Night of Ibiza classics to kick off three-day festival on the Hoe

Dates have now been announced for a three-day music event coming to Plymouth this summer.

The music festival is set to take place on Plymouth Hoe on the August bank holiday weekend of August 27, 28 and 29.

The event, set up by 1 Big Summer, will bring three days of entertainment to Plymouth Hoe. Each day has been curated to appeal to a variety of musical tastes, genres and audiences.

Friday August 27 will kick off with some Ibiza classics, featuring a full live 26-piece orchestra and soundtrack. Its aim is to transport listeners through three decades of iconic white isle classics.

The orchestra night will also feature a huge headline DJ set and several support acts direct from the shores of Ibiza, all to be announced in the coming weeks.

Saturday will see the ‘1 Big Summer’ day festival, described as one of the biggest events ever held on the Hoe. Featuring an array of UK chart topping acts and entertainment throughout the day, it’s time to grab your dancing shoes.

Sunday is more chilled and is one for all the family. ‘The Great British Sausage and Cider Festival’ will offer an array of craft cider, sausage flavours, street food and entertainment, including stage games, and competitions throughout the day.

Not only that, there will also be some remarkable special guests in the shape of some of the UK’s best known arena and festival bands, alongside a fantastic line up of local talent.

Councillor Pete Smith, deputy leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “We’re delighted that the 1 Big Summer team have chosen Plymouth Hoe as their venue for what will be an amazing three days of live music and entertainment.

“It’ll be an important part of our post-Covid bounce back, bringing great economic benefit to the city by encouraging more visitors and supporting local businesses. We all need a party after the past year, and this is just the ticket!”

With demand across all three days expected to be very high, the organisers are keen to ensure the people of Plymouth are prioritised. As such, a sign-up period which starts today will be used to prioritise Plymouth residents when tickets go on sale.

To manage demand, tickets will be limited to four per person.

You can sign up now at 1bigsummer.com.

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Pre-sale tickets for those who have signed up will be available from 9am on March 26 2021. Reminders will be sent closer to the time.

Day tickets for 1 Big Summer will start at just £17.50 (Friday and Saturday) and £10 (Sunday).

For more information and the latest updates, see www.1bigsummer.com or like the 1bigsummer Facebook page.

Plymouth Live