BBC Proms in the Park set to attract 11,000 at Titanic Slipways

All set for this year's BBC Proms in the Park at the Titanic Slipways in Belfast are presenter Claire McCollum, classical guitar supremo Xuefei Yang, with Broadway and West End star Kim Criswell, and internationally acclaimed mandolinist Avi Avital. Press Eye - Belfast -  Northern Ireland - 07th September 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye
All set for this year's BBC Proms in the Park at the Titanic Slipways in Belfast are presenter Claire McCollum, classical guitar supremo Xuefei Yang, with Broadway and West End star Kim Criswell, and internationally acclaimed mandolinist Avi Avital. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 07th September 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Thousands are expected to enjoy a evening of music at the BBC Proms in the Park event at Titanic Slipways, Belfast tonight.

BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland is in its 17th year and all tickets have all gone. An audience of around 11,000 is expected.

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.

The event will be hosted by BBC Northern Ireland’s Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum and performing will rock musician Midge Ure, classical guitarist Xuefei Yang, and acclaimed mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital with percussionist Ithamar Doari, and the Ulster Youth Choir.

One of the world’s biggest names in musical theatre, Kim Criswell, will perform along with Tyrone-born Baritone Karl McGuckin.

The line-up is completed by an appearance from 10 members of the cast of Titanic Dance.

The 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.

Viewers at home will be able to join in the excitement, with the BBC network television services linking with the Titanic Slipways.

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 on BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle from 7.30pm.