BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong will be curating a night of the White Isle’s most iconic and classic tracks in a series of stadium dates this winter, which will see the tunes being performed by the 60-piece Heritage Orchestra.
Known for being a huge influence on the British dance music scene and for being synonymous with the hedonistic party spot that is Ibiza, Pete Tong has an unrivalled knowledge when it comes to the back catalogue of music that has been the soundtrack to the island since the club scene on the island took off over 30 years ago. As such, he will be digging deep and picking his favorites, which will be performed live on stage by the renegade ensemble that is The Heritage Orchestra.
Based at East Sussex’s De La War Pavilion, the Heritage Orchestra is an award winning, 30 to 60-piece group who have been working with contemporary artists such as DJ Yoda and Massive Attack to bring new life to the classical orchestra since 2004. Their multisensory shows combine the vast array of instruments with creative light shows for full immersion, with this collaboration set to be one of their most exciting yet.
The full 60-piece orchestra will be coming together with Pete Tong and their composer James Buckley at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on the 30th of November, before performing at The Manchester Arena a few days later. Prepare to hear trance classics, underground anthems and Balearic beats in a way you will have never heard before.
Words by Josh Plews
Photo courtesy of Pete Tong