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The Shires to headline BBC Countryfile Live Summer Party With Newton Faulkner and Ferris & Sylvester as support

BBC Countryfile Live is adding to the summer fun with an all new musical stage as the best summer day out in the UK returns to Blenheim Palace for a third year in a row from 2nd to the 5th of August.

Headlined by the UK’s biggest selling country act of all time The Shires as well as acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner and London-based country folk duo Ferris & Sylvester, the Countryfile Live Summer Party sponsored by Kuoni takes place on Saturday 4th August from 6pm – 9pm with tickets going on sale on Monday 21st of May at 10am.

Hosted by BBC Radio 2 legend Bob Harris, the Countryfile Live Summer Party will be the perfect way to enjoy a summers evening in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, with an array of bars and a huge variety of tasty street food on offer.

A limited number of tickets for the Summer Party are available at priced at £38. Each adult ticket holder can get up to two free tickets for children under 16. Anyone who has already purchased a day ticket for Countryfile Live will be eligible for a £13 discount on the price of a Summer Party ticket.

Existing Countryfile Live ticket holders will be sent a link to claim their discount in an e-newsletter, a valid order reference number is required to claim this discount.

Countryfile Live offers four days of live arena shows, hands-on activities, farm-animal demonstrations, debates, food, drink and shopping from over 500 independent retailers and lifestyle brands. The show brings together everything there is to cherish about the British countryside, in the grounds of the famous stately home.

The National Trust debate theatre and the Quilter Cheviot Theatre have a full line-up each day with interesting debates, talks and ‘Audiences With…’ on a wealth of topics; from how to achieve success, the future of farming, photography workshops and even what it takes to become an astronaut.

With upwards of 30 stages and features ranging from Family Fishing in the River Glyme to the Equine Arena, the STIHL Timbersports British Championships, Dog Lovers’ Arena, BBC Introducing Stage, Wildlife Zone, Countryfile Kitchen Stage and even a Mitsubishi Off-Road Driving Experience, there’s certainly something for everyone at Countryfile Live.

The Countryfile Live Summer Party is sponsored by Kuoni, the tailor made luxury travel company. Full show information and tickets are available now from
Date: 2rd – 5th August 2018

Location: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Adult tickets start from £30 for the day and are available now from
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Use hashtags #countryfilelive to get involved!

About BBC Countryfile. On air every week since 1988, Countryfile is the BBC’s flagship rural affairs programme and has earned a reputation for high quality reporting, stunning photography and some of the most memorable moments on British television.
In 2009 the programme moved from its established Sunday morning slot to the prime time Sunday evening schedule on BBC One. The change proved to be a ratings winner, with audiences regularly averaging 6 million (and soaring as high as 9.4 million), to make Countryfile the most-watched factual programme year round on any TV channel.

About BBC Studios
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries.

BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world.

The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.

About SME London Ltd. Countryfile Live is produced by SME London Ltd under licence from BBC Worldwide. SME London Ltd is one of the most respected and trusted exhibition organisers in the UK. The team at SME is highly experienced in the launch and management of major consumer exhibitions. The company’s credits include The BBC Good Food Show, London Fashion Week, The British international Motor Show, Art15 London, The House and Garden Fair and The BBC’s Doctor Who Festival.

About Blenheim Palace. Blenheim Palace is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture boasts over 300 years of history and is a World Heritage Site, surrounded by more than 2000 acres of Capability Brown’s landscaped Parkland and Formal Gardens. Not only a singular part of Britain’s history, Blenheim Palace is a living and changing experience with a wealth of events, themed tours and exhibitions throughout the year.

About National Trust. The National Trust is a conservation charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces, and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything the charity does.

Entirely independent of government, the National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 775 miles of coastline and hundreds of special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

More than 20 million people visit every year, and together with 4.7 million members and over 60,000 volunteers, they help to support the charity in its work to care for special places forever, for everyone.

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About Quilter Cheviot
Quilter Cheviot, part of Old Mutual Wealth, has built a strong reputation over several hundred years as a respected firm of investment managers. Quilter Cheviot focuses on structuring and managing bespoke portfolios for private clients, professional intermediaries, charities, trusts and pension funds. Throughout our history, our standards and values have remained consistent. Our impartial approach, high standards of personal service, drive to build and preserve the wealth of our clients and a belief in the importance of a robust yet innovative investment process have remained unchanged.

About Kuoni
Over the past 50 years, Kuoni has won over 200 awards and offers a huge range of holidays in over 90 countries. You could stay in a 5* over-water villa in the Maldives or enjoy a boutique 3.5* beach stay in Antigua with only 16 rooms. Join a small group tour with an insightful guide or create your own adventure from scratch using our expert knowledge. There’s a choice of activity, wellness, villa, and stay and Cruise holidays, too.
Kuoni is the honeymoon expert and the only travel company who can add your holiday or honeymoon to a John Lewis gift list.

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