What a fabulous night at the iconic Aintree Racecourse, following the races on a balmy Friday evening. Some winners, some losers at the races; however, I think everyone there would agree that the concert was as exhilarating as it was memorable.
Not only was the iconic DJ Pete Tong overseeing proceedings, but an assembly of some of the most talented musicians in the form of the 65-piece orchestra, who opened the show with Snap’s “Rhythm Is A Dancer”. The 2023 show, put together to showcase the Ibiza classics, had fans of every age group either creating or reliving memories. The only thing that was missing was the beach, but we did have a glorious sunset at the end of the day, so if you closed your eyes, you could imagine yourself partying hard in Ibiza.
Tom Richards had the accountability of conducting the orchestra and the three vocalists, each being afforded the opportunity to showcase their talents, and boy, were they talented!
Love was definitely the theme for the dance music extravaganza as the all-age, packed-out crowd went wild during Candi Staton’s “You Got The Love” and Rudimental’s “Feel the Love”.
As if this wasn’t electrifying enough, the laser shows were magnificent! Other notable performances came in the form of Faithless’ “Insomnia” and the echoing “Children” by Robert Miles. I’m sure others there left with their heads buzzing from their favorite tracks too.
Following the encore, Pete announced to the crowd that simply wanted to carry on the party, “It’s been emotional.” You are quite right, Pete. It had. Please return again to Aintree for round two… and soon!