Open-air concert to support military personnel and veterans 100 years since end of First World War


Servicemen and women, veterans and their families will enjoy a spectacular concert marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Tickets are now on sale for the ‘Battle Proms’ – an open-air picnic concert in support of SSAFA, the armed forces charity.

The first Battle Proms was at Battle Abbey, East Sussex in 1997, and from this it has grown into the UK’s premier picnic concert series, set at the UK’s finest stately homes.

A live orchestral concert will provide the music for a choreographed Spitfire and parachute display, cannon fire and cavalry demonstrations.

The charity’s director of fundraising, Jonathan Sandall, said the annual event would take on even more significance this year.

He said: “We are thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic and uplifting occasion, focusing on our pride for the armed forces.

“It’s a year of great celebration, being 100 years since the end of the First World War, as such it seems especially fitting that we are working with such a poignant event.”

Over the years the Battle Proms team has worked hard to ensure that they provide the most truly memorable Proms in the Park style events set in the most spectacular locations. The result is a picnic concert series that has a loyal following of regular ‘Battle Promenaders’ and features not only an uplifting orchestral programme of sublime classical music, but additional acts and attractions to ensure a jam packed summers afternoon and evening for all.

Tickets for the event  are available at