This Saturday (August 20), the National Trust’s scenic Ightham Mote at Ivy Hatch, near Sevenoaks, welcomes Kent-based band The Dial, who have been entertaining crowds for 10 years.

They will perform on the picturesque lawns of the 14th-century mansion as part of the Music at the Mote strand of concerts. The performance starts at 7pm and tickets are priced £15 each.


Music has been an integral part of Ightham Mote’s 700-year long history and the historic estate has hosted Music at the Mote annually for several years, with the event growing bigger each year.

Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and celebrate summer in the best way – with dancing – to a mixture of soul, pop and rock classics. There will also be an on-site bar.

Ightham Mote was acquired by the National Trust in 1985 and is now one of the most peaceful and characterful medieval manor houses in the country.

Enchanting sounds have resonated throughout its long history, created by the remarkable musicians, singers and composers who have lived in and visited the manor house and gardens. These music nights have been a way bring that history into the modern day and connect visitors with the past.