A stylish and contemporary retreat, in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, is set to be turned into an audio enthusiasts’ mecca for one weekend next month. The transformation at the De Vere Staverton Estate, near Daventry, will see over 160 of the world’s best hi-fi brands exhibiting. And, best of all the organisers have decided not to charge for entrance on both days of the show, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October.
Not only is The UK Audio Show the first major hi-fi event being held in the country since the start of the pandemic last year, but looks like being the only one for music-lovers to enjoy.
Organiser Roy Bird, of the Chester Group, has been staging similar events around the globe for decades. His first UK show was back in 1997, since when it’s become a must-see for many from far and wide. “It just seems right to open the doors this year and do away with any notion of entrance charges”, says Mr Bird. “The audio industry, like so many, has suffered enough over the past 18 months as show after show has fallen victim to the lockdown restrictions. Now it’s time to give a big welcome to everyone to enjoy the fine hi-fi systems that will be on show, playing a raft of great music.”
Among the exhibits will be eye-watering high-end audio systems costing upwards of £100,000 as well are many more-affordable setups along with new product announcements and the chance to see and hear technological advances being unveiled.
Online registration has now opened for the East Midland’s show and visitors simply need to apply here for their complimentary tickets.