WIN: Meet Rick Wakeman at Sheffield City Hall

Meet Rick Wakeman at Sheffield City Hall on May 8, 2014.
Meet Rick Wakeman at Sheffield City Hall on May 8, 2014.
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Keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman is coming to Sheffield City Hall to perform live his landmark concept album, Journey To The Centre Of The Earth - and you could meet him, writes Graham Walker.

It celebrates the album’s 40th anniversary, and the 150th anniversary of Jules Verne’s classic book, on which it was based.

The tour arrives at the City Hall on Thursday, May 8, at 8pm.

To celebrate we are giving one lucky fan the chance to win a pair of tickets and meet Rick backstage.

We also have a pair of runner-up tickets.

In the first half Rick will tell the story behind the album, which sold 15 million copies.

Then he will be joined by The New World Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Choir and English Rock Ensemble, for a state-of-the-art dramatic, live presentation of his classical-rock crossover work.

Tickets are £45 and £40, subject to booking fees. Buy in person, call 0114 278 9789 or book online at

Also see The Star’s entertainments listings site at

For a chance to win our prizes enter our free draw. Post your details to Rick Wakeman Competition, StarCompRW, Graham Walker, The Star, York Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1PU.

Email your details, with StarCompRW in the subject box, to

Or follow Graham on Twitter @GW1962 and tweet him with #StarCompRW.

Deadline is Friday, April 11, 2014, at 10am. Usual SNL rules and data terms apply.

YOUTUBE: Watch Rick Wakeman talks about Jounrey To The Centre of the Earth - CLICK HERE.

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