Concert in Lurgan Park to celebrate Queen’s 90th birthday

BBC's Sarah Travers, who will be compering the concert, with Lord Mayor, Cllr Darren Causby.
BBC's Sarah Travers, who will be compering the concert, with Lord Mayor, Cllr Darren Causby.

Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council have announced a large scale open-air concert and firework display at Lurgan Park on 11th June in celebration of the Queen’s official 90th birthday.

Festivities kick off from 12noon to 3 pm with a family fun-day providing young visitors with plenty of child friendly activities.

Paul Clarke (UTV) and Sarah Travers (BBC) will compere the evening concert from 7.30pm to 10.30 pm.

The impressive line-up includes the Rod Patterson Session Orchestra with guests George Jones performing ’90 years of music’, Siobhan Pettit and Aine Whelan; Irish country charts topper Lee Matthews and Internet singing sensation, Emma Horan.

Lord Mayor, Darryn Causby said: “That weekend is a busy one for the Borough. The Armagh Show and Banbridge Velodrome are on during the daytime.

“We hope the Queen’s 90th birthday concert will provide the whole community with an opportunity to get together in the evening to enjoy some music, fun and fireworks.”

The concert stage will be framed by the magnificent backdrop of Brownlow House and visitors are invited to bring a blanket and picnic to fully enjoy the surroundings.

A spectacular firework finale will round off the evening which ends at 10.30 pm.

For further details email sandra.durand@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk or phone 028 38312575