IT will be a weekend of celebrating the space age and nostalgia.

Relive the sounds of the 80s in full symphonic technicolor as the BSO presents an evening of music and nostalgia and another of galactic themes.

The BSO Proms in the Park weekend culminates on Saturday August 3, with the orchestra’s Symphonic 80s Spectacular, featuring tunes such as Toto’s Africa, Elton John’s I’m Still Standing and other classic numbers from David Bowie, Madonna, Ultravox and many more.

Performing these classics alongside the BSO will be a line-up West End stars including Oliver Tompsett, best known for his performances in We Will Rock You and Wicked.

The evening will be topped off with the return of the stunning ‘son et lumiere’ laser and pyrotechnics show.

This month marks 50 years since the first lunar landing, and the BSO is celebrating this special anniversary with an evening of Galactic Classics the previous evening, August 2.

The concert features the best of classical music about space, and will reach its climax with a performance of Holst’s The Planets in full, accompanied by choreographed lasers, lights, fireworks and the latest images from our solar system.

There is something for everyone at this year’s Proms in the Park, presented in collaboration with BCP council.

On the Thursday, the BSO’s Relaxed Family Afternoon offers musical treats for the whole family.

The Relaxed Family Afternoon will feature performances from BSO ensembles, and the full orchestra.

Gates will open at 4pm on Thursday, and 6pm on Friday and Saturday for picnics.

Jackie Tanner, BSO Head of Development said: “The BSO is incredibly grateful to its VIP sponsors for supporting its Proms in the Park weekend.

"We welcome Blue Sky Financial Planning and Wessex Water as VIP Sponsors on Friday night, and Nuffield Health Bournemouth, SWRAC Independent Specialist College, and Tilney Financial Planning and Investment Group as VIP Sponsors on Saturday night.”

To book tickets or for more information about the BSO’s Proms in the Park, please visit or call the BSO Box Office on 01202 669925.