Enjoy a choice of best-loved bands from your own designated, socially-distanced picnic patch in a spectacular setting.  It’s the safe, hassle-free way to get together and have fun!

Following its acclaimed debut last summer, SOUNDS IN THE GROUNDS returns in 2021 with a new line-up of 7 best-loved bands performing at 9 live picnic concerts across 3 stunning venues: Scampston Hall near Malton (11-13 June), York Racecourse (25-27 June) and Ripley Castle near Harrogate (20-22 August).

Audiences can pre-select their picnic patch (available for 2, 4 or 6 people) and avoid the usual rush for a space.  The patches will be socially-distanced from others but close enough to share the fun. (All concerts will conform to prevailing Covid-19 guidance).

If you are looking for a hotel nearby, see our post on the best hotels near York Racecourse.

In fully staged productions with LED screens, SOUNDS IN THE GROUNDS offers a choice of:

  • The Definitive Rat Pack – an uncannily accurate recreation of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr in a sublime evening of swing;
  • One Night of Tina – a spectacular rock ‘n’ rollercoaster ride through four decades of the legendary Tina Turner’s greatest hits;
  • Killer Queen – the iconic songs and showmanship of one of the greatest ever rock bands are recreated with such electrifying precision you’ll have to pinch yourself!
  • Beyond the Barricade – past principals from Les Miserables perform showstoppers from the world’s greatest musicals;
  • ABBA Mania – from London’s West End to Las Vegas, the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute with platforms, flares and all your favourites;
  • A Country Night in Nashville – enjoy a true celebration of country music, with hits from its biggest stars both past and present;
  • New York Brass Band – York’s very own and a Glastonbury favourite to get the party started as the support act to each concert.


Scampston Hall, nr Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8NA11 June 7.30pm

12 June 7.30pm

13 June 6.30pm

The Definitive Rat Pack

One Night of Tina

Killer Queen

York Racecourse, Clocktower Enclosure, York, YO23 1EX25 June 7.30pm

26 June 7.30pm

27 June 6.30pm

Beyond the Barricade

ABBA Mania

A Country Night in Nashville

Ripley Castle, nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3EA20 August 8.00pm

21 August 8.00pm

22 August 6.30pm

The Definitive Rat Pack

One Night of Tina

Killer Queen


Support act: New York Brass Band at 6.00pm (5.00pm on 13 June, 27 June and 22 Aug).

BOOK AT: soundsinthegrounds.seetickets.com





(guaranteed location in the first six rows from front of stage)


(from row 7 onwards from front of stage)

Picnic Patch for 2 people£79 (£88.88)£59 (£66.38)
Picnic Patch for 4 people£158 (£177.75)£118 (£132.75)
Picnic Patch for 6 people£237 (£266.63)£177 (£199.13)

Prices in brackets include SEEtickets booking fees

sounds in the grounds York Racecourse




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