On Saturday 14 June 2015, the Westmorland County Showground was transformed into a concert venue, as Elton John and his band made an extremely welcome debut to the Lake District¬†as part of his European tour.
Tens of thousands flocked to see Sir Elton perform his iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career.
Prior to the event, Sir Elton commented:
‚ÄúMy band and I are very excited about bringing the show to Westmorland. While this will be my first show in South Cumbria, some of my best shows have been in the North and I am sure this will be no different.¬†I look forward to seeing everyone at the County Showground and¬†I am sure we will all have a fantastic time.‚Äù
Christine Knipe, Chief Executive of Westmorland County Agricultural Society Ltd said:
‚ÄúWe are absolutely delighted to have been selected as a venue for Elton John‚Äôs European Tour. We couldn‚Äôt be more excited to be bringing one of the most highly acclaimed solo artists of all time to Westmorland County Showground next summer.¬†It is a true privilege for our agricultural society to be hosting such an event, which will not only be amazing for our charity but will be so important for South Cumbria.¬†I am sure it will be an event not to be missed.‚Äù¬†