BBC Proms in the Park returns to the Titanic Slipways in Belfast, on Saturday, 10, September 2016 – 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 15th 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. Approximately 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. It will link festivities in the Royal Albert Hall with BBC events in Hyde Park, London, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The BBC Proms remains the world’s largest classical music festival, with over 90 events taking place 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 with highlights on the evening on both the Red Button and online. BBC network coverage will also feature some live inserts from Belfast. Television highlights programmes will be recorded for both BBC NI and BBC Four for later transmission. The entire concert will 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 2016 BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland back to Belfast and to the Titanic Slipways.
“This is one of the most ambitious outside broadcast events that we undertake each year. Demand for tickets is pretty phenomenal, which is why we are pleased to have been able to secure a big outdoor venue for this special evening of BBC music-making. Audiences at the event and those watching and listening at home can expect a spectacular concert with some of the best talent around.”
This event is supported by Belfast City Council.
Belfast Lord Mayor, Alderman Brian Kingston, said: “I am delighted that we are again hosting the BBC Proms in the Park concert, and look forward to another great evening of entertainment. This is always a night to remember and provides an opportunity to showcase our city, particularly as the setting is the iconic backdrop of Titanic Belfast.”
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 20 June at 9.00am until Friday 15 July 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.
You can apply for tickets online at: www.bbc.co.uk/tickets
For more information visit the BBC Proms in the Park website at: www.bbc.co.uk/promsinthepark