Following its opening weekend, the first ever socially distanced outdoor festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers.

Providing a unique, safe experience for music lovers and festival fans alike, the eight-week ‘pop-up’ at Gisburne Park Estate in the Ribble Valley began on Saturday, kicking-off a programme of music, entertainment, food, drink and boutique glamping.

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Event Director of Gisburne Park Pop-up Festival, Robyn Isherwood, said: “Our first weekend has been a huge success and we’re grateful to all the guests that joined us, and all of the staff that worked so hard all weekend to create a safe environment for everyone to enjoy themselves.

"All of our guests have been fantastic, sticking to the social distancing guidelines we’ve put in place, and we’ve seen people really embracing the festival atmosphere in this new way from the comfort of their pitches.

"I’m extremely proud we’ve been able to launch the festival and provide 100 jobs for our industry - I think it’s given us all a morale boost to get back to doing what we love and given a real kickstart to hospitality and events in the region."

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Over the next seven weeks some of the UK’s biggest names in dance music including Jonas Blue, Shapeshifters and Sam Divine will play the festival’s weekly ‘Party in the Park’ experience, alongside a programme of immersive movie nights, live entertainment and family-focussed events.

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

Miss Isherwood continued: "We’ve got an exciting schedule lined up for the next seven weeks and we’d encourage everyone to come and get involved, whether it’s a sing-a-long movie or Sunday roast with your family, to letting your hair down with our Party in the Park DJs including Hot Since 82 and the Symphonic Ibiza Orchestra."

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The event operates a ‘bar-to-pitch’ service and as incorporated 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.

Events are taking place Wednesday - Sunday every week.

Daytime sessions are 11am - 3pm and evening sessions are 5pm - 10pm Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; and 5pm - 11pm Friday and Saturday.

Day tickets or weekend glamping tickets are available, and guests can book their own individual hexagonal pitches - large enough for a social bubble of six and spaced 2.6 metres apart.

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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.

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