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BBC Proms in the Park: Thousands attend Belfast concert

The event took place at the Titanic Slipways in front of about 11,000 people Image copyright ©William Cherry / Presseye
Image caption The event took place at the Titanic Slipways in front of about 11,000 people

Thousands of people attended the BBC Proms in the Park in Belfast.

The musical event, in its 15th year, took place at the Titanic Slipways in front of about 11,000 people on Saturday evening.

Both Northern Irish and international acts were performing alongside the Ulster Orchestra.

The artists included soprano Lesley Garrett, Broadway performer John Owen-Jones and Londonderry pianist Ruth McGinley.

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Image caption Internationally acclaimed soprano Lesley Garrett was one of the artists who performed at the event
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Image caption The crowd at the Titanic Slipways getting ready for a night of music
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Image caption BBC NI's Noel Thompson with acclaimed singers Leslie Garrett and John Owen-Jones ahead of the BBC Proms in the Park at Titanic Slipways in Belfast
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Image caption Broadway and West End star John Owen-Jones also entertained the crowds

The event in Belfast was part of the UK-wide celebration of the Last Night of the Proms.

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Image caption Londonderry pianist Ruth McGinley performed Debussy's Clair de Lune

Viewers can watch extracts from the Belfast concert online, and there will also be a highlights programme on BBC Two NI on Sunday, 18 September at 18:00 BST.

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