This year’s BBC Proms season culminates on Saturday, September 7 with Proms in the Park. As the world-famous Last Night of the Proms celebrations take place in London’s Royal Albert Hall, a number of events across the UK will see thousands of people sharing the magic of the Last Night. Events will take place in London, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, and each show will feature a live concert of high-profile artists, BBC orchestras and presenters. The climax of the evening will be a live big-screen link-up to the Royal Albert Hall for the traditional Last Night singalong.
One of the Proms in the Park events takes place in Hyde Park, with a line-up headed by British music legend Bryan Ferry. Also on the bill will be world-famous tenor Joseph Calleja, who will be performing with Proms in the Park favourites the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe.
Violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy will also be performing in a special appearance at Hyde Park – he will then perform for a second time in one night, at Last Night of the Proms over in the Royal Albert Hall. Sir Terry Wogan will be presenting the evening’s festivities, while special guest Dame Edna Everage will lead the traditional sing-a-long.
Look out too for a range of other artists, including Blue, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Craig Charles Fantasy Funk Band, Royal Choral Society, Anton de Beke & Erin Boag, and the cast of Let it Be.
Gates will open at 3.30pm, while the show starts 5.15pm.