SOFT CELL

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ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK + Heaven 17

Audley End, 11th Aug 2023

SOFT CELL performing live in an exclusive outdoor concert, with very special guests OMD and HEAVEN 17, with legendary DJ's, READERS WIFES getting the party started from 3pm!

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SOFT CELL

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ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK + Heaven 17

+ READERS WIFES


11th Aug 2023

Audley End

SOFT CELL will perform live in an exclusive outdoor concert in the stunning grounds of Audley End in Saffron Walden, Essex on Friday 11th August 2023, with very special guests ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK and HEAVEN 17. Legendary DJ's, READERS WIFES, will get the party started from 3pm!

Celebrating the most defining music of the 80’s, this seismic synth-pop spectacle brings a line-up of three acts who continue to release ground-breaking new music.

On the show, Heritage Live Organiser Giles Cooper said:

“It’s been an ambition of us all at Heritage Live to stage a show for the legendary Soft Cell, but to also have them joined by the iconic OMD and Heaven 17, will make this concert so unique within such a spectacular setting, that it’ll undoubtedly make this a night to remember for many years to come. We can’t wait!”

Having met at Leeds Polytechnic University in the late 70’s, Soft Cell (Marc Almond and Dave Ball) released four UK Top 20 albums between 1981-1984, spawning hits such as Memorabilia’, ‘Torch’, ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’; and of course their boundless, era-defining No.1 hit ‘Tainted Love’.

The duo performed to a sold-out crowd at The O2 in London in 2018 for what was intended to be a farewell concert, but in the intervening years spawned a brand new album ‘*Happiness Not Included’, as well as recent UK and North American tours celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut album, ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) were formed by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys in the late 70s, and are known for their trademark electronic sound, achieving hits throughout the 80s including ‘Souvenir’, 'Joan of Arc', ‘If You Leave Me’, and the anti-war anthem ‘Enola Gay’.

Formed after a split from The Human League, Heaven 17 were formed in 1980 in Sheffield, and achieved chart success with hits including ‘(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang’, ‘Play To Win’, and ‘Temptation’, cementing their status as one of the most forward-thinking bands of the decade.

Formed in London in 1994 the Readers Wifes, AKA Kim Phaggs and Chelsea Kelsey, were among the forerunners of the kind of clubbing eclecticism we take for granted these days. DJs at London’s now legendary ‘Duckie’ their 5 hour long sets mixing ‘80s electro, glam, punk, ska, Motown and Kate Bush were a truly revolutionary proposition back then in a clubland awash with wall-to-wall digital house and samey E-pop – twenty eight years on the club is still rammed to the rafters every Saturday night.

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THE VENUE

Places With Heritage

Audley End

Saffron Walden, Essex

Audley End is one of the most culturally important estates in the UK - once one of the grandest houses...

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WE CAN'T WAIT FOR SUMMER 2023!

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RESERVED SEATING

Reserved seating is available to purchase directly in front of the stage, in Blocks A-D.

Please purchase all Golden Circle reserved seating via AXS Ticketing.

VIP GUEST AREA

Take advantage of a VIP Ticket (purchased on top of your concert ticket) which entitles you to the facilities of the VIP GUEAT AREA.

> VIP toilets, VIP Bar (cards only), unreserved additional relaxed seating areas, plus picnic benches scattered on the grass within the VIP compound, plus 'street artist' entertainment.

> VIP ticket holders will also have early access to the concert arena, when possible.

CAR PARKING / TRANSPORT

Please note that car parking tickets can be purchased in advance when you book your concert ticket, via our many ticket agents. Car parking tickets can also be purchased on the night for £10 per car (card or cash). Please be aware that the road infrastructure surrounding Audley End is very limited, so please allow plenty of time for your journey to and from the venue. Please be patient and respectful to our staff and neighbours and please allow up to 90mins for entering and leaving the car parks. For more information, please refer to the GETTING HERE section of AUDLEY END.

ACCESS/ DISABLED CUSTOMERS

For discounted disabled tickets, please purchase your tickets via Ticketmaster online at AXS Ticketing. Please note that if you also require a space on our Disabled Viewing Platform (DVP) and/or a space in our disabled car parks, you MUST book this option when buying your concert tickets via AXS Ticketing. Spaces on the DVP and within the Disabled Car Parks cannot be booked separately, or at a later date. Please note these tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

Picnics, Camping Chairs & Alcohol

Please note that small picnics are permitted (with a sealed bottle of water) with small camping chairs. Alcohol and other drinks must be purchased on site. There will be an abundance of bars and food outlets on site.

TRAVELLING BY CAR

Access to the Audley End concert site via road on concert days will be very busy - we recommend setting off early and being prepared to wait for parking. Leaving the site will also take a considerable time due to the limited road infrastructure surrounding the estate. We request that customers please be patient and respectful to our staff and neighbours when leaving the venue. Please allow a maximum of 90mins to enter and to leave the car parks.

There is plenty of car parking space in the grounds of Audley End for the Heritage Live concerts but we do advise purchasing a parking ticket in advance - whilst purchasing your concert tickets you will be offered the option to also purchase a parking ticket (priced at £10 per car) to give you fast-track entry into the car-parks upon arrival. It will also be possible to purchase a car park ticket (cash only) on the evening of your chosen concert.

1 mile west of Saffron Walden on B1383 (M11 exit 8 or 10)
Sat Nav Postcode: CB11 4JF

CHILDREN

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

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?

Please note that small picnics are permitted (with a sealed bottle of water) with small camping chairs. Alcohol and other drinks must be purchased on site. There will be an abundance of bars and food outlets on site. All tickets purchased for the Golden Circle are reserved seating directly in front of the stage. All tickets purchased as 'General Admission', are standing / sitting on grass. Deck chairs will be available to hire on the evening at £10 each. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Please be aware that the road infrastructure surrounding Audley End is very limited, so please allow up to 90mins for entering and leaving the car parks. Please be patient and respectful to our staff and neighbours. Please note that the promoter has the right to change the supporting line-up.