BBC Proms is back in 2024 and is set to feature some big name artists including Sam Smith and Florence Welch.

The 2024 event is set to feature more than 3000 musicians and will run over eight weeks from July 19 to September 14.

There will be 90 BBC Proms concerts - 73 of which will take place at London's Royal Albert Hall and the rest being held at various venues across the UK including in Nottingham, Newport, Aberdeen and Belfast. 

Florence Welch and Sam Smith to make BBC Proms debut in 2024

Florence Welch and Sam Smith will make their BBC Proms debut in the upocoming 2024 season. 

Welch is know as the singer from indie-rock band Florence + The Machine. 

She will perform her Brit Award-winning 2009 album Lungs alongside Grammy-winning composer Jules Buckley and his orchestra when she takes to the stage on September 11, marking her only UK performance of the year.

Smith will perform as part of this year's BBC Proms on August 2 where they will sing a rendition of their Grammy-winning 2014 debut album In the Lonely Hour with the BBC Concert Orchestra to mark the record’s 10th anniversary.

Surrey Comet: Sam Smith will make his BBC Proms debut in 2024Sam Smith will make his BBC Proms debut in 2024 (Image: PA)

Controller of Radio 3 and BBC Proms, Sam Jackson, also said the look and feel of Smith’s Prom will be “entirely appropriate for the festival” after the singer has become known for their dramatic outfits and shows.

“We’ve worked very hard with Sam Smith and their management on how we can create something that is authentically Proms”, Jackson added.

Talking about securing the exclusive performances with the artists, BBC Proms director David Pickard said: “This isn’t just another trip after Glastonbury, this is something very special and we’re excited about the idea of opening up a different type of music to the Proms, but actually retaining the sense that this is an orchestral festival.

“And hopefully it will bring in the sort of audience that might not necessarily come to the Proms but now feel very welcome.”

What else to expect from BBC Proms 2024

The programme will also feature a variety of major soloists and internationally renowned conductors including the likes of Grammy award-nominated multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer Jordan Rakei who will collaborate with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Robert Ames this season.

Following an extended period of uncertainty around their future, the BBC Singers will celebrate their centenary year with seven performances within the 2024 run including on the first and last nights. 

The broadcaster’s initial plans to scrap the BBC Singers sparked a backlash, with more than 140,000 signing a petition urging the BBC to reverse its decision.

The BBC’s own ensembles, including the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic, will feature across 38 Proms, and a further 20 orchestras and more than 25 choirs from all over the UK will perform throughout the season.

Hong Kong-born conductor Elim Chan will conduct the First Night of the Proms, featuring soloists Isata Kanneh-Mason and Sophie Bevan and a world premiere of Ben Nobuto’s Hallelujah Sim.

The Last Night will be conducted by Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo, featuring pianist Sir Stephen Hough and soprano Angel Blue, which will be her BBC Proms debut.

BBC Proms will also feature an array of family events and concerts for children including a new Doctor Who Prom and a CBeebies Prom.

Tickets for BBC Proms 2024

Tickets for BBC Proms 2024 go on sale next month (May).

General bookings will open at 9am on Saturday, May 18, while Season Promming Passes go on sale at 9am on Thursday, May 16.

Tickets prices start from £8.

You can book tickets for individual Proms, Season or Weekend Passes for the BBC Proms 2024 online via the Royal Albert Hall website.

You can also secure your tickets by calling 020 7589 8212 or in person at the Royal Albert Hall box office.

When it comes to booking tickets, the BBC Proms website says: "We recommend booking online for the best chance of getting the tickets you would like."

For more information visit the BBC Proms website.


If you can't make it to the Proms in person, don't worry. Every Prom will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and will be later available on BBC Sounds. 

While 24 programmes, including the first and last night of the Proms, will be broadcast on BBC television and iPlayer.

BBC Proms 2024 will run from July 19 to September 14.