Fan favourites for Classic ibiza at Bowood House

By Barrie Hudson - 16 April 2021

Arts and Culture

Classic Ibiza fans have added some favourites to the set list for a forthcoming Bowood House gig.

The Wiltshire venue, near Calne, will host the iconic orchestral dance extravaganza on July 23 and 24. 

Over the Easter Bank Holiday, Classic Ibiza’s 23,000 Facebook followers had the unique opportunity to vote for their favourite tracks to be added to the set-list for the show. 

The five winning tracks have been added to the programme of over 30 house classics, including 12 completely new orchestrations and some firm Classic Ibiza favourites.

The winning tracks, in order of popularity, are: Saltwater, Chicane, Moya Brennan (32.4 percent); Infinity 2008, Guru Josh Project, Klaas (14.6 percent); Professional Widow, Tori Amos, Armand Van Helden (10.9 percent); I See You Baby, Groove Armada, Gramma Funk, Fatboy Slim (7.9 percent); and Where Love Lives, Alison Limerick, Frankie Knuckles, David Morales (7.1 percent).

Classic Ibiza’s Lisa Ward said: “We love asking our amazing audience to help select the tracks for Classic Ibiza and yet again we have been inundated with thousands of votes, with Saltwater by Chicane being the clear winner. 

"I can’t wait to see the crowd’s reaction to these tracks when they are performed live this summer at Bowood House by the awesome Urban Soul Orchestra.”

Classic Ibiza features a blend of Balearic-infused house music, performed by the 32-piece Urban Soul Orchestra (USO), headline DJs and globally renowned vocalists. 

In 2019, Classic Ibiza performed to 70,000 people in the UK and Spain. This summer’s show promises to be better than ever with an extra hour-long chill-out DJ set, new tracks, enhanced light-show and most importantly even more toilets!

Lisa Ward said: “We freshen up the set every year, as we know that Classic Ibiza has become part of people’s social calendar. 

"In addition to the five track-poll winners, we’ve added 12 new orchestrations to the programme of over 30 house classics. We’re also really excited to welcome former Pacha and Ministry of Sound resident Jose Luis, who will be performing our new chill-out DJ set and is joining USO and Goldierocks at the show.”

The concert organisers are working with a health and safety specialist event company that helps large concerts take place safely in the current environment. 

As audience numbers have been capped to enable social distancing, Classic Ibiza at Bowood House has sold-out on Saturday, 24 July, with limited tickets available for Friday, 23 July. The situation will be reviewed in late Spring, when there is a possibility, if the situation continues to improve, that more tickets will be released. 

Up-to-date ticket information can be found on Bowood House page of the Classic Ibiza website and via social media.


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