September saw the culmination of a series of Classic Ibiza concerts, presented by Revival Productions Ltd in partnership with Ministry of Sound, and performed by world class orchestral act Urban Soul Orchestra.
Classic Ibiza offered a heady mixture of popular Ibiza tunes in spectacular surroundings, starting at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire at the end of June, followed by Ragley Hall (Warwickshire), Harewood House (West Yorkshire), Bowood House (Wiltshire), the National Trust’s Blickling Estate in Norfolk and finally Hatfield House in Hertfordshire.
Lisa Ward, director of Revival Productions Ltd, explains the rationale behind the Classic Ibiza concerts: “We had been looking for an alternative to a traditional classical prom to appeal to a younger audience, but still with picture perfect picnic settings. Our English stately homes are stunning locations and just perfect for a posh rave!”
Classic Ibiza was conceived as an extra event two years ago. Pearce Hire were enlisted to provide a full technical production package (audio, lighting and staging) and temporary power for the shows.
Throughout the whole series of events concert goers enjoyed spectacular performances from the Urban Soul Orchestra and world-renowned DJ Goldierocks, which were complimented by stunning laser and lighting shows that lit up the summer skies.
Ward explains: “Appointing Pearce Hire as our production company was not a difficult decision – we’ve had the pleasure of working with Pearce Hire on many corporate and other productions over the years, so continuing our relationship with them for the Classic Ibiza events made perfect sense.”
Steve Hicks, Pearce Hire’s project manager, reflected: “The Revival Productions team are an absolute joy to work with and we were excited to support them this summer as their events go from strength to strength. Added to which we had a great crew that worked tirelessly at every single venue to deliver an excellent production for our client.”