Legendary rockers Status Quo are set to headline a two-day festival packed with classic 1980s acts in the ground of Burghley House this weekend.
On Saturday night, timeless rockers and festival favourites, Status Quo will take to the stage playing all their world wide hits such as ‘Caroline’, ‘Down Down’, ‘We’re in the Army now’, and of course ‘Rocking all over the World’.
Then on Sunday, the most successful UK girl band ever, Bananarama, will headline an all star line up of 80s acts in the grounds of Burghley House. They too will be performing their greatest hits including ‘Venus’, ‘Robert de Niros Calling’ and many more. Alongside performances from Odyssey, Curiosity Killed the Cat, and Toyah, special guest will be Midge Ure - best known from his Ultravox days - with their massive worldwide hit ‘Vienna’.
Live Promotions Concerts, which holds a yearly summer concert at the stately home, decided to expand on the success of its previous events and add an extra day for this year.
Colin Ward, of Live Promotions, said: “We have taken the decision to turn our concerts into a weekend festival of music, after enjoying two successful years at Burghley House, and hearing that our visitors wanted more top name acts. We are delighted that Burghley have allowed us to increase our activities there, it is a magnificent setting to hold concerts.”
The big Burghley summer concerts began in 2013 with an appearance by Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Last year reggae icons UB40 played for more than 5,000 people.
If you haven’t already got tickets for this weekend, you can still book them online, or pop into your local box offices such as the Stamford Arts Centre, the South Holland Civic Centre, Peterborough Visitor Centre and Burghley Estate Office. Tickets will also be available on the day.
Gates will open at 5pm and although there will be plenty of catering services at the concert you can bring your own picnic, and really party away the night, with the spectacular Burghley House as the perfect backdrop.