Pete Tong brings live music back to The O226 November 2020 - Press release
Calling all ravers. For one night only, Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley return to The O2 to take music lovers back to Ibiza for the ultimate Christmas rave at home. Available to watch on Saturday 19 December 2020 on LIVENow, fans are invited to join in the Ibiza Classics party and be transported to a space full of love, life and music.
The show will be the first music event at The O2 arena since venues closed in March due to the pandemic and it promises to breathe life back into the arena as performers and musicians take advantage of the space, and fill the arena floor with a visually spectacular night of live music, dance and togetherness.
Pete Tong said: “2020, our whole year has been lost, no tours no shows no exceptions! We can’t be together in clubs or concert arenas BUT we can still put on a show for you. We’re going to perform from the floor of The O2 arena and broadcast it right into your homes. The rave will be back one day but for now we are going to make the most of what we have!”
Christian D’Acuna, The O2 Programming Director commented: “We are very excited that Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley are returning to The O2 with their Ibiza Classics show for a fifth consecutive year - no pandemic will get in the way of this annual tradition. It will be the first time The O2 has had any live music performed in the venue since March and despite there being no fans in the venue, it’s great to return to live with one of our favourite shows. We can’t wait to tune in on Saturday 19 December and look forward to the return of fans for next years confirmed Pete Tong Ibiza Classics shows at The O2.”
Gareth Griffiths, Head of Sponsorship at O2 said: “Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley are one of the highlights of the year at The O2. We’re committed to supporting live entertainment even when we can’t enjoy it together in person. O2 customers love this show so we’re delighted to live stream via the Priority app, bringing the Ibiza magic, the music and Pete’s energy to people’s homes.”
Early bird tickets are priced at £10 and go on general sale at 9am on Friday 27 November from www.theo2.co.uk. O2 customers can get their tickets for free via the Priority app from 9am Thursday 26 November until the afternoon on the day of the event, Saturday 19 December. Booking fees apply.
Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics with The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley was held at The O2 arena for the first time in December 2016 and has returned to sell-out crowds each year since. The live event will return with a live audience to The O2 on 4 and 5 December 2021.