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City day concert

Newry and Mourne District Council in association with Newry City Centre Management are thrilled to announce the details of the forthcoming ‘City Day Concert’ to mark the 10 year anniversary of Newry City being granted City status. Tuesday June 25 2002 was a date on the calendar when thousands of people across greater Newry and Mourne thronged the streets of the city centre to join the celebrations in formally launching the new city of Newry. Sunday 30 September 2012 will no doubt be an exciting event for the City to party in true Newry fashion and will bring together the entire community of the greater Newry and Mourne area to come along and celebrate the City success. This free concert begins at 6.30pm and promises to be the most spectacular ever staged in the heart of the city, hosting headline acts such as Jedward who are back by popular demand, The Nooks, Micrpoclip and Marty Fay and the Bandidos with UTV’s Paul Clarke providing compere for the evening. This event will take place in the Heart of Hill Street in Marcus Square to showcase the City’s new event space. Sincere note of thanks is given to the main funding partner Department of Social Development for their significant level funding secured under the Revitalisation Scheme as part of the department’s Environmental Improvement Public Realm Scheme for Hill Street and Monaghan Street. The funding is aimed at reinforcing progress towards the viability and sustainability of the city centre. Speaking at the launch Mayor of Newry and Mourne Council councillor John McArdle stated, “Newry City status bid back in 2002 was based around the proud people of Newry and this will be the main focus of the concert. I personally send an invite to everyone across the Newry and Mourne area to come along on the day and celebrate together. The organisers have planed a great action packed family fun evening with non-stop entertainment. Everyone should be proud of the progress  the City has made and with lots more regeneration in the pipeline the city will grow in strength to benefit all who live, work and visit the City. Chairman of Newry City Centre Management Jack Murphy spoke enthusiastically about the up and coming event, “Newry City Centre Management is delighted to once again playing a part in co-organising such a prestigious concert with lead partner NMDC. The line-up planned for the event is evidence that Newry is now firmly on the map in terms of hosting major artists right in the heart of our city centre. Newry City Centre Management believes that the inevitable success of the day will act as a precursor for attracting additional interest in the future both from promoters and top musicians. As event organisers we are looking forward to engaging the whole community with a fabulous array of entertainment and are hopeful that many thousands of people will attend the open-air concert.” Eddy Curtis event organiser call on those planning to attend the event on 30th September to cooperate fully with stewards and security teams – these security stipulations will be outlined in more detail in the press. Tickets are available from Saturday 22 September at 9.30 am Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Warrenpoint Town Hall, Kilkeel Sports Centre and Crossmaglen Community Centre.


Newry Reporter

12th September 2012