BBC Proms in the Park returns to the Titanic Slipways in Belfast, on Saturday 12 September – giving local audiences the opportunity to join in the music-making spectacular that is the Last Night of the Proms.
This event, which is now in its 14th year, will bring together some internationally acclaimed performers from home and around the world. They will be performing alongside the Ulster Orchestra under the baton of David Brophy, in a programme which combines classical and contemporary music and a few Proms surprises.
BBC Proms in the Park remains one of BBC Northern Ireland’s most ambitious and popular outside broadcast events. Once again almost 11,000 tickets will be available for the event at Titanic Slipways.
This event in Belfast is part of the UK-wide celebrations of the Last Night of the Proms, which radiates out from the Royal Albert Hall to embrace all four nations of the UK on Saturday 12 September, with Last Night events in Hyde Park, London, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The BBC Proms is the world’s largest classical music festival, with 92 events in 2015 across eight weeks.
BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland will be hosted by Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum.
Viewers at home will be able to join in the excitement as the concert is streamed live on the internet. Highlights on the night will also be available on the Red Button and the BBC network output will also join up with Belfast broadcasting live at key moments. Highlights programmes will be recorded for both BBC NI and BBC Four for later transmission. The entire concert will also be live throughout the evening on BBC Radio Ulster.
Peter Johnston, Director BBC Northern Ireland, said: “Following the success of last year we are delighted to be able bring the 2015 BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland back again to Belfast and to the Titanic Slipways. This is one of the most ambitious outside broadcasts and events we undertake each year, with demand for tickets always exceeding supply. BBC audiences at the event and those watching and listening at home can expect a very special evening – showcasing local and international talent and celebrating the very best in music-making.”
This event is supported by Belfast City Council.
Belfast Deputy Lord Mayor Alderman Guy Spence said: “We are delighted to once again host the BBC Proms in the Park concert. Its setting with the wonderful backdrop of Titanic Belfast allows us to showcase our city as the ‘must see’ cultural and tourism destination we all know it to be. I have no doubt this will be another memorable occasion, and all of us can look forward to another stunning evening of entertainment.”
Tickets to BBC Northern Ireland’s Proms in the Park event are complimentary and will be allocated following a random draw.
Ticket applications to BBC Proms in the Park at the Titanic Slipways can be made from Monday, June 22 at 9.00am until Wednesday, July 15 at 5.00pm.
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.
Additional details will be published over the next few weeks.
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Tickets will once again be distributed by random draw.
You can apply for tickets at any time until Wednesday 15 July at 5pm.
You can apply for a maximum of four tickets per household address. Duplicate applications will not be considered.