Lakeside Symphonies

NEC to host open-air nights of symphonic rock music.

The NEC will be the setting in August for Lakeside Proms, the perfect intimate setting for an outdoor Summer’s evening with the internationally recognised Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have performed in major concert venues across the UK and around the world and 2018 will see them performing for two nights lakeside at the world-famous NEC.

Saturday 4th August will give the chance to hear your musical heroes come to life for one epic night of Symphonic Rock. This must-see show of classic rock anthems and hit songs performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will feature a spectacular light show to accompany the iconic music of Queen, Bon Jovi, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Eagles and many more, followed by a finale firework display.

The following evening, Sunday 5th August, sees the Orchestra celebrating the musical brilliance of John Williams, undoubtedly one of the world’s most prolific and respected film composers. As the most Oscar-nominated man alive, John Williams has unleashed the power of the film score in over seventy-five blockbuster classics.

In this action packed open air show the Orchestra will perform his superb orchestrations and legendary melodies, including music from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Harry Potter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Hook, Fiddler on the Roof, Home Alone, War Horse and many more, followed by a finale firework display.

Gates will open at 5pm on both evenings with a vast selection of food and drink vendors to suit all tastes. Tickets for the Lakeside Proms shows taking place on both days are available from the box office on 0844 338 8000 or online