This year’s spectacular BBC Proms in the Park is set to return to Singleton Park, Swansea on Saturday, 14 September, as part of the UK-wide celebration of the Last Night of the Proms 2019. The magical evening of music returns to Swansea for the thirteenth time and promises to be a fantastic showcase of song and celebration.
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales will be taking centre stage as they return to Wales after five performances at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. More headline acts will be announced over the next few weeks.
BBC Cymru Wales Director, Rhodri Talfan Davies, says:
“The BBC Proms in the Park is a wonderful celebration of the unique power of music and song and this year we’re proud to return to Swansea.”
Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for Innovation, Regeneration and Tourism, says: “We’re delighted to have worked in close partnership with BBC Wales to bring BBC Proms in the Park back to Swansea in September.
“This will be the 13th time BBC Proms in the Park has been held in the city, which speaks volumes for Swansea’s cultural heritage and ability to host major events of this kind.
“Swansea is celebrating 50 years of city status this year. With flags waving, glorious music and the traditional fireworks display at the end of the evening, BBC Proms in the Park will provide the thousands of spectators we expect to attend another magnificent opportunity to celebrate.”
Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins wowed crowds at the event in Colwyn Bay’s Stadiwm ZipWorld in 2018. She was joined by West End star, Lee Mead and a host of musical talent including Only Kids Aloud and Young Musician of the Year 2018, pianist Lauren Zhang.
Music lovers are invited to bring their picnics and deck chairs to celebrate the Last Night of the Proms in the magnificent Singleton Park. The evening will end with fireworks and the traditional Last Night medley of sing along numbers.
This year’s Proms season marks the 150th birthday of founder-conductor Sir Henry Wood and continues to fulfil his mission to bring ‘the best of classical music to the widest possible audience’.
To keep up to date with event news including artist and ticket details, visit the Proms in the Park page.