SOME of the world’s biggest names in music and theatre will be descending on County Fermanagh tonight (Saturday) for this year’s BBC Proms in the Park event in the grounds of the National Trust property, Castle Coole.

BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland has secured Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway, internationally acclaimed percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and sensational virtuoso violinist, Daniel Hope.

The evening is further enhanced by one of the world’s biggest names in musical theatre, Ruthie Henshall. The multi-award winning singer and actress is best known for her lead roles in productions such as Chicago, Billy Elliot and Les Miserables which she has played on Broadway and London’s West End.

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

The line-up is completed by an appearance of the acclaimed Irish ensemble, Anúna.

The concert is BBC Northern Ireland’s biggest outside broadcast event of the year. It offers both home-grown and international talent performing alongside the Ulster Orchestra under the baton of David Brophy.

BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland is now in its 16th year and is supported by Tourism Northern Ireland and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

This concert, in front of an expected audience of around 6,000 people, will be hosted by Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum.

It is 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.

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

Viewers at home will be able to join in the excitement.

On the night, audiences to the BBC Red Button can see a curated offering of highlights from Castle Coole and the three other Proms in the Park venues, available for 30 days thereafter on BBC iPlayer.

And the BBC network television services will link with Castle Coole, County Fermanagh, with live coverage of key moments from the evening’s entertainment.

Highlights programmes will be recorded for later transmission on BBC NI television, BBC Four and the BBC iPlayer.

Selected extracts from Castle Coole will also be available on BBC You Tube and the entire concert will also be broadcast live throughout the evening on BBC Radio Ulster from 7.30pm, presented by John Toal, and online for audiences at home and around the world.

All public ticket holders will be required to use the free parking and shuttle-bus service that will operate between Enniskillen Airport and Castle Coole from 4.30pm onwards, with return shuttle-buses operating throughout the evening for anyone wishing to leave before the concert’s scheduled finishing time of 10.30pm.

All cars are required to be removed from the airport parking site at the very latest by 10am tomorrow (Sunday).

For safety reasons, there will be no pedestrian access to Castle Coole for BBC Proms in the Park.

Concert goers are also reminded to dress appropriately for the weather, bring their own seat and all their tickets as they won’t be admitted without them.

Glass items are not permitted on site. And all drinks must be carried in plastic or card containers.

If you can no longer use your ticket allocation, or don’t need all of your tickets, please get in touch as soon as possible to enable the ticket organisers to give them to someone else who has applied to attend.

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