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BBC Proms in the Park to light up the Titanic Slipways in Belfast

BBC Proms in the Park at the Titanic Slipways

Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 07th September 2018 – Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Thousands of people are expected to enjoy a magical evening of music at the Titanic Slipways in Belfast, tomorrow night (Saturday 8 September) at this year’s BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland.

BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland is in its 17th year and all tickets for the event have all gone. Tomorrow night’s event will take place in front of an audience of around 11,000 people.

The concert is BBC Northern Ireland’s biggest outside broadcast event of the year and sees both home-grown and international talent performing alongside the Ulster Orchestra under the baton of David Brophy.

BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland is hosted by BBC Northern Ireland’s Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum.

Performing at this year’s event will be music legend Midge Ure, classical guitar supremo Xuefei Yang, and internationally acclaimed mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital with percussionist Ithamar Doari, and the Ulster Youth Choir.

The evening is further enhanced by one of the world’s biggest names in musical theatre, Kim Criswell and Tyrone-born Baritone Karl McGuckin.

The line-up is completed by an appearance from 10 members of the cast of Titanic Dance, the show which tells a heart-gripping love story as the ship makes its maiden voyage across the Atlantic.

BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland is supported by Belfast City Council.

This concert will be part of broadcast celebrations to mark the Last Night of the Proms, and will link music-making festivities at London’s Royal Albert Hall with BBC events around the UK. The BBC Proms is the largest classical music festival in the world, with over 90 concerts across eight weeks from July 13 – September 9.

Viewers at home will be able to join in the excitement, with the BBC network television services linking with the Titanic Slipways, offering live coverage of key moments from the evening’s entertainment. Highlights programmes will be recorded for later transmission on BBC NI television, BBC Four and the BBC iPlayer. Selected extracts from the Titanic Slipways will also be available on BBC You Tube and the entire concert will also be broadcast live throughout the evening on BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle.

BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland will be presented on stage by Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum. Extracts from the Belfast concert will be shown across the UK on BBC One and BBC Two on the night.

BBC Radio Ulster will also be live throughout the evening from the Titanic Slipways with presenter John Toal. Its coverage begins at 7.30pm.

Viewers will also be able to watch selected highlights from the Belfast concert online at www.bbc.co.uk/proms

There will be a special highlights programme on BBC One Northern Ireland on Sunday 16 September at 5.35pm.and later on BBC Four at 7pm.

For those travelling to the event using public transport, train and bus services will operate as normal.

For those driving to the concert there will be clear car parking signage within the Titanic Quarter and on approach roads and Queens Road.

Car parking will be available in the Titanic Belfast basement car park, Titanic surface car parks, the Gateway car park, and the Belfast Met basement car park.

The parking charge is expected to be £5.00 and exits from these car parks will be restricted after the event until the Queens Road is clear of pedestrians.

Concert goers are also reminded to dress appropriately for the weather, bring their own seat and all their tickets as they won’t be admitted without them.

Glass items are not permitted on site. And all drinks must be carried in plastic or card containers.

Look and listen out for updated information about BBC Proms in the Park (including the weather forecast across BBC Northern Ireland’s different services).

BBC Proms in the Park at the Titanic Slipways

For more information about this year’s BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland go to: www.bbc.co.uk/promsinthepark

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