Classic Ibiza 2024's headline act has been perfecting its performance ahead of the event this summer.

Urban Soul Orchestra put the finishing touches on their tour orchestration in a London recording studio last week ahead of their eight-night tour of some of the country’s best-loved stately homes.

Classic Ibiza is set to return to Bowood House on Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Urban Soul Orchestra's rehearsalUrban Soul Orchestra's rehearsal (Image: Classic Ibiza)

Led by the the group's founder and Classic Ibiza conductor, Stephen Hussey, the musicians and vocalists practiced the 16 new tracks in this year's orchestral set, forming an list of more than 40 house classics.

The group is known for working alongside dance music greats like Groove Armada, Robert Miles and Nightmares On Wax.

They will be be delving into house music’s archive with DJ Goldierocks, reinventing the most iconic tracks from the last 30 years.

Highlights of the event will include a DJ set by Rich Seam, who has collaborated with the likes of Tricky, and a laser and light show.

Mr Hussey said: "Hearing the orchestrations that I’ve been dreaming up being brought to life for the first time is always something very special.

"This year is particularly exciting though, as we’ll be performing more new tracks than we’ve ever played before.

"For me, musically, this is our best show yet.

"I think we’ve got a perfect mix of some absolutely belting new tracks and some firm Classic Ibiza favourites.

"I can’t wait to share what we’ve got in store with our awesome Bowood House audience."

Classic Ibiza’s gigs start at 5.30pm, "with a vibe straight from one of Ibiza’s iconic beachside bars".

By 11pm, the event will have become "an alfresco nightclub" as the evening reaches its crescendo.

Urban Soul Orchestra has released a new live album, Classic Ibiza III, recorded at multiple venues on last year’s tour. The album is available on all major streaming platforms.

Mr Hussey added: "I’m really proud of our new album.

"Although there’s nothing quite like being at the show, I think it captures the energy and musicianship our performance, as well as the incredible vibe of the audience.

"Featuring some of the tracks that we’ll be playing this summer, it’s the perfect appetiser ahead of this year’s tour."

Demand for tickets to Classic Ibiza at Bowood is strong again this year, with the Saturday night already at over 90 per cent capacity.