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Top tenor Alfie Boe and Strictly stars for Belfast's BBC Proms In The Park

By Noel McAdam

One of the world's best tenors is to perform in Belfast for free.

Alfie Boe has been announced as the headliner for this year's BBC Proms In The Park.

The platinum-selling West End performer will be joined by two of the biggest stars from Strictly Come Dancing – Anton du Beke and Erin Boag.

The trio will be take centre-stage at the Proms, which for the third year will be at the Titanic Slipways, next Saturday week, September 13.

"I can't wait to be a part of the BBC Proms in Belfast," said Boe, who will sing with the Ulster Orchestra. "The Proms is a wonderful celebration of music."

The show, which has previously been held in Hillsborough Castle, Carrickfergus and Belfast City Hall, is expected to attract around 11,000 people.

It will be hosted by Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum, and will be broadcast live on Radio Ulster.

Among the performers will be Grammy-nominated saxophonist Amy Dickson, Russian violinist Kirill Troussov, BBC Young Musician 2014 Martin James Bartlett (17) – making his Proms debut in Belfast – and jazz vocalist Dana Masters, who lives in the province.

BBC NI head of entertainment and events Mike Edgar said: "We are really excited about returning to this magnificent location."

Extracts from the show will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC Two on the night, or viewers can watch the entire concert at bbc.co.uk/proms.

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