(all tickets purchased for 2020 remain valid for 2021)
One of music’s true originals, Van Morrison, has announced a huge outdoor show at the English Heritage site Audley End House & Gardens in Essex, the opulent Jacobean mansion house in the gorgeous Essex countryside, with very special guests The Waterboys.
Van Morrison’s matchless song-writing and vocal talents have seen him produce an incredible body of material throughout the course of his career that has seen him traverse, and indeed master, everything from the British R&B, in which he originally made his name, to Jazz, Celtic and Soul.
Though also experimenting in these different genres, Van Morrison’s commercial success is well documented – ‘Brown Eyed Girl’, ‘Gloria’, ‘Here Comes The Night’, ‘Jackie Wilson Said’, ‘Bright Side Of The Road, ‘Have I Told You Lately’ – the list goes on.
Born of his Irish Showband instincts, the magic of the live performance has been a consistent feature of Morrison’s career. Over the course of his fifty year career Van Morrison has been recognised with awards and accolades such as a Knighthood, a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honorary doctorates from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres, which all attest to the international reach of Van’s musical art.
Van Morrison released his latest album ‘Three Chords And The Truth’ last year, incredibly his sixth album in just four years, to widespread critical acclaim.
Joining Van Morrison at Audley End House & Gardens will be very special guests, The Waterboys.
Few bands have as great a live reputation as The Waterboys. From their mid-1980s “big music” period through the influential mix of Celtic, gospel and country on their classic ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ tours, to the hundreds of brilliant shows accompanying the last decade’s roots-y, soulful triptych of albums ‘Modern Blues’, ‘Out Of All This Blue’ and ‘Where The Action Is’, The Waterboys have consistently blended tightness, inspiration and improvisation to reach heights of performance few other acts can.
The 2020 version of the band features the established core of Mike Scott (vocals, guitar, piano), Steve Wickham (electric fiddle), Memphis keyboard great “Brother” Paul Brown, ace British drummer Ralph Salmins, and funky Irish bassist Aongus Ralston.
The relevance and popular reach of The Waterboys has never been greater. Their songs have are performed by artists as varied as Ellie Goulding, who scored a top 3 UK hit with ‘How Long Will I Love You’; Prince and U2 who sang ‘The Whole Of The Moon’ onstage and Fiona Apple, who recorded it last year; indie rockers The War On Drugs, Dawes and The Mystery Jets; and classic singers Tom Jones and Rod Stewart. ‘The Whole Of The Moon’ also featured in last year’s smash Netflix film Let It Snow and top HBO series The Affair.
The Heritage Live Concert Series is now in its third year at the beautiful English Heritage site, Audley End House & Gardens, bringing the best in live music to the most beautiful of outdoor settings. The series at Audley End House & Gardens has previously hosted artists such as The Human League, The Jacksons, Jess Glynne, The Hives, ABC, 2Cellos, and more.
Please note that small picnics are permitted with small camping chairs. Alcohol must be purchased on site. There will be an abundance of bars and food outlets on site.
Children aged 14 and under may purchase a Child Ticket (proof may be required upon entry). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5’s free (no ticket required).
Car Parking / Transport
Please note that car parking tickets must be purchased in advance via Ticketmaster. For more information, please refer to the Travel section of our website.
If you wish to purchase a seat in the Reserved Seating Area, positioned in front of the stage, please purchase your tickets via Ticketmaster.
For discounted tickets and to reserve a place on the Disabled Viewing Platform, please purchase your tickets via Ticketmaster