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Revival Productions, organisers of Classic Ibiza at Burghley House, receive grant from Culture Recovery Fund

Revival Productions, organisers of Classic Ibiza at Burghley House, has received a grant from the latest round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

The funding, awarded today (April 2), is from a £400 million pot, which was held back last year to ensure the Culture Recovery Fund could continue to help organisations as the public health picture changed.

The funding has been awarded by Arts Council England, as well as Historic England and National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.

Classic Ibiza. Photo: Joe Hayhow
Classic Ibiza. Photo: Joe Hayhow

The grant will help fund planned Covid-safety measures as part of Classic Ibiza’s six-venue summer tour, including audience “pods”, hand sanitiser stations, increased toilets with enhanced cleaning and more stewards.

Classic Ibiza’s Lisa Ward, said: “We are so grateful to receive the Culture Recovery Grant. It will assist us with the additional costs in providing a safe environment for our amazing audiences and a return to activity for our suppliers, artists and venues.

"The UK is renowned for the quality of its entertainment sector and this award also recognises Classic Ibiza’s part in that and the cultural importance of what we do.”

Sir Nicholas Serota, chairman of Arts Council England, added: “Investing in a thriving cultural sector at the heart of communities is a vital part of helping the whole country to recover from the pandemic.

"These grants will help to re-open theatres, concert halls, and museums and will give artists and companies the opportunity to begin making new work.

"We are grateful to the Government for this support and for recognising the paramount importance of culture to our sense of belonging and identity as individuals and as a society.”

Classic Ibiza features a heady blend of Balearic-infused house music, performed by the 32-piece Urban Soul Orchestra (USO), headline DJs and globally renowned vocalists.

The concert organisers are working with a health and safety specialist event company, which helps large concerts to take place safely in the current environment.

As audience numbers have been capped, to enable social distancing, Classic Ibiza on July 31 at Burghley House has sold out. If the situation continues to improve, there is a possibility that more tickets will be released in late spring.

For up-to-date ticket information, including how to sign-up for a priority waiting list, visit the Burghley House page of the Classic Ibiza website, or follow @ClassicIbiza on Facebook.

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