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Cromer Hall Concerts set to deliver timeless tunes and family fun in 2018

Cromer Hall Concert supporters, from left, Nick Conrad, Benjie Cabbell Manners and Alan Barker, on the field where the performances happen. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Cromer Hall Concert supporters, from left, Nick Conrad, Benjie Cabbell Manners and Alan Barker, on the field where the performances happen. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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A natural amphitheatre in a Norfolk beauty spot is set to be transformed into a spectacular outdoor stage for a series of summer performances.

The Magic of Motown will be part of next year's Cromer Hall Concerts. Picture: Courtesy Cromer Hall ConcertsThe Magic of Motown will be part of next year's Cromer Hall Concerts. Picture: Courtesy Cromer Hall Concerts

Next year’s Cromer Hall Concerts, which take place on the Home Park field at Cromer Hall estate, promise to be something the whole family can enjoy, building on the success of the first shows at the venue in 2017.

BBC radio presenter Nick Conrad, who is promoting the August 2018 concerts, said it was already shaping up to be an occasion to remember.

Mr Conrad said: “We were delighted with how this year’s concert series went - we had thousands of people who thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the park.

“What we realised was that people wanted to have a massive outdoor party, and the thing that I loved was seeing young and old come together and dancing in front of the stage with a big symphony orchestra going full pelt.

Killer Queen will perform at next year's Cromer Hall Concerts. Picture: Courtesy Cromer Hall ConcertsKiller Queen will perform at next year's Cromer Hall Concerts. Picture: Courtesy Cromer Hall Concerts

“So this year we thought that the key theme needs to be dance, inclusively, bringing people together.

“We’ve gone for the type of music that everyone loves, regardless of age. They’re middle-of-the-road, great entertainment, really good fun acts.”

The August 3 concert will feature The Magic of Motown, a show which brings back the music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes and more.

August 4 will see tribute bands Killer Queen and Abba Revival take the stage. And on August 5 the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will bring their big band sound to Cromer for the final concert of the series.

A classic car show will be part of the final day of next year's Cromer Hall Concerts. Picture: Courtesy Cromer Hall ConcertsA classic car show will be part of the final day of next year's Cromer Hall Concerts. Picture: Courtesy Cromer Hall Concerts

The final day will feature a classic motor show which will see scores of classic roadsters and military vehicles on display.

The Eastern Daily Press and North Norfolk News have teamed up with the Cromer Hall Concerts organisers to offer you the chance to win tickets to any of next year’s three shows of your choice. To win one of five pairs of tickets - and a complimentary bottle of Prosecco - simply fill in the entry form on this page with the answer to the question: ‘What is the venue for the Cromer Hall Concerts?’ Send entries in to: Cromer Hall Concerts competition, EDP, 31 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ES, by December 11.

A spectacular venue

The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Picture: Courtesy Cromer Hall ConcertsThe Glenn Miller Orchestra. Picture: Courtesy Cromer Hall Concerts

The grand 1829 country house Cromer Hall provides part of the impressive backdrop to the planned summer concert series.

The Grade II-listed flint building is said to be the inspiration for Baskerville Hall in one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes mysteries, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Mr Conrad said he could imagine a better spot for live music outdoors.

He said: “Out of all the venues I’ve been at, this is definitely my favourite.

Launch of next year's Cromer Hall concerts. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLYLaunch of next year's Cromer Hall concerts. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

“You get this amazing summer view of the greenery, the hall, the church punching up into the sky and out over the North Sea.

“As you sit here as lights go down on a summer’s evening it creates the most special atmosphere, with the music, the sense of fun and everyone dancing.”

For more information about the Cromer Hall Concerts and to book, visit www.cromerhallconcerts.com or call 03336 663366

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