Elbow - plus special guests
Sunday 21st July 2024
Englefield House, Pangbourne, Berkshire RG7 5EN
Elbow are set to headline a major outdoor concert this summer, in the stunning grounds of Englefield House, in Pangbourne, near Reading, on Sunday 21st July.
The multi-platinum-selling band fronted by Guy Garvey will perform a selection of their biggest anthems along with new material from their forthcoming album, ‘Audio Vertigo,’ due out on March 22nd.
Elbow are undoubtedly one of Britain’s most loved and respected bands. After earning early support from the late John Peel with their debut EP Noisebox, elbow’s popularity soared. Over the past two decades, the Mancunians have released numerous no.1 albums, most notably their 2008 Mercury Prize-winning effort ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, a multi-platinum selling record that opened the floodgates for further accolades, including an NME Award, Mojo Award, BRIT Award and a several Ivor Novello prizes.
Throughout their 30-year history, elbow’s critical reception has remained impressively consistent. elbow is the only band to receive four consecutive 9/10 reviews from NME for their first four records and this year, as they release their tenth studio album, an opening performance on the Graham Norton Show gives an early indication that this is a group that remains at the top of their game.
Recorded in 2023 at the band’s individual studios, Migration Studios, Gloucestershire, and finalised at the band’s facility at Blueprint Studios, Salford, the new album marks a significant step change for the group following 2021’s ‘Flying Dream 1’.
In the words of lead singer and lyricist Guy Garvey, ‘AUDIO VERTIGO’ was built from ‘gnarly, seedy grooves created by us playing together in garagey rooms’ and is both more direct and sonically varied by purpose that its predecessor.
As a live band, elbow are hard to beat. Their 2011 Glastonbury performance on the Pyramid stage is widely regarded as one of the best in the festival’s history. The band have since toured the world, earning a reputation for their euphoric live performances that continue to captivate audiences.
Fans of elbow can expect to hear material from the band’s new album along with anthemic hits from their back catalogue such as ‘One Day Like This,’ ‘Grounds for Divorce’ and ‘Open Arms’.
Promoter Giles Cooper of GCE Live said:
“We can’t wait to stage this show for elbow in the beautiful grounds of Englefield. They are such an iconic band and we’ve no doubt this will be such an amazing night to remember for many years to come. Remember to get your tickets early as this show will undoubtedly sell-out”.
Previously announced for the Heritage Live concert series at Englefield House is Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics on Saturday 20th July 2024 and Madness on Friday 19th July 2024.
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.
That the promoter has the right to change the supporting line-up. For full and final line-up and details about the event, please visit Heritage Live's website.
Gates to the concert arena open at 3pm and the event is set to finish at 10.30pm.
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 at the bottom of this page.
By bicycle: Please find Englefield on the National Cycle Network.
Please note that car parking tickets can be purchased in advance when you book your concert ticket, via our many ticket agents. Car parking tickets can also be purchased on the night for £10 per car (cash or card).
Please be aware that the road infrastructure surrounding Englefield is very limited, so please allow plenty of time for your journey to and from the venue. Please be patient and respectful to our staff and neighbours. Please allow up to 90mins to enter and leave the car parks.
Vehicles are not permitted to remain in the concert car park overnight.
For discounted Disabled/ Accessible tickets, please purchase your tickets online at AXS Ticketing. Please note that if you require a space on our Access Viewing Platform (AVP) or a space within our Access Zone, you MUST book this option when buying your concert tickets. It will not be possible to change normal concert tickets to Access tickets at a later date. All Access tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
There are three ticket options for Access Customers. For more information about the ticket options, visit Heritage Live's website here.
Accessible Toilets are located at the Accessible Entrance and also adjoining the Accessible Viewing Platform (AVP) and Access Zone. There will also be a least two accessible toilets in each of the main toilet blocks in the main arena. These toilets will not require a radar key but are reserved for customers with Access requirements only. An accessible toilet wristband will be required and can be requested at the 'Access Customer Services Check-In' marquee. Additional accessible toilets will also be available on site. For the most up to date information on the location of these toilets and how to access them, please check with the Accessibility Service Team upon arrival.
In addition, ‘Vehicles for Change’ will be providing one of their vehicles for individuals who require either a changing bench and/or hoist or where more space for wheelchair users to access the toilet is needed. The vehicle has either a tail-lift or side-lift with large opening doors which enable the wheelchair user to move straight into the toilet and washroom space. Inside, there is plenty of room for carers or family members who may need to assist or accompany the user. There is a sink at wheelchair height, a toilet with drop down grab rails at either side, a full sized (6 ft) free standing and height adjustable changing bench and an electric ceiling tracked hoist which is compatible with all loop slings. A shower is included with hot and cold running water. They all have heating and consumables such as wipes and disposable gloves and a bin for waste will be provided.
Heritage Live offers Access customers an Accessible/ Blue Badge Car Park, which is positioned as near as possible to the Access facilities.
Food, alcohol and soft drinks must be purchased on site and cannot be brought into the concert arena. Prohibited items will be confiscated upon entry. There will be an array of artisan food traders and bars onsite. Single-use plastics are prohibited. Empty refillable water containers can be brought in to use at the free water filling points.
You are allowed to bring in a camping chair and deck chairs will be available to hire on the evening at £10 each. However, please note that these can only be used in the REAR of the ARENA and you will be prevented from placing them in the front arena, where it is likely to be very busy. There will also be picnic benches and hay bales scattered around the rear edges of the concert arena). For those who have purchased VIP tickets, there will also be some relaxed (unreserved) scattered seating withing the VIP Compound.
Take advantage of a VIP Ticket (must be purchased on top of your concert ticket) which entitles you to the facilities of the VIP GUEST AREA.
> VIP toilets, VIP Bar (cards only), unreserved additional relaxed seating areas, plus picnic benches scattered on the grass within the VIP compound, plus 'street artist' entertainment.
> VIP ticket holders will also have early access to the concert arena, when possible.
Children aged 14 and under may purchase a Child Ticket (proof may be required upon entry). All children 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.
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. Small umbrellas permitted but please take care and be mindful of those around you when using it.
Please download your E-tickets to your mobile phone (or print them off) before leaving for the concert, as Wi-Fi and 4G signals are very limited onsite.
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.
Dogs are not permitted, except for assistance dogs.