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Eat In The Park

and dance and play...

When ‘Dancing Queen’ plays, ‘I bet you look good on the dance floor’, but ‘Could it be magic’ I hear you ask? Well ABBA (by Revival), The Artic Monkeyz and Take That (by Rule the World) are just three of the fabulous tribute acts that with be playing in Queen’s Park on the 5 and 6 August this summer!

‘Eat In the Park’ is a fantastic new festival headed for Chesterfield and I caught up with Jake, one of the organisers at Barca in Casa… very nice coffee I have to say.

Jake and business partner George are both Buxton lads and are driving the festival, and it’s not their first rodeo, they have organised the event for the past two years in Buxton. “We work for event companies and in lockdown talked about wanting to fulfil a dream, running our own festival in our hometown,” says Jake.

“Two successful years later and we want to bring the same excitement to a different area of Derbyshire - Chesterfield and Queens Park is the ideal space so that’s exactly what we’ve done.”

The festival takes place over Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2023 and the main stage hosts six artists each day, some of the country’s best tribute acts will bring tunes we all know and love. Plus, the Buxton Brewery stage will have five acts each day, local bands such as Lunarca who you may remember meeting in our Autumn 2022 edition.

Alongside the music, the festival will have entertainment for the kids, face painting, bubble artists, Disney performers, children’s entertainers, and so much more...this event really is for the whole family! Chesterfield FC will be running the multi-sports area and once you’re in the festival there are no additional charges for kids’ activities.

No gathering of this size would be complete without a drink and some food! Eat in the Park prides itself on a range of street food vendors who will be on hand dishing up amazing food from every corner of the globe, “You HAVE to try The Thai Food Van, it is insane!” adds Jake. “We’re also keen to ensure our drinks are at pub prices to help keep things more affordable.”

The tribute acts on Saturday will be performing the hits from, Killers (Brightside Killers), Take That (Rule the World), Sam Fender (Sam Offender), plus Purple Cloud (Of Funk), Kal’s Kats, Rose Amongst Thorns and Howling Rhythm. Sunday sees Abba (by Revival), Arctic Monkeys, Kazabian, Frozen and Friends, and The Jukes of Winchester.

Local bands already lined up for the Buxton Brewery stage include, Mimosa, Lunarca, Leftychris, Ami Sharpe, Loxleigh and The Mighty Traitors, watch for more names being added...

“We are so excited to see the response from the Chesterfield audience. We’re partnering with local charities and Ashgate Hospisecare and Brightstart are two of the four who will be benefiting from the event by raising funds throughout the festival,” says Jake.

Tickets for the festival are available now. Early Bird numbers are limited, and day tickets are priced at £22.75 for adults, £10.75 for 6 to 17 years and under fives go free. If you fancy both days, prices are £41.75 and £16.75 respectively (all subject to a booking fee). Carers go free with a full paying adult/child and payment plans are available on some ticket Options. What is great is that you can come and go as you like, so you can enjoy the day with the kids, take them home to the grandparents and go back and enjoy the evening headliners.

Appetite wetted? Get your tickets and more info now at the sites below.

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Words: Paul Chapman Images: Eat in the Park


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