Proms in the Park

  • Music
  • Classical and opera
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© Mark Allan
© Mark Allan
© Mark Allan
© Mark Allan

While the Last Night of the Proms is underway in the Royal Albert Hall, across the road there'll be an even bigger party going on. Terry Wogan hosts the open-air concert featuring The Jacksons, Russell Watson, Caro Emerald, The Mavericks, Beverley Knight and more star performers, plus the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Royal Choral Society.

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Kishma S

Doors opened at 2pm for this all day event although music didn't start until 5.15pm. Early arrival is essential to get a good spot, capacity is 40,000 so late arrivals were pretty far from the stage.

For your £40 (£38 + booking fee) you can bring in as much food and drink (including alcohol) as you can carry. The very organised even bad folding chairs and even tables (I'm not that organised).

The music was good in variety and calibre although the Sound of Music segment was more annoying than entertaining. Jack Pack were probably my personal favourite. The Jacksons were pretty good too especially considering they have a combined age of around 250 years.

I was a little disappointed with the actual classical concert itself. I was expecting Pomp and Circumstance and I didn't get it. I also found the fireworks anticlimactic, they could have been set off at the same time as Auld Lang Sine to give a better effect.

Still, it was a good day out and I'll go again.