The musical event, ‘Night of the Proms’ picks for the first time a summer edition in the open air in Belgium. Which will take place on 1 August in Koksijde. It will be the thousandth edition of the event.
Lovers of the unique blend between classical music and pop and rock songs will not have years to wait for the next edition of Night of the Proms in Antwerp. On August 1, will there be a summer edition in Koksijde, on the grounds in front of the onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Duinenkerk.
What is even more special, is that it goes to the thousandth action in the history of the music event, that in 1985, organised for the first time. Night of the Proms is limited not only to the shows in the Antwerp Sportpaleis, there are annual concerts in other places. Especially the German market is important for Night of the Proms.
‘Exactly a year ago, we sent an e-mail to get in contact with the organizer of Night of the proms. The same day, phoned, organiser Jan Vereecke and we laid him in our plans. He showed a few years ago with the same idea, to have played, ” says evenementenmanager Peter Bruneel.
“We have very quickly found. It is the first time that we extract with a summer edition in Belgium, and it is only the fourth time that we have a openluchteditie will organize, ” says Vereecke.
Koksijde wants with the event, the town still more on the map, and dreaming now all aloud the beginning of an annual tradition. “We were in need of a new grand event. This fits perfectly with the image of the town,’ says mayor Marc Vanden Bussche, with the concert not only Koksijdenaars but also tweedeverblijvers and tourists want to reach. The resort is aiming for a minimum of 7,000 places, but looks at the possibility of up to 10,000 to go, sitting and standing.
The artists were not yet published, though it is now already certain that the Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra, under the leadership of the Brazilian Alexandra Arrieche takes part. And, of course, will also John Miles for his hit single ‘Music’ and about the hymn of Night of the Proms . Miles Wednesday in Koksijde at the presentation and looked forward to next summer. He played already in nearly 900 performances.
Tickets will be in the course of January are available. C. c. would be about 400,000 euros to spend for the organisation of the Proms.