Rockers Status Quo are set for Burghley

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Timeless rockers Status Quo will headline a two-day festival packed with classic 1980s acts in the grounds of Burghley House.

Live Promotions Concerts, which holds a yearly summer concert at the stately home, decided to expand on the success of its previous events and add an extra day.

Status Quo, who have been rocking all over the world since 1962, will play on Saturday, June 6. And the following night there with be an 80s Festival, featuring Bananarama, Midge Ure, Toyah and other 1980s acts.

Colin Ward, of Live Promotions, said: “We have taken the decision to turn our concerts into a weekend festival of music, after enjoying two successful years at Burghley House, and hearing that our visitors wanted more top name acts.

“We are delighted that Burghley have allowed us to increase our activities there, it is a magnificent setting to hold concerts.”

The big Burghley summer concerts began in 2013 with an appearance by Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Last year reggae icons UB40 played for more than 5,000 people.

Live Promotions first began holding outdoor concerts at stately homes in 2010. One of those was at Burghley and featured Bjorn Again and the original Bucks Fizz.

A Burghley House spokesman said: “Visitors have enjoyed our popular June concerts over the last few years and we are very much looking forward to having Status Quo and the stars of the 80’s performing at Burghley next year.”

Status Quo are best known for their memorable riffs and hits such as Rockin’ All Over The World, Whatever You Want and Down Down. They recently released the Aqoustic (Stripped Bare) album with unplugged versions of their greatest hits.

Tickets for each night of next year’s Burghley events cost £39.95 each and are on sale now at

People will be able to bring food and drink to the concert, and refreshments will be on sale on the night. Gazebos can also be put up by booking a pitch in advance for £25 or £30 on the day.