THOUSANDS of music fans are expected in Greenhead Park for a musical feast – despite the weather.
And organisers of the Concerts in the Park are confident that music lovers are in for a royal treat this weekend, with three different events over the space of 48 hours.
Even though the weather forecast is for rain showers, large crowds are expected on each day.
The three-day music festival is being held in the refurbished park from tonight, with a line-up that ranges from pop star Tinchy Stryder to the renowned Orchestra of Opera North.
Concerts in the Park begins tonight at 7.30pm, taking everyone back to the 1970s, when the nation was celebrating the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
Crowds will be treated to a special one-off performance of Thank you for the Music, a live concert show featuring the hits of Abba and the Bee Gees by professionals Easy Theatres, who tour the country performing to sell-out crowds.
On Saturday at 7.30pm the stage will be filled by the Orchestra of Opera North for a proms concert – featuring guest soprano Elena Ferrari and Grammy-nominated conductor Anthony Inglis.
The programme will include prom classics as well as pieces from film soundtracks and will be conducted by well known radio DJ Mark Forrest.