Funding for an ambitious plan to host a major music event on Plymouth Hoe to mark the Royal Marines' 350th anniversary has been approved.
The ticketed event, which is planned for July, will run over several nights and is expected to attract thousands of people.
The event will be followed by a major event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War.
Major General David Hook of the Royal Marines said: "Next year is a major milestone for the Royal Marines and we look forward to marking the occasion in Plymouth, a city we have a long and proud relationship with."
It is hoped that some of the tickets will be made available free so that many of the local community get the opportunity to attend.
City councillors have approved the allocation of £395,000 from Plymouth City Council's revenue budget for the two events.