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Grand finale ends 120th Proms

Sell-out audiences lapped up the 120th season of the BBC Proms, which drew to a close with the world famous Last Night of the Proms celebrations.

More than 300,000 people attended 88 concerts in the Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall, organisers announced.

And with days to go until the Scottish referendum, last night’s final night performance of Rule Britannia took on added poignancy.

Average attendance for the main evening Proms in the Royal Albert Hall this year was 88%, with more than half of all concerts in the venue sold out.

Jasper Hope, chief operating officer at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “L ondon and the world has this summer enjoyed an extraordinary feast of music and musicians throughout the Proms.

“With so many people attending performances by orchestras and performers from so many countries, the Proms this year has had a truly global feel.

“Our thanks to artists and audiences alike for a wonderful summer and we look forward to welcoming the Proms back in 2015.”

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