Iconic dance music brand, Café Mambo Ibiza has announced ‘Ibiza Classics’; a massive event to celebrate its 25th anniversary. As part of the hugely successful Bedford Park Concert Series, Café Mambo Ibiza will bring together a star-studded line up featuring some of the best house music talent to grace the Mambo turntables over the last 25 years. Lining up to celebrate under the stars in the picturesque setting of Bedford Park are Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1), Judge Jules, Jason Bye, Maxi Jazz (Faithless), Secondcity, Todd Terry and Mark Russell. This unmissable tribute to one of dance music’s best-loved brands, takes place on Friday 26th July from 4pm to 11pm with tickets for the full event starting at just £30 + b/f, with VIP tickets from £110 + b/f. www.bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk.
For those in the know, Café Mambo is the place where good times and good tunes are guaranteed, playing host to all the big names in dance music, not to mention the infamous BBC Radio 1 Ibiza weekends. Over recent years, Mambo has also left the island to forge new friendships with revellers across the globe, throwing unforgettable parties and bringing an authentic slice of Ibiza to such places as Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Dubai, Phuket, Beirut and Bahrain, as well as huge festival appearances at the likes of Tomorrowland and We Are FSTVL. ‘Ibiza Classics’ in Bedford Park will be the biggest one yet.
The highly regarded Bedford Park Concert Series takes place from 26th to 28th July and has become an unmissable weekend of music. In previous years the likes of Basement Jaxx, Dizzee Rascal, Jess Glynne and even Tom Jones have graced the stage. The outdoor park environment is the perfect setting for something special and the incredible Café Mambo Ibiza Classics line up does not disappoint.
With his Friday night, 11pm – 1am slot on BBC Radio 1, Danny Howard is one of dance music’s most influential tastemakers. Using his radio show to champion the freshest electronic music, Danny remains a huge figure on the scene. His label, Nothing Else Matters continues to showcase outstanding DJs and producers. Bedford Park crowds should get ready to throw hands in the air.
Judge Jules has played a pivotal role in dance music since the 90’s. Together with Pete Tong, his was the voice of BBC Radio 1 Friday nights that steered the weekend clubbing adventures for a nation. With an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music, Judge Jules is the perfect choice for a night of ‘Ibiza Classics’.
Jason Bye is synonymous with the quality music of Café Mambo. The venerated Ibiza resident first played for Mambo in 1995 and has been entertaining the Ibiza clubbing masses with his impressive mixing and impeccable tune selection ever since.
Maxi Jazz is instantly recognisable as the voice of Faithless and his links to Ibiza run deep. Faithless became one of the biggest electronic music bands ever and Café Mambo crowds are sure to hear their bonafide Ibiza classics such as ‘Insomnia’, ‘We Come 1’ and ‘God Is A DJ’. However, this will be a personal DJ set from Maxi Jazz, stepping up to the decks without his Faithless bandmates. He will be digging deep into his extensive record collection to find some real gems.
Also lining up is Secondcity, the undeniably talented house and techno producer born in the UK and raised in Chicago. Since his breakout hit “I Wanna Feel“ in 2014, Secondcity has been in constant demand around the world, playing at the most credible clubs and festivals while releasing on such eminent labels as Sola, Elrow Music, Toolroom, Knee Deep In Sound and and more. He made his Café Mambo debut last year and will bring the current vibes to ‘Ibiza Classics’.
Todd Terry will take to the turntables with his record box of Ibiza classics. One of house music’s true originals, this Grammy-nominated artist from Brooklyn, New York helped to define house music with his seminal productions such as ‘Keep On Jumpin’ and his remix of Everything But The Girl’s ‘Missing’. His set will be a rare treat for the crowds in the park.
At just £30 + b/f for a ticket, this event is seriously good value. A VIP ticket costs £110 + b/f but will also provide; ‘fast track’ entry to Bedford Park; access to ‘The Park Lounge’ hospitality marquee, bar and garden; a glass of chilled Prosecco; luxury summer BBQ and salad bar; prime viewing position; use of furniture inside and out; souvenir VIP lanyard, and access to luxury toilet facilities.
Any fan of house music who wants to lose themselves in the classic music and authentic vibes of the white isle should book their tickets now and get ready to celebrate 25 years of quality music and unforgettable moments. www.bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk.