic Ibiza is also performing at five other venues this summer: Ragley Hall, Warwickshire (7 July), Harewood House, Yorkshire (28 July), Bowood House, Wiltshire (4 August), Blickling Estate, Norfolk (10 August) and Hatfield House, Hertfordshire (1 September).

Visit or call the event box office on 01283 841601 for further information.