Titanic Drive-in Concerts Set for Belfast! 3rd – 5th July 2020

Some of Northern Ireland’s finest performers are coming together to host Belfast’s very first series of drive-in concerts. Hosted by Peter Corry Productions the event will be staged on Belfast’s iconic Maritime Mile at the Titanic Slipways in front of a backdrop of the impressive Titanic Belfast and the Titanic Hotel.

The event will run for three days from the 3rd – 5th July and will feature a variety of shows each day from morning to night ensuring there is something for everyone.

Event Organiser, Peter Corry explains the line up;

            “The weekend will kick off with the little ones enjoying a one hour show entitled ‘Once Upon a Time’ which will be a magical concoction of story-telling and songs by some of the world’s most loved princesses. Daytime shows will also feature a very special ‘Proms in the Car Park’ with Noel Thompson.

“Evenings will get a little livelier, with two shows every night to make sure we get many styles and tastes catered for! Evening shows will include; The Bjorn Identity, performing Abba’s most loved songs, Flash Harry to bring the magic of Queen alive and I will also be taking to the stage with a show packed full of all the hits from the musicals.

“We hope that line-up will have you all singing and dancing along from the comfort of your own car!”

Peter say’s he’s looking forward to bringing live music back to the province;

            “The entertainment industry was knocked sideways when lockdown took hold of Northern Ireland, but we are pleased that with the easing of some restrictions, we are now in a position to put in place a programme of events that will satisfy the needs of lovers of live entertainment of all ages across the province.

            “With almost all live performances being cancelled this summer and for the foreseeable future, and with no real end in sight as to when we can get together and enjoy live music and shows in the normal way,  we felt there was a real need to be proactive and to do something different to bring live entertainment back to the people of Northern Ireland, as soon and as safely as possible. This event will give people that all important morale boost that only music does and we’re confident that these exciting drive-in concerts are the answer for now.”

Kerrie Sweeney from the Titanic Foundation says of the event; 

“We are delighted that Peter Corry Productions has chosen the Titanic Slipways as the location for this one-off event.  Belfast’s iconic waterfront is synonymous with events and entertainment, and we look forward to gradually re-opening our visitor experiences over the summer months as restrictions ease.  This is a great start to welcoming local people back to the Maritime Mile to enjoy our outdoor historic landmarks in a safe environment”.

The event can hold up to 300 cars, which means that potentially there will be an audience of 1200, who can enjoy each show with those they live with, while at the same time easily social distancing from others.

Toilet facilities will be on hand and extra safety precautions will be in place to ensure everyone’s safety. The team at Peter Corry Productions have enlisted the help of a top medical professional to ensure all potential risks are assessed and all guidelines are in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone. Further details of this are available on petercorryproductions.com .

To book tickets please visit petercorryproductions.com/titanic-drive-in-concerts. Tickets on sale from Wednesday 10th June at 7pm.

For more event information please visit petercorryproductions.com

Friday 3rd July:
10:30am Once Upon A Time with the REAL Princesses NI (60 min show) £20 per car
6pm Recreating ABBA with The Bjorn Identity (90 min show) £50 per car
9pm Recreating ABBA with The Bjorn Identity (90 min show) £50 per car
Saturday 4th July:
6pm The Musicals with Peter Corry (90 min show) £50 per car
9pm The Musicals with Peter Corry (90 min show) £50 per car
Sunday 5th July:
1:30pm Proms In The Car Park with Noel Thompson (90 min show) £50 per car
6pm The Magic Of Queen with Flash Harry (90 min show) £50 per car
9pm The Magic Of Queen with Flash Harry (90 min show) £50 per car

Ends.

SHOW INFORMATION

Drive In to…THE MAGIC OF QUEEN with FLASH HARRY 

Flash Harry are Northern Irelands most enduring tribute band, celebrating the music of super star Freddie Mercury and super group Queen, for over 25 years.

Flash Harry deliver a rock show that will have the audience rocking in their cars and singing along to anthems of one of the greatest bands in history; featuring classics like “Radio Ga Ga”, “We Are the Champions”, to “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Who Wants to Live Forever” and everything in between.

