WIGHT PROMS ANNOUNCES AUGUST RETURN FOR 2021

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The team behind Wight Proms, which was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus lockdown, has announced the event is to return to Northwood House this August.

The 4-day festival is scheduled to take place on 19-22 August 2021 in the grounds of Northwood House in Cowes, celebrating comedy, musical theatre, and of course the ‘Last Wight of the Proms’. It is also hoped that opera will be making its debut appearance in its own right at the Wight Proms this year.

Due to the current devastation of the arts industry due to the impact of COVID-19, huge financial pressures have been put on all festival organisers, having not been able to go ahead in person last year. Last year, the Wight Proms decided to go online with three exclusive concerts, to help support the festival financially and to offer work to performers who had otherwise lost all their income, due to not being able to work during the pandemic.

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It is hoped that a final decision will be made in the coming month as to whether the Wight Proms can feasibly go ahead this year, and you can join the Wight Proms mailing list on their website to hear first.

The online ‘Wight Proms At-Home’ concerts are are still available to watch from the Wight Proms website. The 1-hour online concerts consist of a musical theatre gala and a vintage proms finale, plus for the first time at the Wight Proms, the online series includes an opera soirée.

It is hoped that a final decision will be made in the coming month as to whether the Wight Proms can feasibly go ahead this year, and you can join the Wight Proms mailing list on their website to hear first.

The Wight Proms has hosted a number of big names since its inaugural festival in 2018, including musical theatre divas Ruthie Henshall and Kerry Ellis, classical stars Aled Jones, Russell Watson, Blake and Lesley Garrett, and comedians Omid Djalili, Shappi Khorsandi and Alan Davies.

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Munch
Munch
15 days ago

Does no body think of anything else except making money

Hard hat harry
Hard hat harry
Reply to  Munch
14 days ago

Some of us pay our own bills and don’t scrounge from others .

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
15 days ago

Money, Money, Money, it’s STILL a covid world. This should not be happening either. Oh well another lockdown soon after August and September then. Corporate greed wins yet again, we all know the council will not be stopping any of this….. or will they, let’s see how brave they are.

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
15 days ago

This should not take place this year.

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
14 days ago

Main act at the event is Covid 19!

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
14 days ago

Proms scooters and festival,
Just seen Red Funnel advertising festival ,thought we were waiting for the license to be confirmed?
Maybe wrong so apologies if I am .
Hotels booked up etc .
Looks like we will all have to go on holiday because the island will be rammed !!!!!

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