BBC `Proms in the Park` in Northern Ireland comes to the Titanic Slipways
9 July 2012
BBC Proms in the Park will be staged for the first time at the Titanic Slipways, Belfast on Saturday September 8, as local audiences join the UK-wide celebrations of the world famous Last Night of the Proms.
BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland is now in its 11th year. It provides outdoor music-making on a grand scale, bringing together local and international artists in BBC Northern Ireland`s biggest outside broadcast event of the year. The concert at the Titanic Slipways – the first time BBC Proms in the Park has been in Belfast since 2008 - will feature the Ulster Orchestra and guest artists in a programme of classical and contemporary music.
Already confirmed in the line-up is the acclaimed American opera star and singer Noah Stewart and Bangor-born singer-songwriter Foy Vance. Further acts and details of the event have yet to be announced.
Last Night of the Proms celebrations also take place in England, Scotland and Wales, as music lovers across the UK come together to mark the conclusion of the world`s largest classical music festival.
BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland will include traditional elements of the Last Night of the Proms – a big screen, great music and a party atmosphere
The concert will be introduced and presented by Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum and broadcast to a wider audience on BBC television, radio and online.
Peter Johnston, Director BBC Northern Ireland, said:
"In what is proving to be a momentous year for Belfast, we are very excited to bring the 2012 BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland back to the city and stage it at the newly transformed Titanic Slipways. This event is one of the most prestigious and large-scale events we undertake each year and music lovers can be assured of a very special evening of music and celebration from an eclectic line-up of local and international talent - all set against the stunning backdrop of the Titanic Signature building."
The event is supported by Belfast City Council.
Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Gavin Robinson, said:
"We are absolutely delighted to see the `BBC Proms in the Park` return to Belfast after a four year absence. It is truly fitting that Belfast should play host to this iconic event given the significance of the 2012 year. The inspirational setting of Titanic Belfast and the Titanic Slipways will make a very special backdrop for the audience. It will be a night to remember that adds another event to Belfast`s portfolio of major showcase activities, while bringing additional economic activity and media attention to Northern Ireland`s capital."
Tickets to BBC Northern Ireland`s Proms in the Park event are complimentary and will be allocated on the basis of a random draw.
You can apply for tickets from 9am on Monday July 9 until 5pm on Friday August 10. No applications will be accepted after this closing date. A maximum of four tickets will be allocated per household address. No late applications will be accepted and duplicate applications will not be considered.
You can apply for tickets online at: bbc.co.uk/tickets, by telephone on: 0370 901 1227 and textphone: 0370 903 0304. The BBC are unable to accept postal applications for tickets. UK-wide rate charged at no more than 01/02 geographic numbers. Calls may be recorded for training. Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply.
For more information visit the BBC Proms in the Park website at: bbc.co.uk/promsinthepark
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