Sandringham House Gets Transformed Into An Eco-friendly Concert Venue
The royal residence will host concerts for Van Morrison, Robbie Williams and The Who
The Royal Sandringham House has been transformed into an eco-friendly venue ahead of a new music festival. King Charles’ royal residence at Norfolk will host performances from Van Morrison, Robbie Williams and The Who, along with special guests.
The music festival will be a part of a five-year green plan for summer events. The green plan entails hosting a series of sustainable, environmentally friendly concerts in the historic grounds over the next five years.
King Charles has partnered with Heritage Live to host a series of events that will include biodegradable cups and a strict absence of single-use plastic this year and aims to have pedal bikes powering the stage by year five.
Sandringham Estate is the private country retreat of King Charles and Queen Camilla and has been linked to generations of other British Monarchs since 1862. A temporary stage has been erected just a few metres from the royal retreat alongside food and drinks tents, outdoor sofas and rows of portaloos.
The venue will host close to 20,000 people each night with Van Morrison performing on Friday, followed by Robbie Williams performing sold-out shows on Saturday and Sunday, which will be his only two performances in the UK for the rest of the year. The Who, accompanied by The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will take the stage on Monday. All the headliners will be joined by special guests.
The event organiser, Heritage Live, has teased that there will be a lot of surprises in store for the weekend. Talking to the Daily Mail, Giles Cooper, managing director of Heritage Live, said, “We are delighted to have a world-class line-up and the Sandringham concerts are the only two Robbie Williams UK shows for the rest of the year. It was a huge honour to be asked to run five years of concerts at the estate - we know that King Charles III wants to make Sandringham more inclusive. The environmental impact was also very important, so we have put together a five-year plan for sustainability to become a leading light for outdoor concerts. This includes no single-use plastic in year one and by year five we want pedal bikes to power stages. We have lots of surprises in store in 2023 and we are praying for good weather - the local community is very excited. We want to continue to get artists of this calibre, with three to four nights of concerts each year.”
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