February 1, 2023

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Summer festival brings live music and entertainment to Tatton Park

A Impressive summertime extravaganza guarantees one thing for anyone beside a amazing lake on a 2,000 acre nation park.

Tatton Park Pop Up Competition is staging 52 reside audio and leisure performances – guests can observe in ease and comfort and protection from their possess non-public absolutely furnished picnic square.

Almost everything from Jason Manford’s comedy club and family displays to tribute bands and DJ nights are lined up for the next 10 months.

The one of a kind celebration has been set alongside one another by an inspirational businesswoman, who introduced her very own occasions business right after battling breast most cancers.

Now, just after dealing with personalized bereavement, Knutsford mum Rebecca Hartley is determined to make her family very pleased.

“I misplaced 3 loved ones members to most cancers in the 2nd half of previous year,” reported Rebecca, 44, who nursed her father Nick, 73, throughout lockdown.

Now is the initially anniversary of the death of her sister Michelle, 57, and her half sister also died final calendar year.

“It has been a tricky calendar year but a person of the very last points my father explained to me was ‘make them happy with your business’.

“Those words have been functioning by my head a great deal lately. I have to make it a results for him.”

Rebecca turned an ambassador for Avert Breast Most cancers, the festival’s charity lover, following conquering the ailment seven many years in the past.

“I observed the lump by accident when I was 37,” she explained. “I experienced gruelling treatment, many operations and a double mastectomy.

“I am a single of the fortunate kinds. 7 several years on and I am in good shape and healthful.”

Beating cancer motivated her to established up her very own enterprise Preserving Grace Situations.

Rebecca arrived up with the notion of running a festival last yr and has secured a a few-12 months deal at Tatton Park.

“The events workforce beloved the notion,” she claimed. “They have been so collaborative and remarkable. We’ve acquired the the most beautiful location proper listed here in Knutsford.

“It has been my target all over to do the park justice.

“Ticket income have been amazing.”

Rebecca has developed branded deckchairs, parasols and wood crate tables for spectators.

VIP offers provide champagne on arrival and rattan style sofas, chairs and cushions for company.

Every function will host 166 socially distanced squares to satisfy Covid-19 restrictions.

Gastro-style food stuff and drink will be obtainable.

Rebecca is eager to give the activities and hospitality industry a increase immediately after the pandemic strike lots of musicians and caterers.

“It really is not just the performers, it is the output crew, events staff members and all the people today who set matters alongside one another powering the scenes and make issues get the job done,” she mentioned.

Promoting artistes from all backgrounds has also been just one of her missions.

“I wished to give scaled-down amusement businesses and up and coming rising artists a platform,” mentioned Rebecca. “I want to give unknown artists a possibility. I have combined them in with the large names this sort of as Decide Jules Live and Craig Charles.

“I was so enthusiastic to get Jason Manford on the bill.”

The Best Showman themed party kicks off the festival on Friday, June 25.

Bands Collabro and Brand name New Heavies, tribute acts this kind of as Killer Queen, Abba Mania and 1 night time of Tina and loved ones times are between the functions carrying out right up until August 29.

Rebecca’s son Zack, 14, a college student at Knutsford Academy, will be operating at the festival and she plans to bear in mind missing cherished ones with a unique tribute.

“My sister beloved The Serious Point,” mentioned Rebecca. “All the loved ones will be coming to that display in her honour.”

For a whole record of events and to acquire tickets stop by tattonparkpopupfestival.co.british isles.