BBC Proms to host first ever club night, 6 Music event and Jarvis Cocker live radio show

This year's event will also include 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane and a night of the music from 'Sherlock'

BBC Proms have announced the programme for its 2015 season, including its first ever dance music event.

The annual classical music event series will mark its 120-year anniversary in 2015, with a diverse schedule confirmed for the season.

A club-orientated Prom in Ibiza, hosted by DJ Pete Tong, will celebrate 20 years of BBC Radio 1. Electronic acts on the bill will perform with Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra.

Meanwhile, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will record a live episode of his Radio 4 show Wireless Nights with the BBC Philharmonic orchestra and 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs will host a late-night Prom featuring performances from Nils Frahm and A Winged Victory For The Sullen.

Other highlights include Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane singing Frank Sinatra songs and a night of the music from BBC drama Sherlock.

“The idea is to broaden the Proms appeal to as many people and as wide an age range as possible,” says Proms director Edward Blakeman, while Radio 3 controller Alan Davey revealed that the Ibiza Prom was still “in development”.

Davey continued: “We are proud of the range of the Proms and the number of people who take the festival to their hearts and experience the thrill of great music.”

The BBC Proms runs from July 17 to September 12.
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