Audley End, 13th Aug 2022
Artist & dates
+ PET DEATHS
13th Aug 2022
STAGE TIMES (Approximate and subject to change)
Car Parks open from midday! If you want to beat the rush and beat the traffic, why not turn up early and enjoy your own picnic in our car parks with beautiful views of the Essex countryside!
Train Strikes: Please be aware there are train strikes planned for Saturday 13th August, we recommend all customers check your routes before setting off and be prepared for increased levels of traffic if coming by car.
Arena Gates Open: 4:00pm
PET DEATHS: 6:15pm
RICHARD HAWLEY: 7:30pm
ELBOW (9:00pm - 10:30pm)
(NB Bars stay open until 11pm, so take your time and allow the rush of traffic to leave whilst you enjoy a last drink!)
Elbow have confirmed they will headline a major outdoor concert this summer in the beautiful grounds of Audley End House & Gardens, one of English Heritage’s most prestigious historic country estates, on Saturday 13th August 2022. The multi-platinum selling alternative rock outfit will head to Saffron Walden in Essex for a one-off show featuring the band’s biggest anthems along with new material from their critically acclaimed 2021 album ‘Flying Dream 1.’
Acclaimed Sheffield songsmith Richard Hawley will be joining them as special guest for this superb musical evening.
Elbow are undoubtedly one of Britain’s most loved and respected bands. After earning early support from the late John Peel with their debut EP Noisebox, Elbow’s popularity soared. Over the past two decades, the Mancunians have released numerous no.1 albums, most notably their 2008 Mercury Prize-winning effort ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, a platinum-selling record that opened the floodgates for further accolades, including an NME Award, Mojo Award, BRIT Award and a several Ivor Novello prizes.
Throughout their 30-year history, Elbow’s critical reception has remained impressively consistent. Elbow is the only band to receive four consecutive 9/10 reviews from NME for their first four records and as they released their ninth studio album in November of last year, it became apparent that the group remain at the top of their game.
Praised by Mojo for the “subtle complexity of the music”, ‘Flying Dream 1’ - the follow-up to the band’s chart-topping 2018 LP ‘Giants of All Sizes’ - earned acclaim from critics for its quieter and more contemplative sound which, according to The Observer, “demands to be listened to”.
As a live band, Elbow is hard to beat. Their 2011 Glastonbury performance on the Pyramid stage is widely regarded as one of the best in the festival’s history. The band have since toured the world, earning a reputation for their euphoric live performances that continue to captivate audiences.
Fans of Elbow can expect to hear new material from the band’s recent works along with anthemic hits from their back catalogue such as ‘One Day Like This’, ‘Grounds for Divorce’ and ‘Open Arms’.
Richard Hawley will join Elbow as very Special Guest.
As a solo artist, Hawley has released nine studio albums, half of which have climbed to the top ten in the Official UK Album Charts.
His most recent 2019 album ‘Further’ reached Number 3 in the UK charts.
The proud Sheffield lad rose to prominence in the 90s as part of The Steel City’s burgeoning indie music scene firstly with Pulp and the Longpigs before embarking on a hugely successful solo career. As a solo artist, songwriter and session musician he has also worked with the likes of Robbie Williams, Tony Christie and Arctic Monkeys and in the course of his 30-plus year career he has been nominated twice for a Mercury Prize and once for a BRIT Award.
pet deaths will open this very special night and Guy Harvey commented"The birth of my son was the most miraculous thing in my life, before I heard the pet deaths record." Possibly an over-statement, but it does show his enthusiasm for this London-based duo Graeme Martin and Liam Karima, who blend enchanting, ethereal concepts with poetic meter and hypnotic melodies to form exquisite, melancholic, celestial post-folk.
Their most recent single "all the things you said you were” was released in February. It follows the band's widely acclaimed debut album To the Top of the Hill and Roll... - released in 2019, described by Huw Stephens as “beautiful, understated and special” - noting it as one of his favourite albums of the year.
The duo will offer this first exclusive taster of their second full length album (due for release later this year). Celestial folk-inflected art-rock with flashes of affecting string arrangements and muted flute passages, "all the things you said you were" is an entrancing treatise on loss; "a message to the afterlife" - singer Liam Karima clarifies.
Gates open at 4pm/ concert ends at 1030pm.