The Who announce an historic concert at the Royal Sandringham Estate



THE WHO are pleased and excited to announce their historic concert with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA, hosted at the ROYAL SANDRINGHAM ESTATE in Norfolk.

The momentous outdoor summer show will be a special finale to their 2023 The Who Hits Back! UK tour, and is part of the first extensive live music events to be held at the Royal Sandringham Estate, presented by Heritage Live. Special guests for the event will be Richard Ashcroft, and The Lightning Seeds.

Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and band will perform music from throughout the band’s nearly 60-year career, including sections devoted to classic albums Tommy and Quadrophenia as well as other beloved Who tracks and songs from their 2019 WHO album, their first studio release in 13 years.
This will be the only show on their 2023 tour which will see The Who perform alongside the iconic Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Pete Townshend said,
“ Very pleased and excited for The Who to be one of the first artists to perform at the Country Home of the British Royal family on The Sandringham Estate.
Opening up the Estate to large scale concerts is a fantastic way of keeping us uplifted and enjoying congregation at what I’m sure will be a fabulous summer celebration. We can’t wait!”

Giles Cooper of Heritage Live said,
“It’s been an ambition of us all at Heritage Live to stage a concert for the legend that is The Who. It doesn’t get any bigger and to have this iconic band accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic, in such a magnificent setting, will be the most amazing and magical experience. It will undoubtedly be a day and evening etched into the memories of all those who attend for the rest of our lives!”

Heritage Live customers must pre-register to secure tickets. Available at or 

Pre-sale begins at 9.00am on Wednesday 8 March. General on-sale is 9.00am Friday 10 March

The Who Fan Club pre-sale begins at 9.00am on Wednesday 8 March.
We will be posting further details on the Fan Club pre-sale here. Keep checking back for updates.

The show will feature The Who’s full live band comprised of guitarist / backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, second keyboardist Emily Marshall, bassist Jon Button, drummer Zak Starkey, and backing vocals by Billy Nicholls, along with orchestra conductor Keith Levenson, lead violinist Katie Jacoby, and lead cellist Audrey Snyder; all alongside the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

As the band were unable to play a promised Christmas concert for the Nordoff Robbins charity due to a scheduling conflict, they will be donating part of their fee for this show to the charity.

The Who wound up their The Who Hits Back! tour of the US in November last year having wowed audiences in over thirty cities, with media and fans agreeing that the band were as good as, if not better than ever and that the orchestral arrangements, most of which were done by the legendary David Campbell, brought a new depth and excitement to Pete Townshend’s music.

Richard Ashcroft is a two-time Ivor Novello winner (Songwriter of the Year in 1998 and Outstanding Contribution to British Music in 2019) who has released five Top 5 solo albums, including the #1 debut Alone With Everybody, and most recently last year his #2 album Acoustic Hymns. He first came to attention with The Verve, with who he released one of the biggest albums of the era in the shape of Urban Hymns (the UK’s 18th biggest selling album of all-time) as well as a succession of anthems which remain staples of his live set today, including ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’, ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, ‘Lucky Man’ and ‘Sonnet’.

The Lightning Seeds are the brainchild of writer, singer, guitarist and producer Ian Broudie. In 1989 Ian as Lightning Seeds released debut album Cloudcukooland featuring the hit single ‘Pure’. Second album Sense followed before the release of the seminal album Jollification in 1994 which has so far sold nearly 1 million copies. In 1996 the iconic single ‘Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home’ for the England football team topped the charts many times over.

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.

The Who
With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Plus Very Special Guests – Richard Ashcroft + The Lightning Seeds

Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2023
Sandringham Estate, Norfolk PE35 6EN
Gates open at 2.00pm. The event closes at 10.30pm

Heritage Live customers must pre-register to secure tickets. Available at or 

Pre-sale begins at 9.00am on Wednesday 8 March. General on-sale is 9.00am Friday 10 March

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

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:

27 thoughts on “The Who announce an historic concert at the Royal Sandringham Estate”

  1. Fantastic news that rock legends the who are doing a show at sandringham one of the royal venus should be a marvellous evening

  2. Karl Smith says:

    When is the concert taking place and how much are tickets

  3. Marco says:

    Interested in shows of The Who in other countries in Europe as well.

  4. How much are the tickets

  5. Margaret says:

    Hi…can you take a chair in to the concert?

    1. The Who says:

      Hi Margaret, concert seating will be provided.

  6. Hi There
    Are dogs allowed for the show and can you bring g your own seating in.
    ie: foldable chairs.

    1. The Who says:

      Hi Anni, all seating is provided at the venue. We really wouldn’t recommend anyone bringing their dog to a rock concert due to the volume of sound and the crowd. It would be unfair on the animal.

  7. Steve Slim says:

    I would like two tickets for myself and my wife. Sandringham holds very special memories for both of us and I am now in my 74th year and still a mod at heart.

  8. Terry says:

    How much are tickets

    1. The Who says:

      Purchase links for tickets are in this post. Prices are listed in the link.

  9. Brian says:

    I currently have a general admission ticket for the Who concert at the Sandringham Estate. It is my intention to queue up an hour or more before the gates open in order to secure a spot directly in front of the stage.
    Im am now wondering if I purchase a VIP ticket, can I can get early access inside the venue and get in front of the stage before the general admission ticket gate opens?

    Kind regards

    1. The Who says:

      According to the promoter’s website, . . .

      > VIP ticket holders will also have early access to the concert arena, when possible.

  10. Is there a bus service back to kings lynn after the concert

    1. The Who says:

      Check with the promoter’s website, Anthony. They will have that information.

  11. Wendy setchell says:

    Is it possible to come by car, go home by taxi ,leave the car overnight and return to pick it up the next day please….

    1. The Who says:

      You’ll need to speak with the concert promoter about that

  12. Mandy Knight says:

    I won 2 tickets through my Waitrose VIP account. But the tickets I actually got are general admission through Heritage live instead. I’m absolutely thrilled but also worried. I am unable to walk very far so my husband wheels me in my wheelchair. Where will I be seated IN my chair and will my Husband be able to stay with me?

    1. The Who says:

      Hi Mandy, you will need to get in touch with the promoters, Heritage Live and arrange for accessible tickets.The contact page for them is here

  13. Tizzie says:

    My 10 year old Nephew is a HUGE fan, is there an age limit please? I would love to bring him along.

    1. The Who says:

      No age limit, Tizzie. We hope to see you both at one of our shows.

  14. What are the seating arrangements. Can I bring my folding chair

  15. Susan says:

    Can you confirm that patrons are allowed to bring water into the concert or will free water be available.

    1. The Who says:

      Information about shows at the Sandringham Estate can be found at

  16. Sid Wood says:

    Am I permitted to bring a foldable chair to the concert? Although I am not disabled I am 74 yrs and have mobility issues that preclude me from standing for long periods.

    1. The Who says:

      Hi Sid, it looks like chairs and folding chairs are not allowed on site. Full details of the event can be found on this web page. Scroll down for what you can and can’t bring.

  17. Jenny says:

    Hi – can we just turn up for the Who (after Richard Ashcroft and the Lightening Seeds are finished)as we did not realise until now that the concert is all afternoon and evening..!

    Are seats pre-allocated? There is nothing marked on our tickets.. thanks

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