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BBC Proms to host first video game themed concert segment

Show will feature music from Shadow of the Colossus, Kingdom Hearts and more

The BBC Proms classical music festival has announced the Gaming Prom segment, the first inclusion of video games music at the event.

The Proms concert will take place on August 1, 2022 at the Royal Albert Hall, and will feature music from multiple video games including Kingdom Hearts, Shadow of the Colossus, Dear Esther, and Battlefield 2042.

Composers confirmed to appear at the event include conductor Robert Ames, as well as Hildur Guðnadóttir, Sam Slater, Jessica Curry, Yoko Shimomura and Kow Otani.

The performers will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and more will be revealed in the full programme at a later date.

Tickets to attend the show are currently on sale, and it will also be broadcast on BBC Four on August 5.

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