COMPETITION: Win tickets to a spectacular Battle Proms picnic concert

Win a family ticket to the spectacular Battle Proms picnic concert at Burghley House. Throwback to l

Win a family ticket to the spectacular Battle Proms picnic concert at Burghley House. Throwback to last year. - Credit: Archant

Every summer thousands of music lovers gather their friends, pack up a picnic and head to Burghley House in Lincolnshire for a spectacular open-air concert – and this year you could be there thanks to our competition.

Win a family ticket to the spectacular Battle Proms picnic concert at Burghley House. Throwback to l

Win a family ticket to the spectacular Battle Proms picnic concert at Burghley House. Throwback to last year. - Credit: Archant

This newspaper has teamed up with the organisers to give away three pairs of tickets for the proms on Saturday July 20.

The fun begins with a mounted skill-at-arms display in full Napoleonic regalia by an expert cavalry troop, followed by a freefall demonstration by The Red Devils, the British Army and Parachute Regiment’s official display team.

The musical entertainment warms up with toe-tapping vintage vocals from The Vignettes, followed by a two-hour programme of uplifting classical music from the 60-piece New English Concert Orchestra.

The legendary Grace Spitfire, accredited with shooting down the first enemy aircraft over the Normandy beachhead 75 years ago on D-Day, performs a choreographed display to the opening two pieces of the orchestral performance.

The Battle Proms is still believed to be the only opportunity in the world to see their signature piece – Beethoven’s ‘Battle Symphony’ – performed as he composed it: with 193 live firing Napoleonic cannons providing a thunderous percussion.

The British ‘party in the park’ features musical firework displays and ends in a flag waving, sing-a-long, including all the ‘last night of the proms’ finale favourites such as Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.

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• To be in with a chance of winning a family ticket, please answer the question: What is the name of the Lincolnshire venue where the Battle Proms take place?

• Email your answer to ben.jolley@archant.co.uk or send it on a postcard to: The Cambs Times, 93 Audmoor House, PE15 LH, March

• All entries must be emailed or, if by post, include an email address or daytime telephone number so we can contact winners.

• The closing date is Tuesday May 7 at 9am.

For tickets and more information visit www.battleproms.com