EXTRA tickets have been released to meet the demand from fans wanting to attend Sheffield’s Music In The Gardens - featuring headline acts Paul Carrack and Courtney Pine, writes Graham Walker.
Organisers say there has been a jump in sales over the weekend for all four nights of the festival, at the Botanical Gardens, from Wednesday to Saturday, June 29 to July 2.
So the Rotary Clubs of Sheffield will release an extra 500 tickets for each night.
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 over 40 years in the music business, he has had great success with hites 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 even Elton John.
Friday night is headlined by Pine - a true living legend - appearing as part of his first National Tour in which he is promoting his wonderful 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.
“Good weather on Sunday and the promise of a dry Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week has encouraged those on the fence to buy,’’ said a spokeswoman.
“Nearly all the tickets have gone and you can’t now buy from the website or the City Hall.
“The extra 500 tickets can now only be purchased from the Botanical Gardens Shop and on the gate on the night, cash only. Children under 12 go free.
“We cannot guarantee that there will be tickets left to sell on the gate however, particularly for Thursday and Friday, and encourage everyone who wants a ticket to get them from the Botanical Gardens Shop in advance to avoid disappointment.”
For more information visit www.musicinthegardens.co.uk