Sounds in the Grounds - KILLER QUEEN


Following its acclaimed debut last summer, Sounds in the Grounds returns with a new line-up of socially distanced picnic concerts for the summer of 2021. Complying with Covid-19 guidelines, Sounds in the Grounds brings great live music to the grounds of two of North Yorkshire’s most beautiful stately homes – Scampston Hall near Malton in June and Ripley Castle near Harrogate in August.

Audiences can come together and enjoy three evenings of best-loved and internationally renowned concert shows from their own designated picnic patch - for two, four or six people - which will be socially distanced from others but close enough to share the fun.

In fully-staged productions with LED screens on either side of the stage, Sounds in the Grounds features three concerts: The Definitive Rat Pack featuring an uncannily accurate recreation of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr in a sublime evening of swing; a spectacular rock ‘n’ rollercoaster ride through four decades of the legendary Tina Turner’s greatest hits in One Night of Tina; and Killer Queen, who recreate the iconic songs and showmanship of one of the greatest ever rock bands with such electrifying precision audiences may wonder if they’re back in the 80s at a real Queen performance! 

Returning by popular demand, Glastonbury favourite The New York Brass Band will get the party started as the support act to each concert, performing a different repertoire every night, from jazz to 80s to current hits. 

Sounds in the Grounds concerts are designed to comply with all official guidance on Covid-19, ensuring audiences can enjoy live music outdoors in a safe and responsible way.  The picnic patches will be defined by painted lines in the 1888-capacity grass arena within the grounds, with views of the stately home.  They will be set out in alternating rows, of patches for two people, followed by a row of patches for four people, then for six people.  The patches have been designed to be one metre apart within each row, with two-metre aisles between the rows.

The Shows:

The Definitive Rat Pack 

Relive the golden era of swing as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr – the megastar members of the ‘Rat Pack’ who took Las Vegas by storm in the 1960′s – are brought back to life with uncanny precision in this highly entertaining show. 

One Night of Tina 

The internationally-acclaimed concert show ONE NIGHT OF TINA - A Tribute to the Music of Tina Turner celebrates the life of a musical icon.  With simply the best performers and live band all from London’s West End, enjoy a spectacular 90-minute rock ‘n’ rollercoaster ride through four decades of hits. 

Killer Queen 

Killer Queen have been electrifying audiences around the world for 27 years, following in the footsteps of the real Queen and selling out many of the same arenas.  In 1995 they were the first tribute to have a resident show in London’s West End, and were voted Best Tribute Band Worldwide in 1999. 

The New York Brass Band

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!  


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Guide Prices

Tickets are on sale now and start at £59 (plus booking fees) for a standard picnic patch for two people. See website for details.

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  • Children welcome - Children aged three and over are welcome. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult 18+.


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  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Map & Directions

Sounds in the Grounds

Type:Music Festival

Scampston Estate, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8NG
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Tel01944 759111

Opening Times

Event (11 June 2021 - 13 June 2021)
Friday - SundayOpen

* Friday 11th June:
4.30pm Gates open
6.00pm New York Brass Band
7.30pm The Definitive Rat Pack

Saturday 12th June:
4.30pm Gates open
6.00pm New York Brass Band
7.30pm One Night of Tina

Sunday 13th June:
3.30pm Gates open
5.00pm New York Brass Band
6.30pm Killer Queen

The concerts will finish at approximately 10.00pm (9.00pm on Sunday)


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