Audley End Picnic Concerts 2012

Jools Holland, Rick Astley and the Royal Philharmonic are among the stars for this year's open air concerts at Audley End House near Saffron Walden.

This summer's concerts, supported by Heart, take place from Friday 3rd August to Sunday 5th August.

The 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, Wang 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.

Doors will open early for concert goers to enjoy the East Park and picnic. There will be ample food and drink stalls, as well as a bar and a concert shop.

Audley End Picnic Concerts