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Battle Proms

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  • Date:
  • 14 July
  • Time:
  • 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    • Venue
    • Hatfield Park

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14 July @ 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A summer celebration with music, Spitfire, cannons, cavalry & fireworks!

Pack up the hampers and champers and join thousands of loyal fans for an exceptional afternoon and evening of entertainment at the 18th annual Hatfield House Battle Proms Concert.

Enjoy a full 2 hour programme of captivating classical music from the 60 piece New English Concert Orchestra, led by Douglas Coombes MBE and compered by much-loved BBC presenter Pam Rhodes. The extensive programme of entertainments also includes toe-tapping vintage vocals, breathtaking Spitfire display to Elgar’s Nimrod, sensational freefall demonstration by The Red Devils parachute team, dramatic WWI cavalry display, and groundshaking live fire from over 200 cannons!

In the beautiful and historic setting of the Queen Elizabeth Oak Field, this quintessentially British ‘party in the park’ features magnificent musical firework displays, culminating in a flag waving, sing-a-long spectacular including all the ‘last night of the proms’ finale favourites such as Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.

The Battle Proms is still believed to be the only opportunity in the world to see their signature piece – Beethoven’s ‘Battle Symphony’ – performed as he composed it: with 193 live firing Napoleonic cannons providing a thunderous percussion!

The Battle Proms team are delighted to announce that in 2018 they will be supporting SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, who provide lifelong support for our Forces and their families, whenever and wherever they are needed. Since 2004, through audience donations and contributions from concert profits, the Battle Proms events have raised over £330,000 for military charities.

The picnic concert takes place in the Queen Elizabeth Oak Field in the leafy parkland at Hatfield House. Legend has it that it was beneath one of the ancient oaks in this field that the young Queen Elizabeth I heard that she was to be Queen of England.

Here is a little video of what you can expect… Battle Proms

The Old Palace at Hatfield House is where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood and later held her first Council of State in November 1558. The celebrated Jacobean House has been the family home to the Cecils since it was built in 1611.  A place so steeped in history makes the perfect setting for a summer celebration with the Battle Proms.

All ticket enquiries will need to be directed to JSL Productions, contact details can be found here

Gates open 4.30pm, entertainments from 6.15pm, finish approx. 10.30pm

FINDING US

The concert parking and entrance is clearly signposted from all major routes into Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Please use postcode AL9 5NQ for Sat Navs then look out for temporary yellow event signage as you approach the venue.

PARKING

ALL PARKING WILL BE ON FLAT, GRASS OPEN PARKLAND FOR BATTLE PROMS

Parking is provided free on site (available from 2.00pm). Distance from car park to concert entrance varies but is usually between 50 – 350 metres. No overnight parking is permitted. Disabled parking is available, see the Battle Proms Disabled Access Info page for further info.

TAXIS

All vehicles dropping off or picking up should follow taxi signage to the designated taxi drop-off / pick-up route. Taxis and other vehicles making pick-ups must be back on site by 10.15pm. Detailed taxi instructions will be available from www.battleproms.co.uk

COACHES

Please note that parking for coaches is strictly limited – please call 01432 355 416 to discuss your requirements.

PEDESTRIANS

As well as coming by car, concert-goers may access the concert site on foot via the pedestrian entrance of Hatfield House directly opposite Hatfield Train Station.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION ON SITE

Why not stay on the estate at our recently opened boutique guesthouse, Lawn House is just a 15 minute walk from the event site. For enquiries or to book your room please contact enquiries@lawn-house.com or 01707 287 026

Quote Ref ‘BP3‘ to receive a preferential rate! All rates are subject to availability, include VAT and full English breakfast.

www.lawn-house.com

CATERING/TRADING

For enquiries with regards to holding a catering or trading stall at Battle Proms please email info@battleproms.com or call 01432 355416

MORE INFO

For further FAQ’s please click here or alternatively contact info@battleproms.com or call 01432 355416

www.battleproms.co.uk

TODAY'S OPENING TIMES

  • Hatfield House:
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  • Stable Yard:
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  • Hatfield Park Farm:
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