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Tue 19th May 2020
Castle Howard Live Concerts Postponed to 2021
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After much deliberation and consideration of the advice from the British Government around the Coronavirus Pandemic, Castle Howard and event partners LPH Concerts have taken the decision to postpone this year's live music weekend until 2021. Castle Howard’s Concerts weekend was due to include, The Proms Spectacular, Café Mambo Live and Queen Symphonic over the weekend of 21 – 23 August 2020.

The summer spectacular weekend was set to draw audiences from all over the country to enjoy a varied programme of music, from Ibiza chill to Bohemian Rhapsody and Land of Hope and Glory, but has now been postponed until August 2021, following the decision of promoters LPH Concerts and the management team of Castle Howard.

“It is incredibly disappointing to have to cancel any events, particularly outdoor concerts for which people plan ahead for many months, but it is absolutely the right thing to do in current circumstances – the safety of our visitors and staff is paramount,”comments the Hon Nicholas Howard of Castle Howard. “The artists due to perform share our disappointment, but have all agreed to come back next summer to delight the Yorkshire audiences at Castle Howard’s natural amphitheatre – something to look forward to, if a little further into the future.”

Event partners, LPH Concerts, have issued the following statement and advice to customers.

"As independent event producers, we have a passion for the music and events we produce, however the most important factor is you, our loyal customers. Many of you over the years have become friends and supporters, and as such your safety and enjoyment of our events is our priority. We also have a loyal, hardworking team and suppliers to safeguard too, and therefore we have made the difficult decision to postpone until 2021.

The good news is, that the artistes, Castle Howard and our suppliers are fully behind us, and as such the concerts are postponed until next year when we’ll be back with a heightened spring in our production for you all to enjoy.

All ticket holders will shortly be receiving an email from the ticket agent you purchased from with further information."

At the moment, Castle Howard and its grounds remain closed to the public, with the team closely following government advice so that it can reopen promptly with appropriate safety measures in place once lockdown is lifted.

“We’re expecting the gardens and grounds to be first to open, as exploring the outdoors and getting lots of fresh air appears to be very much in line with recommendations for safe things to do. We’ll continue to monitor when and how we might be able to re-open the house in due course,” adds Nicholas. “In the meantime, our farm shop continues to provide locals with a superb range of fresh fruit, vegetables and butchery staples, whilst the garden centre has now also re-opened with social distancing measures in place, so those staying at home can give their green spaces a bit of a boost.”

We would like to thank you all for your patience and support during these difficult times.

Best wishes and stay safe.

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