Category Archives: Popular Music

Tickets for BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Sell Out In 2 Hours

Tickets for the widely anticipated Big Weekend concerts at Stuart Park have sold out in less than 2 hours.

The two day event will see huge names in the music industry travel to Middlesbrough in May. Stars already billed to appear include Miley Cyrus, Little Mix, Mumford and Sons and Rita Ora.

Priced at £18.50 a ticket per day, people were given the option of selecting one day over the other or opt for both days for double the price. Unfortunately, many underestimated the speed at which tickets would sell out.

Tickets went on sale on Thursday evening at 5pm but rapidly sold out with all 64,000 tickets selling in less than 2 hours. Teessiders had priority, with those living within Middlesbrough having access to half of the tickets before a further 35% of the remaining tickets were made available to those residing in Stockton, Redcar Darlington and Hartlepool. The rest of the tickets were subsequently were opened up to the rest of the UK.

Ticketmaster reported that tickets available for Middlesbrough sold out in 90 minutes, tickets sold our in an hour for the surrounding areas and just 40 minutes for the remainder of tickets available nationwide.

Many were left frustrated as the website crashed multiple times as people who were in-line for being allocated tickets. Others experienced lags on the server, resulting in many who had reached the payment screen being pushed back to the ticket options page.

One disgruntled fan wrote: “I would like to complain about how bad the sale of the tickets was. I was put in the queue for over one hour and tickets had sold out. How can you be in a queue for something and not be able to buy?”

The lucky ones who secured tickets to the major event on Teesside expressed their delight and excitement. One Facebook user posted onto the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend’s page: “Thank you, got myself and my daughter tickets to both days. We are ecstatic!”

Another posted: “Just cancelled our holiday so we could attend the concerts. This will be the highlight of our year.”

Radio 1 responded following the tickets selling out:

Radio 1 Big Weekend takes place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May. The full list of performers attending the concerts is available on the BBC Radio 1 website

Tees Valley Youth Wind Orchestra – Recruiting Now!

Tees Valley Youth Wind Orchestra are looking for enthusiastic musicians who would like to be a part of on of TVMS’ flagship ensembles. Tees Valley Youth Wind Orchestra are especially looking for brass and saxophone pupils, due to a recent shortfall.

Also, due to various members of TVYWO leaving the premier ensemble to join other TVMS bands and orchestras as well as some who’ve left for University, places are now available. Whats more, no audition is necessary!

The orchestra regularly perform music from some of the biggest cinema and theatre scores in the world. There’s something for everyone!

Tees Valley Youth Wind Orchestra rehearse every Thursday evening, from 6-7:30 pm, at the TVMS Office.

Fees are currently just £6.99 per month, or only £3.50 if you are entitled to remission of fees. Fees to pupils who are currently receiving lessons from TVMS can join this ensemble for FREE.

To enquire about joining Tees Valley Youth Wind Orchestra please email TVMS@TVMS.org.uk.

Tees Valley Youth Wind Orchestra

TVMS Christmas Concert

The TVMS Christmas Concert, which took place on Sunday 11th December at 5PM, was a roaring success. The event saw TVMS premier ensembles Tees Valley Youth Orchestra and Tees Valley Youth Choir being joined by various Teesside schools as they performed a repertoire of festive music.

Taking place at Teesside High, the event was met with high praise with many audience members complementing the professionalism and high quality music making the groups displayed (not just in this concert but also in previous events).

Both TVYC and TVYO yet again displayed to the spectators that hard work and commitment pays off as the complex music pieces were played with seemingly little effort needed.

The photos that were taken from the event can be viewed below:

 

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