Picnics & Pimm’s 2018

Thursday 21st June | Friday 22nd June | Saturday 23rd June

We are now in our 9th year of organising Picnics & Pimm's with a variety of midsummer music running from 21st to 23rd June this year. Some of our old favourites are returning to the stage again, but we also have some new bands which you can read more about below.  As in previous years a different local charity will benefit each night and this summer it is Surrey Mobile Physio, Chilworth CofE Infant School and Cherry Trees.

 

The format of the evenings is the same each night:

The gates open at 18:00 and music will start at around 18:30, event finishes at 21:30.

Please feel free to bring a picnic, tables, chairs and blankets.

Your ticket entitles to one free drink and there is also a cash bar with profits going to the charity of the evening. The bar stocks Pimm’s, wine (rose, white, or red), beer and some soft drinks and water. So no need to bring your own!

The car park is in a field about 100 metres from the gardens. We encourage you to share a lift as there is a limited number of spaces and we have to charge for the car parking.  Please note car parking tickets must be purchased in advance.

If it rains.. please bring an umbrella.. the show will go on! As this is a charity event we do not offer refunds.

During the evening you are welcome to wander around the gardens (though not in the house).

This is a very old garden with many old steps and drops so sorry there is no easy access for a wheel chair.  We are sorry we do not have a wheel chair friendly loo.

No reservations and no dogs or pets please.

It is very relaxed – come dressed as you want.


Thursday 21st June 2018

Tickets £20
18:00 - 21:30 

Supported charity for this evening -
Mobile Physio

Mississippi Swamp Dogs

A Night of Romance with your favourite songs of Love! The Mississippi Swamp Dogs commence Thursday evening with a fabulous selection of popular love songs followed by a great opportunity to dance till the moon rises over Chilworth! 

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Vintage Roots

Vintage Roots is a vintage event band, based in Portsmouth in Hampshire and perform their eclectic live set of classic hits, in a Mumford & Sons vintage style at weddings and events in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset, London and further afield in the UK. Vintage Roots set features modern hits from the likes of Mumford & Sons, Paolo Nutini, Lumineers, George Ezra and Daft Punk, as well as classics from the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and The Beatles.

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Friday 22nd June 2018

Tickets £20
18:00 - 21:30

Supported charity for this evening -
Chilworth CofE Infant School

The Definitions

The Definitions are a four-piece band who infuse an impressive energy within every live set. With a colourful repertoire extending from The Rolling Stones and The Who to The Killers and Kings of Leon, The Definitions deliver tight harmonies and a professional sound that has been honed during the band’s extensive experience within the live music industry - from working with various rock and pop-stars, from festivals to stadiums and a wealth of musical theatre shows. Drawing on their knowledge from such diverse backgrounds has allowed The Definitions to create a broad appeal to people of all generations and tastes.
     
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Folk Junkies

Folk Junkies are the perfect live band for barn, vintage theme & festival style weddings and events. The 4-piece band (trained at ACM in Guildford) perform folk-style covers of the best dancefloor fillers from 60s through to current chart performing classics like Fleetwood Mac, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Ray Charles, to modern hits by Clean Bandit, George Ezra, Mumford & Sons, Killers, Taylor Swift, Lumineers and more!
Folk Junkies are all top professional musicians who bring their experience of performing live on main stage guaranteeing a night to remember!

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Saturday 23rd June 2018

Tickets £25
18:00 - 21:30

Supported charity for this evening -
Cherry Trees

Festival Sons

Simply the best in vintage party band entertainment. Well rehearsed and musicianship of the highest quality, this band is perfect for bringing that festival sound with songs from Mumford & Sons etc. This 4 piece professional band have played at some of the best, high-profile venues around the UK including Heaven Nightclub (for Topshop), The Roman Baths and Anyhow Park as well as performing, recording and writing with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Alex Winston.

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Sound Wave

Sound Wave are a London based band and on the tip of everyone’s tongue, made up of the hottest top session musicians and singers.  The musicians and singers perform with artists such as Adele, Tom Jones, Basement Jaxx, Massive Attack, Jess Glynne, Jools Holland, Jamiroquai amongst others and therefore have an abundance of experience in event performance.  Their repertoire is vast which span from across the decades including the latest contemporary hits that will keep you dancing.

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