Hacienda Classical announce Forest Live concerts
Hacienda Classical have announced dates as part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.
The wildly successful clubbing classical cross-over show Hacienda Classical has seen 5-star reviews and landmark shows at Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight Festival and London’s Royal Albert Hall among many memorable nights over the past three years.
The set is played as a continuous live DJ mix where vocalists, choir, orchestra and guests all combine to create a vibrant, exciting performance. Featuring the DJs who shaped the original Hacienda club sound, they perform alongside the Manchester Camerata Orchestra to recreate old school house and club anthems on an epic scale as dance heritage collides with the world of classical music.
The soundtrack and performance are updated each year but again it will include orchestral renditions of much-loved classic club records from The Hacienda’s heritage, revisiting some of the hits that have proved popular with fans as well as adding new arrangements of seminal tracks to the show.
With improvement year on year, 2019’s incarnation for Hacienda Classical will build on its reputation of being one of the very best and most energetic of shows and live experiences of recent years.
Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every summer by Forestry Commission England in seven beautiful forests. Over 1.75 million people have attended a forest gig in the last eighteen years. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and drink, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.
Graeme Park commented "I'm thrilled that we'll be continuing the Hacienda Classical journey into 2019 and I'm already digging deep to find some new tracks for the new show. There are also some tracks from previous years that I'm keen to bring back and to make even better based on everything we've learned with all the incredible gigs so far. I'm determined to make this year's show even more exciting than we’ve had before."
Hacienda Classical + Special Guests
Saturday 15 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Sunday 16 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Tickets £38.50 (plus £4.35 booking fee) go on sale at 9am Friday 11 January from Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online/info: forestryengland.uk/music.
Note to Editors:
1. The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment.
2. The nations’ forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission. http://www.forestryengland.uk
3. Twenty-four million people currently visit the nation’s forests every year, with 99.6% of England’s population living within 1 hour’s drive of a Forestry Commission wood or forest.
4. Forest Live is an independent programme organised by Forestry Commission England to bring forests to new audiences. Money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.
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Release: Monday 7 January 2019