Chart-topping star to play at Grand Pier - win tickets
PUBLISHED: 17:25 10 January 2011 | UPDATED: 10:46 14 January 2011
RAP artist Tinchy Stryder is to take to the stage in the first major music concert on Weston's revamped Grand Pier this month.
The international star will play to 2,000 people in the pavilion’s Great Hall on January 28.
Tinchy rose to popularity with the song Take Me Back, which reached number three in the UK singles chart in January 2009.
His next hit Number 1, a collaboration with N-Dubz, entered the charts at number one in July 2009, while second chart-topper Never Leave You featured Amelle Berrabah from girl-group, the Sugarbabes.
Pier owner Kerry Michael said he is thrilled to have secured such a famous, chart topping artist for the first concert.
He said: “I always envisaged the Grand Pier becoming a major venue on the music scene in the South West and to have been able to sign up Tinchy Stryder is a major coup and is absolutely fantastic for us.
“This is the first of many big-name concerts we are planning for the pier and I am sure the tickets will sell out very quickly.”
Tickets, which are standing only, will be on sale from 9am Wednesday, priced at £27.50 each.
They are only available from the Grand Pier website www.grandpier.co.uk through the events page. Exclusive VIP tickets will be available at £75 each.
The VIP reception will be held in the Regency Suite with canapés, bar and the best view in the house closest to the stage.
Doors open at 5.30pm. The bars and restaurants will be open as usual and all Grand Pier rides and attractions will also be operating.
The Mercury has teamed up with the Grand Pier to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to the concert.
To enter answer the following question:
What was the name of Tinchy’s first number one hit?
Send your answers on a postcard to Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on January 20.
Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.
* Click on the link at the top of the page to enter.