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Live music is the order of the day as Proms gets go ahead
The show will be well and truly on later this summer when the popular Lichfield Proms returns with a bang. Last year's free entry event had been due to take place in Beacon Park, Lichfield, on Saturday 5 September 2020 but was cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions. But supporters gathered in Beacon Park this week to launch the 2021 event in style, with the new Proms concert taking place on Saturday 4 September. Now in its 22nd year, Lichfield Proms promises to be an evening of live music, picnics, singing and flag waving, topped off with a fireworks finale. This year's line-up will see children's activities and refreshments from 5.30pm, Eureka Jazz warm up the crowd as they find their places from 6pm, and the main concert by the British Police Symphony Orchestra is from 7.30pm. The free entry event, organised by Lichfield District Council for the whole community, is supported by local companies and organisations.
Councillor Iain Eadie, the council's Cabinet Member responsible for parks, said: "I know everyone will be thrilled to see the return of Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park this summer. We can't wait to welcome everyone back to Beacon Park on the Saturday evening to enjoy a free night of music and the chance to come together outdoors with family and friends. I would like thank all our sponsors, who are helping us make sure this event can continue to be free for everyone. I would also like to thank Cocker Hoop Creative, who are putting on the Ibiza Proms the evening before, for working alongside the council and contributing to the two days of proms in Beacon Park." Coun Eadie added: "With high levels of Covid cases, even though restrictions are now relaxed, we would still encourage audience members to use a face mask when moving around, use hand gel and help maintain a safe distance from your neighbours during the event.