DANCE music legend Pete Tong will bring his Ibiza Classics live show to Haydock Park Racecourse this summer it has been confirmed. 

The DJ will headline and open the season of live music at the Merseyside course on Saturday, June 22. 

According to the organisers, the evening will "expertly collide the worlds of classical and club with stunningly reimagined versions of house tracks including Rhythm Is A Dancer, Horny, Rhythm Of The Night and Feel The Love alongside forever fan favourites in Insomnia, Café Del Mar and many, many more. 
"Expect a hedonistic night of fun and nostalgia - your favourite club tracks reimagined by the 65-piece Essential Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley, coupled with incredible visual effects and the latest in music technology.

"An unrivalled highlight of the summer, get Saturday, June 22 in your diary for a night of unbarred joy."
Tong is one of Britain's most recognised DJs, having gained a large following of fans from his Essential Selection programme. He was appointed a MBE in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to Broadcasting and Music.

Initially conceived as a one-off for the Proms classical music festival in 2015, translating some of the most loved dance music anthems for an orchestra to celebrate 20 years of Radio One in Ibiza, the way that Ibiza Classics caught the imagination shocked even Tong.

He said: “I went to Manchester to go on breakfast TV to launch it. And by the time I came back on the train to London, we’d sold 18,000 tickets.”

The original core of the idea was to reach those ravers for whom going out to clubs all night was no longer a realistic option.

“Life catches up,” said Tong. “But it doesn’t mean you fall out of love with the music. Those songs; Promised Land, or Your Love, Café Del Mar: to some people they’re just as important as the Beatles or the Rolling Stones. If you were there on the dance floor at, say, Space in Ibiza, they’re in your soul for the rest of your life.”
Molly Dingwall, general manager, Haydock Park Racecourse, said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics to the racecourse for the very first time. Following a sold-out show at Aintree Racecourse last year, we can’t wait to see their brand-new show for 2024 here at Haydock Park!” 
Tong added: “We’re delighted to be headlining Haydock Park Racecourse for the first-time next year. We always have the best time in Merseyside and can’t wait to share with you all what we’ve been working on for our 2024 summer show.”
The Jockey Club Live events are renowned for combining an electric evening at the races with a spectacular concert, in an informal and relaxed open-air setting. Returning for 2024, the concerts continue to welcome some of the nation’s biggest music talents to historic racecourses across the country, with recent headliners including Bastille, Anne-Marie, Olly Murs, Tom Jones and The Script. In addition to world-class live music, the events provide a selection of culinary delights for all, ranging from street food to the racecourses’ array of exceptional restaurants. 
Tickets for PETE TONG’S IBIZA CLASSICS at Haydock Park Racecourse will be on sale at 10am on Friday, November 24 via, with a presale available to customers at 10am on Wednesday, November 22.
Sign up to The Jockey Club Live’s mailing list to secure the best price by buying in advance during the presale window. Tickets are priced starting from £39.20 for presale, and from £44.80 general sale. There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets. Limited child tickets are available from £16.80. Tickets for BUSTED (Saturday,  July 20) are on sale now.

The Jockey Club Live will be hosting live concerts after racing at racecourses across the country including Sandown Park, Market Rasen, Carlisle, Newmarket, Aintree and Haydock Park in 2024. Keep an eye out for future announcements.