The Last Night of the Proms is coming to Worcestershire Cricket Club to attract their more traditional fans to concerts.

The 47 piece National Symphony Orchestra will perform in a two hour extravaganza at New Road.

The concert takes place on Saturday August 19 and the booking follows in the footsteps of Olly Murs and a second Concert of Legends headlined by Billy Ocean, Paul Carrack and the Boomtown Rats.

Managing director Jon Graham said: "We have been piloting things for a couple of years via the outdoor cinema events and then the legends concert last September upped the ante.

"It got us into the mentality of hosting major outdoor events which now come under the brand 'New Road Live' and ensuring New Road is not only a first class venue for cricket, but also events with its location and setting.

"The strategy was can we get a top artist relevant to 2017 and Olly Murs fitted the bill, he will bring in a bumper crowd and also appeal to the demographic of people who come to NatWest T20 Blast cricket.

"The legends concerts are a long term plan, but the one last year was successful and ultimately profitable so we were keen to do another this year.

"However we also wanted to put on an outdoor event which appealed to our more traditional member and we think the classical concert fits that bill.

"The vision is to get a few thousand people on the outfield with picnic baskets and hampers and we are very positive about how it is going to go and, pardon the pun, will be another string to our bow.

"We want to be in a position where every year we are putting on concerts that appeal to youngsters and traditional members."

Annette Wardell will be the guest soprano for the Proms Finale of 'Land of Hope and Glory', 'Jerusalem' and 'Rule Britannia'.

Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and a hamper.

The gates for the Classical Concert will open at 5pm with the concert getting underway at 7.30pm and ending at 10pm after a half hour interval.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for adults at £35 with children aged between five and sixteen at £16.