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Summer Picnic Proms: Live at Jodrell Bank Observatory

We are delighted to announce details of a very special performance by the Hallé. Against the majestic backdrop of the Lovell Telescope, enjoy an unforgettable night of shooting fireworks, cosmology and picnics at the world renowned Jodrell Bank Observatory on Saturday 31st August

A concert inspired by the stars will feature Jupiter and Mars from Holst’s The Planets, classics by Strauss, Mozart and John Williams, as well as a selection of out-of-this-world film music such as Star Wars, Independence Day, E.T., Apollo 13, Close Encounters and more.

Stephen Bell will lead the Hallé on the night and said of the concert:

“It will be a huge pleasure to conduct the magnificent Hallé in such a brilliant and unique setting as Jodrell Bank. 

We'll play some of the most exciting music there is, and nothing beats hearing a world-class symphony orchestra playing at the top of their game. It will be an unforgettable evening!" 

Tickets also include admission to the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, as well as access to a Science Arena curated by Jodrell Bank for the show.

Tickets are available now for £29.50 each which also includes entrance to science talks, activities and the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.

Gates open at 4pm and the concert begins at 8pm. You can bring your own picnic to enjoy or arrange to pick one up on arrival to the show.

Pegasus Pavilion VIP package: £59.50

Make your Proms even more special and treat yourself in the surroundings of the Pegasus Pavillion. Whether you are coming together to celebrate a special event with friends and family or would simply like to know that there is a covered area with a table reserved especially for you, the Pegasus Pavilion is the place to be and a great place to enjoy your picnic.

  • Entry to concert
  • Dressed table and chairs for your party inside the pavilion
  • Private viewing area
  • Private bar
  • Dedicated toilet facilities
  • Free VIP Car Parking

Perseus Pavilion VIP package: On sale soon

Superb music in a spectacular setting - and now the option to enjoy it all with a fine 3 course meal and drinks reception.

  • Cocktail and canapé reception
  • Three course dinner on reserved table
  • Private viewing terrace
  • Private bar
  • Dedicated toilet facilities
  • Reserved Car Parking

For full details and to buy tickets please visit

For over 50 years the giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank has been a figure of the Cheshire landscape and an internationally renowned landmark in the world of astronomy.  Since the summer of 1957 it has been quietly probing the depths of outer space, a symbol of our wish to understand the world in which we live.  It remains one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world, spending most of its time investigating cosmic phenomena which were undreamed of when it was conceived. 

The Live From Jodrell Bank series of concerts sees some of the most innovative artists performing in this unique and dramatic setting, marrying science and music and bringing the audience superlative sounds from earth and beyond!

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