Published Monday, 21 October 2013
Van Morrison plays the Waterfront on Friday 15 November. (© Getty)
Belfast residents have just over a week to get their applications in for the 2,000 free tickets before a draw takes place.
The one-off concert at the Waterfront Hall is being held to mark Belfast City Council conferring the Freedom of the City on the legendary musician to mark his remarkable global status and contribution to the city where he was born.
Applications can be made on-line at the council and Waterfront's websites or in person at the Waterfront Hall booking office from 10am on Tuesday 22 October until 5pm on Wednesday 30 October.
The draw will ensure people from all parts of the city get to attend the concert and successful applicants, who will receive two tickets each for either a standing or seated area, will be notified via email or phone call on Wednesday 6 November.
Lord Mayor Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, who will make a presentation to Van Morrison to mark the conferring of Freedom of the City on the evening said: "We expecting a huge level of interest and our only disappointment is not being able to accommodate all of Van's fans who will want to be there.
"It will be a very special occasion and will live long in the memory of those in attendance. The term living legend is too loosely thrown around these days but there is no doubting Van Morrison's eligibility for such status due to his incredible talent as a songwriter, musician and vocalist."
Belfast City Council stressed that any tickets for the concert will become void if sold for profit.
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