We’ve got a good one for you today! 😁
As you may or may not know - giffgaff are the proud sponsors of The Voice UK. The epic ITV music show where music superstars - most recently will.i.am, Meghan Trainor, Olly Murs and Sir Tom Jones - take on the role of Coaches, to find the UK’s next great voice.
The show is recorded in different rounds - the Blinds (auditions), the Battles, Knockouts and the Live Shows. And ITV are about to start filming the Blinds round for Series 9, which will air on TV early in 2020.
And now for the good stuff 😀 …
We have secured up to 70 tickets for our members to attend the Blinds, and watch the recording sessions live in Manchester. Yipee!! The Voice UK campaign is a big one for us, and we want to share that experience with members even more, this next series.
The sessions will take place later this month, and will run from Tues 15th October to Saturday 19th October. On each day, there will be 2 sessions - one late morning / early afternoon; and one in the evening. And we have a handful per session.
Tues 15th Oct - morning/early afternoon recording
Tues 15th Oct - evening recording
Weds 16th Oct - morning/early afternoon recording
Weds 16th Oct - evening recording
Thurs 17th Oct - morning/early afternoon recording
Thurs 17th Oct - evening recording
Fri 18th Oct - morning/early afternoon recording
Fri 18th Oct - evening recording
Sat 19th Oct - morning/early afternoon recording
Sat 19th Oct - evening recording
Where?: ‘Dock10’, Manchester (MediaCityUK, White, Salford M50 2NT)
FYI - All of the Blinds will be held in Manchester. Unfortunately we won’t be able to offer transport or accommodation for this. So if you’d like to go and you’re not local to the Manchester area, you’ll have to make sure that you plan your transport back, if you go to the earlier recording. Or have arranged some overnight accommodation, if you go to the evening one. OR .. why not make a day of it and stay the night, either way!
Things to note:
We don’t have specific times for the recordings, so we would advise keeping your day free, if you’re attending a session. This is because ITV will only lock down their timings the week before filming.
When you attend the session, you have to be in the studio (where the recording takes place) an hour before recording starts. Also, you’re usually not able to walk out midway, unless there are designated breaks on the day. (better hold it in!)
We’ll try to get you a ticket on your preferred day, but if there is lots of demand - we may have to shuffle things around. So, let us know all the days you can make it on, when you fill out the form below, for more chances of getting a ticket!
We’d suggest keeping the entire day free - in case of a delayed start, or a session runs over a little. Anything can happen in TV land.
UPDATE: We've managed to get plus one tickets for all the members we have offered a ticket to. So, you can bring along one person with you! But, apart from the Tuesday evening show, there will also be at least one or two other giffgaff member going along to the same show.. so you can also get the opportunity to meet an ol’ (or new) forum buddy! It should be good fun.
Are you up for being filmed?
We’ll also be filming some content for our own TV ads and social media across the days of the Blinds. And we’d love for you to feature in them! We can provide anyone that’s interested in tickets with more info on this part separately. But no worries - the choice is entirely yours.
So 😃 ..
If you’re interested in going to the Blinds, and want to secure a ticket!
We’ll need - your full name, and email address, alongside the days that you’d be interested in attending. If you can go on more than one day, let us know! Once you’ve let us know that you’re interested, we’ll get back to you separately with more info!
You’ll notice the Blinds are coming up pretty soon, so let us know by Tuesday 8th Oct (next week Tuesday!)
What’ll happen next?
Depending on how many people are interested, we might be able to give each of you a ticket. But, if demand is particularly high, we’ll be fair and make a random selection. There may be more tickets coming, for the other rounds, so don’t worry if you’re not picked - you might be able to scoop one next time 🙂
Once we know who the tickets are going to - we’ll pass your details on to the ITV team, and they’ll get back to you directly via email, with your e-ticket, around 5 days before the session.
Happy Fridayyy!! 😃