Armand Van Helden
Armand Van Helden

A Bumper Weekend Of Dance, Live and Classical Music Awaits at Castle Howard

16 August 2022

World-class talent coming to North Yorkshire this weekend includes Café Mambo Ibiza Classics with DJs Armand Van Helden, Shapeshifters and more, Castle Howard Proms and ABBA Symphonic.

A huge three-day weekend of music is set to take place at the magnificent grounds of Castle Howard in North Yorkshire from Friday 19th August to Sunday 21st August. Spanning the hottest dance music with Café Mambo Ibiza ‘Classics At The Castle’ (Friday), the annual Castle Howard Proms (Saturday) and stunning orchestral arrangements with ABBA Symphonic (Sunday), it’s set to be a unmissable weekend for audiences descending on the Castle Howard Estate.

Staged by the Bedford-based independent promoter, LPH Concerts & Events, Friday 19th August sees the iconic Ibiza brand, Café Mambo bring the music and magic of the white isle for thousands of party people to gather under the stars in a festival-like experience.

A massive line up of DJ talent awaits dropping modern and dance music anthems including, NYC superstar DJ Armand Van Helden; ‘Lola’s Theme’ hitmaker Shapeshifters who’ll perform a new live show complete with vocalists; the DJ and saxophonist duo Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago, and Café Mambo regular, Erik Hagleton.

Saturday is a highlight of the Yorkshire event calendar: Castle Howard Proms. The evening promises a spectacular classical concert from The London Gala Orchestra and chart-topping opera star and BBC Radio Wales presenter, Wynne Evans and Broadway and West End star, Marisha Wallace.

Audiences can sing along to popular Prom classics, songs from musicals and flag-waving favourites such as ‘Jerusalem’, ‘Rule Britannia’, and ‘Pomp and Circumstance No.1’. Conducted by Stephen Bell, this unforgettable evening will also see a flyover from a rare WW2 Spitfire and stunning laser displays, altogether creating a magical evening of entertainment. This is a family-friendly, picnic-style concert for the ultimate British summer experience.

Sexton & Fowler
Sexton & Fowler

Closing out the weekend is the spectacular ABBA Symphonic. Star performers from the London West End production of Mamma Mia! including Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton, will take to the stage, backed by a stunning, full rock band, together with the Heart of England Orchestra. Arranged and conducted by the Grammy Award winner, Steve Sidwell, ABBA Symphonic is a breathtaking concert of the band’s greatest hits featuring 25 much-loved tracks including ‘Waterloo’, ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’ and ‘SOS’, delivered on an epic scale. This event also welcomes visitors to bring a picnic.

Tickets can still be purchased at Buying in advance is strongly advised for the best value tickets as prices will increase on the door. Advance tickets are priced at (plus booking fees): Café Mambo Ibiza £38.50, Castle Howard Proms £45 (adult) / £5 (child) and ABBA Symphonic £34 (adult) / £10 (child).

Friday 19th August

Café Mambo Ibiza ‘Classics At The Castle’ with Armand Van Helden, Shapeshifters, Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago, Erik Hagleton

5pm – 10:45pm

Advance tickets from £38.50 + bf

Saturday 20th August 

Castle Howard Proms feat. The London Gala Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell, Wynne Evans, Marisha Wallace, with support from Joe Bygraves

5pm – 10:15pm

Advance tickets from £45 (adult) / £5 (child) + bf

Sunday 21st August

ABBA Symphonic feat. the Heart of England Orchestra conducted by Steve Sidwell, stars from MAMMA MIA!, and full rock band.

5pm – 10:15pm

Advance tickets from £34 (adult) / £10 (child).

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