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Out of London’s countless venues, the Royal Albert Hall is probably the last you’d expect to find a flock of ravers or grime fanatics in. That’s about to change thanks to some nocturnal programming at classical music institution the BBC Proms. Yes, the 2015 Proms are quite literally going Pete Tong. The veteran DJ is presenting a concert paying tribute to rave culture, with other events tackling grime and experimental electronica.
The action starts and finishes late (10.15pm-1am) and although they’re midweek affairs, expect some hands in the air and a few shapes being thrown, from audiences far more familiar with bassy rinse-outs than Bach recitals. We asked three key figures – DJs and broadcasters Mary Anne Hobbs and MistaJam, and conductor Jules Buckley – to pick a song from the Late Night Prom they're involved with and tell us why it’ll make a riveting classical transition when an orchestra performs it live.