Legendary dance DJ Pete Tong with the Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley will bring a taste of Ibiza to Lytham Festival this summer.
The critically acclaimed Ibiza Classics show, which is a smash hit with fans of both dance and orchestral music, will headline the Main Proms Arena on Thursday July 19.
Ibiza Classics is an audio and visual spectacle, showcasing some of the world’s best loved dance music in a way audiences have never heard or seen before.
The iconic night on Lytham Green will be supported with a set from electronic dance duo Basement Jaxx.
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Lytham Festival director Peter Taylor said: “Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics at Lytham Festival is going to be very special. With Pete Tong you have a dance industry icon presenting this show, and that, combined with the Heritage Orchestra led by Jules Buckley, makes for what will be a very exciting night.”
Pete Tong has been a household name for almost 30 years. He rose to prominence as a Radio 1 DJ but over the years has become a dance industry icon celebrated for his knowledge of dance music while producing classic dance anthems for the masses. He first combined his love of dance music with a full orchestra at the BBC Proms in 2015 and since then Ibiza Classics has enjoyed sold-out success across UK arenas.
His most recent album Ibiza Classics was released in December last year and followed the 2016 number one album Classic House.
Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics is the final headliner to be announced for Lytham Festival 2018. The remaining four nights of live music will see pop superstars Steps officially open the Main Proms Arena on Wednesday July 18 with special guests Whigfield, Vengaboys and DJ Pat Sharp, award-winning singer-songwriters George Ezra and Emeli Sandé headline on Friday July 20, legendary musician Nile Rodgers and his band Chic will headline an uber cool night of disco, hip hop and rock on Saturday July 21,with special guests Bananarama and Soul II Soul, while classical cross-over group Il Divo will close the festival for Last Night of the Proms on Sunday July 22 with the Heart of England Philharmonic Orchestra and special guest Martine McCutcheon.
Peter Taylor added: “The line-up for Lytham Festival 2018 presents an incredible array of artists who will entertain many thousands of people.
“Once again we have programmed a festival which will appeal to a wide range of people. Lytham is not about catering to just one type of music taste. Our aim is always to make our festival attractive to as many people as possible – whatever their music taste.
“The line-up for 2018 does that and we look forward to a fantastic week of live music.”