Audley End Summer Picnic Concerts Lineup Announced

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The weekend festivities will begin on Friday 3rd August with the fantastic Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, who will make a triumphant return with Gilson Lavis, special guest Chris Difford from Squeeze and guest vocalists Ruby Turner a

English Heritage is thrilled to announce that the much-loved Summer Picnic Concerts at Audley End House and Gardens will go ahead as usual this summer. English Heritage has teamed up with independent concert producers, Portal Events Ltd to deliver a fantastic line-up of musical stars and the concerts will take place from Friday 3rd August to Sunday 5th August 2012.  

The weekend festivities will begin on Friday 3rd August with the fantastic Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, who will make a triumphant return with Gilson Lavis, special guest Chris Difford from Squeeze and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. 

On Saturday 4th August it’s time to relive your youth with The Best 80’s Party…Ever! Hit 80s artists Rick Astley, Jimmy Somerville, Midge Ure, Nick Kershaw, T'pau, Toyah, Whang Chung and Dr and the Medics will wow the crowd into a party frenzy with their famous hit songs including “Never gonna give you up”, “China in your hand” and “Spirit in the Sky”.

The concert series will then culminate in the Last Night of the Audley End Proms, compered by Aled Jones and starring Natasha Marsh and vocal quartet Amore with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Tim Redmond. The evening will include a dramatic Spitfire display and spectacular fireworks, rounding off a perfect summer’s evening. 

Published on 29 March 2012 by Ben Robinson

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