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RIPLEY CASTLE 
LIVE OUTDOOR CONCERTS ARE BACK! 
Sounds in the Grounds brings a line-up of best-loved and internationally renowned bands to the beautiful grounds of Ripley Castle near Harrogate over the first weekend in September. 
 
The concerts will be staged in the spectacular park, with views across the lake to the Grade I listed 14th century castle. 
 
Audiences can enjoy great live music from their designated ‘picnic patch’ (for 2, 4 or 6 people), which will be socially distanced from others but close enough to share the fun. 
 
In fully-staged productions with LED screens beside the stage, the Sounds in the Grounds programme features: 

THE BOOTLEG BEATLES - Thursday 3 September 2020 

Celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in ‘Beatlemania’, the world’s premier Beatles band continues to draw critical acclaim with their flawless recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.  
 
 
Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the swinging 60s, every tiny detail is forensically observed from their authentic period costumes and instruments, to their witty stage banter and “inflection perfect” vocals.  
 
 
The Bootleg Beatles is an absolute must for Beatlemaniacs of all ages. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BEYOND THE BARRICADE Friday 4 September 2020 

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.  
 
With Guest Star - LOCKIE CHAPMAN 
The man with the golden voice! Lockie is a multi-platinum selling artist and was a founding member and lead singer with hit band The Overtones. His rich baritone voice and Aussie sense of humour has earned him legions of fans over the years. Making his first guest appearance with Beyond the Barricade, Lockie will captivate audiences with showstopping songs.. 

ABBA MANIA - Saturday 5 September 2020 

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. In an exhilarating two-hour recreation of ABBA’s last ever concert, ABBA MANIA brings to life the flamboyance of the 70s and all the uplifting, dance-inducing, and sometimes heart-breaking songs from the Swedish ‘Supergroup’, fully live with fantastic costumes, staging, lighting and effects. ABBA MANIA is the perfect excuse to party, so dig out those platforms, dust down those flares and enjoy all your favourite hits! 

A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE – Sunday 6 September 2020 

The show all country music fans have been waiting for! Recreating the energy and atmosphere of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, A Country Night In Nashville takes you on a journey through the history of country music. With hits from its biggest stars both past and present, from Johnny Cash to Kenny Rogers, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Shania Twain, this incredible celebration of country music is a night not to be missed. 

THE NEW YORK BRASS BAND – 3, 4, 5, 6 September 2020 

Hailing from the ancient streets of York, the New York Brass Band is a powerhouse 7-piece ensemble at the forefront of a funky brass revolution. With a repertoire that ranges from Marvin Gaye to George Michael, from Cee-Lo Green to Stevie Wonder, with some funky, gritty northern originals thrown in for good measure, nothing kicks a party into gear like the sound of a smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band! They pull in the crowds at Glastonbury and are sure to be a hit at Sounds in the Grounds too! 
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