BBC Radio 2 In The Park Preston – tickets, prices and the ‘Lancashire allocation’

Posted on - 3rd June, 2024 - 1:12pm | Author - | Posted in - Moor Park, Music, Nightlife, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Vernon Kay DJing at last year’s Radio 2 In The Park at Leicester Pic: BBC

Tickets for the BBC Radio 2 In The Park festival go on sale during Tuesday (4 June) morning.

Zoe Ball announced the full line-up for the two day music festival in September on Moor Park.

Line-ups span the Saturday and Sunday on 7-8 September and there’s also a ‘pre-party’ hosted by Vernon Kay on the Friday evening.

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Ticket details have been confirmed, with prices and also how it works with Preston and Lancashire residents getting access to a specific allocation.

Nearly a third of the tickets are reserved for people living in Lancashire – this will be triggered by entering your postcode when you go to buy tickets.

A spokesperson for the BBC told Blog Preston: “30% of General admission tickets will be reserved for purchase for residents within the Lancashire area.

“To ensure you are eligible to purchase these tickets, you will need to enter the postcode of your home address at the time of purchase. Lancashire postcodes include: Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Rossendale, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle, Chorley, South Ribble, Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, West Lancashire, Lancaster and Preston.”

What’s the line-up?

The Saturday (7 September) sees Travis, Shaznay Lewis, Pixie Lott, Kim Wilde, Craig David, Snow Patrol, Sugababes and Sting perform.

On Sunday (8 September) it’s Haircut 100, Delta Goodrem, Shed Sheven, Gabrielle, Paul Heaton, Sister Sledge feat Kathy Sledge, Manic Street Preachers and Pet Shop Boys.

And during Friday (6 September) evening there’s a ‘pre-party’ featuring DJ sets from Sara Cox, Vernon Kay, Scott Mills, Rylan and DJ Spoony.

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How much are tickets?

For the Saturday and Sunday there’s £59-tickets available, plus a booking fee. It is £59 per day and there’s no weekend tickets available, either Saturday or Sunday.

For the Friday evening, it is £30 plus booking fee.

Asked about the cost of tickets, a spokesperson for the BBC told Blog Preston: “We are proud to be bringing such a stellar line-up of artists to Preston for Radio 2 in the Park and have kept the tickets as fairly priced as possible, even given the costs associated with delivering a live event of this scale.”

There’s also ‘Enhanced Arena tickets’ which are £155 + booking fee, which gives access to grandstand seating, a dedicated entrance and an exclusive garden bar – plus ‘luxury restroom facilities’.

Where can you get tickets from?

There’s a dedicated ticket section of the BBC Radio 2 In The Park mini-site.

When do they go on sale?

Tickets are on sale from 8.15am on Tuesday 4 June.

The Lancashire allocation, if not all sold, go onto general UK-wide sale from Tuesday 11 June.

Any age restrictions?

Children under-2 can attend for free with a ticket-holding adult. All other children under-18 need a valid ticket and must be accompanied by a responsible adult who holds a ticket.

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