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The Who Announce Historic Concert at the Royal Sandringham Estate Norfolk – with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra – Bank Holiday Monday 28th August

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The Who have announced a historic concert with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, hosted at the Royal Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

The momentous outdoor summer show will be a special finale to their The Who with Orchestra 2023 UK tour, and is part of the first extensive live music events to be held at the Royal Sandringham Estate, presented by Heritage Live. Special guests for the event will be Richard Ashcroft, and The Lightning Seeds.

Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and band will perform music from throughout the band’s nearly 60-year career, including sections devoted to classic albums Tommy and Quadrophenia as well as other beloved Who tracks and songs from their 2019 ‘WHO’ album, their first studio release in 13 years.

This will be the only show on their 2023 tour which will see The Who perform alongside the iconic Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Pete Townshend said:

“ Very pleased and excited for The Who to be one of the first artists to perform at the Country Home of the British Royal family on The Sandringham Estate.

Opening up the Estate to large scale concerts is a fantastic way of keeping us uplifted and enjoying congregation at what I’m sure will be a fabulous summer celebration. We can’t wait!”

Giles Cooper of Heritage Live said:

“It’s been an ambition of us all at Heritage Live to stage a concert for the legend that is THE WHO. It doesn’t get any bigger and to have this iconic band accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic, in such a magnificent setting, will be the most amazing and magical experience. It will undoubtedly be a day and evening etched into the memories of all those who attend for the rest of our lives!”

To be in with a chance of securing tickets, customers MUST PRE-REGISTER at https://arep.co/p/thewho or www.heritagelive.net. Pre-sale will being at 9am on Weds 8th March for those who have registered

The show will feature The Who’s full live band comprised of guitarist / backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, second keyboardist Emily Marshall, bassist Jon Button, drummer Zak Starkey, and backing vocals by Billy Nicholls, along with orchestra conductor Keith Levenson, lead violinist Katie Jacoby, and lead cellist Audrey Snyder; all alongside the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

As the band were unable to play a promised Christmas concert for the Nordoff Robbins charity due to a scheduling conflict, they will be donating part of their fee for this show to the charity.

The Who wound up their The Who Hits Back! tour of the US in November last year having wowed audiences in over thirty cities, with media and fans agreeing that the band were as good as, if not better than ever and that the orchestral arrangements, most of which were done by the legendary David Campbell, brought a new depth and excitement to Pete Townshend’s music.

Richard Ashcroft is a two-time Ivor Novello winner (Songwriter of the Year in 1998 and Outstanding Contribution to British Music in 2019) who has released five Top 5 solo albums, including the #1 debut ‘Alone With Everybody’, and most recently last year his #2 album ‘Acoustic Hymns’. He first came to attention with The Verve, with who he released one of the biggest albums of the era in the shape of ‘Urban Hymns’ (the UK’s 18th biggest selling album of all-time) as well as a succession of anthems which remain staples of his live set today, including ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’, ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, ‘Lucky Man’ and ‘Sonnet’.

The Lightning Seeds are the brainchild of writer, singer, guitarist and producer Ian Broudie. In 1989 Ian as Lightning Seeds released debut album ‘Cloudcukooland’ featuring the hit single ‘Pure’. Second album ‘Sense’ followed before the release of the seminal album ‘Jollification’ in 1994 which has so far sold nearly 1 million copies. In 1996 the iconic single ‘3 Lions’ for the England football team topped the charts many times over.

Heritage Live will be actioning a sustainability plan across the Sandringham Estate concerts in order to adhere to the most up to date advancements in green large scale live music event staging.

Also announced for Heritage Live at the Royal Sandringham Estate is Robbie Williams, who will perform two exclusive shows for 2023 on 26th and 27th August. Both events are sold out. 

The Who  
With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Plus Very Special Guests – Richard Ashcroft + The Lightning Seeds

Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2023
Sandringham Estate, Norfolk PE35 6EN
Gates open at 2pm. The event closes at 10.30pm

For all show info, including venue information and VIP packages visit: www.heritagelive.net

To pre-register for tickets please visit: https://arep.co/p/thewho or www.heritagelive.net
Pre-sale will being at 9am on Weds 8th March for those who have registered

About Sandringham:

Sandringham Estate is the much-loved Country Retreat of the British Royal Family and has been the private home to generations of British Monarchs since 1862.

In an area of outstanding natural beauty nestled in 20,000 acres, Sandringham House and Gardens were the setting for the very first televised Christmas Day speech broadcast in 1957, recorded by Queen Elizabeth II.  

Sandringham House and Gardens are open to visitors six days a week from April – October remaining closed on Fridays.

Sandringham Royal Parkland spans nearly 243 hectares and is open daily throughout the year for walking and cycling, is dog friendly and includes a woodland children’s play area.

St Mary Magdalene Church, visited by the Royal Family particularly at Christmas, is in the Royal Parkland and open to visitors in line with Sandringham House opening times. Facilities at Sandringham Courtyard include The Sandringham Shop, Sandringham Restaurant serving light lunches and Afternoon Tea, and the Terrace take away cafe facilities.

About Heritage Live

Heritage Live concerts are staged at some of England’s most beautiful and culturally significant venues. These historic landmarks, stately homes and showgrounds showcase the very best of England’s unique heritage and serve as stunning backdrops to their evening events. The series continues to expand its portfolio of venues, whilst continuing to stage concerts at sites such as the English Heritage site Audley End House & Gardens in Essex, and Englefield House in Berkshire.

Heritage Live has previously hosted artists such as Tom Jones, Noel Gallagher, Madness, Boy George & Culture Club, The Jacksons, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jess Glynne and Nile Rodgers.

Heritage Live is brought to you by GCE Live.

Giles Cooper of Heritage Live is Chairman of the Royal Variety Charity & Executive Producer of the Royal Variety Performance – now commanding over 152M global television viewers annually.

Heritage Live holds an exclusive contract from August 2023 for staging concerts in the Royal Parkland on the Sandringham Estate.

Access Customers
For those that need additional support or access tickets, please purchase your tickets via AXS online at www.axs.com/heritagelive. Please note that if you also require a space on our Access Viewing Platform and/or a space in our accessible car park, you MUST book this IN ADVANCE and IN ADDITION to buying your concert ticket, by contacting AXS separately. 

Food & Drink
Please note that alcohol, soft drinks and food must be purchased on site and may not be brought into the concert arena. There will be a wide variety of bars and artisan food traders on site.

Designated event parking will be available for the concert at Sandringham with plenty of spaces. Car parking tickets can be purchased in advance via the online ticketing process, or purchased on the night (£10 per car) by cash or card.

Camping is not permitted on the concert site, but there are numerous campsites in the local area. Please see here for further information: https://www.heritagelive.net/venues/sandringham-estate

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