The first ever socially distanced outdoor festival is set to take place in Gisburn throughout the summer.

The eight-week ‘pop-up’ at Gisburne Park Estate promises a programme of music, entertainment, food, drink and boutique glamping between 11 July and 30 August.

Some of the UK’s biggest names in dance music including Jonas Blue, Shapeshifters and Sam Divine have been announced to play the festival’s weekly ‘Party in the Park’ experience, alongside a programme of immersive movie nights, live entertainment and family-focussed events.

Robyn Isherwood, events director of Gisburne Park Pop-Up, said: “After a summer of cancelled events, we wanted to deliver a unique, safe experience for people to enjoy outdoors with the Gisburne Park Pop-Up festival.

“There is something for everyone from socially-distanced raving to big name DJs, through to movie nights and family fun in the heart of the North West countryside.

“Our guests’ health and safety is our number one priority.

“We’ve ensured everyone can relax and enjoy the experience, safe in the knowledge that the strictest social distancing and hygiene measures are in place for all customers, staff and entertainers.”

Customer can choose to buy day tickets or weekend glamping tickets and is expected to welcome 24,000 guests over the two months – whom organisers want to be “socially conscious” throughout.

Guests can book their own individual hexagonal pitches - large enough for a social bubble of six and spaced 2.6 metres apart.

Prices start from £20 per hexagonal pitch with ticketed events starting from £10 per adult and £5 per child.

For guests wishing to stay an entire weekend, onsite luxury five-metre wide bell tents are available to book.

For £120 a night, each luxury tent comes with electricity, an outdoor fire pit and access to on-site private showers.

With all major UK festivals and events cancelled this summer, the Gisburne Park Pop-Up organisers said it is “reimagining the outdoor entertainment experience” while observing the latest social distancing guidelines.

The event will operate a ‘bar-to-pitch’ service that means visitors don’t need to leave their pitch to collect food and single serve drinks.

Other health measures include a sophisticated one-way system which ensures festival-goers can make their way around the 10-acre site with a minimum of 2m physical distance between other guests.