Winston Churchill, Britain’s Got Talent finalists the D-Day Darlings, and patriotic flag waving crowds are set to make summer go with a real swing at Staffordshire’s award-winning Trentham Gardens.
A special, one-night-only event will bring proms-style entertainment to the lakeside stage as the nostalgic sounds of 1940s Big Band swing echo around the parkland to celebrate the gardens 15th anniversary, and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.
Britain’s Got Talent finalists the D-Day Darlings, the UK’s premier wartime act, will headline an evening of music and fireworks, offering a chance to ‘Pack up your Troubles in your Old Kit Bag’ for the ‘We’ll Meet Again’ concert on Saturday 1st June.
As well as marking this year’s special D-Day anniversary – which will be commemorated at a national UK event in Portsmouth on 5 June – the concert will take place in the week Trentham celebrates the 15th anniversary of the historic gardens re-opening to the public.
During that time, the gardens on the edge of Stoke-on-Trent have blossomed into one of the Midlands’ most popular visitor attractions, as well as one of England’s most-visited paid-for garden attractions.
Every summer the gardens also host a series of Saturday evening concerts – with 2019 offering a record 15 concertsfor the 15th anniversary – but ‘We’ll Meet Again’ aims to offer a one-off night of nostalgic memories as a fitting tribute for ‘D-Day 75’.
Along with patriotic flag waving and wartime musical memories, there will also be a rousing speech from ‘Winston Churchill’ himself, who will be helping host the event too, while a local University Hospital orchestra will complete the Big Band sound.
Creating a colourful ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ atmosphere, the D-Day Darlings, who were finalists in ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent show in 2018, will take crowds ‘Over the White Cliffs of Dover’ as ‘We’ll Meet Again’ to wave flags and sing-along. The night of nostalgia culminates in a fabulous fireworks finale.
Tickets are now on sale, costing £27 in advance (£30 on the day). For Annual Ticket Holders, tickets are £24 in advance, or £27 on the day. Gates open at 4.30pm for the event, the concert starts at 7.15pm and the firework finale will be at 9.30pm.
For more details, and to book tickets, visit https://www.trentham.co.uk/whats-on/trentham-gardens/we-will-meet-again-at-trentham/