Concert-goers are invited to bring a picnic blanket and enjoy an al fresco evening in the company of the Rocket Man and his band as they perform on the historic cricket ground adjacent to the Hall.
In a departure from his normal touring schedule of seated arenas and sports stadia, Elton will play in a picnic-style setting with an early show which will finish by 9pm, allowing his audience plenty of time to get home.
This will be Elton's first Norfolk appearance since his 2005 sell out concert at Norwich City's Carrow Road, which saw over 22,000 fans enjoy an incredible night, and is one of only two scheduled concerts in the UK for 2009.
Elton said: "There's something very special about playing at such a historic site. One feels very grand with a stately home as a backdrop! I love playing in Britain on a warm summer's evening and having an enormous picnic under an open sky is the perfect way to start. We'll be pulling out all the stops to make it a fantastic show."
Viscount Coke said: "We are delighted to be hosting Sir Elton John at Holkham Hall next year. It is a real honour for us to welcome him back to Norfolk after an absence of four years, and for him to have chosen Holkham as the venue."