Pub in the Park comes to St Nicholas Park in Warwick.
With just a week to go until Tom Kerridge’s outdoor food and drink festival, Pub in the Park comes to St Nicholas Park in Warwick, Warwick District Council’s Business Support & Events team is busy making the final preparations to welcome visitors and locals for a weekend which celebrates everything a British pub stands for; great food, drink and music!
Warwick is one of just eight locations in the UK to host Pub in the Park and with Michelin-starred chefs and headline acts including Will Young, Tom Odell, Razorlight, Stereo MCs and Scouting for Girls it will be the biggest event ever to have taken place in the town. Around 14,000 visitors are expected between Friday and Sunday and the Council’s team and event organisers, Brand Events have put a parking and traffic management scheme in place to mitigate disruption to the town centre and to maintain access to St Nicholas Park and Leisure Centre for the general public while the festival is taking place.
All ticket holders have been notified about the official event parking which will be at the Racecourse from where a free park and ride to and from St Nicholas Park will be in operation. Other event goers will be required to park in Myton Fields keeping St Nicholas Park car park free for park and leisure centre users. The Council’s Ranger Service will receive additional support from Pub in the Park traffic stewards. Litter pickers will be on site throughout the weekend and also first thing on Monday morning.
Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Business & Environment Councillor Alan Rhead commented;
“It’s very exciting for Warwick to have been chosen to host this fantastic event and a great opportunity to put our town on the map as a ‘must visit’ destination all the year round. It is very important that we take all practical steps to increase the footfall in our historic town of Warwick so that we can support existing businesses and encourage new businesses as well. We are looking forward to a great weekend which we hope will have the impact for local businesses both now and in the future. The District Council is providing additional services to ensure that the event proves to be a great success.”
Brand Events TM’s Managing Director Steve Lane commented:
“We are delighted to bring Pub in the Park to the beautiful town of Warwick. We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have received so far and look forward to welcoming all visitors to what promises to be a fantastic weekend.”