The 19th Annual Battle Proms Picnic Concert: A summer celebration with music, fireworks, spitfire, cannons and cavalry!
The Battle Proms at Burghley is held on an impressive elevated parkland position overlooking the grand Elizabethan architecture of the House – the perfect setting for an afternoon of sublime music and dramatic displays.
A firmly established favourite in the local calendar, this party in the park with a difference is attended by thousands of loyal fans every year, who are treated to an extraordinary afternoon and evening of unique entertainment.
The full 2 hour orchestral concert from the New English Concert Orchestra, led by Douglas Coombes MBE and compered by much-loved BBC presenter Pam Rhodes, will include a host of well-known uplifting classical pieces and conclude with a ‘last night of the proms’ flag-waving sing-along with favourites such as Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and more under a sky of breath-taking fireworks.
The extensive programme of entertainment also includes a toe-tapping warm-up act, thrilling historic cavalry displays, a meticulously choreographed aerial display from a WWII Spitfire, The Red Devils parachute display team (tbc), live firing cannons and, of course, spectacular fireworks. The Battle Proms is still believed to be the only opportunity in the world to see the signature piece – Beethoven’s ‘Battle Symphony’ – performed as he composed it: with 193 live Napoleonic cannons providing a thunderous percussion!
The Battle Proms Concerts are the longest running picnic proms series in the UK; whether you’re planning a romantic evening as a couple, a group celebration or want to enjoy an informal concert as a family then this is the unique experience you've been looking for.