Bargain Early Bird tickets on sale for summer’s Blickling proms night

Early bird tickets are now on sale for this year's proms weekend at Blickling. Picture: CHRIS TAYLOR

Early bird tickets are now on sale for this year's proms weekend at Blickling. Picture: CHRIS TAYLOR - Credit: Archant

It is one of the biggest open-air events in Norfolk, and this year it returned by public demand.

Early bird tickets are now on sale for this year's proms weekend at Blickling. Picture: CHRIS TAYLOR

Early bird tickets are now on sale for this year's proms weekend at Blickling. Picture: CHRIS TAYLOR - Credit: Archant

But the proms weekend at Blickling Hall, near Aylsham, has proved so popular that next year, as well as returning to the National Trust site, it is being rolled out to three new venues across the country - Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire, Bowood House in Wiltshire and Knebworth House in Hertfordshire.

And the event previously known as the Last Night of the Blickling Proms is being rebranded The Great British Proms to celebrate.

The concert at Blickling, taking place on Saturday, August 12 2017, will be headlined by the National Symphony Orchestra which will be performing iconic music from all corners of the UK.

They will be joined on stage by Classical Brit Award-winning Welsh male vocal group Only Men Aloud and a Norfolk-based traditional pipe band as they embark on a musical journey incorporating some truly-rousing English classics including the 'Dambusters' March, to the Emerald Isle's Danny Boy, Welsh rugby favourite Bread of Heaven and Scottish greats including the Skye Boat Song.


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The second half of the show will see the National Symphony Orchestra, whose international reputation for excellence puts them in the top four orchestras in the UK, return to the stage to perform all the Proms favourites including Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and British anthem Jerusalem.

Lisa Ward, from organisers Revival Productions, said: 'It promises to be a celebratory evening featuring some of Britain's best artists and musicians.'

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Last summer's proms weekend, which was extended from one night to two to include the inaugural Classic Ibiza curtain-raiser, attracted thousands of revellers to Blickling.

With free parking for both coaches and cars, guests are invited to bring their picnics and champagne, wave their flags, sing along and soak up the atmosphere with friends in the outstanding Blickling Hall setting. The evening will conclude with a stunning fireworks finale over the lake, choreographed to the music.

A limited number of early bird tickets at a reduced price of £30 (£35 thereafter and £38 on the night) have gone on sale to ensure no-one misses out.

For more details and to book tickets log on to the event website - www.revival-productions.co.uk - or call the box office on 01630 674342.

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