BBC Proms in the Park Tickets Now Available
The classical music event returns to Titanic Slipways in September featuring the Ulster Orchestra
BBC Proms in the Park returns to the Titanic Slipway in Belfast on Saturday, September 7, 2013 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 12th year. It provides outdoor music-making on a grand scale, bringing together national and international artists in BBC Northern Ireland’s biggest outside broadcast event of the year.
In 2012, BBC Proms in the Park Northern Ireland also came from Titanic Slipways, featuring performances from Hayley Westenra and others. The 2013 concert at the Titanic Slipways will feature the Ulster Orchestra under the baton of conductor David Brophy, and guest artists in a programme of classical and contemporary music.
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.
Peter Johnston, Director BBC Northern Ireland, said: '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.'
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.
BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland will be hosted by Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum. A selection of television viewing options will also be available live on the night via the red button for digital TV viewers and the concert will also be broadcast live online.
BBC Radio Ulster will also be live on the night, presented by John Toal. Highlights of Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland will be carried on the BBC television networks. The event will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland television later in the year.
The event is supported by Belfast City Council. Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Lord Mayor of Belfast, said: 'We are absolutely delighted to see the local aspect of BBC Proms in the Park stay in Belfast this year.
'This iconic event will, yet again, take place with the stunning backdrop of Titanic Belfast. As with previous Proms concerts, it will be a night to remember and will add to Belfast's portfolio of major showcase cultural activities, bringing additional economic activity and media attention to my home city.'
Tickets to BBC Northern Ireland's Proms in the Park event are complimentary and will be allocated following a random draw. You can apply for tickets online via the BBC ticketing website.
Ticket applications to BBC Proms in the Park at the Titanic Slipways can be made from Monday, June 24 at 9am until Monday, July 15 at 5pm.
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.
For more information visit the BBC Proms in the Park website.