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Open-air proms with live music to be staged at Hole Park Gardens, Rolvenden

Open-air proms are set to return to one of Kent's gardens this summer.

The Proms Spectacular with live music will be held at Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden after the government announced live performances outdoors would be allowed as lockdown restrictions are further eased.

Open air proms will return to Hole Park Gardens
Open air proms will return to Hole Park Gardens

Tickets, which are on sale now, will be limited to 4,000 per event and social distancing will be in place, with promenaders able to sit in their own groups, with a 2m distance between them and other groups.

Staged by Bel Events they will feature the London Orion Orchestra with tribute band UK Queen also performing.

On Friday, August 28, UK Queen will perform Queen’s top hits with top musicians. Fronted by Alexander Koronka as Freddie Mercury, the band will create a musical experience which often includes classical quartets or top sopranos to deliver songs such as Barcelona.

Also returning by popular demand will be Sussex three piece cover band The Low Down, whose repertoire includes songs from the 60s through to the 2010s.

On Saturday, August 29 the proms evening will start with a spitfire display accompanied by well-known wartime themes, followed by a classical concert with favourite including the 1812 Overture, the Hornpipe, Land of Hope & Glory, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem along with a host of classical pieces.

Cherry blossom at Hole Park Gardens, Rolvenden
Cherry blossom at Hole Park Gardens, Rolvenden

The proms event will also feature opera singer Nicky Spence and mezzo soprano Claire Presland.

There will be a firework display to music and the end of the evening.

Food and drink will be available to buy on site.

Early bird ticket prices for picnic concerts which are available until Monday, July 20 will be £35 for the proms and £27.50 for UK Queen.

After that they will be £37.50 for the proms and £30 for UK Queen. Book at belevents.co.uk

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