Friday 15th July 2022 – Rag’n’Bone Man – plus special guest Sam Ryder.

Saturday 16th July 2022 – Boy George & Culture Club – plus special guests: Bananarama, Lulu, Kim Wilde

Sunday 17th July 2022 – Last Night of the Heritage Proms with Russell Watson – with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Featuring Mike Moran and Christina Johnston.
Plus very special guests Mark Kingswood, and NHS Voices Choir

All original tickets remain valid.

If you are coming to the concerts, please be aware that the road infrastructure surrounding the showground in Ardingly is very limited, so allow as much time as possible for your journey to and from the venue. Should there be traffic delays, with the current hot weather, please make sure you bring plenty of water with you. There will be water points throughout the concert area to fill up when you arrive.

There is strictly no parking outside the Showground on the surrounding roads or verges. All parking MUST be within the showground. North and South Gate will be open for parking (pre-booked with tickets or pay on arrival by cash or card). This will enable you to park close to the entrance to the concert which is at the very back of the showground.

There is a very limited bus Metrobus service number 272, to and from the showground on Friday and Saturday. Please check the timetable before travelling:

Please book taxis in advance for both traveling to and returning from the concerts. There is a list of taxi numbers at

The South of England Event Centre is set in the beautiful Sussex countryside in a rural village location.  Please be mindful and considerate of local residents.

We hope you enjoy the concert!

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If you would like to speak to one of our representatives about hiring one of our spaces contact us on:

01444 892048

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A big Thank You to all the staff at The South of England Event Centre. They have been absolutely fantastic. Their help and support has been incredible right up to and including on the day. Nothing has been too much trouble and they couldn't do enough / more to help. Whatever your event, consider their facilities - great location, great venues, great service and you'll be sure to have a great day.

VMS Markets & Events

We are immensely grateful to have worked with you on our festival this year. It is so rare to meet people who are so dedicated and enthusiastic about their work. You have both been so incredibly kind, generous and supportive in helping us with our festival. You are both a true credit to your profession and we honestly feel so lucky to have gotten to know you and work with you both.

Jolly Good Festival

Thank you so much for all the hard work your team put into our Fiesta last Friday. It went really well, and our clients / staff had a fantastic time. The support and help provided throughout was very much appreciated and helped the event to run so smoothly. The catering team also did a fantastic job and food selection/drinks options were perfect.

Southdown Fiesta

Warners Shows organise events with all major showgrounds across England. It was a pleasure to work, from start to finish, with such a professional and helpful team on site as we launched our new event on the South of England Showground. From point of sale through to ground staff. Looking forward to returning in 2024.

Campervan Campout
Sally Dodds, Head of Events, Warners Group

The Event Centre staff went out of their way to help deliver the best possible experience. Nothing was too much to ask for and all our requests were met with a very positive response throughout. We would not hesitate to recommend the South of England Event Centre to other prospective clients.

Murray Stinton
Production Manager, AA Roadshow


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Event start: 10/12/2023 8:00 am

Most Sunday's at the Showground.
Winter months undercover where possible. Sellers can arrive from 6am - open to the public from 8am

Wealdstone & Northolt CS Open Show

Event start: 10/12/2023 9:00 am

Canine open show

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Event start: 17/12/2023 8:00 am

Most Sunday's at the Showground.
Winter months undercover where possible. Sellers can arrive from 6am - open to the public from 8am

Tractor Run

Event start: 17/12/2023

Chailey YFC's Annual Charity Christmas Tractor Run is happening again on the 17th December 2023 and they would love to see you all there again.
Spaces are limited this year to first come first serve basis.

Young Driver Experience

Event start: 07/01/2024 9:00 am

If you’re aged 10 to 17, have your first taste of proper driving in a Vauxhall Corsa with Young Driver Experience, go bling with a drive in a gleaming Bentley, take a cool classic car for a spin, or even get behind the wheel of an actual fire engine!


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At the South of England Event Centre, we have the space for your event to succeed. If you would like to know more about our event spaces or have a question about how we can help you make the most of your event, please contact us.

Tel: 01444 892048