Battle Proms 2017

1 December 2015, 12:14

Highclere Castle Battle Proms

The Battle Proms Open Air Picnic Concerts are the perfect summer celebration. Enjoy music, fireworks, spitfires, cannon and cavalry at five locations across England.

The Battle Proms will return in July 2017 with their summer celebrations featuring music, spitfires, cannon, cavalry and fireworks – all set in the grounds of five of the UK's most celebrated stately homes:

  • 8 July: Burghley House, Lincolnshire 
  • 16 July: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire 
  • 23 July: Hatfield House, Hertfordshire 
  • 5 August: Highclere Castle, Hampshire 
  • 13 August: Ragley Hall, Warwickshire

Now in its 20th anniversary year, the Battle Proms has been treating audiences to sublime classical music, carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays and stunning fireworks since 1997.

Cavalry at the Battle Proms

The Battle Proms take much of its inspiration from the Napoleonic wars – as well as colourful skill-at-arms cavalry displays, there's a rare chance to hear Beethoven’s Battle Symphony as the composer intended, with 193 live cannon providing a thunderous percussion!

But that's not as many as the 200 canons used to perform Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture at the Battle Proms, in what promises to be a ground-shaking and breath-taking performance.

Douglas Coombes will conduct the New English Concert Orchestra and soprano Denise Leigh in a programme which includes some of the greatest masterpieces ever written. And each evening comes to a close with an unforgettable sing-a-long, flag-waving spectacular. 

Spitfire at the Battle Proms

Pack up the hampers and champers for the most exciting summer proms concerts in the country. For more information, or to book tickets for these spectacular events, visit or call on 01432 355 416. 

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