Summer Saturday nights are set to sizzle like never before at award-winning Trentham Gardens, thanks to its biggest-ever concert line-up aimed at celebrating the 15th anniversary of the historic estate re-opening to the public.
A new stage, offering a better view for bigger crowds, means that the hot summer Saturdays will see 15 evening concerts to mark 15 years – with crowds set to dance the night away to everything from tributes to Abba and Queen, and ’80s Mania’ to ‘Absolute Noughties’.
But you will need to stay tuned and be even quicker to the beat this year in the rush for tickets – which go on sale from 1st April 2019 at 1pm. Last year, more than 27,000 people enjoyed the family friendly lakeside concerts, which sold out in record time.
Now, thanks to The Trentham Estate’s investment in a new stage, more people than ever before will be able to enjoy concerts, with up to 3,000 tickets available for each event – and triple the number of tickets for the most popular nights, 80s Mania and Totally 90s, based on previous years. The additional three dates, meanwhile, have increased the overall capacity still further.
Taking the number of concerts to 15 also hits the right note as Trentham celebrates its remarkable success story.
Owned for over 400 years by the Dukes of Sutherland, the 725-acre estate had fallen into a state of despair at the end of the last century when the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, St. Modwen, stepped-in to breathe new life into the gardens, which re-opened to the public on May 29, 2004.
Fifteen years on, it has matured to become one of England’s most visited paid-for garden attractions, and has won awards for horticultural excellence, and its visitor welcome. An expanding year-round event calendar has also proved popular, with the annual summer concerts – which started in 2010 – among the most successful.
For 2019, the concerts return every Saturday night, from 8 June to 14 September, with tribute bands performing in a magical lakeside setting, featuring everything from smash hits from the Musicals to Club Classics and Soul Legends.
Trentham will ‘Rule The World’ as partygoers get the chance to relight their fire on Saturday 8 June when a Take That Tribute launches the season, while the lakeside will echo to sounds of the West End, Broadway and Hollywood on 15 June for A Night at the Musicals.
For those who ‘Want It All’, 13 July will be ‘A ‘Kind of Magic’ for A Tribute to Queen. We won’t ‘Let the Sun Go Down’ on the 10 August as we welcome A Tribute to Elton John and ‘Dancing Queens’ will be in their element on 24 August when the parkland transforms in to a ‘Summer Night City’ for A Tribute to Abba. Or how about joining in a ‘Careless Whisper‘ on 7 September with A Tribute to George Michael?
The complete line-up is: 8 June, The Take That Experience; 15 June, A Night at the Musicals; 22 June, Totally 90s; 29 June, 80s Mania; 6 July, A Tribute to Coldplay; 13 July, A Tribute to Queen; 20 July, Absolute Noughties; 27 July, Monster Rock Anthems; 3 August, Club Classics; 10 August, A Tribute to Elton John; 17 August, Soul Legends; 24 August, A Tribute to Abba; 31 August, 80s Mania; 7 September, A Tribute to George Michael; and as a rousing finale there’s the chance to go back to the Totally 90s again on 14 September.
Whichever summer date tempts, all the concerts run from 7.30pm until 10pm (gates open at 4.30pm).
As well as being treated to the lakeside evening views and music, visitors will be able to enjoy some of the finer flavours of summer too, with a Gin and Prosecco Bar; while little tubs of Snugburys ice cream will also be available.
Advance tickets cost £14.50 for Annual Ticket Holders and £17.50 for non-members.
For more information about visiting Trentham, see www.trentham.co.uk