Music fans flocked to the Proact over the weekend to watch two fabulous concerts.Legendary Welsh singer Sir Tom Jones, who was supported by Andrew Cole and Toploader, attracted a crowd of 12,253 on Saturday night while Party at the Proact the following day was attended by 5,495 people.
Sir Tom Jones belted out a string of his hits from over the decades in a set lasting around 90 minutes. Celebrating his 74th birthday on the day of the concert, he told the audience that being on stage singing was the best way to mark the occasion.
Party at the Proact was opened by Tich at around 4.30pm on Sunday and featured superb performances from Ms Dynamite, Union J, Katy B, Lawson and Labrinth before headline act Tinie Tempah closed the show.
Spireites chairman Dave Allen was delighted to hear such positive feedback from those who attended the shows. He said: "I thought Tom Jones was outstanding and the fans clearly enjoyed his performance. The mainly younger audience at Party at the Proact were also thoroughly entertained over five and a half hours.
"Many people have praised the organisation of both events - including the conference and banqueting side - and commented on the great acoustics. Following on from the success of the Elton John concert two years ago, the Proact is establishing a reputation as being a superb venue for live music featuring some top acts."