Status Quo and 80’s pop icons rock Burghley House

Status Quo concertr at Burghley Park EMN-150606-222011009
Status Quo concertr at Burghley Park EMN-150606-222011009

It was an epic weekend of entertainment at Burghley House with two nights of music gigs.

Five thousand fans packed into the beautiful grounds of the mansion house, near Stamford, to hear music from rock icons Status Quo on Saturday night.

And on Sunday, the grounds were packed again as 2,500 people danced away to an 80’s Greatest Hits Show featuring Curiosity Killed The Cat, Toyah, Odyssey, Midge Ure, Bananarama.

The back-to-back gigs were a first for Live Promotions, which runs the annual event and has previously brought UB40 and Jools Holland to Burghley.

Colin Ward, from Live Promotions, said that in total over the two nights, it was the event’s biggest crowd and he has already got his thinking cap on to try and find an act to top this weekend’s fantastic entertainment.

Colin said: “The atmosphere at both nights was absolutely electric.

“Status Quo were incredible and the audience really loved them and on Sunday, the highlights were Toyah and Midge Ure who really got the crowd going.

“It really was a fantastic weekend.”

The events were hosted by Rob Persani from Rutland Radio and raised money for Anna’s Hope, which supports children and young people with brain tumours. Charity founder Carole Hughes and her band of fairies were there collecting money and raised £5,000 across the weekend.

Status Quo also signed and donated a guitar which will be auctioned at the charity’s upcoming ball.

Colin, who is patron of Anna’s Hope, said he was delighted with the amount raised.

Photos courtesy of David Lowndes and Lee Hellwing