Pete Tong with The Essential Orchestra to play OAT

Friday, 9 December 2022
Graphic to promote Pete Tong at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday 19 August 2023

Legendary dance music pioneer and DJ Pete Tong with The Essential Orchestra will bring a taste of Ibiza to the Yorkshire coast next summer. 

The critically acclaimed Ibiza Classics show – a smash hit with fans of both dance and orchestral music – hits Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday 19 August. 

Featuring an array of special guests Ibiza Classics – conducted by Jules Buckley – is a stunning audio and visual spectacle, showcasing some of the world’s best loved dance music.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am, Friday 16 December via the theatre's website.

Ibiza Classics – which delighted crowds at Scarborough OAT back in 2018 – has firmly cemented itself as part of the live music calendar becoming the world's most iconic orchestral electronic music event. 

Celebrating the legacy of dance music, the new live show for 2023 will include a host of special guest DJs and singers showcasing stunning reimagines of timeless classic house tracks. 

Combining unique orchestration with unparalleled electronic production, ravers rejoice as it is set to be the party of the year reminiscent of the White Isle and its musical history!

Peter Taylor, venue programmer at Scarborough OAT, said:

"This show is an absolute must for dance music fans. We had an incredible night here with Ibiza Classics back in 2018 and we are delighted to be bringing the icon that is Pete Tong, with Jules Buckley and the Essential Orchestra, back to Scarborough OAT. Get ready for another sensational night!"

A pillar of dance music with an unparalleled ear for new talent, Pete Tong MBE is undeniably one of the world’s most influential figures. 

Over the last three decades – both publicly and behind the scenes – Pete has been revered as an arena-selling artist, DJ, music producer, A&R, and the voice of BBC Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming. 

With an incredible 30-plus year career, the tastemaker DJ, broadcaster and producer has been dedicated to making dance music a global genre, constantly pushing boundaries, and breaking new talent wherever he goes. 

A testament to his life spent in music, Pete Tong MBE was honoured with the prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS) in 2021 for recognition of his outstanding contribution to the music and broadcast industries.

Pete Tong and The Essential Orchestra Ibiza Classics joins music legends Sting, Blondie, Pulp, rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires, chart-toppers N-Dubz, Olly Murs, Rag’n’Bone Man and the International Tour of MAMMA MIA! among Scarborough Open Air Theatre’s 2023 headliners – with many more acts still to be announced.

For more information about shows at Scarborough Open Air Theatre go to the theatre's website