Forecasted heatwave sparks last minute rush for tickets to Blickling proms

Last Night of the Blickling Proms

Last Night of the Blickling Proms - Credit: Archant

The weekend weather forecast has prompted a last-minute rush for tickets for one of the hottest parties of the summer.

Lisa Ward takes time out at Blickling ahead of the proms weekend. Picture: ALLY MCGILVRAY

Lisa Ward takes time out at Blickling ahead of the proms weekend. Picture: ALLY MCGILVRAY - Credit: Archant

More than 10,000 concert-goers are expected to converge on the open-air arena at Blickling, near Aylsham, for the annual Proms, which has proved so popular it is being staged over two nights this year.

The musical entertainment begins with the inaugural Classic Ibiza, with some of the biggest dance anthems from the last 20 years being given a classical twist by the Urban Soul Orchestra with internationally-renowned DJ Goldierocks, aka Sam Hall, accompanied by a stunning laser light show.

With temperatures in the grounds of the National Trust estate set to rival the party island, the stage is set for a scorcher.

At the same venue on Saturday night, chart-toppers Blake and The Voice stars Classical Reflection will join Viva Sinfonia,for an evening of classic film scores and proms favourites at the traditional Last Night of the Blickling Proms.

Last Night of the Blickling Proms 2014 at Blickling Hall. Left to right, Diane and Michael Rivett an

Last Night of the Blickling Proms 2014 at Blickling Hall. Left to right, Diane and Michael Rivett and Johnny and Emma Payne.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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And the weekend will finish with a bang, with a spectacular fireworks display in the shadow of Blickling Hall.

Looking forward to the event, Lisa Ward, director of promoters Revival Productions, said: 'We've got two fantastic nights, two very different nights this year.

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'There are so many festivals but what makes Blickling stand out is its very unique setting. The view that you get as an audience member with the gradual slope down and the stage at the bottom of the lake – it just looks stunning.

'I'm most looking forward to Friday night, it's a completely new concert and I've heard some of the rehearsals and it sounds amazing, I'm so excited because I know it's going to be an amazing night.

Blake. Will be performing at Last Night of the Blickling Proms at Blickling Hall. August 2016.

Blake. Will be performing at Last Night of the Blickling Proms at Blickling Hall. August 2016. - Credit: Archant

'We're selling very fast now because the forecast is so good, we're up to over 11,000 over the weekend now.

'For some reason we are always blessed with the weather here at Blickling – the sun always shines and it's forecast to do the same this weekend.'

Tickets for the Proms Weekend are on sale now, with £1 from every programme sold being donated to The Benjamin Foundation.

Hampers are also available to order online. For more information, visit www.revival-productions.co.uk or call the box office on 01283 841601. Group discounts of up to 20pc are also available.

Tickets are priced £35 in advance or £38 on the night.

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