The five piece band have played everywhere from the USA to Dubai as well as major venues in the UK and Ireland and continue to sell out venues wherever they go, recreating the magic of Queen for audiences young and old.

For a true celebration of the music of Queen, Flash Harry are a band not to be missed.

Drive in to… RECREATING ABBA with THE BJORN IDENTITY

This critically acclaimed live tribute to 70’s pop icons ABBA, is a sell out show throughout UK & Ireland.

A smash-hit, created with passion and performed with true authenticity, from their stunning vocal likeness to their Abba style choreography. The Bjorn Identity is, at it’s heart, the most accurate ‘ABBA tribute show’ ever seen this side of Sweden, featuring all of ABBA’s greatest hits, helping you relive and newly discover the joy of ABBA and their musical legacy that goes on and on and on.

Drive in to…THE MUSICALS with PETER CORRY

Let Peter Corry, Northern Irelands very own ‘Greatest Showman’ take you to the world of the musicals with a show packed full of all your favourites. From Les Miserables to Phantom of the Opera, from Disney’s Hercules to the ultimate summer musical Grease.

Peter has performed all over the World with his passionate style of performance always to the fore.

Drive in to… PROMS IN THE CAR PARK with NOEL THOMPSON

Noel Thompson will lead you through a programme of popular classical music designed to inspire the soul and soothe the heart. Performed by a selection of Northern Ireland’s finest musicians and singers

Drive in to… ONCE UPON A TIME with THE REAL PRINCESSES NI

Calling all princesses, princes, fairy godmothers and enchanted talking animals!

REAL Princesses NI are bringing their favourite royal friends to a stage near you;

Join the wonderful REAL Snow Sisters as they attempt to lift a wicked fairy’s curse that has jumbled their storyline with some of the most beloved Fairytale characters. With singing, dancing and lots of interactive fun, we can guarantee your little ones will have a delightful day full to the brim with magic and memories!

The Titanic Drive In – Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the shows take place?

The shows will take place on the Paddock area off the Queen’s Road.

How long are the shows?

The shows are either 60 or 90 minutes and will run straight through without any interval.

Toilets?

There will be single access portaloo’s on site with plenty of sanitiser. Social distancing in the queues will be applied. These is a disabled toilet on site. Toilets will be cleaned in line with executive guide lines so we ask for your patience while we take these extra steps to keep you safe.

How are tickets priced?

Tickets are priced per car. You can bring up to the maximum number of people allowed in your vehicle by law and they must all be from your household.

How will I hear the show?

On arrival you will be informed of the radio frequency you will need in order to hear the concerts broadcast. You tune into this on your car radio and then just turn up the volume!

What time can I arrive?

You’ll be able to access the site an hour before the show starts. On arrival please follow the signage and the direction of our stewards. Access to the site will close 15 minutes before the show starts.

How does it work when I arrive?

Our stewards will check your ticket when you first arrive and send you firstly to a side road (Olympic Way) to wait in a holding pattern. You will then be directed to one of two gates for entry. Please follow their guidance in order to help get you parked quickly and efficiently so the show can start on time. Parking will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If I arrive late will I be allowed to come in still?

Unfortunately no, You must arrive at the latest 15 minutes before the show starts. After this time you will not be permitted access. This is to ensure the shows can start and finish on time.

If I am parked towards the back will I be able to see okay?

Yes, we will have screens at the side of the stage and also mid-way down the car park to help with viewing.

I need my car on to hear the radio, is that okay?

If you have to have your engine on for your radio to work that’s fine. We ask if it’s not required that you turn your engine off.

Do I book a specific place for my car? How does it work?

Cars will be parked on a first come first served basis in a checkerboard style. Larger vehicles and SUV’s will be parked in the second of row of 2 in order to enable a clear line of sight for all patrons.

Can I get out of my car? Open the doors?

You can exit your car in order to use the toilets only, otherwise you are required to remain in your car on site. All doors and boots must remain closed. You can open the windows though.

