Our Bands 

Over the summer of 2021 seven bands will be performing across five venues at Sounds in the Grounds outdoor picnic concerts. 
 
Scroll down to see our line-up of bands, or visit the Venues page to see our Sounds in the Grounds locations. 

THE DEFINITIVE RAT PACK 

 
Relive the golden era of swing as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr are recreated with uncanny precision by the original cast of the West End’s hot-ticket show The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas. Together with three delectable backing singers and seven of the finest Big Band musicians, they create an evening of showbiz magic with such favourites as Fly Me to the Moon, Mr Bojangles and of course New York New York
11 June at Scampston Hall 
20 August at Ripley Castle 

ONE NIGHT OF TINA 

 
This internationally acclaimed concert show celebrates the life of a musical icon, whose 12 Grammy Awards make her one of the most successful female artists. Stepping into Tina Turner's legendary heels is West End and TV star Zoe Birkett who, along with simply the best backing vocalists and live band also from London’s West End, will take audiences on a spectacular rock ‘n’ rollercoaster ride through four decades of hits, including What’s Love Got To Do With It, Private Dancer and Simply the Best
 
12 June at Scampston Hall 
21 August at Ripley Castle 

KILLER QUEEN 

Recreating the iconic songs and showmanship of one of the greatest ever rock bands with such electrifying precision you’ll have to pinch yourself, Killer Queen have been thrilling audiences around the world for 27 years. With outstanding musicianship and the dazzling vocal range and charisma of Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury, they deliver hit after high-energy hit, including We Will Rock You, Another One Bites the Dust and Bohemian Rhapsody
13 June at Scampston Hall 
 
15 August at Kirtlington Park 
 
22 August at Ripley Castle 
 

BEYOND THE BARRICADE 

Enjoy the best-loved songs from the world’s greatest West End and Broadway musicals in a glittering concert. Starring past principal performers from Les Misérables in the West End and on tour, the blockbusting two-hour show features hit songs from The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Evita, Miss Saigon, Chicago, Hamilton, Jesus Christ Superstar, Come From Away and many others, with a spectacular finale from Les Misérables. Now in its 21st year, the critically acclaimed BEYOND THE BARRICADE has been delighting audiences around the world, from the Royal Albert Hall to Australia. 
25 June at York Racecourse 
 

ABBA MANIA 

From London’s West End to Las Vegas, ABBA MANIA is the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute and has performed in over 30 countries around the world, delighting more than three million people over the last two decades. 
 
ABBA MANIA is the perfect excuse to party, so dig out those platforms, dust down those flares and enjoy all your favourite hits! 
26 June at York Racecourse 
 
14 August at Kirtlington Park Polo Club 
 

A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE 

The show all country music fans have been waiting for! Recreating the energy and atmosphere of a buzzing Honky Tonk, A Country Night In Nashville features songs from country music’s biggest stars both past and present, from Johnny Cash to Kenny Rogers, Dolly to the 
Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Shania Twain. 
 
 
 
 
27 June at York Racecourse 
 

THE NEW YORK BRASS BAND 

Glastonbury favourite The New York Brass Band return by popular demand as the support act for each concert, performing a different repertoire every night, from jazz to 80s to current hits – guaranteed to get you on your feet for a night of superb live entertainment. 
 
 
 
 
11-13 June at Scampston Hall 
 
25-27 June at York Racecourse 
 
14 & 15 August at Kirtlington Park Polo Club 
 
20-22 August at Ripley Castle 
 
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