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Proms in the Park takes place this weekend – with ABBA tribute act!

Last updated: 22/6/2023

This year’s super trouper Proms in the Park event returns to West Bridgford this Saturday June 24 with an ABBA tribute band headlining the annual celebration in conjunction with the national Armed Forces Day.

Music fans can enjoy a full day of exciting performances from talented musicians and singers including a finale show by Mania The ABBA Tribute at the annual event which returns to Bridgford Park this weekend from 12.30pm to 9pm.

Rushcliffe Borough Council will also welcome a varied programme of musical talent from community performers through to national artists entertaining event goers throughout the day to the free event with no tickets or booking required.

Proms in the Park is part funded by UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), part of UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda, providing funding for local investment.

The stage programme starts at 12.30pm with Nottingham Concert Band performing a rousing Last Night of the Proms style set with our finale act Mania The ABBA Tribute set to take to stage at 7.30pm.

The full 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

The outdoor concert also gives people a chance to support local Armed Forces and representatives from the Nottingham Sea Cadets, Royal British Legion, with 209 Squadron ATC based in the Borough and HMS Sherwood both returning this year.

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

Refreshments will be available throughout the day including hot and cold drinks, a licensed bar, ice cream, popcorn, slushies and a BBQ.

This year also marks the one-hundredth year of Bridgford Park and there will be an opportunity to celebrate the park’s centenary year with a display of its history.

The Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transformation, Leisure and Wellbeing Cllr Jonathan Wheeler said: “We’re delighted to again host our fantastic free Proms in the Park event in celebration of our local Armed Forces!

“This is an ever-popular event which brings thousands of people to Bridgford Park to enjoy a variety of wonderful music from local and national bands.

“For all the ABBA fans in the Borough, we’re excited for our headline act Mania The ABBA Tribute who will wow the crowds.

“Our event will shine a light on all the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community and 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.

“This year promises to be another great event! Don’t miss it!”

Visit our Proms in the Park webpage for further event details.