What happens in case of emergency?

If we need to alert you to an emergency any directions will be announced from the stage, you will hear this come across your radio and also on our sound system. Please follow the directions as they are for your safety. If directed, you must exit your vehicle and make your way to a meeting point. In event of an emergency, social distancing may not apply but you will be instructed as what to do.

What happens if I need to leave during the performance?

If you need to leave during a performance, please flash your lights to attract the attention of our Stewards who will then help to direct you out.

I’ve got a convertible, if it’s a nice day can I take the roof down?

Yes, you can have the top down.

What kind of cars are allowed?

Any car that is the size of an SUV or lower. Unfortunately we will not be accepting bookings for vans, trailers or large people carriers. Please check before booking to avoid disappointment or being turned away on arrival. This measure is in place to ensure everyone attending has as good a view as possible.

Can I come on my motorbike/bicycle?

Unfortunately not, this event is currently only open to bookings from vehicles.

Can I take pictures/video of the performance?

Yes! If you’ve had a great time, please let everyone know and share using #titanicdrivein

What happens if my battery runs flat?

We will have jump leads on site to help you out.

What happens if I have a problem and need to get the staff’s attention, can I get out of my car?

We would prefer you stay in your car and flash your lights to get our attention. We will be straight over. If it’s an urgent emergency and you feel you have to, beep your horn or get out to our attention we just ask that you maintain social distancing and we will help you whatever way we can. If it’s a medical emergency we will have first aid on site.

What happens if it’s raining or there is bad weather?

If there is rain or some inclement weather the show will still take place. The only reason for event closure would be exceptionally heavy rainfall or in the instance of extreme high winds which we will monitor. If this becomes the case we will advise on the day if the show will be going ahead. If you don’t hear from us, it’s happening! In the first instance we will offer a postponement. If for any reason we are not able to reschedule the show at a later date then we will offer a refund.

I can’t make it now, can I get a refund?

All sales are final at the time of purchase and it’s not possible to receive a refund, except in the event of event cancellation if a postponement is not possible.

Can I just drive up and purchase a ticket on the night?

All sales are online and will close for each show an hour beforehand so it is not possible to purchase tickets on the night if you just turn up.

Do I get a ticket in the post?

All tickets will be e-tickets so you won’t receive a physical ticket. Eventbrite will generate a bar code that we will scan through your car window.

Will there be bins for rubbish?

No, there won’t be any bins available and we ask that you take all rubbish away with you.

What have you put in place to allow for COVID-19?

Our COVID-19 plan has been signed off with a senior health care professional and will be constantly reviewed in the run up to the event. Please act responsibly to help limit the spread of Coronavirus.

Do I get a ticket in the post?

All tickets will be e-tickets so you won’t receive a physical ticket. Eventbrite will generate a bar code that we will scan through your car window.

Will there be bins for rubbish?

No, there won’t be any bins available and we ask that you take all rubbish away with you.

Love Belfast
Belfast guide to restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concerts, events, hotels, entertainment, special offers, news, gossip, travel, festivals and culture. http://lovebelfast.co.uk

1 COMMENT

Leave a Reply

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

NI Chamber welcomes new Board members

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board. Cathal Geoghegan is Managing Director...

Physical Therapy in a Nutshell and Why It Works

When we think of physical therapy, we usually imagine exercise, stretching, massage, and rehabilitation sessions. And that would all be true. Nevertheless, this field...

6 Unexpected Issues Related to Improper Sitting

We all feel guilty from time to time about certain bad habits that we’re unable to get rid of. Whether you’re procrastinating, feeling guilty...

LoveBelfast Summer Competitions

Enter below to win one of our fabulous prizes and giveaways ending this weekend! £10,000, 10 DAY, 100 WORTHY WINNERS - At Victoria Square, we’re...

Recruitment company provides digital skills to people affected by pandemic

A Belfast recruitment company has provided vital digital services to hundreds of people in urgent need during the Covid-19 pandemic. Based at Innovation Factory, Graffiti...