Set against the iconic backdrop of Highclere Castle, loved by many for its central role in the hit ITV series 'Downton Abbey', which was filmed on location here, the 'Battle Proms' is widely regarded as the most exciting summer proms concert in the country. Fans return year after year, to enjoy a memorable night out with friends and family, or for a significant celebration.

If you're looking for an unforgettable event to add to your summer calendar, then you'll be pleased to know that back by popular demand we're organising another trip to the sensational Battle Proms Picnic Concert this August. Grab a spot on the grass outside the iconic Highclere Castle, roll out your picnic blanket (or tables/chairs if you're going the whole hog) and get set for an evening of sublime classical music, carefully choreographed Spitfire air and cavalry displays, dramatic cannon fire and a stunning firework finale - this truly is, the ultimate summer celebration! Book now to avoid disappointment - this trip always sells out quickly.

  • relax with your hampers and champers, win a prize at the traditional fairground stalls, visit the Napoleonic re-enactors at their encampment and admire the horses and riders as 'Crown and Empire' parade. This year the thrilling and ever popular mounted skill-at-arms display by our expert cavalry troop will be carried out in WW1 regalia. The fun has only just begun!
  • live music and entertainment - get ready to revel in the sound and style of the roaring Twenties. It's time to get the party started as we introduce the hottest band on the British Boardwalk… The Jazz Spivs! The Jazz Spivs (see YouTube video above) have been charming audiences far and wide, performing their lively 1920s music for hundreds of top-notch events across the country including prohibition nights, speakeasies and vintage gatherings. The fabulous four are sure to impress at the Battle Proms with their unique vintage style and classic songs including Five Foot Two, Yes Sir That’s My Baby and a bit of cheeky Charleston. The Jazz Spivs will have you Putting on the Ritz in no time!

  • enjoy an uplifting and inspiring celebration of soul-stirring classical favourites, performed by the New English Concert Orchestra, including the Battle Proms signature piece Beethoven's 'Battle Symphony', with the full complement of 193 cannons, plus musket fire and fireworks, providing a unique and breathtaking musical spectacular.

  • the historic and unmistakable sound of the Spitfire engine rumbles overhead in accompaniment to the concert's opening pieces. This meticulously choreographed and tear-jerking aerial display is performed in the skies above the arena by Carolyn Grace in the legendary Grace Spitfire (weather permitting).

  • the perfect summer evening closes with the traditional sing-along, flag-waving proms finale, including favourites Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, and Land of Hope and Glory, culminating in a dazzling firework spectacular!
Gentlemen Welcome!


Saturday 5th August, 2017


£60pp (Concert Admission | Return Luxury Coach Travel | Services of a Courier). Please note that if you have to cancel your booking, for whatever reason, we are unable to issue any refunds - please see our full T&Cs below.


Destination | Highclere Castle
Pick-Up Salisbury | 2:00pm
Pick-Up Amesbury | 2:15pm
Depart Highclere Castle | 10:30pm (the concert finishes at 10pm approx)
Return Salisbury (via Amesbury) | between 11.30pm and midnight (approx)


Location | The concert 'auditorium' is approximately ½ mile walk from the Coach Park
Weather | The concert will go ahead in inclement weather, however, in certain conditions, the Spitfire air display will unfortunately not be possible due to safety reasons
Food & Drink | The Battle Proms are exciting yet informal open air picnic concerts. You are welcome to bring your own food and picnic equipment and create your own space in the auditorium. You unpack the hampers and champers and we provide an evening of exceptional entertainment! Alternatively you may order a superb picnic hamper for collection on the night, from The Little Picnic Company, whose picnics are anything but little!
Gazebos & Naked Flames | are not permitted


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"Thank you for a lovely day on Saturday. All our party were very impressed with your efficient organisation of the arrangements and your warm welcome. It was good to arrive early as we did, as we got a brilliant position. We will definitely come to another event if we can". | JH

"Thank you for a wonderful day. Superbly organized". | JB

"I really felt we must congratulate you for organising such a superb event, everything worked perfectly for a wonderful evening. I know how much hard work, not to mention stress, goes into an evening like last Saturday, so thank you very much once again. You even managed good weather!" | JW

"Just thought I would get in touch to say thank you so much for organising Highclere - what an experience, still talking about it now. It was just the best and we both had such a good time. Met Pam Rhodes as well, what a lovely lady. Let's do it again next year". | JM


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