Last Night of the Proms 2014
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014
Royal Albert Hall, London
Described by conductor Jiri Belohlavek as "the world's largest and most democratic musical festival", the much-loved Proms now encompasses more than 100 concerts each year.
The rousing Last Night is traditionally very different from the eight weeks that precede it, following a lighter, 'winding-down' vein and often pandering to popular classics and Patriotic Anthems (Rule, Britannia!, anyone?). Tickets are almost as hard to come by as Centre Court passes for the Wimbledon finals, but like the tennis, the whole thing is broadcast live on the BBC - and all round the world. Plus on the same night there's the popular Proms in the Park party, hosted by Terry Wogan. This year Sakari Oramo will direct his first Last Night, joined by star Dutch violinist Janine Jansen.