Countryfile Live celebrates every part of the British countryside for a full experience of everything the programme cherishes. This year's Countryfile Live will take place at Blenheim Palace from Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 August and Castle Howard from Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 August. The Countryfile team will be giving talks and hosting demonstrations giving the public the chance to speak to, and learn more about, their favourite presenter. In previous years Jeremy Paxman, Victoria Pendleton and Kenton Cool have featured at the event theatre.

Quilter plc will be the headline partner for this summer's event. Paul Feeney, CEO of Quilter, said: “Here in Great Britain, we are fortunate enough to have some of the world’s most beautiful countryside right on our doorstep and Countryfile Live provides the perfect opportunity to help us all understand what we can do to protect it in these fast-moving times.”

Quilter plc also has exciting plans in store for 2019 having recently launched their Rural Innovation Programme. This exciting initiative seeks out the UK’s most innovative companies or individuals, who are utilising technological and business innovation to help sustain rural communities.

The successful applicant will receive £30,000 worth of funding. The application process is now open with the closing date set at Friday 14th June at 6pm.