TATTON Park's first ever pop-up festival will still go ahead despite the lifting of lockdown being delayed.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday 'Freedom Day' had been pushed back from June 21 to July due concerns over the rapidly-spreading Delta variant.

Following the setback, Rebecca Hartley, founder of the Tatton Park Pop Up Festival, confirmed the show will go on – starting on June 25.

She said: “This Government will not stop us bringing magic and wonder to everyone who has already bought tickets – our festival will follow all guidelines but still go ahead.

"It will bring some much needed joy to us all.”

The socially-distanced festival will feature a series of 52 live music events, as well as family events, throughout the summer, culminating in a grand finale on August Bank Holiday weekend.

Among the highlights are:

  • Family days out including The Princess Tea Party, Milkshake Live!, Jurassic Earth, Kidchella and Brainiac Live
  • Manfords Comedy Club with Jason Manford
  • DJ nights including Judge Jules Live, Ibiza Symphonic and a Centreforce Radio takeover
  • Live music from the Brand New Heavies, Collabro, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show supported by the Real Thing
  • Tribute nights with acts including ABBA MANIA, Killer Queen and One Night of Tina with Zoe Birkett

The Tatton Park Festival will begin on Friday, June 25, and run until Sunday, August 29, with events happening every weekend as well as on some weekdays during the school holidays.

Rebecca added: “This summer we’re bringing music, fun and excitement to Tatton Park with a 10-week long pop up festival that really does deliver something for everyone.

"The Government has chopped and changed so much, so we’ve gone to massive lengths to make sure this show will not be affected.

"Nothing will stop us – after all the show must go on.”

For a full list of events and to buy tickets, visit tattonparkpopupfestival.co.uk. Ticket prices vary on event, full pricing details are available online.

The festival's charity partner is Prevent Breast Cancer, a Manchester-based charity which focuses on predicting and preventing breast cancer.

Five pounds from the sale of each ticket at certain shows will be donated to the charity.

What to expect at the festival

Each event will host 166 socially distanced ‘squares’ accommodating up to six people each, complete with seating.

Gastro-style food and premium brand drinks will be on sale.

A number of VIP tickets are available at every show, which will include outdoor furniture, table service and a private VIP washroom, along with a private bar.

Each event will be laid out to allow for social distancing.

The Tatton Park Pop Up Festival team has developed multiple contingency plans allowing for numerous variations on Covid-19 restrictions, so would-be revellers can rest assured that the events will go ahead in compliance with this change to restrictions.