Rouge Events wins contract to produce relaunched Kenwood House concerts

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KenwoodHouseKenwood House picnic and music concerts are set to make a return in 2013. Rouge Events has been appointed by English Heritage to produce and promote the relaunched Kenwood House Concerts.

The concerts took a break in 2012 while English Heritage looked to appoint new event organisers and will be back for two weeks from the end of August this year.

The concerts will take place over two, three-day weekends, as opposed to the previous format, which saw the concerts run every Saturday for four weeks over the summer. The new format is the result of a consultation with local residents by English Heritage.

Alex Sydney, head of historic properties in London for English Heritage, said: “We are delighted to be bringing the picnic concerts back to Kenwood this summer. Last year’s break allowed us to think about how the concerts can be done differently. Running them over two weekends and not four will mean that we can keep any disturbance to a minimum.

“We’ll announce the acts soon but there will be something for everyone, including families and lovers of classical music. This year will be an exciting one for Kenwood. The concerts are returning in the summer and then later in the year, the House will reopen – repaired, restored and refreshed.”