Series of Heritage Live Concerts in Ardingly
Heritage Live has announced it will host a series of concerts over the weekend of 15th -17th July 2022 at the South of England Showground – the 150 acre site at the heart of the countryside in Ardingly, West Sussex. The site is owned and operated by the South of England Agricultural Society.
15th July hosts Rag’n’Bone Man
Friday 15th July will be headlined by Rag’n’Bone Man, a successful artist of recent years. Having won the 2017 BRIT’s ‘British Breakthrough Act’, Rag‘n’Bone Man cemented his success following the release of his No.1 album ‘Human’. Joining Rag’n’Bone Man for this evening will be pop artist, RAYE, plus singer-songwriter Max White.
16th July hosts Boy George & Culture Club
Saturday 16th July will be headlined by Boy George & Culture Club. Since their inception in 1981, Culture Club have sold 150 million records worldwide, and are a Grammy Award winning UK institution with a stream of hits including; ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’, ‘Karma Chameleon’, ‘Church Of The Poison Mind’, and ‘The War Song’.
The group are fronted by singer/songwriter Boy George, an artist who performs alongside original Culture Club members Roy Hay and Mikey Craig. Special guests for the show will be Bananarama, Lulu and Kim Wilde – with DJ Fat Tony.
17th July hosts Russell Watson
Sunday 17th July will play host to Last Night of the Heritage Proms with Russell Watson and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, led by Associate Conductor David Arnold, best known for musical arrangements for Sky News, BBC World Service and Classic FM amongst others.
The show will also feature The NHS Choir, as well as producer Mike Moran, coloratura soprano Christina Johnston, and crooner Mark Kingswood. The show will also feature a spitfire flypast and firework finale. Russell Watson is a classical singer, once described by the New York Times as a performer ‘who sings like Pavarotti and entertains the audience like Frank Sinatra’.
Russell will perform an array of classics from much-loved standards such as ‘Jerusalem’, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and ‘Swing Low’, through to affirming and uplifting showstoppers including ‘You Raise Me Up’ and ‘Bring Him Home’, alongside a ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ medley.
Heritage Live concerts and event information
Heritage Live concerts are staged at some of England’s most beautiful and culturally significant venues. These historic landmarks, stately homes and showgrounds showcase England’s unique heritage and serve as great backdrops to their evening events.
The series continues to expand its portfolio of venues whilst also staging concerts at the English Heritage flagship sites of Kenwood on London’s Hampstead Heath and Audley End House & Gardens in Essex, having hosted artists such as Madness, The Jacksons, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jess Glynne and Nile Rodgers. Heritage Live is brought to you by GCE Live.
Food and drink must be purchased on-site and not brought into the arena by customers. There will be a wide variety of bars and artisan food traders on site.
There is plenty of parking on-site which will be charged at £10 per car. Car-parking tickets can be bought in advance as an ‘add-on’ when purchasing a concert ticket, or payable on the night by cash/card.