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Proms in the Park: Important concert information ahead of Fermanagh event

The BBC has issued important information for those attending the Proms in the Park at Castle Coole in Co Fermanagh this weekend.

Some of the biggest names in music and theatre will perform on the grounds of the National Trust property on Saturday, September 9.

Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway, internationally acclaimed percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and violinist Daniel Hope are among this year's line up, as well as multi-award winning singer and actress Ruthie Henshall.

Meanwhile, Fermanagh-born actor Adrian Dunbar will also join the line-up and will be accompanied by young harpist Richard Allen, one of the winners of the BBC Northern Ireland/Arts Council for Northern Ireland Young Musicians’ Platform Awards.

Tickets for the event were allocated via a random draw.

Those attending the huge event have been advised the following:

  • All public ticket holders will be required to use the free shuttle bus service from Enniskillen airport.
  • The estimated journey time to the concert venue is around 15 minutes and buses will run frequently.
  • Shuttle-buses will operate from Enniskillen Airport from 4.30pm onwards.
  • Admission to BBC Proms in the Park will be strictly by ticket only. All tickets will be verified at Enniskillen Airport before passengers are allowed to board their buses. For security reasons, people without valid tickets will not be allowed on board.
  • The main stage/auditorium area is approximately 500 metres from the shuttle-bus drop-off point at Castle Coole. The pathway has a gentle, uphill gradient.
  • Audience members leaving the venue at the end of the evening will follow the same route.
  • Only bring as many belongings as you can carry easily - taking account of the bus journeys and short walking distances involved.
  • Recent weather means that ground conditions away from the main pathways at Castle Coole are soft. Appropriate footwear will be required.
  • Please also remember to dress for the weather that is forecast for Saturday afternoon and evening in Enniskillen.
  • BBC Proms in the Park will begin at 7.30pm and will conclude at approximately 10.30pm. There will be a short interval. Toilet facilities will be available on site and at the Enniskillen Airport car park.
  • Shuttle buses leaving Castle Coole after the Proms event will make one stop to facilitate any passengers wishing to disembark outside the Railway Hotel on Forthill Street. All buses will then return to Enniskillen Airport.
  • Free car parking will be available at the airport.
  • Concert-goers who are leaving their vehicles overnight at Enniskillen Airport should collect them by 10am at the very latest.

With Claire McCollum and Noel Thompson leading the events, this will be the first times Co Fermanagh will host the BBC Northern Ireland's Proms in the Park.

The concert - which is now in its 16th year in Northern Ireland - was held at Belfast's Titanic Slipways in 2016.

The BBC Proms is the largest classical music festival in the world, with over 90 events taking place across eight weeks in 2017.

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