WIN: Tickets to see Paul Carrack, Courtney Pine and more at Sheffield’s Music In The Gardens

Music legend: Paul Carrack performing at Music In The Gardens on Thursday, June 30, 2011.
Music legend: Paul Carrack performing at Music In The Gardens on Thursday, June 30, 2011.
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MUSIC legends Paul Carrack and Courtney Pine headline four nights of blooming wonderful music at Sheffield’s Music In The Gardens – and The Star has tickets to be won, writes digital editor Graham Walker.

Tickets cost just £8 to £14 in advance – but will cost more on the gates – for this year’s concerts at the Botanical Gardens, from Wednesday to Saturday, June 29 to July 2.

Rotary clubs of Sheffield, Vulcan, Hallam and Wortley have booked jazz star Pine and local great Carrack alongside old favourites The Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra and the Keith Peters Big Band.

The concerts raise thousands of pounds for charities and this year get under way with Big Band Night, featuring master of swing Keith Peters.

Former Squeeze and Mike and The Mechanics frontman turned solo star Carrack performs the following night.

With more than 40 years in the music business, he has had great success with hits including Living Years, and playing as a session musician with many other performers such as Roger Waters, The Pretenders and The Smiths, Ringo Starr, BB King, Eric Clapton and Elton John.

Friday night is headlined by Pine appearing as part of his first national tour in which he is promoting his new album Europa.

And Music In The Gardens closes with The Sheffield Philharmonic.

Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, Help For Heroes and Shelterbox are the big four charities selected to benefit from the event.

Tickets are available at www.musicinthegardens.co.uk now priced £8 to £14 in advance and more on the gates.

* We have two pairs of tickets to be won for each night. We cannot guarantee which tickets you would get – but request the night you prefer in your free draw entry.

Enter by text or online, by Friday, June 24, 2011, at 10am.

Text STA then leave a space followed by RED2.

Send your full name, house number, postcode and date you would prefer tickets for, to 6150.

Texts cost £1 plus your standard network charge. This will be charged to your mobile phone bill. Get the bill payer’s permission. Do not text after deadline as you may still be charged and your entry will not be entered into our draw.

Or enter for free online, where you will find full terms and conditions, at www.thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/competitions. Usual SNL terms and conditions apply.

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