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Sir Cliff Richard announces Shropshire open-air concert (7th November 2016)

Sir Cliff Richard announces Shropshire open-air concert

Sir Cliff Richard will be staging a concert deep in the Shropshire countryside next year it has been revealed.

The veteran singer has announced he will be playing an open-air concert at Walcot Hall in south Shropshire, as one of just 10 dates across the UK and Ireland next year.

Sir Cliff said the tour would be of "the UK's most beautiful castles and historic locations in June and July 2017, together with a single date in Cork, Ireland."

He added: "They are like festival shows, open air concerts. We’re doing two in Denmark, one in Ireland and nine in Britain."

Though outdoors, the concerts will be fully seated, with a wheelchair platform available at each.

Walcot Hall, best known as a wedding venue and holiday cottage location, is in the village of Lydbury North, near Bishop's Castle, that has a population of about just 300 people.

The Georgian country house, once owned by Clive of India and today the home of the Parish family, previously played host to a younger generation's musical hearts throbs when One Direction filmed there, but it is unusual for a rock concert to be staged there, as Sir Cliff will be doing on June 21.

Cliff's new album, Just... Fabulous Rock n Roll, includes new versions of rock n roll classics such as Roll Over Beethoven, Great Balls of Fire, Sweet Little Sixteen and his own debut single, Move It, as well as a duet with fellow idol Elvis Presley on Blue Suede Shoes.

Tickets for the Shropshire concert are priced between £65 and £45, plus booking fees.

Other venues include Live at The Marquee in Cork, Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire, Stansted Park in Hampshire, Catton Hall in Derbyshire, Lincoln Castle in Lincolnshire, Euston Hall in Suffolk, Harewood House and Scarborough Open Air Theatre in Yorkshire and Greenwich Music Time in London.