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Proms in the Park, Hyde Park
Proms in the Park, Hyde Park
17:15 Sat 7 Sep 2013 Hyde Park
Hosted by Sir Terry Wogan join the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park with a host of musical stars including world-famous tenor Joseph Calleja, the BBC Concert Orchestra and a special appearance from Nigel Kennedy.
Hosted by Sir Terry Wogan join the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park with a host of musical stars including world-famous tenor Joseph Calleja, the BBC Concert Orchestra and a special appearance from Nigel Kennedy.

About this event

Dame Edna Everage

Joseph Calleja tenor
Nigel Kennedy* violin *

With Special Guest
Bryan Ferry

BBC Concert Orchestra
Richard Balcombe conductor
Royal Choral Society
Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag
The cast of Let it Be
Sir Terry Wogan presenter  

Early evening entertainment:
Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Craig Charles and the Fantasy Funk Band
Tony Blackburn presenter

Watch all the Last Night celebrations from the Royal Albert Hall and Proms in the Park events and get in the mood with the live blog.

Join in the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park, as British pop legend Bryan Ferry heads a spectacular line-up including world-famous tenor Joseph Calleja with Proms in the Park favourites the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe. Violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy also makes a special appearance on the Hyde Park stage before hot-footing it to appear at the Last Night in the Royal Albert Hall – on the same night! Sir Terry Wogan presents the festivities and special guest Dame Edna Everage will be leading the traditional sing-a-long.

Presenter Tony Blackburn joins us again to get this year’s party under way, introducing a range of artists, including Blue, Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Craig Charles Fantasy Funk Band.

•    Gates open 3.30pm
•    Show starts 5.15pm
•    Ticket price £35.00 (under-3s free)
•    VIP hospitality enquiries



Helpful information if you are attending this event  

We’re delighted that you’ll be joining us at BBC Proms in the Park!

Please find below some other essential event information to help you make the most of your day

General Info
The event is being held on Saturday 7 September in the heart of the city, London’s Hyde Park. Gates open at 15.30am with the main stage opening at 17.15pm.

Download a pdf of a map showing location of event in Hyde Park

Please note that stewards will be on duty to ensure that all ticket holders conform to the events Terms and Conditions, specifically:

• No Glass items including bottles and jars, barbeques or flaming torches can be taken into the arena.
• No more than one litre of wine or the equivalent of four cans of beer to be brought into the arena per person.
• Anybody under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 or over. Proof of age may be requested upon entry.

Read the full Proms in the Park Terms & Conditions


By Tube: The Tube stations that surround Hyde Park are:

• Lancaster Gate (Central Line)
• Marble Arch (Central Line)
• Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line)
• Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line)

All tube lines listed run services past midnight on Saturday 7th September however you are advised to check the TFL website for last tube times.

There are no planned engineering works that directly affect access to these stations however please check the TFL website for the latest unplanned travel and transport information.

By Bus: Hyde Park is serviced by the following London Bus Routes:
• North London: 6,7,10,16,52,73,82,390,414
• South London: 2,36,137,436
• West London: 9,10,14,19,22,52,74,148,414
• East London: 8,15,30,38,274

Please note: You are advised to check the TFL website for any service disruption to the above routes.

By Taxi: There is no designated event taxi pick up/drop off collection points.

By Car: There is no general event parking for this event. Limited parking is available for pre-registered disabled customers. Local car parks will be in operation however you are advised to use public transport where possible.


What do I need to bring?
BBC Proms in the Park is held on an open air greenfield site. It is therefore advisable that you check the weather forecast in advance to ensure you bring appropriate clothing. It can be very hot during the day in September so sunscreen is a good idea. It can also get quite chilly later in the evening so come prepared with some warm clothing as well. In the event of rain waterproof clothing, umbrella and wellington boots are recommended.

You will be able to buy food and drink once on site. Please do not be offended if you are asked for ID when purchasing alcohol. If you do look under 25 you may be asked for proof of ID – please note the only acceptable form of ID will be passports or photo driving licences.

There will also be cash machines, water points and toilets on site, all of which will be clearly signposted. Please check the site map below for location details plus a list of others on-site facilities including lost property, Hamper Collection and Information Points.


On-site Services and Facilities
• Information Point
• Water Point
• Bars
• Merchandise Stalls
• First Aid
• Toilets
• Various food outlets
• Hamper Collection Point
• Lost Property (post event please email for any lost property queries)

Download a pdf map showing location of facilities.


Food options
There will be a number of tasty food outlets at this year’s BBC Proms in the Park, serving everything from flame-grilled British burgers and juicy, American-style hot dogs loaded with tasty toppings, traditional beer-battered fish & chips, a selection of hot, wholesome and homemade pies, chorizo & veggie ciabattas, chorizo lollipops, the very best of both British and Indian iconic food, Mexican-style burritos stuffed with delicious spices. Those with a sweet tooth will also be able to enjoy and range of different treats on site including freshly baked cupcakes!

Vegetarians and those with special dietary needs will also be catered for by our vegetarian, vegan and raw food outlets.

Picnic Hampers
Luxury picnic hampers for two are available to pre-order until midday on Wednesday 4 September.

Carefully created by a team of top professional chefs from our fantastic new supplier, these picnic hampers are filled with two delicious courses of food (including a vegetarian menu), your choice of either red or white wine, as well as coming packaged in a traditional wicker hamper for you to take home at the end of the night. These fantastic hampers are the perfect accompaniment to take to BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park and are sure to make your experience even more enjoyable.

Pre-order yours now! 


Sustainability at BBC Proms in the Park At BBC Proms in the Park we aim to reduce the environmental impact of the event as much as we can. We will be running a number of environmental initiatives at the event to help our audience do their part whilst still having a great time:

Recyclable Drinks Cups: To help reduce the number of waste streams we will be running a £2 cup deposit at all bars across the event site.  Once you have finished with your cup you will be able to get deposit back or instead keep the lovely event branded cup.

Coverage on the BBC
BBC Proms in the Park will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2, Red Button and Online.

Viewers can watch extracts from all four Proms in the Park via the red button on Saturday evening, 7th Sept. Online viewers can also watch all four Parks live, in full, at  Viewers on Virgin Tivo can also watch each concert live, in full, on Sat 7th Sept.

Each of the four Parks will also be available to watch again, on demand, at and on Virgin Tivo.


For Proms in the Park FAQs please click here.


Join the conversation!
Keep up to date with the latest news and behind the scenes insights by following @bbcproms on Twitter, finding us on Facebook and following the live blog running throughout the day. If you are tweeting then please use #LNOP to join the conversation.


Ticket agents
Please note that See Tickets and the Royal Albert Hall Box Office are the ONLY official ticketing agents for BBC Proms in the Park. Tickets from other agents may be fraudulent and do not guarantee access to Proms concerts. The BBC, See Tickets and the Royal Albert Hall work together to combat touting wherever possible. If you are in doubt as to the authenticity of your tickets, please contact the Royal Albert Hall as soon as possible on 0845 401 5040 or See Tickets on 0844 209 7353.

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