The Wight Proms, a new annual festival of open-air picnic concerts celebrating the Isle of Wight's music, food, people and red squirrels, will launch this August.
The musical festival will involve both classical music and musical theatre and will take place between 17th and 19th August in the grounds of Northwood House, Cowes, as well as inside the grade II* listed Georgian manor house.
Tickets will go on sale this month and early booking is recommended.
What will the event involve?
The festival aims to ‘bring the island community together as well as connect to the mainland through Southampton and beyond’.
The first day of the event will involve a line-up of free workshops for children and young adults, which will continue into the weekend. These workshops aim to inspire the next generation by getting them involved in music and giving them exposure to the arts that they might not otherwise experience.
Saturday 18th August will present Wight at the Musicals whereby guests will ‘be transported to the world of musical theatre’ and will feature some of the best-known and popular songs from West End and Broadway.
The final day of the festival will host Last Wight of the Proms: a ‘rousing’ celebration of British music and flag-waving, including Pomp & Circumstance, Jerusalem and much-loved movie themes plus many more.
Picnic hampers containing Isle of Wight produce will be available to pre-order when purchasing tickets to the festival.
The full line-up of international headline artists, islander-performers and various activities will be announced this month.
For more information, visit www.wightproms.co.uk.