Back in Belfast for the first time since 2008 the BBC Proms in the Park will be staged at the Titanic Slipways, recent site of the critically feted Land of Giants, on Saturday, September 8.
With a big screen, great music and a party atmosphere concert will bring together local and international artists in outdoor music-making on a grand scale and 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.
Peter Johnston, director of 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 concert will be introduced and presented by Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum and broadcast to a wider audience on BBC television, radio and online.
The event is supported by Belfast City Council.
Lord Mayor of Belfast, Gavin Robinson, said, 'We are absolutely delighted to see 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, 2012. A maximum of four tickets will be allocated per household address.
You can apply for tickets online at: bbc.co.uk/tickets, by telephone on: 0370 901 1227 and textphone: 0370 903 0304
For more information visit the BBC Proms in the Park website