Friday 8th July – Pavilion Day tickets

Full Price – £16
Child Price – £6
(Booking Fees apply)

Pavilion Day tickets include full access to the grounds until 10.00pm and a reserved seat in the Pavilion for our competitions.

Will you need parking? You can also book your parking space for £5.00 when purchasing your tickets.  This can be added to your basket during the booking process. This is an all-day ticket from 8:00am.

Competitions

(Please note these are subject to change and timings will be added in due course):

Don’t miss the beautifully polished harmonies of the Youth Choirs and A Cappella Group competitions, and the colourful performances of the Choreographed/Stylised Folk Dance Group. Also introducing a brand new competition; Young Folk Ensemble. Our Soloist competitions also begin today, taking centre stage with Voice of Musical Theatre, Vocal Solo categories and Young and Junior Instrumentalists competitions.

Youth Choirs – This competition is for male, female or mixed singers who will be aged 16 – 25. Choirs will be singing a programme of up to 8 minutes including one piece written by a composer from the choir’s native country and at least one unaccompanied piece. The winner from this competition will go through to compete on Saturday evening for the prestigious Choir of the World title.

Choreographed/Stylised Folk Dance Group – This competition is for groups who are over the age of 16. Groups will present creative, entertaining choreography based on their folk dance traditions. They will have musicians and flag-bearers. No pre-recorded music is used for this competition. The winner from this competition with go through to compete on Saturday evening for the Lucille Armstrong Dance Champions Award.

A Capella Group – This competition is for groups of 4 to 20 members. They will be singing in any musical style, but must be fully unaccompanied, for up to 8 minutes. Choreography is allowed!

Voice of Musical Theatre Final (solo) – This competition is for singers aged 19 to 30. This prestigious prize is intended to advance the career of a young musical theatre performer. They will perform a contrasting programme for both rounds, which must be chosen from the musical theatre genre. The competition will be held over two days. The prelim will take place on Thursday 07 July and the finalists will perform on the main stage in the Pavilion on Friday 09 July.

Vocal Solo (16-19yrs) – This competition is for singers aged 16 to 19. Soloists will perform a programme of music for up to 7 minutes.

Vocal Solo (12-15yrs) – This competition is for singers aged 12 to 15. Soloists will perform a programme of music for up to 5 minutes.

Young Instrumentalist – This competition is for instrumentalists aged 19 to 28. This prestigious prize is intended to advance the career of a young classical musician. Only classical instruments will be played in this competition. The performers will give a recital of up to 7 minutes in the preliminary rounds and up to 10 minutes in the Final (Friday 08 July).

Junior Instrumentalist – This competition is open to instrumentalists aged 14 to 18. The competitors will perform a contrasting programme of up to 6 minutes in the preliminary round and up to 8 minutes of music for the Final (Friday 08 July).

Young Folk Ensemble – This new prize is for folk ensembles of 2 to 30 members aged 16 to 35. Ensembles will present a programme of up to 8 minutes and can comprise any combination of instruments and voices. Music must be focused on the folk tradition of the ensemble’s home country, and original composition is also allowed.