Night of the Proms

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Night of the Proms is a series of concerts held yearly in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Poland. Regularly there are also shows in France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The concerts consist of a combination of pop music and popular classical music (often combined) and various well-known musicians and groups usually participate (see below).

Night of the Proms is the biggest annually organised indoor event in Europe.[citation needed]

Not to be confused with the Last Night of the Proms, which is the last concert of the BBC Proms, a series of seventy or so classical concerts held yearly in the Royal Albert Hall in London.


Night of the Proms was created by two Belgian students, Jan Vereecke and Jan Van Esbroeck in 1985. The first NotP took place at the Antwerp Sportpaleis in Belgium on 19 October 1985. Nowadays the event is organized by PSE Belgium (Promotion for Special Events), still managed by Jan Vereecke and Jan Van Esbroeck. For the concerts outside the Benelux countries, PSE co-operates with local promoters (Dirk Hohmeyer in Germany, Niels Estrup in Scandinavia, etc.).

In Germany the event is called "The AIDA Night of the Proms", as AIDA is the main sponsor. AIDA replaced Nokia, which was the name sponsor for 15 years (1996–2010).


Musicians who have participated in The Night of the Proms:

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