UK’s OGAE fan club to organise pre-Contest party on 30 April

Fans across the UK are gearing up for the return of the Boom Bang a Bang preview night. The party will take place on the 30th of April and promise to be a gathering where fans can have a lot of fun together.

The Boom Bang a Bang preview event is now in its fourth year, and with tickets selling fast, is proving to be a major draw with Eurovision fans throughout the UK. So much so, it’s moved to a bigger venue.

The organiser Paul Marks-Jones, who runs his own events firm Eventuality said: "When I hear people saying there is no interest in Eurovision in the UK, I think they don’t know what they are talking about judging by how many people have come along to this event in the past three years."

"At the previous events we have had people travelling the length and breadth of the country to be here in Manchester. Most of the demand for tickets starts well before the date and venue are even announced.

"Last year we held three events in Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool but I have decided in 2010 to concentrate all the effort into one big Boom Bang A Bang in the city centre.

"All those coming along will be able to vote on all the songs at this year Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, in late May. It will be interesting to see whether fans agree on which songs should go through to the Eurovision final on May 29.

The event will also include fancy dress where people dress up as their favourite Eurovision stars, drinks offers, flag waving, and an all request Eurovision Disco, and a raffle with prizes which have a distinct Eurovision theme.

Boom Bang A Bang is being held at Revolution Bar, Oxford Road, Manchester from 7pm. From 11pm there will be a Eurovision disco.

Purchasing tickets is much easier than getting seats in Oslo – and are available at £5 in advance or £8 on the door from [email protected] or by telephoning Eventuality on 0871 0500 177.

But hurry – they are selling FAST!

Please tell the organisers that you read about it on!


OGAE UK’s web page

Source: Eventuality, Paul Marks-Jones, OGAE UK
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