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Battle Proms concert at Burghley House near Stamford cancelled due to coronavirus

A picnic concert in the grounds of Burghley House near Stamford has been cancelled to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

The Burghley House Battle Proms, which first took place in 2005, has attracted thousands of visitors over the past 15 years.

Despite grotty weather some years, the team behind the event have never yet had to cancel a concert, but the 2020 coronavirus pandemic has presented them with a storm even they cannot weather.

Burghley Battle Proms (14107239)
Burghley Battle Proms (14107239)

Battle Proms event director Adam Slough said: “It is with much sadness that we must announce that the 16th Annual Burghley House Battle Proms will be postponed until Saturday, July 10, 2021.

“We have a loyal and dedicated audience, many of whom attend our concert annually, and know that this will be as much a disappointment to them as it is to us.

“However, the health and well-being of our audience, volunteers, performers and staff are our top priority so we have taken the decision to postpone our Burghley House concert until summer 2021.”

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Burghley Battle Proms (14107216)

Those who have booked tickets for this year’s concert will be contacted by email and tickets automatically be carried over to next year. Alternatively, refunds are available for those who would rather cancel their booking.

Full details of all options available can be found here.

The Battle Proms has raised more than £450,000 for armed forces charities in recent years. Charity partner SSAFA, the armed forces charity, was expected to receive about £50,000 through its association with the Battle Proms series of concerts this summer.

SSAFA has set up a web page to welcome donations from people who would have attended the Battle Proms and donated at the concerts, or from anyone who wishes to support their work.

Alternatively, people can donate £5, £10 or £20 by texting 5BATTLE, 10BATTLE or 20BATTLE to 70085.

Burghley Battle Proms (14107192)
Burghley Battle Proms (14107192)

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