South Coast Proms
The South Coast Proms 2013 will take place on Whale Island, Portsmouth on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July 2013.
The South Coast Proms is an opportunity for the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines to display their talent in a show encompassing a wide range of musical styles, state-of-the-art lighting, big screens and a spectacular firework finale: altogether a stunning programme of three hours of world class entertainment. This year the Massed Bands will be joined on stage by the popular Australian saxophonist Amy Dickson, fresh from her number one album success in the classical charts. The Military Wives Choir will also join the Massed Bands for a rendition of their number one hit ‘Wherever You Are’ before they take part in the stunning Sunset finale. The concert is rounded off with a superb firework display to music from ‘The Planets’
Audiences have the opportunity to relax and picnic in the grounds of HMS Excellent Whale Island, a historic and picturesque Royal Navy shore establishment. The gates open at 5:00 PM. Pre-concert entertainment takes place on stage from 6.00 PM with the Massed Bands performing from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
The free Park and Ride and shuttle bus services from convenient locations starts at 5.00 PM and closes once everyone is safely on their way home. There is even live music to keep you entertained whilst waiting for the shuttle buses.
All proceeds will go to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.