Lakeside Proms

4 - 5 Aug 2018

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    Lakeside Proms will be heading to the NEC this summer, for two spectacular open air performances by the internationally renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Having performed in major concert venues across the world, this will be a unique opportunity to experience its classical sounds right here in Birmingham.

    The perfect setting for an outdoor summer’s evening, the NEC Lakeside will play host to the event, offering two different styles of music across the weekend, with each show concluding with a dramatic firework display finale across the lake!

    Saturday 4th August - Symphonic Rock
    Hear your musical heroes come to life for one epic night, in this must-see show of classic rock anthems and hit songs. The show will feature a spectacular light show to accompany the iconic music of: Queen, Bon Jovi, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Eagles and many more.

    Sunday 5th August – The Music of John Williams
    The Orchestra will celebrate the musical brilliance of John Williams, undoubtedly one of the world's most prolific and respected film composers. As the most Oscar-nominated man alive, Williams has unleashed the power of the film score in over seventy-five blockbuster classics.

    In this action-packed show, the Orchestra will perform his superb orchestrations and legendary melodies, including music from the likes of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Harry Potter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Hook, Fiddler on the Roof, Home Alone, and War Horse.

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  • Performance Times

    Our performance times are usually confirmed closer to the show. We’ll post the times as soon as we can get them, so check back about a week before for updates.

  • food & drink

    Contactless

    We are going cashless across all our food and drink kiosks in Forum Live and the kiosks either side of the Arena bowl. Why? Cashless payment means speedier service and less queuing. So, we’re asking folk to ditch the dosh and pay by card. Find out more here.

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