Shipston Proms 2024

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JUNE 2024

The Proms will be hitting Shipston areas soon with another exciting 2 week showcase of talent from musicians both locally and nationally.

Here are some highlights:

The rock busting Dropouts whose fame continues to spread, will kick the fortnight off at Launch Night at the Townsend Hall on Friday 21st June. Then, the following evening on their return to Shipston, the great Baby Jools and the Jazzaholics will be bringing their own style of swing and jazz to Townsend Hall.

Radio One’s legendary club DJ Dave Pearce will be flying in from Ibiza to headline a dance night at the Hub on Friday 28th June. Tickets in advance are available on Eventbrite and are selling fast. For fans of opera we have our own Shipston opera royalty Ben Nelson and Anna Patalong performing at Townsend Hall on Friday 5th July.

Our headliners on the Final Night will be the fantastic functions band Wired supported by Oxfordshire ska band Papa Nui and Stratford’s rock and pop covers band Three’s A Crowd.

Joining them will be the winners of Shipston Introducing. It’s not too late to enter the competition which is on Sunday 23rd June at the Scout Hut and please see our website or facebook page for details. Last year’s winner Amber Liadan will be performing at the Howard Arms on Friday 21st June. Sophie Mobberley who was an entrant a couple of years ago will be singing at El Café during the pub trail.

Open Mic at the Black Horse on will also be another opportunity for musicians to perform to a Shipston audience and that’s on Tuesday 25th June in their beer garden.

As usual we have all the favourites performing during the fortnight, including Helen Porter’s Chamberpot Pourri, the Town Band, the Young Musicians Concert at Barcheston and the dulcet tones of Betsy Harmony at the Methodist Church, changed from the Scout Hut.

There will be music not only in Shipston but in Ilmington, Cherington, Whichford, Burmington, Stourton and of course Brailes too so look out for those events in our brochure when it comes through your door shortly.

Please go to www.shipstonproms.org or our facebook page for up-to-date information.

*** Please note that sadly, the Astwood Bank Operatic Society who were going to put on Gilbert and Sullivan have had to pull out on June 29th due to illness but we are delighted that the excellent Cotswold Choir will be joining us instead. ***

The countdown has begun…..!!

APRIL 2024

BBC Radio One Royalty is coming to Shipston! DJ Dance Legend Dave Pearce creator and host of Radio One’s Dance anthems will be headlining our Ibiza on Stour set at the Hub this summer. Flying in from the White Isle itself, Dave will be playing all the top dance tracks and more on Friday June 28th.

Dave has DJ’d at major festivals and clubbing destinations across the world including London, Ibiza, Athens, Dubai, and Doha. He has played all the major UK Dance Festivals including Creamfields, Gatecrasher Summer Soundsystem, Godskitchen Global Gathering, and Coloursfest and numerous UK Music Festivals including Knebworth Cool Britannia and Manchester Pride. Together with club favourites DJ’s Tim Samsara and Dirty Harry, this is an evening not to be missed and tickets are already selling fast on Eventbrite.

There is also an opportunity for a budding DJ to play alongside Dave Pearce and there will be a DJ competition on May 11th. Details to follow on our Proms Facebook page.

Another world class act appearing at the Proms are renowned opera singers Anna Patalong and Ben Nelson who are returning for another opera night at the Townsend Hall. Last year, they enchanted their audience with their stunning vocal range both at the Proms and at our December fundraiser.

Another great singer to welcome back is Betsy Harmony at the Warm Hub. She has a huge repertoire of songs from Frank Sinatra to Adele and is very happy to take requests from the audience.

It is brilliant to see venues engaging again in The Café and Pub Trail on 29th June and it looks like we will have another busy Saturday night of music spilling out into the Shipston streets.

Away from the music, we are on the lookout for people who would like to help with collecting recyclable goods on the last night. If you can help, please go to our Join the Committee website page or social media page to volunteer. We are hoping to become greener with our waste over the next few years and this will be a start.

MARCH 2024

Tickets now on SALE!!!

Ibiza-on-Stour with Dave Pearce, Tim Samsara & DJ Dirty Harry

Radio 1 DJ Dave Pearce

Join us at The Hub (Shipston Enterprise) on June 28th 2024 for an unforgettable night of dance music. Over 18’s only

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JANUARY 2024

Shipston Proms 2024 will run from Friday 21st June 2024 until Saturday 6th July 2024.

Wired at Shipston Proms 2016

Wired at Shipston Proms 2016

We are so excited to announce that this years headline act on the Last Night of the Shipston Proms will be the brilliant Wired: The function band!
These guys stormed the stage when they played as the headline act on the last night a few years ago and have gone from strength to strength since. We cannot wait to watch them smash this gig out of the park and finish our 2024 Proms fortnight with a bang!

A huge thank you to all who have donated so far on our GoFundMe page. So far, we have raised over £355.00 to help with our costs and please look on Shipston Proms GoFundMe page if you would like to contribute.

Shipston Proms

Shipston based Opera singers Anna Patalong & Ben Nelson

Shipston based Opera singers Anna Patalong & Ben Nelson

The Shipston Proms is organised by a committee who aim to bring the community a varied and exciting programme of music over the fortnight. The committee meet once a month, usually on the third Wednesday at 7.00pm at the George Townhouse. The Proms also have a group of volunteers that assist during the Proms fortnight – helping with manning events, shaking buckets, selling raffle tickets and, on the Final Night, setting up the Square and ensuring it is returned the same way (or better!) than the Proms found it. ​

The Proms wouldn’t happen without the committee and the volunteers.​

If you would like to join the Committee or help out as a volunteer, please contact us either through Facebook or by email – shipstonproms@gmail.com

​You can also help by being a Sponsor or Friend of the Proms. Details on the relevant pages!​

If you have any further feedback or suggestions for future years, please keep them coming via our Facebook Page, Twitter feed or email to shipstonproms@gmail.com

 Shipston Introducing

Want to be involved? Want a chance at playing on the ‘Last Night’?​

  • Are you a soloist/duo?
  • Are you a band?

Whether you’ve been around for a while or new to the scene we want to see what you can do. Two acts will be chosen to perform on the Last Night of the Proms with a cash award of £50 for each act.

Shipston Introducing

Last Night of Shipston Proms 2023

RPJ Band headline Shipston Proms 2022

The Weekend Warriors

2022 Band winners The Weekend Warriors

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