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Kylie Minogue to headline BBC's Proms In The Park

Kylie Minogue

Story by Jack Foley

KYLIE Minogue is to headline the BBC’s Proms In The Park concert in September with backing from the BBC Concert Orchestra.

The Australian singer, who is celebrating 25 years in the music industry, will be joined by Il Divo and tenor Alfie Boe at the concert.

In what is proving to be a busy celebratory year for Minogue, she also recently completed an “anti-tour” which saw her playing rare tracks with minimal lighting and no backing dancers.

Her Proms concert is more likely to feature new, orchestral arrangements of her hits which were recorded in London’s Abbey Road Studios last year, including On A Night Like This, All The Lovers and Finer Feelings.

In a statement, Minogue said: “I’m delighted to be performing at one of the UK’s most outstanding nights of the musical calendar. To sing in front of thousands of people whilst being accompanied by the legendary BBC Concert Orchestra in such a special year is truly a dream come true.”

Proms In The Park is now in its 17th year and forms a popular companion to the Last Night Of The Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, will take place on Saturday, September 8.

It will be hosted by Radio 2 presenters Tony Blackburn and Sir Terry Wogan and forms part of the London 2012 Festival.

Ironically, Minogue’s former record label, PWL, is also staging a concert in Hyde Park this summer, featuring almost every artist who recorded under the Stock Aitken Waterman banner in the 1980s and ’90s, including her one-time singing partner and Neighbours co-star Jason Donovan.