Despite leaving their home venue Nation at the end of the year, legendary club brand Cream is already planning some massive events in their home city of Liverpool for 2016. Cream Classics will see the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra take to the city’s breathtaking Anglican Cathedral for a exciting new twist on some of the club’s biggest anthems from the past two decades.
As BBC Radio 1’s much lauded Ibiza Prom has proven, giving electronic music a classical make-over is very much in vogue at the moment, and while the Royal Albert Hall might seem a tough one to beat, Liverpool would seem to have it covered. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the oldest symphony orchestra still performing in the UK, and the venue itself is something to behold. Only completed in the 1970s and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott–also the guy who invented our famous red telephone boxes–the cathedral is the largest in the UK, with an interior over 600 feet long and 100 feet high, making for one of the most impressive acoustic spaces in the country.
The event is being curated by former Cream residents K-Klass, though details of the tracks they’ve selected are being kept under wraps for now. It has however been revealed that the cathedral’s organ will be put to use, also the largest–and loudest–in the country, with over 10’000 pipes and a bass end that should give festival soundsystems a run for their money.
Tickets are on sale from Nov. 24, so keep your eye on the Cream website for more details.