Win tickets to Haçienda Classical at Dubai Opera

One-off event features DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering

A rip-roaring show putting a new spin on club anthems is coming to Dubai this weekend, and we've got some tickets to give away.

Iconic Haçienda DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering will unite with a full symphony orchestra at Dubai Opera tonight and tomorrow (Friday November 23) to perform classics with a classical twist.

The show will feature old-school house, club anthems and rave classics like you’ve never heard them before, thanks to the talents of a full symphony orchestra conducted by Tim Crooks – and it'll feature lots of local players.

The Haçienda nightclub was a renowned venue in Manchester, England, and both Graeme Park and Mike Pickering were the club’s original DJ partnership.

Now the duo offer an unforgettable show, taking smash-hits such as Pacific State, Voodoo Ray, Ride on Time and You’ve Got The Love and giving them a classical makeover whilst ensuring they retain all their epic character.

Graeme told Time Out Dubai: “The two shows in Dubai are the last two of a 20-date tour. They're going to be the best shows by far.

"The only thing that's going to be a bit nerve-wracking is that we can't bring the orchestra to Dubai, because it's prohibitively expensive.

"So we're bringing a few of the main players out, but the bulk of the orchestra will be made up of musicians from the Middle East and that in itself is really exciting."

If you want to head along, all you need to do is click here to enter the competition.

Glow sticks at the ready…
From Dhs250. Thu Nov 22, 9pm and Fri Nov 23, 9pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com.

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