The Line Up
London Gala Orchestra
Bedford Park Proms 25th Anniversary – Part Two takes place on Sunday 31st July 2022 and is Bedfordshire’s most prestigious al fresco Proms event. We are proud to welcome back opera star and BBC Radio presenter Wynne Evans to join us as our headliner along with Broadway and West End sensation Marisha Wallace.
Wynne Evans is regularly singing to millions for the TV advertising campaign that has made him a household name as the spoof opera star Gio Compario. Although a spoof opera star in the Go Compare insurance adverts, Wynne is a professionally trained opera singer with over 25 years’ experience, and has a debut album ‘A Song in My Heart’ that went to the Number 1 in the classical charts.
He is a regular presenter on BBC Radio Wales and has also presented on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and most recently performed for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at their Welsh home.
Singer and actor Marisha Wallace is a Broadway and West End sensation, best known for starring in Something Rotten, Dreamgirls, Waitress and more recently in the role of Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray!
She’s topped the music charts with her cover of Annie’s Tomorrow, released at the peak of the pandemic to raise funds for performers out of work and been playlisted on Radio 2 with her singles and subsequent album Tomorrow. Marisha has performed on Strictly Come Dancing, released her EP and sang for the Queen at the Royal Variety Show.
The soloists will be accompanied by the London Gala Orchestra conducted by the enigmatic Stephen Bell, Once again The Bedford Choral Society will also be part of the show.
Bedford Park Proms has one of the best laser shows in the country and a firework spectacular to finish the evening.
This year we will be celebrating our incredible NHS by offering all NHS workers a proms ticket for just £1. Please see our terms and conditions below.
Joe is a 26-year-old pop singer-songwriter from Bedfordshire. Having made his name at University on the Leicester acoustic and open mic scene, Joe returned to his home town of Bedford to record his first single ‘Childhood Sweetheart’. In January 2018, he released his debut EP ‘Chapter One’. He is a guitar driven pop artist who takes his inspiration from acts such as Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and The Script.
Before pandemic restrictions made touring impossible, Joe continued to play bigger and bigger venues. He’s become a regular on the local festival scene playing to around 7000 people at the Bedford Park Proms and headlining the Golden Hare stage at the popular AmpRocks. In the summer of 2019 Joe opened for pop legend Ronan Keating and finished the year off in style playing at BBC Introducing Live in London’s Docklands.
Joe kicked off 2021 with a bang with the release of his new single ‘Let Me Go’. The new single is infused with a rich and emotional sound, with heartfelt lyrics entwined with Joe’s signature guitar-driven style. The success of the new single landed Joe a support slot for Jools Holland at Stonor Park in August 2021, quickly followed by a return to Bedford Park Proms 2021.
Joe was straight out the gate in 2022, kicking off the year with a sell out full-band headline show at the esteemed Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes. Joe is set to release his brand new single ‘Someone Else’ in Summer’22, which has already bagged him air-time on BBC Introducing Radio. This eagerly awaited release has caught the attention of many, earning Joe festival slots at Bedford Park Proms, Castle Howard Proms & the much anticipated Abba Symphonic Concert in 2022.
Big things are in store for Joe this year, and he’s just getting started…
Bring your picnics and drinks to this event and enjoy a night in Bedford Park. This event is suitable for all ages so bring all your family and friends to celebrate our 25th Anniversary – Part Two!
Adding a VIP upgrade to your General Admission ticket gives you access to our exclusive marquee called 'The Park Lounge' with prime viewing position, seating 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 and a delicious summer BBQ. This ticket can only be purchased with a GENERAL ADMISSION ticket.
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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This is a family event 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: https://www.bedford.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/parking/car-parks-public-and-private/
Please use De Parys Avenue which is opposite the main entrance to the park. This is for all pick up/ drop offs, including taxis, parents etc.
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. This 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.
We are always looking for interesting vendors selling unique products and would love to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about all about your offering.
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.
This is an outdoor evening concert so please keep the British weather in mind. We recommend all concert goers should dress appropriately and be prepared if the ground is wet from rain in the days before the event.
Small personal umbrellas are allowed, however large parasols and golf sized umbrellas will not be permitted.
Cash machines will not be available, but all bars take both cash and card payments. Please be aware that some of the independent food outlets in the arena may only take cash.
While professional photography equipment is not permitted, you’re very welcome to capture the atmosphere and fun you and your friends and family are enjoying on a small camera or your phone. If you do take photos, please tag us in on Instagram (@BedfordParkConcerts) we’d love to see them.
LPH Concerts & Events aims to cater for all access needs to ensure everyone will have an enjoyable time at our concerts.
The concert is held on a grassed site, with paved pathways or tracking around the site and grass cut short. Once inside the concert arena there will be the following facilities available:
• Medical staff onsite
• Assistance stewards
• Accessible toilets
• Accessible bar counters
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