Guitar duo to perform on the Queen’s Royal Estate for Norfolk Day concert

Award-winning guitarists Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey will be performing in Sandringham for the L

Award-winning guitarists Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey will be performing in Sandringham for the Lynn Festival on Norfolk Day. Picture: David Wilman - Credit: David Wilman

A concert will be held at the Queen's Royal Estate in Sandringham to celebrate Norfolk Day.

Park House Hotel at Sandringham. Picture: Archant Library

Park House Hotel at Sandringham. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Eastern Daily Press, Archant

Organised by King's Lynn Festival, the La Vida Espanola will be performed by multiple award-winning guitarists Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey.

Norfolk Day Logo

Norfolk Day Logo - Credit: Archant

They will be performing at the historic Park House Hotel, which was once the childhood home of Princess Diana.

Tess Gilder, manager of Park House Hotel, said: 'I am delighted to be involved. I like to support Norfolk.'

Taking place on Friday July 27, from 5pm, the guitar duo will be performing a selection of music by Albeniz, Rodrigo and Ravel.

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The Royal Academy of Music graduates have won numerous awards and featured on BBC Radio Three's In Tune and Late Junction.

Lynn Festival chairman Alison Croose said the concert combined the best Norfolk has to offer – top quality musicians performing in a picturesque, historic West Norfolk venue.

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'We like to take festival audiences to places they may not otherwise visit, such as Park House on the beautiful Sandringham estate, and that fits in well with the celebration of Norfolk Day,' she said.

Sandringham has attracted thousands of visitors from all over the world and close to 50 businesses in the county have a Royal warrant to supply to the royal estate.

Earlier this month, Prince William said he and his family had a special connection with Norfolk, where he lived for a time with Kate Middleton in nearby Anmer Hall.

Lynn Festival is an internationally-renowned annual feast of music and the arts, staged for two weeks in July every year since 1951.

The festival was started and established by Lady Fermoy to celebrate the restoration of the 15th century Guildhall of St George in King's Lynn.

The EDP is sponsoring the special Norfolk Day musical concert which will be followed by a celebratory glass of Prosecco.

Tickets for the Park House Hotel concert can be purchased from the Lynn Corn Exchange by calling 01553 764864 or visiting

Find out more about Norfolk Day on Twitter at @Norfolk and by using the hashtag #NorfolkDay, and in our new Norfolk Day Facebook group.

How to support Norfolk Day?

An online shop has been launched selling Norfolk Day marketing material which event organisers can display on the day.

The shop is selling a four-pack of flags, four-pack of A3 posters and 20 balloons at £4, while 5m of bunting is £7.50.

Celebration packs containing all of the above are available for £15.

Norfolk Day takes place on Friday, July 27 and is intended as a day of fun in which individuals, community groups and businesses are encouraged to get involved by hosting or participating in events.

The initiative was launched by the EDP and Norwich Evening News in partnership with BBC Radio Norfolk and has the backing of business and community organisations who are planning events for the day.

Details of events will be revealed in the newspaper, online and via social media.

To order Norfolk Day materials, visit The Norfolk Day Shop.

Estimated delivery time is 28 days.

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