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Last Night of the Proms set for Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Belfast's Titanic Quarter will this year host the pomp and ceremony of the Last Night of the Proms, the BBC announced today.

Homegrown singer-songwriter Foy Vance, the Ulster Orchestra and American opera singer Noah Stewart will be among the line-up at Titanic Slipways on September 8.

The event will be presented by BBC current affairs presenter and music lover Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum and broadcast on TV, the internet and radio.

Peter Johnston, director of BBC Northern Ireland, said: “In what is proving to be a momentous year for Belfast, we are excited to bring the 2012 BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland to the city.

“This event is one of the most prestigious events we undertake each year and music lovers can be assured of a special evening of music.”

The BBC said free tickets will be allocated via a random draw. Tickets are available from 9am today until 5pm on Friday, August 10 via bbc.co.uk/tickets and by telephone on: 037 0901 1227.

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