Gisburne Park will open the UK festival season this May with an eclectic weekend of entertainment, from family shows to live music and their famous Party in the Park. Bringing back its socially distanced set up the Gisburne Park Pop Up kicks off from Thursday 27 May.

The programme offers something for everyone and includes international renowned DJ’s, Sam Divine, Solardo, Eats Everything, Melé, Monki, Jess Bays & Maur, with returning favourites Symphonic Ibiza, Fleetwood Bac, The Family Show and Mamma Mia Live.

Nestled in the Lancashire countryside, Gisburne Park Pop-Up is set against the stunning backdrop of the 1000-acre Gisburne Park Estate. In 2020, when events across the UK were cancelled Gisburne Park created an innovative socially distanced festival site with hexagonal pitches bookable for bubbles of six people. The pop-up was praised for saving summer, hosting nearly 150 events across the season, welcoming over 40,000 guests, all socially distanced and creating 100 jobs for the events industry in doing so.

This year the festival returns for one weekend only with a jam-packed weekend of live entertainment covering everything from an Ibiza Orchestra to Mamma Mia Live, food and drink and the option to enjoy a weekend of boutique glamping.

Gisburne Park’s socially distanced pitches give guests a designated and comfortable plot of their own complete with deckchairs and table service for a VIP festival experience. No queueing at the bar, no bumping into one another; the pitches allow for a comfortably, socially distanced festival experience for all.

The full weekend line-up includes a mix of live music and family entertainment:

Thursday 27 May:  Symphonic Ibiza

Friday 28 May: Sam Divine, Monki & Jess Bays

Saturday 29 May (daytime): The Family Show

Saturday 29 May (evening): Solardo & Maur

Sunday 30 May (daytime): Fleetwood Bac

Sunday 30 May (evening): Eats Everything & Melé

Monday 31 May (daytime): Mamma Mia Live

Guests have the option of booking day tickets or boutique glamping tickets which come complete with a stay in one of the sites luxury bell tents. This exclusive glamping village is set in a six-acre field, made up of just 20 widely spaced, luxurious bell tents, each with a stunning view over the Ribble Valley. Each five-meter tent is fully furnished, complete with a double bed, electric power, outside decked area, a fire pit and all the home comforts.

On-site holiday lodges at Ribblesdale Park, complete with a private hot tub, amenities and home comforts, from flat screen TVs and integrated sound systems to en-suite bathrooms, are also available to book for groups of up to six. For bigger parties, Gisburne Park’s holiday cottages host up to 16 people. From large dining rooms to private hot tubs, games rooms to hidden annexes; each cottage is unique, offering a space for groups to get together in comfort and style whilst encompassing all the most treasured aspects of country life: its peace, tranquillity, and timeless rustic appeal.

With a history that dates back to circa 1614 the estate, which is now owned by Guy and Amber Hindley, is rich in everything from history to wildlife. From Oliver Cromwell, who marched his troops onto the estate and stayed at the Great Hall, to Prince Charles; Guy and Amber have many fascinating stories to share with visitors about days gone by at Gisburne Park.   

As well as the festival itself there’s plenty to do at Gisburne Park, be it relaxing by the heated outdoor pool or exploring the acres of the beautiful countryside of the estate. Nature and wildlife are a plenty with everything from deer roaming nearby, peacocks wandering the grounds, kingfishers, otters, sika and even reindeer to be found in the woodlands, waters and fields across the 1000-acre estate.

The onsite restaurant, Hindelinis serves up home cooked food all day whilst BBQs are available to hire for those looking to do the cooking themselves. 

Tickets for the Gisburne Park Pop-Up go on sale on 17 March and can be purchased from Day tickets start from £35 for a child and £55 for an adult.

Glamping is available at Gisburne Park from April – October. More information on glamping and the estate can be found here.




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