COMPETITION: Win two tickets to any of the upcoming Battle Proms.

The first Battle Proms was at Battle Abbey, East Sussex in 1997, and from this it has grown into the UK’s premier picnic concert series, set at the UK’s finest stately homes.

The creation of the Battle Proms came from a desire to make best use of the 200 live firing replica Napoleonic cannon that were taking up a lot of room in the yards of the English Field Artillery Company. 

The only sensible use for this amount of guns was to perform Beethoven’s 'Battle Symphony’ as he intended, with 193 live firing cannon providing a thunderous percussion!

It is this signature piece which gives the Battle Proms its name and lends a unique and spectacular twist to all Battle Proms concerts. The cannons also feature in the 1812 Overture (a mere first half finale at the Battle Proms!) and provide a stunning backdrop to these panoramic concerts.

  • Go here for more information and to book your tickets.

This is your chance to win one of 3 Gift Vouchers courtesy of Marlow FM, each voucher redeemable for two tickets to any of the upcoming Battle Proms.

Choose from:

  • Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire – Saturday 6th July

  • Hatfield House in Hertfordshire - Saturday 13th July

  • Burghley House in Lincolnshire - Saturday 20th July

  • Highclere Castle in Hampshire - Saturday 3rd August

  • Ragley Hall in Warwickshire - Saturday 10th August

Answer the following question:

In which year did the first battle Prom take place?

  1. 1977

  2. 1987

  3. 1997

Email your contact details along with your answer, and your choice of Battle Prom to us by midnight on Thursday 4th July if you wish to attend the Blenheim Palace Battle Prom and by midnight Thursday 11th July for all other venues.