Boy George & Culture Club have announced a series of exclusive UK outdoor shows as part of the Heritage Live Concert Series for 2021. The multi-million selling group will perform at some of the country’s most stunning venues and will perform at the Englefield Estate, near Reading in Berkshire, on Saturday 24th July.
Very special guests for the shows will be Lulu, Kim Wilde and Gabrielle - with DJ Fat Tony getting the party started from 4pm!
Since their inception in 1981, Culture Club have sold more than 150 million records worldwide, recognised as a Grammy Award winning UK institution with a stream of classic hits including; ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’, ‘Karma Chameleon’, ‘Church Of The Poison Mind’, ‘Victims’, ‘It’s A Miracle’ and ‘The War Song’ The group are fronted by singer/songwriter Boy George, universally loved as one of music’s most iconic artists who performs alongside original Culture Club members Roy Hay and Mikey Craig. As the first multi-racial band with an openly gay front man, Culture Club set many records and established themselves as icons of British musical history and popular culture.
Since establishing herself as one of the best-selling female singers of the 1960s with her trademark song ‘Shout’, Lulu has cultivated an incredible career in British popular culture. Alongside some unparalleled milestones, Lulu made her film debut in 1967 opposite Sidney Poitier in ‘To Sir, with Love’, and performed the title track which was a No.1 hit in the US. Lulu also was one of four joint winners of the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Boom Bang-a-Bang’, and later found success with her own self-titled BBC TV show; as well as having a hit with the title theme to the 1974 Bond classic ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.
With her debut single ‘Kids In America’ in 1981, Kim Wilde established herself as one of the biggest stars of the 1980’s, including holding the record for being the most-charted British female solo act of the decade. Alongside selling over 10 million albums and 20 million singles, she is also a renowned presenter on both television and radio.
This year, Gabrielle celebrates over 20 years of her incredible album ‘Rise’. With hit singles such as the title track, as well as ‘Out of Reach’, ‘Sunshine’, and ‘Should I Stay’, the album has gone on to achieve 4x platinum sales and was in the Top 10 album charts three summers in a row from 1999-2001.
DJ Fat Tony is the original superstar DJ. A mainstay of the London party scene having performed at some of the most legendary clubs of all time, and birthday parties for the likes of Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson, Tony lit up Instagram with his DJ sets throughout lockdown providing a source of entertainment for many.
Tickets on sale now at heritagelive.net.
For general admission tickets, please contact one of the following respected ticket agents. The primary ticket vendor for this event is Ticketmaster. Other official agents: See Tickets, AXS Ticketing and Ticketline.
Englefield Estate accepts no responsibility for any issues with purchase of tickets, including but not limited to: additional fees charged by ticket vendors, the sale of fake or otherwise void tickets, or purchase of tickets that do not arrive. Please see FAQs below for further information on purchasing tickets and contact the ticket vendor should you have any issues with your purchase.
By car: Sat Nav co-ordinates: RG7 5EN
Exit Junction 12 of the M4, signed for Reading. Take the A4 in the Newbury direction, go straight across at the first roundabout and at the second roundabout turn right onto the A340, signed to Pangbourne. For concerts, the site is accessed via the ornamental gates about half a mile on the left hand side. Please follow signage to concert parking.
There is plenty of car parking space available at Englefield, (charged at £10 per car), and tickets can be purchased in advance (as an add-on when buying your concert ticket) for fast-track entry, or by cash/card on the night. Please note that the local road infrastructure is limited, so please allow plenty of time for your journey to and from the venue. Access to Englefield Village is not permitted.
By train: The nearest railway station is Theale, which is just 2 miles away and 5 minutes in a taxi. Reading station is a 20 minute rail journey from London Paddington and then just a 7 mile drive to Englefield, which takes 15 minutes in a taxi. View taxi telephone numbers here.
By bicycle: Please find Englefield on the National Cycle Network.
There is plenty of car parking available at Englefield, (charged at £10 per car), and tickets can be purchased in advance (as an add-on when buying your concert ticket) for fast-track entry, or by cash/card on the night. Please note that the local road infrastructure is limited, so please allow plenty of time for your journey to and from the venue. Access through Englefield Village is not permitted.
Please note that vehicles are not permitted to remain in the concert car park overnight.
For disabled tickets, please purchase your tickets via Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk or over the phone on 0800 988 4440 (or 0044 161 637 2697 from overseas). Please note that if you also require a space on our Disabled Viewing Platform and/or a space in our disabled car park, you must book this in advance and in addition to buying your concert ticket, by contacting Ticketmaster separately on 0800 988 4440.
Customers are not permitted to bring food or alcohol onto the concert site and please note that any food or beverages must only be purchased from official vendors located within the Englefield concert Arena.
If you wish to purchase a reserved seat directly in front of the stage, please opt for a Golden Circle reserved seat in Blocks A, B, C or D, which are reserved 'theatre style' seating in front of the stage, arranged in rows. Please note that if you purchase a seat in the more expensive Block A, it entitles you to 'hospitality' allowing admission to the VIP Guest Area, which includes VIP bar, VIP toilets and further relaxed unreserved seating.
If you wish to sit/ stand on grass and bring your own camping chair and/or blanket, then please purchase a 'general admission standing' ticket as no chairs are provided for this area, although deck chairs will be available to hire on the night.
If you wish to sit/ stand on grass and bring your own camping chair and/or blanket, then please purchase a 'standing ticket' as no chairs are provided for this area. Alternatively, deck chairs will be available to hire for the evening at £7 each.
Yes - Children aged 14 and under may purchase a Child Ticket (proof may be required upon entry). All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5’s free (no ticket required).
There are no facilities for camping, caravans or campervans on the Englefield Estate. For more information on camping and caravan sites in Berkshire please visit the official tourist website for South East England: https://www.visitsoutheastengland.com/accommodation.
Boy George & Culture Club will finish approximately 11pm. Stage times will be published on Heritage Live’s website and social media channels approximately two weeks before the event.
In the event the concert is postponed, your ticket will apply for the new date. If you are unable to attend this date, you will be entitled to a refund.
In the event the concert is cancelled, you will be entitled to a refund. Please contact your ticket vendor for more details.
This is an outdoor concert, so please dress appropriately.
Englefield House is a private residence and is not open to the public. There will be no access to Englefield House or gardens during the concerts. If you wish to visit Englefield gardens, they are open every Monday. Click here for further details.