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Updated: Proms in the Park West Bridgford returns next week with ABBA tribute act

This year’s Proms in the Park event will return to West Bridgford next month with an ABBA tribute band headlining the annual celebration in conjunction with Armed Forces Day.

Music fans can enjoy a full day of music and entertainment with Mania, The ABBA Tribute confirmed to headline the annual event which returns to Bridgford Park in the town on Saturday 24 June from 12.30 pm to 9 pm.

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

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

The stage programme starts at 12.30 pm 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 pm.

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The stage programme is as follows*:

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

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 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 host again 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!”

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