Excitement builds for Party in the Park

Caption: Olly Murs is just one of the artists set to appear at Party in the Park.

Excitement is beginning to hit fever pitch in Leeds ahead of this weekend’s Party in the Park.

Organised by Leeds City Council and 96.3 Radio Aire, a star-studded line-up has again been assembled to entertain the crowds on Sunday 28 July at Temple Newsam Park when gig-goers will be treated to live performances from a host of established chart-topping artists including: Olly Murs, Scouting for Girls, Loveable Rogues, Stooshe, Blue, Professor Green and Dizzee Rascal.

There will also be performances from a variety of other exciting up and coming artists such as; A*M*E, John Newman and X Factor’s Lucy Spraggan.

Gates for the event will be open from 12.30pm with the warm-up entertainment starting from around 1pm.

The main show is scheduled to start at 1.30pm and end at 6pm although all timings are subject to change.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for leisure & skills said:

“For many years the artists booked to perform at Party in the Park have been simply fantastic, and I am delighted to say that this trend has again continued this year.

“There really is something for everyone, from rapper Dizzee Rascal to Olly Murs, and it is brilliant that the people of Leeds and beyond will have the chance to see performers such as these in our great city.

“With Party approaching quickly, we would ask anybody who is interested in attending to purchase and collect their tickets as soon as possible for what promises to be a very special day at Temple Newsam Park.”

Following feedback from those attending, ticket holders will now be permitted to bring picnic style food with them together with non-alcoholic soft drinks in small 500ml bottles with unbroken seals. A free supply of water will also be available around the event arena together with a wide range of quality catering options to appeal to differing tastes.

New for this year, there will also be a large picnic area towards the back of the arena where families will be able to sit back and relax to enjoy the event without getting too close to the hustle and bustle at the front of stage.

Families and people of all ages will also be able to enjoy a variety of inflatable attractions and fun fair rides within the interactive play zone area.

Rich Williams, breakfast show presenter from 96.3 Radio Aire said:

“With some of the UKs biggest acts performing right here in Leeds it’s going to be a great afternoon. I know the artists always look forward to playing Party in the Park and they can’t wait to get on that Temple Newsam stage!”

The easiest and most convenient way to get to Party in the Park is by the special event bus service available from Leeds city centre to the dedicated event bus terminus at Temple Newsam. Leeds City Council have teamed up with Geldards Coaches this year to offer a new faster and more efficient bus route to the venue with the X26 service operating every 10-15 mins starting at 10am from Stand P3 on Park Row (outside Lloyds TSB Bank).

Bus tickets are priced at £2 single or £3.50 return with under 5’s free. A family ticket is also available for £10 for up to 2 adults and 2 children. No concessions or Metro cards will be accepted. Tickets are available at the buses or in advance from Leeds Visitor Centre at the train station.

Event car parking (£5 per vehicle) is also available for the event at the main car park located off Temple Newam Road which is easily accessed and sign-posted from the A63 (Selby Road). A dedicated taxi / pick-up and drop-off point is also located adjacent to the main car park.

Ticketing for this year’s event, which is supported by official media partner the Yorkshire Evening Post, are still available to purchase in person/by telephone from the city centre box office at The Carriageworks (0113 224 3801) on Millennium Square.

The box office will be open for purchases and collections with specially extended hours between 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday in the lead up to the event. Tickets are also available from Leeds Visitor Centre at the train station (0113 242 5242) which will also be open on the day of the event (Sunday) between 10am to 4pm.

Due to the current high demand for tickets, tickets will no longer be available to purchase online from midnight on Wednesday 24 July and any tickets that have been purchased via the website after Thursday 18 July will need to be collected in advance from the city centre box office (recommended) or from the ticket collection point at the venue on the day.

Tickets are priced at £5 for Breezecard holders, £6.50 for LEEDSCard Extra holders, £8 for those with Leeds Active, LibraryCard and standard LEEDSCards and £10 for general admission. Discounted tickets are also available for groups of friends/family members at £7 each for bookings of between five and 10 people. Children aged four and under will be able to attend free of charge, although a separate ticket will be needed.

With the event approaching fast, anybody interested in attending is advised to book their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Notes to editors:

For full event, travel and artist information visit the official event website at www.radioaire.com/partyinthepark

For further information/general access enquires contact Leeds City Council events team (0113 395 0891) or email events@leeds.gov.uk

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk