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NI performers coming together to host Belfast's first series of drive-in concerts

The events will take place at the Titanic Slipways from July 3 to 5

BELFAST is to host a series of drive-in concerts.

The events will take place at the Titanic Slipways from July 3 to 5 and feature a variety of shows each day.

The venue can hold up to 300 cars, which means a potential audience of 1,200 people can enjoy each show with those they live with, while at the same time social distancing from others.

Event include 'Proms in the Car Park', 'Once Upon a Time' - story-telling and songs for children - and evening shows such as The Bjorn Identity performing Abba classics and Queen tribute act Flash Harry.

Organiser Peter Corry said: "The entertainment industry was knocked sideways when lockdown took hold of Northern Ireland, but we are pleased that with the easing of some restrictions, we are now in a position to put in place a programme of events that will satisfy the needs of lovers of live entertainment of all ages across the province.

"With almost all live performances being cancelled this summer and for the foreseeable future, and with no real end in sight as to when we can get together and enjoy live music and shows in the normal way, we felt there was a real need to be proactive and to do something different to bring live entertainment back to the people of Northern Ireland, as soon and as safely as possible."

Tickets go on sale tonight from 7pm. information see petercorryproductions.com/titanic-drive-in-concerts.

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