TICKETS are on sale for two nights of fanfare, fireworks and flag-waving favourites as Proms in the Park makes a triumphant return to the borough.

The live music event is back for the first time since the pandemic – with successive Saturdays of summer sounds at Mesnes Park, Wigan on September 3 and Pennington Hall Park, Leigh on September 10.

Tyldesley Brass Band will provide the pomp and ceremony with traditional singalong anthems such as Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem and Rule Britannia while families are invited to bring along picnics, wave their Union Jacks and enjoy the show.

Both events get underway at 7.45pm and end at 10pm, with gates open from 6pm.

Guests are encouraged to bring picnic chairs and tables, although gazebos are not permitted. Attendees can also bring their own alcohol.

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Tickets are priced at just £10* for adults and £7* for under 16s, with children aged four and under free of charge. Family tickets (two adults, two children) are also available for £28* (*booking fees apply). All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

What the council is saying

Councillor Chris Ready, portfolio holder for communities and neighbourhoods at Wigan Council, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that Proms in the Park is able to return this year; the proms – and all the sights and sounds that go with it – is one of the truly great British traditions.

“What better way to spend a summer Saturday evening than coming together with friends and family to see the fabulous Tyldesley Brass Band and enjoy a relaxing picnic in one of our beautiful local parks?

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“It promises to be a wonderful celebration of our British musical heritage – culminating in a spectacular firework finale that’s not to be missed!”

How to book your tickets

Places are limited so book now to secure your spot

Saturday 3 September – Mesnes Park, Wigan:

Saturday 10 September – Pennington Hall Park, Leigh:

Please note: For the Pennington Hall Park event, physical tickets are also available to buy in person from the Pennington Hall Park café.