Battle Proms will not be returning to Althorp in Northamptonshire for 2014

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A Battle Proms concert, attended annually by thousands of people, will not be returning to Althorp this year.

Organisers of the event, usually held on the second Saturday in August, said it was a ‘difficult decision’ not to return to the home of Earl Spencer in Althop.

For several years thousands of people have enjoyed the outdoor picnic event with classical music, spitfires and firew

Battle Proms marketing manager Emma Dexter said: “I am very sorry to say that, due to various factors, we won’t be attending Althorp in 2014.

“Geographically there is some overlap with our other venues, and the attendance numbers did not make it viable to host another event there this year, and we are unlikely to return in 2015. However, we have a great relationship with the venue and its fantastic staff, so it is always possible that we may return in the future. We are delighted to note that a number of those who attended Althorp Battle Proms in previous years have this year selected to attend a different Battle Proms at one of our other stunning stately home venues, many of them enjoying the Battle Proms at Burghley House in Lincolnshire or Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire in July. There is one more opportunity for Northamptonshire residents to attend a Battle Proms this year, at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire on Saturday 16th August, where the concert takes place in a picturesque setting overlooking the lake, providing a dramatic backdrop and making for breathtaking effects during our many pyrotechnic displays!”

For information on the Ragley Hall Battle Proms, and to book tickets, visit, email or call 01432 355 416