The government’s roadmap to recovery has given hope that audiences can return to Bedfordshire’s largest al fresco events. Bedford Park Concerts live music weekend – featuring one of the UK’s biggest pop stars, the chilled sounds of Ibiza and flag-waving Proms – is set to take place from 29 July to 1 August 2021.
“We were always cautiously optimistic that these events, postponed from last summer, would be able to take place this July and the latest government roadmap gives us reassurance that we can deliver all three events safely this year,” comments Mark Harrison of Bedford Park Concerts. “A combination of the vaccination programme and our concerts taking place outdoors with plenty of room for social distancing – whether that is required or not – provide us with the reassurance that we can put tickets on sale with a degree of confidence that we will not need to postpone or cancel due to the pandemic.”
Pop sensation Olly Murs will open the Bedford Park music extravaganza! Olly shot to fame in 2009 and has since become one of the UK’s biggest pop stars. Olly’s summer show will certainly put a smile back on the faces of concert goers as he performs his biggest hits, including tracks from this recently certified triple platinum album ‘Never Been Better’.
On Friday evening the vibrant Café Mambo Ibiza, an opportunity to relive the soundtrack of the Balearics included a star-studded line-up of DJs in an evening that will have everyone up on their feet. “We know how much people have missed dancing and partying with friends and this is a perfect way to experience the party atmosphere” adds Mark.
Tenor Wynne Evans – who now appears as himself alongside Gio Compario in the famous car insurance TV advertisements - and soprano Victoria Joyce will headline Bedfordshire’s most prestigious al fresco Proms on the evening of Sunday 1 August, with orchestral accompaniment from the London Gala Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Bell. This will be Bedford Parks 25th Proms event, making it one of the longest-running outdoor Proms in Britain. The evening will incorporate all your favourite classical arias and fun of the Proms, and conclude with flag-waving, lasers and fireworks! “We are looking forward to welcoming all our 2020 ticket holders, and thank them for bearing with us at this unusual time, and anyone else keen to enjoy live music again this year we have great availability on all tickets, which are available from our website www.bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk,” comments, Mark. “We also have a number of places available for our VIP experience, as well as our Green Room experiences, which are the ultimate way of spoiling a loved-one or celebrating a colleague.”
Even with most Covid-19 measures expected to have lifted by the summer, organisers are planning measures for managing visitors on site which will reduce queuing, including more time between the gates opening and the concerts starting to allow a steady ingress of the audience, and supplementary catering and toilet facilities.
For more information on the Bedford Park Concerts please visit www.bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk or follow Bedford Park Concerts on social media.