The Line Up
Bedford Park Proms 2021 will be our 25th Proms event and it’s shaping up to be a spectacular evening, with best-selling tenor Wynne Evans and soprano, Victoria Joyce now confirmed for Bedfordshire’s most prestigious al fresco Proms event.
Wynne Evans is a best-selling classical artist, with his debut album going straight to number one in the classical charts. His acclaimed performance in the 25th anniversary performance of The Phantom of the Opera, and appearances in a host of concerts at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera and Opera North have made him an incredibly popular live performer. But you may also recognise him for his decade in the recurring role as Gio Compario in a series of TV adverts.
“Wynne’s performance at last year’s concert was just spectacular and we’re delighted to be welcoming him back to the Bedford Park Proms,” said promoter and event organiser, Mark Harrison.
Victoria is without a doubt one of the UK’s most exciting performers. After studying at the Royal Northern College of Music she made her English National Opera debut in 2003 as La Charmeuse in Massenet’s Thaïs, and has returned to ENO on many occasions since performing roles such as Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Rosina/The Barber of Seville. Also appearing at prestigious opera houses including La Fenice, Hamburg State Opera; the Semper State Opera in Dresden and Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
The rousing musical accompaniment to the evening will be provided by the London Gala Orchestra under the baton of Stephen Bell.
“This is a fantastic line-up for this year’s event, we’re thrilled to have Victoria performing alongside Wynne this year,” added Mark.
“The Bedford Park Proms always provides a night to remember, and we’re looking forward to bringing back traditional favourites to celebrate our 25th anniversary, from the Bedford Choral Society as well as a stunning fireworks and laser show to bring the evening to a close.”
Adult Ticket: £25.00*
Child Ticket (5 – 17): £5.00*
Under 5’s go free**
Once the Tier One allocation has sold out, ticket prices will increase to:
Adult Ticket: £30.00*
Child Ticket (5 – 17): £5*
Under 5’s go free**
Once the Tier Two allocation has sold out, ticket prices will increase to:
Adult Ticket: £36*
Child Ticket (5-17): £5*
Under 5’s go free**
Please Note: Carer Tickets are not issued online. To obtain your Carer Ticket, you will be required to present a valid Disabled Concert Ticket and proof of entitlement to the Box Office at Gate B or Gate D on the event day, which may be one of these three options: - Front page of DLA / PIP (higher rate) or Front page of Attendance Allowance letter (med/higher rate) or valid Access Card (via CredAbilty).
Adding a VIP upgrade to your General Admission ticket gives you access to our exclusive marquee called ‘The Park Lounge’ with prime viewing position and fast track entry to the park. Once you have collected your souvenir VIP lanyard, you can experience the concert from the comfort of the VIP viewing marquee and garden, complete with luxury toilet facilities. Enjoy a glass of chilled Prosecco on arrival, a delicious summer BBQ, complimentary beers, house wine and soft drinks.
- Camping is not available
- All persons attending the concert require a ticket.
- Any age can attend, however any under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.
- No more than 4 under 16’s with one adult.
- Adults are classed as 18 yrs +
The VIP Experience
The Bedford Proms VIP experience includes all of the below:
Fast track entry into the arena
Access to The Park Lounge our exclusive marquee and garden
A glass of chilled Prosecco on arrival (soft drinks for children)
All house wines, beers and soft drinks included all night
Delicious food included
VIP viewing position
Furniture inside and outside
Access to The Park Lounge bar (cash and card payments accepted)
Souvenir VIP event lanyard
Luxury toilet facilities
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The Prime Minister’s confirmation that formal Covid-19 restrictions ended on Monday 19 July means that the concerts at Bedford Park looks set to operate in a far more familiar, effectively “normal” manner.
As the Prime Minister has stressed, the coming weeks will require a significant degree of personal responsibility. If you do feel unwell, have covid symptoms or have been advised to self isolate you should not attend the event. We will have Track & Trace QR codes positioned throughout the venue and would ask all attendees to scan and check in on arrival.
The Government guidance around “hands, face, space, fresh air” remains appropriate advice to all individuals attending a concert at Bedford Park. We will provide plenty of hand sanitiser, guidance and signage around the site to support this advice. Of course, being an outdoor concert, we have plenty of fresh air and space for concert goers to distance themselves if they feel this is appropriate and more comfortable to them. Government guidance to individuals regarding face coverings is that these are advisable when indoors or in a busy area. Please be aware that this is Government guidance to individuals, so we would recommend wearing face coverings in busy areas.
To make concertgoers aware in advance, we will not be mandating concertgoers to wear face coverings when in busy areas – rather it is encouraged and recommended. Our close contact team, such as those in the bar areas will be lateral flow tested daily. Staff onsite will be given the option to wear face coverings.
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Bedford Park Proms has been a family event for 25 years and we welcome music lovers of all ages.
• Children aged under five can attend for free and do not need a ticket
• Children aged five to 16 can enter with a child ticket
Please note: All children must be accompanied by a full paying adult and are the responsibility of their parent or guardian attending with them. No more than four under 16s per adult.
Tickets are strictly subject to availability, so it is always best to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. It will also save you money as ticket prices may also increase on the day.
Should tickets be available to purchase on the day of the concert, we will make an announcement about prices and availability closer to the event.
You can park at one of the many council run car parks nearby. Full details of these can be found here: www.bedford.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/parking/car-parks-public-and-private
Yes, please use De Parys Avenue which is opposite the main entrance to the park.
If you need to return picnic tables and other items to your car during the interval you are welcome to do so. You will be given a pass when you leave the arena, please keep this pass safe as you will not be allowed back in without it.
Absolutely. Bedford Park Proms is a picnic style concert meaning you are allowed to bring your own food and drink, including alcohol, into the concert.
Yes. We will have a fully licensed bar and a number of food outlets for varied dietary requirements and tastes within the concert arena.
Please note: We operate a ‘Challenge 25’ policy at the bars. Proof of identification and age may be required in the form of a valid driving licence or passport. No alcohol will be served to any persons under the age of 18.
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Please note: You must be self-contained in terms of equipment and have current Public Liability Insurance in place.
The concert takes place on the grass, so you are welcome to bring rugs and/or chairs to sit on and tables for your picnics. Private marquees and gazebos are not permitted.