Electric Proms sell out in 35 minutes

Damon Albarn and The Who bring in the crowds

The first two shows of the BBC’s new Electric Proms season have sold out in just over half an hour.

The premiere of The Who’s ‘The Glass Household’ mini-opera and the unveiling of Damon Albarn’s new project, The Good, The Bad And The Queen, are the fastest-selling shows in the history of London venue the Roundhouse.

Festival Director Lorna Clarke said: “To see such fantastic acts perform new material like this is something very different and pretty special. That is what BBC Electric Proms are all about.

“The speed with which these tickets have sold out reflect not only the popularity of these artists but also the fact that music fans have embraced what we are trying to do with this festival.”

The BBC Electric Proms will be extensively broadcast on BBC television, radio and online.