One of Northern Ireland’s most iconic nightclubs is about to showcase one of the biggest music nights ever.

This October, Lush! nightclub at Kellys Portrush will celebrate its 20th birthday with an event never before seen or heard in Northern Ireland.

The biggest floor fillers ever heard at Lush! will be performed by the Ulster Orchestra at a special celebratory event at the SSE Arena in Belfast.

shutterstock_361581173The 70-piece symphony orchestra will be joined by some of the most famous DJs on the planet for a once in a lifetime event, which will push the boundaries for live events in Ireland.

On Saturday October 15 thousands of party people will hear some of the greatest dance tunes of all time played with a classical twist on a thundering purpose built sound and lighting rig – at Lush! Twenty – 20 Years of Dance Music Classics performed by the Ulster Orchestra.

The show follows in the footsteps of the 2015 show held by Radio 1 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, where Pete Tong, Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra transformed 20 years of Ibiza dance classics into orchestral masterpieces with the help of John Newman and Ella Eyre.

Curated by Brothers In Rhythm (Dave Seaman and Steve Anderson) alongside Lush! co-founder Col Hamilton, the night will feature special guest DJ Seb Fontaine and be compered by Lush! legend John Cecchini, with some special live vocalists, soon to be announced.

Ulster Orchestra 29 February 2016
Speaking about the event, Peter Wilson, Managing Director of Kellys Complex said: “Today is a momentous day. Not only are we celebrating two fantastic decades of Lush! But we are launching one of the most unique dance events that Northern Ireland or indeed Ireland has ever experienced.

“Kellys has been an institution for close to fifty years. My late uncle James Kelly started the business by hosting barn dances in his farm buildings in the 60s. This evolved into discos in the 70s. In 1996, the club was pulling in thousands of revelers each week with a love of dance music, which gave way to the launch of Lush!”

Peter concluded: “For the past two decades Lush! has remained as one of the best-known nightclubs in Europe, regularly attracting the biggest DJs in the world. To-date we have welcomed over one million clubbers through the entrance, and I am proud that we are celebrating its 20th year with such a fantastic event.”

Tickets for Lush! Twenty – 20 Years of Dance Music Classics performed by the Ulster Orchestra, go on sale 10am Friday, May 27 and are available to purchase from (General tickets. £30 + Booking fee. Golden Circle Vip £45 + Booking Fee) and + The SSE box office.

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