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Proms in the Park

People enjoying a sunny day at Proms in the Park

Mamma Mia! Free Proms in the Park is back on Saturday June 24, 2023

Mania The ABBA Tribute will headline at our annual Proms in the Park celebration which returns to Bridgford Park in West Bridgford on Saturday June 24, in conjunction with national Armed Forces Day!

A day full of music and fun is the name of the game, and from 12.30pm to 9pm, we will be welcoming a diverse range of local groups through to national artists to entertain event goers.

The event is free with no tickets or booking required, meaning no money, money, money is needed to enjoy the headline performance!

The ABBA act have been wowing audiences around the globe for more than 23 years, featuring an 18 week run of London West End shows.

Proms in the Park also gives you the chance to support our local Armed Forces and representatives from the Nottingham Sea Cadets, Royal British Legion, with 209 Squadron ATC based here in the Borough and HMS Sherwood both returning this year.

Alongside our Armed Forces Community Covenant, we are proud to be showcasing this event with the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal as this year’s official charity.

Local sports clubs and partners, including Nottingham Forest Community Trust, Nottingham Rugby and British Cycling will all also be in attendance.

Additionally, you’ll be thinking ‘Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie’ when you see all the refreshments available including hot and cold drinks, a licensed bar, ice cream, confectionary and a BBQ.

The stage programme is as follows*:

  • 12.30pm-2pm: Nottingham Concert Band
  • 2.30pm-3pm: Steven Turner, self-taught Opera singer 
  • 3.15pm-4.10pm: The Hot Dog Brass Band
  • 4.30pm-5:15pm: Carlton Male Voice Choir
  • 5.45pm-6.45pm: Penny Lane String Quartet
  • 7.30pm-9pm: Mania The ABBA Tribute

*programme subject to change 

As part of the event at Proms in the Park there will be an opportunity to celebrate the park’s centenary year with a display of its history in conjunction with The Friends of Bridgford Park and the West Bridgford and District Local History Society.

About Proms in the Park

On the last Saturday in June thousands of people around Britain join together every year to mark Armed Forces Day, a nationwide celebration to honour the work of the British Armed Forces. In Nottinghamshire one of the biggest events takes place in West Bridgford at Rushcliffe Borough Council's free annual Proms in the Park outdoor concert.

This year, our Proms in the Park event will be held on Saturday June 24 2023. 

More information about support for the Armed Forces in Rushcliffe

To find out about other ways Rushcliffe Borough Council supports the Armed Forces visit our Armed Forces covenant pages

Call Rushcliffe Borough Council on 0115 914 8517 or email