An unprecedented opportunity for Belfast citizens to apply for free tickets to attend a Van Morrison concert on Friday 15 November will open on Tuesday (22 October) for just over a week.
The one-off concert at the Waterfront Hall is being held to mark Belfast City Council conferring the Freedom of the City on the legendary musician to mark his remarkable global status and contribution to the city where he was born.
A total of 2,000 tickets will be available and applications can be made on-line at www.belfastcity.gov,uk and www.waterfront.co.uk or in person at the Waterfront Hall booking office from 10am on Tuesday, 22 October until 5pm on Wednesday, 30 October.
A computerised draw will take place to ensure a spread of people from different parts of the city are in attendance. Successful applicants, who will receive two tickets each for either a standing or seated area, will be notified via email or phonecall on Wednesday, 6 November.
Lord Mayor Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, who will make a presentation to Van Morrison to mark the conferring of Freedom of the City on the evening said: “We expecting a huge level of interest and our only disappointment is not being able to accommodate all of Van’s fans who will want to be there.
“It will be a very special occasion and will live long in the memory of those in attendance. The term living legend is too loosely thrown around these days but there is no doubting Van Morrison’s eligibility for such status due to his incredible talent as a songwriter, musician and vocalist.”
Belfast City Council stated today that any tickets for the concert will become void if sold for profit.
Terms and conditions :
The following are the terms and conditions in relation to tickets for the Van Morrison concert at the Waterfront Hall
Tickets will be free of charge and available only to people who live in the Belfast City Council electoral area.
Successful applicants will each receive two tickets to the Van Morrison Freedom of the City Concert at Belfast Waterfront on Friday 15 November 2013.
Successful applicants will be selected at random.
The event is suitable for those aged 16 and over only.
Applicants must be aged 16 or over.
Only one entry per person will be accepted.
The council cannot take responsibility for applications which are lost or delayed.
Duplicate tickets will not be issued.
There is no cash alternative to the tickets.
Tickets will become void if sold for profit.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday 30 October 2013. Any applications received after this time will not be included in the draw.
Winners will be selected at random after this deadline.
Successful applicants will be notified using the email address or telephone number provided by Wednesday 6 November 2013.
Non-successful applicants will not be notified.
It is the responsibility of each successful applicant to collect the tickets and to provide photographic identification, for example a passport or driving licence.
Tickets must be collected in person from Belfast Waterfront box office only between 10am and 6pm, Monday 11 to Thursday 14 November 2013.
Tickets left uncollected at 6pm on 14 November 2013 will be redistributed in the same manner as the original draw.
Belfast City Council’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
By entering this draw, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and those of the venue.