LORD Cholmondeley has announced he is to combine two of his major events on the estate to create the largest new festival in the North West.
The award-winning fireworks concert, held at the castle for 18 years, will take place on the evening of Saturday, July 18. It will now form part of the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, now in its second year.
It means that over the weekend of July 18-19, Cholmondeley will be the best place to be in the UK for exhilarating spectacle.
The Last Night of the Proms-style concert has been part of the Cheshire calendar for some time with the Manchester Camerata Orchestra and conductor Tim Redmond always creating an amazing atmosphere, helped with fireworks and special effects from the castle ramparts.
This year it will round off the first day of motorsport, powerboat racing and aerial displays that make up the Pageant of Power.
Event director James Hall said: “Now that we are holding the fireworks concert on the Saturday evening of the Pageant of Power, the whole weekend will take on the atmosphere of a festival.
“Tanks, artillery and helicopters will be displaying during the day and in the evening we will have marching bands, pipes and drums, last post, a piper on the castle roof and real cannon fire accompanying the 1812 Overture. I can’t wait.”
The organisers have joined forces with the Army Benevolent Fund, the event’s chosen charity.
For details and discounted tickets from £13.50 call 01829 772430 or visit www.pageantofpower.com or www.cholmondeleyfireworks.com.