Tom to Perform at Ponty Park

166735_1.32Global superstar, Tom Jones, is proud to announce a return to his native Pontypridd in Wales this Whitsun Bank Holiday, for a spectacular one-off outdoor birthday concert for 25,000 people at the town's Ynysangharad Park, a.k.a. Ponty Park, on Saturday May 28th. As one of the world's biggest and most popular stars of the last 5 decades, Jones has performed at all of the world's most famous venues. The open-air concert at Ponty Park, however, will be Tom's first ever in his hometown, Pontypridd, and his only UK performance during 2005. The legendary Mr Jones, known simply by millions as "The Voice", will be 65 this year, and has been planning a major celebratory concert to mark the event for some time. He recently confirmed local production company, The Pop Factory, as producers of the event, and hopes that the show will prove to be an inaugural event for Ponty Park, encouraging others to follow in his footsteps, and bring further world-class concerts and events to the town. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Tom Jones - literally on his home turf - will be attended by fans from all over the world. In an extraordinary move to ensure his fellow Pontypriddians have first chance to attend the event, Tom has instructed organisers to confine ticket sales initially to his fan clubs and to the Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd where tickets will go on sale 24 hours prior the national and international ticket agencies listed below. Tom comments: "I love the Park and I have a lot of wonderful memories there. I've flown the Dragon all over the world since 1965, and now 40 years later — in the Grand Slam year for our Rugby teams— I'm thrilled we've been able to organize a very special show for the town. The Park is a perfect place to bring everyone together – it's a beautiful spot and deserves to be playing an important part in creating many special moments in people's lives. It'll be a great night, so come on everybody—I'll see you there!!" Event promoter, Emyr Afan, of the Pop Factory said; "Tom has supported the Pop Factory from the outset and it's a great honour that he has turned to us to stage this landmark concert. It will be a truly great moment when he sings 'Green, Green Grass of Home'." Tickets are priced at £32.50 and will be on-sale Wednesday in person at the Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd and to members of from Thursday March 24, via the CIA Box Office, Red Dragon FM ticketline, Ticketline UK, Ticketmaster, Swansea and The Pop Factory in Porth. Tickets will be advertised to the public as from Friday March 25. CIA Box Office: 029 20 224488 Ticketline UK: 08700 667799 Muni Arts: 01443 485934 Ticketmaster: 0870 4000688 The Pop Factory: 01443 688500