Record Number of Tickets Sold to London's BBC Proms Festival

BBC Proms Record Ticket Sales London Festival Cover

It has been announced today that over 118,000 tickets have been sold in the first 12 hours of release of the 2015 BBC Proms festival – a 9% increase on last year.

“We are delighted with the success of first day ticket sales, with over 500 tickets sold per minute,” Royal Albert Hall Chief Operating Officer, James Ainscough has said, “... we look forward to welcoming them to the Royal Albert Hall this summer to enjoy all the world-class music featured across the two months of the festival.”

Over 31,000 tickets were snapped up within the first hour – the most popular concerts being Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Andris Nelson and the City of Birmingham Symphony, the John Wilson Orchestra's "Bernstein" Concert and Yo-Yo Ma's performance of the compete Bach Cello Suites.