The Michelin-starred chef and TV personality Tom Kerridge has organised his own food festival called Pub in the Park and those wanting to participate still have the chance to do so. In the first 24 hours since the tickets became available on the 1st of February, the festival sold a total of 40,000 tickets across its four sites in Bath, Knutsford, Marlow, and Tunbridge Wells.
Pub in the Park offers commercial opportunities for everyone, from small stalls up to headline sponsorships, which allows local businesses to reach a massive audience of festival goers and work alongside some of the country’s best known pubs and restaurants. The community will also be able to enjoy the festival feeling brought up by an Artisan Food Market of small stalls, a Shopping village of larger stands, and custom built outdoor stands and bars.
The businesses that wish to be involved will benefit from an audience of affluent customers keen to see and try their products. Additionally, there will be sponsorship opportunities, designed for maximum impact and taking into account the budget.
The first Pub in the Park festival was launched last year in Marlow, selling all of its 18,000 tickets within 24 hours. After seeing how popular it was, Tom decided to expand it this year, but without losing the local feel. The event will be celebrating the very best food that the country has to offer, combined with live music, chef demonstrations, top quality shopping, and other festival fun. Its focus is to celebrate the local community, and it does so through local artisans, pubs, produces, and musicians.
The line-up for the festival was released recently and it includes musicians such as Jamie Cullum, Texas, Razorlight, Will Young and Mel C, and the superstar chefs Josh Eggleton, Paul Ainsworth, Jason Atherton and Tom himself.
Pub in the Park will be taking place in Marlow at Higginson Park between the 17th and the 20th of May, in Bath at Royal Victoria Park between the 8th and the 10th of June, in Tunbridge Wells at Dunorlan Park between the 6th and the 8th of July, and in Knutsford between the 7th and the 9th of September.
Those wishing to sign up their business can contact the organisers on firstname.lastname@example.org or 03300 555 729 and the prices start from only £90 per sqm.