9 July 22 - The
Event

A day-long spectacular in the
grounds of Euston Hall

*LIVE MUSIC* *FLYING AIR DISPLAY* *CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES*
*FABULOUS FOOD AND DRINK* *VIP MARQUEE*

Come and join us for an amazing summer celebration, with entertainment, food and fun for the whole family all afternoon. 

As evening rolls in, settle down to watch superb live acts on our main stage: Abalicious, an internationally acclaimed
ABBA tribute band, The Bierkeller Schunklers Oompah Showband, a military ensemble including the Military Wives’ Choir
and The Ruby Sisters and a colourful Bhangra Drummers and Dancer performance.

As well as a great day out for young and old, the Festival of Heroes supports the work of three incredibly worthwhile charities: 

The Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA), The Dad’s Army Museum and Norfolk and Waveney/Suffolk Mind.

Book your tickets today – we can’t wait to see you

 
The

Performers

ABBA Tribute – Abalicious

Our headline act, Abalicious, are the UK’s ultimate ABBA tribute act – you might have seen them on television. With many years’ experience touring as Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid, Abalicious are vocally and technically flawless, bringing the magic of ABBA to a spectacular stage show. Don’t “take a chance” – make sure you see these “super troupers” live on stage!

Did you know that ABBA’s 2021 release Voyage, which brought the original band members back together after almost 40 years, is their ninth studio album?

The Bierkeller Schunklers Oompah Showband

Are you ready to join in? The Bierkeller Schunklers Oompah Showband don’t just want you to sing along… they want you to dance, clap, play games, march, yodel and basically join in all the fun they create on stage. They’ll be playing a huge range of songs, from traditional to rock ‘n’ roll.

Did you know that dancing, marching and yodelling along with this fabulous showband is such a great workout that people have been known to lose weight at their events?

Bhangra Drummers and Dancers

Presenting a stunning combination of movement and colour, our Bhangra dancers will transform our stage into a vibrant musical celebration of their amazing art form. Bhangra is truly like no other style of dance, captivating audiences worldwide with its energy. The Bhangra Dance and Drummers will be part of the Festival of East Anglia and Punjab celebrating the rich diverse culture of Punjab through traditional folk dances, music and singing.
Did you know that Bhangra dance began in the Punjab region of India, but has now made its way around the world?

The Band of the Royal Marines

The unmistakeable sound of the Band of the Royal Marines creates a true sense of occasion and a real sense of pride among the audience. These inspirational musicians are all serving marines, bringing the tradition of playing live to boost morale and entertain the public into the present day. (Of course, owing to the nature of their military work, there’s a chance the band members will be called into service, but we hope to see them perform on 9 July)

Did you know that the members of the Royal Marines band are multi-talented, being proficient in both a wind and a string instrument?

Honington Military Wives Choir

The film Military Wives made us all realise the importance of friendships and community. Honington Military Wives’ Choir share their love of singing with a programme featuring plenty of familiar favourites – some of which might even bring a tear to the eye. Off-stage, for more than a decade the choir has helped to forge friendships in the community around RAF Honington.

Did you know that the Military Wives Choirs Foundation has now developed choirs at more than 80 bases throughout the UK, Germany, Cyprus, the US and the Falkland Islands?

 

The Ruby Sisters

Step back in time on a fabulously nostalgic journey as the Ruby Sisters bring the past to life. This talented local duo specialise in 1940s-style songs – you might have seen them as part of the Dad’s Army Museum summer event series. Tap your feet and allow yourself to be transported back 80 years ago.

Did you know that the iconic Second World War song The White Cliffs of Dover was originally recorded by Glenn Miller, before Vera Lynn made it her own?

RAF Band – Honington

The RAF Honington band presents a fantastic combination of inspirational military music and the chance to see local talents in action. You’ll see RAF personnel playing alongside civilians living near the RAF base – together, they create a brilliant community ensemble, with plenty of tunes you’ll recognise.

Did you know that anyone can apply to be in an RAF Voluntary Band (as long as you play an instrument, of course!) – you don’t have to be a serving member of the air force.

Fabulous family activities

During the afternoon, in the beautiful grounds of Euston Hall, you’ll find a huge range of things to do – in fact, there’s something for all the family. The super-active among you might like to try out our military boot camp, scale the climbing tower, have a go at archery or get involved in a NERF battle. Military history fans will love to wander around our display of World War II vehicles including the Desert Rats, or have a photo taken with the original Dad’s Army van. We’ll also have a fire engine on display, two steam engines (from the Burrell Museum) and a chance to take a ride in a helicopter! You can even try out our very own car gymkhana; just remember to bring your co-pilot with you!

Food and drink
If you don’t fancy bringing a picnic, don’t worry – we’ve got it covered. A range of food stalls and vendors will be operating all day, as well as a fully licensed bar and hot drinks concessions.

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Location

Euston Estate
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