Electronic dance pioneers The Grid reunite for first live show in over 20 years

Consisting of Dave Ball and Richard Norris, The Grid will be performing live for the first time in over 20 years at Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics show in the grounds of the Englefield House in Berkshire this summer.

Emerging out of the UK Acid House scene of the late 80s, The Grid became one of the most influential and popular electronic dance bands of the 90s.

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Dave Ball and Richard Norris notched up 10 UK hit singles, including the Balearic classic Floatation and the worldwide hit Swamp Thing. The pair have created many productions and remixes, Dave working with Marc Almond as Soft Cell, and Richard with Erol Alkan as Beyond The Wizards Sleeve.

Their return on Saturday 20 July, will include the full original line up and a brand new audio visual show, created by BATFA winning film director Kieran Evans.

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Groove Armada

There will also be a live DJ set from Groove Armada. Featuring Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, the duo are one of the planet’s best-loved dance acts. The pair achieved chart success with At The River, I See You Baby and Superstylin’.

Joined by Jules Buckley and featuring the Essential Orchestra, Pete Tong Ibiza Classics has firmly cemented itself in the live music calendar and is the world’s most iconic orchestral electronic music event. Celebrating the legacy of dance music, the live show showcases the stunning re-imaginings of timeless classic house tracks.

Ravers Rejoice

​Combining unique orchestration with unparalleled electronic production, ravers will rejoice as this event is set to be the party of the year. A pillar of dance music, Pete Tong MBE is one of the world’s most influential musical figures.

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Previously announced for the Heritage Live concert series at Englefield are Madness, Elbow and Flackstock.

Heritage Live Concerts: 

19 July – Madness plus special guests Lightning Seeds + Old Time Sailors
20 July – Pete Tong Ibiza Classics with Jules Buckley & The Essential Orchestra – plus very special guests The Grid + Groove Armada (DJ Set) + DJ from the Pete Tong DJ Academy
21 July – Elbow plus special guests TBA
22 July – Flackstock – the UK’s only festival raising awareness of mental health issues and raising funds for mental health charities

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