A WEEKEND of concerts kicks off at Castle Howard tonight with an Ibiza party as the popular Proms event returns on Saturday for its 30th anniversary.

A full weekend of concerts opens tonight at the North Yorkshire stately home with house music brand Cafe Mambo playing classic sounds of Ibiza.

Saturday's traditional Proms event will see guest soloists join the London Gala Orchestra onstage, conducted by Stephen Bell.

The programme will include popular classics, songs from musicals and flag-waving favourites from the Proms including Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Pomp & Circumstance No.1.

With a Spitfire flyover, stunning lasers and spectacular firework finale, organisers say it 'will be a magical evening of musical entertainment'.

Guests are asked to bring picnic blankets, baskets and deckchairs, but are encouraged to bring whatever they like, from dining table sets, candelabras and fairy lights, while Castle Howard will be providing marquees.

On Sunday night, Queen Symphonic will take to the stage.

The show features four rock vocalists from the stage show We Will Rock You, a world class five piece rock band and The Elysium Orchestra.

The Queen Symphonic spectacular includes full symphonic arrangements blended with a rock band and performers honouring the greatest hits of Queen.

The tour has seen over 30 summer shows performed so far, playing to audiences of over 150,000.

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