Picnics & Pimm’s 2019

Thursday 20th June | Friday 21st June | Saturday 22nd June


2019 will be our 10th year of organising a variety of midsummer music evenings at Chilworth Manor.  Some of our old favourites are returning to the stage again, but we also have some new bands which we will tell you more about soon.  As in previous years a different local charity will benefit each night - the charities will be announced early in 2019. 


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.

No need to bring drinks as there is a cash bar with Pimm’s, wine (rose, white, or red), beer and some soft drinks and water.

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.

Bands that performed previously ...

Mississippi Swamp Dogs

Songs from the Bayou. The sultry music of The Big Easy! With the warm summer nights of June, what could be a better accompaniment that cool, funky sounds from the Deep South? Afterwards, celebrate the height of summer with some great dance tunes!

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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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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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