If you want to hear your favourite dance hits at their very best, these live gigs are absolutely unmissable.
The past decade has seen a new force emerge in the world of dance music – orchestras. That’s right, huge DJs are teaming up with fully fledged orchestras to reinvent and reimagine dance anthems. Intrigued? You can see it for yourself because there are three massive orchestra-led dance events coming to Leeds in 2019. Clear the diary and book them in.
The sounds of the White Isle are taking over Harewood House in July for Classic Ibiza. The Urban Soul Orchestra will join forces with DJ Goldierocks and three live vocalists to breathe new life into 30 years of stone-cold dance classics. It’s a feel-good, family-friendly show that kicks off with an early evening chill-out set before they put an incredible spin on your favourite Balearic beats, from ‘You Got the Love’ to ‘When Love Takes Over’.
Classic Ibiza comes to Harewood House on Saturday 20th July 2019.
The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics
The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics is back for the third year running in Millennium Square and it’s shaping up to be their most amazing spectacle yet. The Back to Basics DJs are curating a setlist of iconic dance anthems that will be played live by the 60-piece Orchestra of Opera North. They will be joined by an incredible line-up of guests, like M People’s Heather Small, Happy Mondays’ Rowetta and Groove Armada’s Andy Cato and MC M.A.D.
The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics takes over Millennium Square on Saturday 27th July 2019.
Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics
Pete Tong is one of the UK’s most successful DJs and you can see his latest dance music extravaganza at First Direct Arena in December. He’s teamed up with The Heritage Orchestra once again to create a totally brand new set. Led by conductor Jules Buckley, the 65-strong orchestra will put a unique twist on iconic dance anthems made famous in Ibiza, like ‘Sing It Back’, ‘Out of Space’ and ‘Promised Land’.
Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics comes to First Direct Arena on Friday 6th December 2019.