Royal Marines all set for epic Portsmouth performance

The massed bands of the Royal Marines rehearsing for the South Coast Proms
The massed bands of the Royal Marines rehearsing for the South Coast Proms

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Royal Marines have been rehearsing ahead of tomorrow’s South Coast Proms performance.

Thousands of people are expected to enjoy a picnic in the sunshine in the grounds of HMS Excellent on Whale Island tomorrow and Saturday before watching an epic performance by the massed bands of the Royal Marines.

Organisers are encouraging people to come along using the free park and ride service.

Tickets can be obtained on the gate at HMS Excellent.

There is no parking at Whale Island, but people can arrive on foot, in a taxi, or using the park and ride service.

The park and ride runs from Lakeside at North Harbour from 5pm.

People who have not yet bought tickets can get on the park and ride and buy their tickets when they arrive at Whale Island.

Blue badge holders may use a Whale Island car park but photographic ID of the badge holder will be required on entry.

Lieutenant Colonel Eddie Parks, the prom director, said: ‘I hope people come along and enjoy themselves and the world-class music these guys can do.

‘The proceeds go to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity so it’s for a worthy cause.’

Tickets can be obtained on the gate at HMS Excellent. For details of how to get there, visit southcoastproms.com.

SCHEDULE

5pm - Gates open and free park and ride service from Lakeside begins

5.30pm - Pre-concert entertainment at Whale Island begins

8pm - The Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines begin their performance

10pm - Fireworks finale

10.05pm - Park and ride service resumes