Frustrated over free concert ticket allocation

Preparations are underway at Ebrington Square for Thursday's Peace One Day concert. (1906PG97)
Preparations are underway at Ebrington Square for Thursday's Peace One Day concert. (1906PG97)

A local mother has hit out at the way free tickets for recent concerts have been allocated.

The mum-of-two contacted the ‘Journal’ when the Peace One Day tickets were suddenly made free of charge after a generous benefactor made a significant donation.

She said, “We had no idea the tickets had been made free of charge until after they had all gone. My teenager really wanted to go but I couldn’t afford the full price tickets. So she is absolutely gutted that she still can’t go despite them being made free of charge.”

However, the mother also criticised how the tickets were made available for the recent Olympic Flame concert too.

“All of a sudden there was talk of a concert in St Columb’s Park for the arrival of the Olympic torch but the tickets just seemed to go, the information regarding their allocation was non-existent.”

The frustrated mum said she hoped the ticket allocation for the forthcoming Clipper concerts, which are to take place on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July, would be made public soon and be made available to a wide range of people.

She finished by saying, “Derry is unfortunately a city of poverty, and my kids would love the opportunity to be a part of the 2013 celebrations, but I think the ticket allocation isn’t communicated very well.”

The ‘Journal’ contacted Derry City Council for information regarding the Clipper concerts but the spokesperson said they had no information available regarding the free tickets and how they would be made available.