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Hazlehead Park Concert
Hazlehead Park Concert
Information about Free 2007 the Northsound Radio free concert held at the Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen
On Sunday 2 September 2007 Northsound Radio will be entertaining its Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire audiences and the people of Scotland with a free open air Hazlehead Park Concert
called Free 2007
These free concerts organised by Northsound Radio take place every other year and were previously called Free at the Dee
and held at the Duthie Park, Aberdeen City. The concert was moved to Hazlehead Park for 2007 after discussion with Grampian Police and Aberdeen City Council to allow greater crowd numbers and allocation of tickets. Previous concerts saw over 30,000 visitors. With a bigger venue at Hazlehead Park it is hoped that Northsoundradio Free2007 wil attract more people with a greater free ticket distribution.
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The headline band for Free2007 from Northsound Radio at Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen are the pop group McFly whilst the headline singer is Beverley Knight.
Other pop acts, groups, musicians and singers who are confirmed are:
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The MacDonald Brothers
The Little Kicks
The host for Free 2007 the Northsound Radio free concert at Hazlehead Park will be DJ Andy James.
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Entry to Free 2007 by Northsound Radio is by special wristband. Details of how to get a wrist band for Free 2007 can be found at northsound.com
The wristbands for Free 2007 Hazlehead Park concert entitles the wearer to free entry from 10am on the 2 September 2007. The live acts will perform from noon until 6pm at the games field of Hazlehead Park.
Free Bus Services
There is no car parking permitted at Free 2007 but there will be £2 return ticket (£5 for families) bus services from First Group in the form of shuttle buses from Park and Ride car parks at Bridge of Don, Kingswells, Caleder Park and the Castlegate Gig and Go service.
There will be disabled parking facilities at the top of Hazlehead Avenue.
There will be several road closures in the lead up to, during and after the Free 2007 Hazlehead Park concert. These will generally take place from 6am on Sunday 2 September until 6am on Monday 3 September. These may include Hazledene Road from the junction at Woodburn Crescent to the Countesswells Road junction and the length of Hazledene Road betwenn the Games Field and the Golf Course.
A one way system will operate at Groats Road from the Queen's Road junction to Hazlehead Avenue. There will also be waiting restrictions on most of the roads by Hazlehead Park such as around Bruce House, Queen's Road, Hazledene Road, Groats Road, Queen's Road, Hazlehead Avenue and Hazledene Road. Visitors to Free 2007 are strongly advised to walk or take one of the special buses.
Sponsors and supporters of Free 2007 the Hazlehead Park Concert include Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen Council, BP, Shell, Reed Spearhead Exhibitions and Oil & Gas UK.
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Facilities like toilets and food and drink and how to get tickets for Free 2007 to follow.
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No dogs are permitted at Hazlehead Park during Free 2007 Northsound Radio concert.
No alcohol or glass bottles are permitted to be brought into Hazlehead Park during the free concert entry and bags may be searched upon arrival at the lane system for security reasons. There is a public bar for alcoholic drinks provided by Codonas and for safety reasons these will be served in plastic glasses. Codonas will also be running a funfair with family rides. There will also be catering vans at Free 2007.
In addition to the Hazlehead toilets there will be extra toilet facilities for Free2007.
Craig and Brian, the MacDonald Brothers are regular visitors to Aberdeenshire having played a gig at Fraserburgh and at the new Wizard Festival at New Deer within the last few weeks and soon appearing at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen City centre.
McFly make a welcome return to Aberdeen having played several concerts in the city over the years including the Music Hall and the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC). They were to play at Free At The Dee 2005 but had to pull out at the last minute due to other work commitments. They did not like to disappoint their North East of Scotland fans so McFly made time to play live at Free 2007 just before their Greatest Hits Tour throughout the UK.
Local group Outbox were also due to play a free concert but were unable too through no fault of their own. Earlier in the year they were to play Live at the Lawn at Crathes Castle as the support group for Sugababes. Sadly the Sugababes had to cancel because of illness. However Outbox can now entertain existing and reach new fans throughout Grampian with Free 2007 at Hazlehead Park.
X Factor winner Shayne Ward last played in Aberdeen in 2006 during his UK tour after winning the X Factor in 2005. During Free At The Dee 2005 another X Factor singer, Rowetta, entertained North East fans.
Scottish singer Amy MacDonald had recently sang at the Belladrum Festival in Inverness and at The Tunnels in Aberdeen. She returns to Aberdeen in the autumn to perform at the Lemon Tree.
Northsound Radio have been holding a free concert in Aberdeen venues since 2002. The free concerts by Northsound Radio were started to mark the 21st birthday anniversary of Northsoundradio. The free Northsound Radio concerts are now held every other year. Free2007 was the largest Scottish outdoor free party held in Scotland. It is timed to run in conjunction with the biannual Offshore Europe Oil Exhibition and the Offshore Europe week and Energy Festival.
The free Northsound concerts have a reputation in the music industry of highlighting the sounds and music of up and coming pop groups and singers. Free 2007 carries on this tradition with Scottish singer songwriter Esther O'Connor who comes from Glasgow and is the daughter of Wet Wet Wet guitarist Graeme Duffin.
Information about Free 2008 or Free 2009 will be added soon.