Pack up your hampers and champers for a summer celebration in the grounds of Burghley House on Saturday, July 20. With music, cannons, cavalry fireworks and a Spitfire display, the Battle Proms at Burghley House is a firmly established favourite in the local calendar that is attended by thousands of loyal fans every year. The two hour orchestral concert from the 60 piece New English Concert Orchestra will be led by Douglas Coombes MBE and compered by much-loved BBC presenter Pam Rhodes. The programme includes a host of well-known classical pieces with a ‘last night of the proms’ flag-waving sing-along finale featuring favourites such as Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and more under a sky of breath-taking fireworks. Concert-goers will be treated to an extraordinary afternoon and evening of unique entertainment at this party in the park with a difference. Entertainment includes traditional fairground stalls, a toe-tapping warm-up act, historic cavalry displays and the Red Devils parachute display team. See and hear Beethoven’s Battle Symphony, performed as he composed it. The gates to the 15th annual Burghley Battle Proms open at 4.30pm, entertainment is from 6.15pm and the event finishes at 10.30pm. Visit www.burghley.co.uk or www.battleproms.com for tickets and further information.