Celebrate Battle Proms' 21st year at Hatfield House - and stand a chance of winning six tickets to this year's concert

Flag waving finale at the Hatfield House Battle Proms. Picture: Jean Mower-Allard

Flag waving finale at a previous Hatfield Battle Proms. - Credit: Jean Mower-Allard

There couldn’t be a better time for a bit of pomp and patriotism than in this, the year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Following the recent Jubilee street parties, it’s also a summer of celebration for The Battle Proms team and Hatfield House too!

A firm fixture in many summer diaries, the Battle Proms Concert Series has been delighting audiences around the UK for 25 years.

Revellers at the 2021 Battle Proms concert in the grounds of Hatfield House.

Revellers at the 2021 Battle Proms concert in the grounds of Hatfield House. - Credit: John Andrews

And on Saturday, July 16 organisers return for the 21st annual concert in the leafy and historic – and apt for this year – Queen Elizabeth Oak Field at Hatfield House. 

Since they first hosted a Battle Proms picnic concert, Hatfield House has welcomed an estimated 150,000 music loving visitors to their grounds specifically to enjoy a packed evening of entertainment and musical extravaganza courtesy of The Battle Proms.

The Battle Proms Belles at the 2021 Battle Proms concert at Hatfield House.

The Battle Proms Belles at the 2021 Battle Proms concert at Hatfield House. - Credit: John Andrews

From Andrews Sisters-style vintage vocals to daring ‘skill at arms’ cavalry displays and, more recently, jaw-dropping parachute displays, all the fun builds towards a full two-hour orchestral performance. 

The Red Devils at the 2021 Battle Proms concert in the grounds of Hatfield House.

The Red Devils at the 2021 Battle Proms concert in the grounds of Hatfield House. - Credit: John Andrews

The Red Devils parachute display team dropping in on the Hatfield House Battle Proms concert.

The Red Devils parachute display team dropping in on the Hatfield House Battle Proms concert. - Credit: John Andrews

The Red Devils landing at the 2021 Battle Proms concert in the grounds of Hatfield House.

The Red Devils landing at the 2021 Battle Proms concert in the grounds of Hatfield House. - Credit: John Andrews

The classical concert opens with a breathtaking Spitfire display to such uplifting pieces as Elgar’s Nimrod and Holst’s Jupiter – 2022's opening piece – and culminates in a jubilant flag-waving, sing-a-long ‘Last Night of the Proms’ style finale but with the addition of spectacular musical firework displays and cannon fire.

The Grace Spitfire performing at the Battle Proms at Hatfield House in 2018, Picture: Jean Mower-All

The Grace Spitfire performing at the Battle Proms at Hatfield House in 2018, Picture: Jean Mower-Allard - Credit: Jean Mower-Allard

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No wonder the Battle Proms sees so many loyal fans returning year on year. 

A Napoleonic cavalry display at the Battle Proms concert in Hatfield Park.

A Napoleonic cavalry display at the Battle Proms concert in Hatfield Park. - Credit: John Andrews

Thousands of people attended the 2021 Battle Proms concert at Hatfield House.

Thousands of people attended the 2021 Battle Proms concert at Hatfield House. - Credit: John Andrews

Members of The Red Devils Army Parachute Display Team on stage with Pam Rhodes at the 2021 Battle Proms concert

Members of The Red Devils Army Parachute Display Team on stage with Pam Rhodes at the 2021 Battle Proms concert at Hatfield House. - Credit: John Andrews


Competition to win Hatfield House Battle Proms tickets

The Welwyn Hatfield Times has long enjoyed celebrating the summer with The Battle Proms team and we have some fabulous pictures from recent years to share with you. 

Fireworks and cannon fire at the 2021 Battle Proms concert in the grounds of Hatfield House.

Fireworks and cannon fire at the 2021 Battle Proms concert in the grounds of Hatfield House. - Credit: John Andrews

Fireworks at The Battle Proms 2021 in Hatfield Park.

Fireworks at The Battle Proms 2021 in Hatfield Park. - Credit: John Andrews

But we want to see YOUR favourite photos of your Battle Proms experiences too!

One lucky participant will be selected to win SIX tickets to this year’s concert, plus a bottle of bubbly to share on arrival courtesy of The Battle Proms.

To stand a chance of winning, simply share your best pictures of previous Hatfield House Battle Proms along with saying which World War Two aircraft flies over the event each year.

To enter, email your Battle Proms pictures to alan.davies@archant.co.uk or by posting your pictures and the aeroplane answer on the thread to this story on the WHT’s Facebook page.

Battle Proms organisers will pick one entrant at random to win the prize. The closing date is noon on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Normal Archant terms and conditions apply.

For full details of The Battle Proms or to book tickets for this memorable event go to www.battleproms.com

Crowds of people at the 2021 Battle Proms concert in the grounds of Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.

Crowds of people at the 2021 Battle Proms concert in the grounds of Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. - Credit: John Andrews

Spectators at the 2021 Battle Proms concert at Hatfield House.

Spectators at the 2021 Battle Proms concert at Hatfield House. - Credit: John Andrews

This year's 2021 Battle Proms concert in Hatfield Park.

This year's 2021 Battle Proms concert in Hatfield Park. - Credit: John Andrews

The 2021 Battle Proms concert at Hatfield House.

The 2021 Battle Proms concert at Hatfield House. - Credit: John Andrews

Battle Proms compere Pam Rhodes in one of her sparkly stage jackets

Battle Proms compere Pam Rhodes in one of her sparkly stage jackets - Credit: Jean Mower-Allard. Supplied by Battle Proms

A party enjoying Battle Proms in Hatfield.

A party enjoying Battle Proms in Hatfield. - Credit: Tammy Marlar

The Red Devils drop in on the 2019 Battle Proms concert in Hatfield.

The Red Devils drop in on the 2019 Battle Proms concert in Hatfield. - Credit: Tammy Marlar

The fireworks finale at the Battle Proms concert in Hatfield.

The fireworks finale at the Battle Proms concert in Hatfield. - Credit: Tammy Marlar

The New English Concert Orchestra performing at a previous Battle Proms concert.

The New English Concert Orchestra performing at a previous Battle Proms concert. - Credit: Tammy Marlar

Battle Proms fireworks. Picture: Jean Mower-Allard

Battle Proms fireworks. Picture: Jean Mower-Allard - Credit: Jean Mower-Allard

The Battle Proms Evening Gun Salute at Hatfield House. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Battle Proms Evening Gun Salute at Hatfield House. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

Evening picnic at Battle Proms in Hatfield. Picture: Tammy Marlar

Evening picnic at Battle Proms in Hatfield. Picture: Tammy Marlar - Credit: Tammy Marlar