At Cause UK, we had a blast over the weekend supporting the Picnic Proms at Harewood House. We got stuck in as the artist liaison team, after working with Vivo Entertainment to promote the concert series.
The three-day outdoor concert extravaganza took place from 3 to 5 September.
Crowds of over 4,500 attended the breath-taking performances at the stunning Harewood estate.
Alfie Boe opened the concert series on Friday in style, with a surprise special guest – the actor Freddie Fox – who played a Bowie medley with Boe.
Fox is one of the most sought-after young actors, and is from the famous acting dynasty – his father is Edward Fox, and sister Emilia Fox.
We helped promote Alfie’s appearance with a Big Interview in the Saturday magazine of the Yorkshire Post and BBC Radio.
Saturday evening saw the Yorkshire Proms, featuring the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra (YSO), which made its debut performance.
Cause UK helped launch the YSO earlier this year, telling its story of how it had arisen from the ashes of Covid-19. The YSO was co-founded and reformed by Vivo Entertainment’s Jamie Hudson and conductor, Ben Crick, to support northern musicians hit by the pandemic. We announced their arrival in The Guardian, The BBC, The Strad, Times and more, as well as wrote features directly for Yorkshire Living magazine and the Yorkshire Post. Ben Crick also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House with trumpet player, Anthony.
You can read our case study on the YSO launch, HERE.
The proms starred Sir Willard White, Tenors Unlimited, West End star Sophie Evans, and was hosted by the hugely entertaining Aled Jones. It was an unforgettable evening, with stunning performances.
Last but not least, Queen Symphonic performed on Sunday evening. It was an extra special celebration, as the day just happened to of been Freddie Mercury’s birthday.
It was joyous to see such a triumphant return of live music!