Revival Productions, organisers of Classic Ibiza at Weston Park, announced that it would benefit with £180,000, awarded by Arts Council England, as well as Historic England and National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.
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 extra cleaning) and more stewards.
Classic Ibiza’s Lisa Ward said: “We are so grateful to receive the Culture Recovery Fund 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.”
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “Our record breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they've ever faced. Now we’re staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors – helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead."
Sir Nicholas Serota, chair of Arts Council England, said: “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 blend of Balearic-infused house music, performed by the 32-piece Urban Soul Orchestra, headline DJs and globally renowned vocalists.