Van Morrison announced for Headline Concert at Royal Sandringham Estate, Norfolk

feat Very Special Guests Squeeze & Del Amitri - 25th August 2023

By Neil Greenway | Published: Fri 3rd Mar 2023

Van Morrison

Saturday 26th to Monday 28th August 2023
Royal Estate of Sandringham, Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN, England MAP
£86.90 (incl. fees)
Daily capacity: 10,000
Last updated: Mon 3rd Jul 2023






Presale - Thursday 9th March 9am

General sale - Friday 10th March 9am




Van Morrison has been announced for a large-scale outdoor show this summer, as part of the first extensive live music events to be hosted at the Royal Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, presented by Heritage Live.

The show, taking place on Friday 25th August 2023, will also feature special guests Squeeze and Del Amitri, as well as the Old Time Sailors.

Customers MUST pre-register to purchase tickets at Pre-sale for those who have pre-registered will take place on Thursday 9th March at 9am.

Giles Cooper of Heritage Live said:

“We’re delighted to be able to bring the peerless Van Morrison to the Royal Sandringham Estate. Van’s ability to create timeless music and his amazing live show will create a really unique and historic musical moment in these incredible surroundings.”

Van Morrison’s matchless song-writing and vocal talents have seen him produce an incredible body of material throughout the course of his career that has seen him traverse, and indeed master, everything from the British R&B, in which he originally made his name, to Jazz, Celtic and Soul.

Though also experimenting in these different genres, Van Morrison’s commercial success is well documented – ‘Brown Eyed Girl’, ‘Gloria’, ‘Here Comes The Night’, ‘Jackie Wilson Said’, ‘Bright Side Of The Road, ‘Have I Told You Lately’ – the list goes on.

Born of his Irish Showband instincts, the magic of the live performance has been a consistent feature of Morrison’s career. Over the course of his fifty year career Van Morrison has been recognised with awards and accolades such as a Knighthood, a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honorary doctorates from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres, which all attest to the international reach of Van’s musical art. 

Van Morrison will release ‘Moving On Skiffle’, an album inspired by his childhood love of skiffle music, on 10th March 2023.

Squeeze first formed in 1973, shortly after Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had begun their songwriting partnership. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a string of hits including ‘Cool for Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Labelled with Love’, and more. Following solo careers, the Ivor Novello Award-winning duo reunited in 2007 to relaunch Squeeze and have been touring, writing and recording together ever since, returning to the UK Album Charts and airwaves with 2015’s ‘Cradle To The Grave’ and 2017’s ‘The Knowledge’. 

Formed in Glasgow in the early 80s, Del Amitri have been a fixture on music charts since the release of their second studio album, ‘Waking Hours’, in 1989 which spawned the timeless hits ‘Kiss This Thing Goodbye’ and ‘Nothing Ever Happens’. With further albums featuring hits including ‘Always the Last to Know’ and ‘Roll to Me’, the band went on hiatus in the mid 00’s before reuniting in 2014, and released their most recent album ‘Fatal Mistakes’ in 2021.

The show will be opened by the Old Time Sailors, who take audiences back to the 19th Century with their immersive experience of seafaring music performed with traditional instruments.

Heritage Live will be actioning a sustainability plan across the Sandringham Estate concerts in order to adhere to the most up to date advancements in green large scale live music event staging.

Also announced for Heritage Live at the Royal Sandringham Estate is Robbie Williams, who will perform two exclusive shows for 2023 on 26th and 27th August. Both events are sold out. 

Van Morrison
Plus Special Guests – Squeeze, Del Amitri + Old Time Sailors

Friday 25th August 2023 - Sandringham Estate, Norfolk PE35 6EN
Gates open at 2pm. The event closes at 10.30pm

For all show info, including venue information and VIP packages visit:

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About Sandringham:

Sandringham Estate is the much-loved Country Retreat of the British Royal Family and has been the private home to generations of British Monarchs since 1862.

In an area of outstanding natural beauty nestled in 20,000 acres, Sandringham House and Gardens were the setting for the very first televised Christmas Day speech broadcast in 1957, recorded by Queen Elizabeth II.  

Sandringham House and Gardens are open to visitors six days a week from April – October remaining closed on Fridays.

Sandringham Royal Parkland spans nearly 243 hectares and is open daily throughout the year for walking and cycling, is dog friendly and includes a woodland children’s play area.

St Mary Magdalene Church, visited by the Royal Family particularly at Christmas, is in the Royal Parkland and open to visitors in line with Sandringham House opening times. Facilities at Sandringham Courtyard include The Sandringham Shop, Sandringham Restaurant serving light lunches and Afternoon Tea, and the Terrace take away cafe facilities.

About Heritage Live

Heritage Live concerts are staged at some of England’s most beautiful and culturally significant venues. These historic landmarks, stately homes and showgrounds showcase the very best of England’s unique heritage and serve as stunning backdrops to their evening events. The series continues to expand its portfolio of venues, whilst continuing to stage concerts at sites such as the English Heritage site Audley End House & Gardens in Essex, and Englefield House in Berkshire.

Heritage Live has previously hosted artists such as Tom Jones, Noel Gallagher, Madness, Boy George & Culture Club, The Jacksons, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jess Glynne and Nile Rodgers.

Heritage Live is brought to you by GCE Live.

Giles Cooper of Heritage Live is Chairman of the Royal Variety Charity & Executive Producer of the Royal Variety Performance - now commanding over 152M global television viewers annually.

Heritage Live holds an exclusive contract from August 2023 for staging concerts in the Royal Parkland on the Sandringham Estate.

Access Customers

For those that need additional support or access tickets, please purchase your tickets via AXS online at Please note that if you also require a space on our Access Viewing Platform and/or a space in our accessible car park, you MUST book this IN ADVANCE and IN ADDITION to buying your concert ticket, by contacting AXS separately. 

Food & Drink

Please note that alcohol, soft drinks and food must be purchased on site and may not be brought into the concert arena. There will be a wide variety of bars and artisan food traders on site.


Designated event parking will be available for the concert at Sandringham with plenty of spaces. Car parking tickets can be purchased in advance via the online ticketing process, or purchased on the night (£10 per car) by cash or card.


Camping is not permitted on the concert site, but there are numerous campsites in the local area. Please see here for further information:

Media enquiries relating to Sandringham Estate:

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