Preparations are well underway for Lichfield’s spectacular Proms in the Park.
Lichfield District Council is putting the finishing touches in place for this year’s evening of free music and fireworks, which takes place in Beacon Park on September 5, from 6.15pm with the main concert at 7.30pm
The council has come up with some special offers to help the audience get into the spirit of proms, including VIP tickets, greetings messages and even the chance to sponsor a song.
Concert-goers can get the best seat in the VIP section for just £10. Tickets include a chair at a VIP table in front of the stage.
From a special birthday, to an anniversary, through to exam results, there will also be the chance to see a special greeting shown on the big screens for £25. Families or big groups of friends can also sponsor a song or piece of music which will be dedicated to them on the night, for £50.
To take advantage of any of these offers, contact the parks team on 01543 308866, or visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/proms to find out more.
Several sponsors have already offered to back the Proms alongside organisers Lichfield District Council, but more are needed to help make the evening another one to remember for families in the district and visitors from across the region.
Beth Osman, Heritage Parks Manager for Lichfield District Council, said:
“Proms in the Park is the event to end the summer in style. We appreciate donations and sponsorship more than ever this year, and we’re so grateful for the support which helps us to keep Proms free for all. Sponsoring Proms is a great way to promote your business to thousands of concert-goers, so if you want to help us make this a memorable event, please do call me on 01543 308869.”
Sponsors backing Proms so far this year are Lichfield District Council, Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust, Councillor Terry Finn through his County Council Members’ Initiative Fund, Shakespeare in the Park, Britannia Bathrooms, Chase Ices, Lichfield City Council, Secret Garden, Moseleys and Staffordshire County Council’s Members’ Initiative Scheme.
For safety reasons organisers are asking guests not to bring barbeques to the event, but don’t worry if you forget your picnic, there will be food on sale throughout the evening.
Lichfield District Council’s leisure services team will also be making an appearance at this years Proms, providing pre-concert free activities for children including an inflatable T-Rex dinosaur.