The stage is set for the biggest-ever summer tribute concert line-up at Trentham

Summer Saturday nights are set to sizzle like never before at award-winning Trentham Gardens, thanks to its biggest-ever concert line-up aimed at celebrating the 15th anniversary of the historic estate re-opening to the public.

A new stage, offering a better view for bigger crowds, means that the hot summer Saturdays will see 15 evening concerts to mark 15 years - with crowds set to dance the night away to everything from tributes to Abba and Queen, and ‘80s Mania’ to ‘Absolute Noughties’.

But you will need to stay tuned and be even quicker to the beat this year in the rush for tickets - which go on sale from 1st April 2019 at 1pm. Last year, more than 27,000 people enjoyed the family friendly lakeside concerts, which sold out in record time.

Now, thanks to The Trentham Estate’s investment in a new stage, more people than ever before will be able to enjoy concerts, with up to 3,000 tickets available for each event – and triple the number of tickets for the most popular nights, 80s Mania and Totally 90s, based on previous years. The additional three dates, meanwhile, have increased the overall capacity still further.

Taking the number of concerts to 15 also hits the right note as Trentham celebrates its remarkable success story.

Owned for over 400 years by the Dukes of Sutherland, the 725-acre estate had fallen into a state of despair at the end of the last century when the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, St. Modwen, stepped-in to breathe new life into the gardens, which re-opened to the public on May 29, 2004.

Fifteen years on, it has matured to become one of England’s most visited paid-for garden attractions, and has won awards for horticultural excellence, and its visitor welcome. An expanding year-round event calendar has also proved popular, with the annual summer concerts - which started in 2010 - among the most successful.

For 2019, the concerts return every Saturday night, from 8 June to 14 September, with tribute bands performing in a magical lakeside setting, featuring everything from smash hits from the Musicals to Club Classics and Soul Legends.

Trentham will ‘Rule The World’ as partygoers get the chance to relight their fire on Saturday 8 June when a Take That Tribute launches the season, while the lakeside will echo to sounds of the West End, Broadway and Hollywood on 15 June for A Night at the Musicals.

For those who ‘Want It All’, 13 July will be ‘A ‘Kind of Magic’ for A Tribute to Queen. We won’t ‘Let the Sun Go Down’ on the 10 August as we welcome A Tribute to Elton John and ‘Dancing Queens’ will be in their element on 24 August when the parkland transforms in to a ‘Summer Night City’ for A Tribute to Abba. Or how about joining in a ‘Careless Whisper’ on 7 September with A Tribute to George Michael?

The complete line-up is: 8 June, The Take That Experience; 15 June, A Night at the Musicals; 22 June, Totally 90s; 29 June, 80s Mania; 6 July, A Tribute to Coldplay; 13 July, A Tribute to Queen; 20 July, Absolute Noughties; 27 July, Monster Rock Anthems; 3 August, Club Classics; 10 August, A Tribute to Elton John; 17 August, Soul Legends; 24 August, A Tribute to Abba; 31 August, 80s Mania; 7 September, A Tribute to George Michael; and as a rousing finale there’s the chance to go back to the Totally 90s again on 14 September.  

Whichever summer date tempts, all the concerts run from 7.30pm until 10pm (gates open at 4.30pm),

As well as being treated to the lakeside evening views and music, visitors will be able to enjoy some of the finer flavours of summer too, with a Gin and Prosecco Bar; while little tubs of Snugburys ice cream will also be available.

Advance tickets cost £14.50 for Annual Ticket Holders and £17.50 for non-members.

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For all media information, photo-opportunities and images, please contact:

Grant Mantle. Tel: 01782 657341. E-mail: gmantle@trentham.co.uk

Notes to editors:

The Trentham Estate, on the edge of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, offers one of the UK’s most diverse days out with a range of leisure activities for all ages.

It is one of the country’s top leisure destinations, attracting more than 3.2m visitors per year and was awarded a Gold Accolade by VisitEngland in February 2018 in recognition of the quality visitor experience offered. The fabulous restored Trentham Gardens at the heart of the Estate attracted just over 725,000 visits in 2017 - making them one of the most visited gardens in the UK.  They were also named the UK’s “Garden of the Year” in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2015. Owned and managed by St. Modwen, the expert developer and regeneration specialist, the 725-acre Estate, which was previously owned for over 400 years by the Dukes of Sutherland, has undergone a massive regeneration programme since 2003. The Estate boasts: The famous Trentham Gardens, including the very important Italianate Gardens designed by Charles Barry in the 1830s that have been lovingly restored using top landscape designers. The gardens feature the UK’s first ‘barefoot’ walk, a great children’s adventure play area and maze and a beautiful walk around the mile long lake, originally laid out by Lancelot “Capability” Brown in the 18th Century. The Trentham Garden Centre and Shopping Village, an eclectic mix of shops and eateries with a 119-bedroom Premier Inn Hotel. Trentham Monkey Forest - a unique opportunity to walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques, in a natural woodland environment for this endangered species. Extensive woodlands.