IT was the first event of its kind in the UK ­— a socially-distanced festival set within the idyllic Ribble Valley.

Gisburne Park Pop-up, held throughout July and August, was hailed such a success that an extension has been announced.

An eclectic line up of headline DJs and legendary rockers will take to the stage from Friday.

Before the coronavirus lockdown in March, Gisburne Park Estate in Gisburn operated as a prestigious wedding and corporate events venue.

But now, once the sun goes down, Gisburne Park Pop-up transforms into an open-air party with some of the biggest names in dance music set to headline the weekly ‘Party in the Park’ experience.

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The line-up includes Patrick Topping and Yousef on Saturday, Solardo Saturday, September 19 and Sam Divine, Shapeshifters and Jess Bays on Saturday, September 26.

On Sunday afternoons, a stellar line up of live bands will perform at the festival, including legendary rocker Steve Harley, who was the frontman of the 70s group Cockney Rebel and Fleetwood Bac, who are regarded as the UK’s most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute band.

With something for all ages, Gisburne Park Pop-Up’s popular Family Show will take place every Saturday afternoon. An interactive day time event designed for the whole family to enjoy together with a Disney Sing-along complete with actors and entertainment to an afternoon of opera.

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

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

Designated bar-to-pitch service brings food and single serve drinks directly to the customer eliminating the need to queue, whilst a one-way system ensures festival-goers can make their way around the 10-acre site with a minimum of 2m physical distance between other guests.

For guests wishing to stay the entire weekend, onsite luxury five-metre wide bell tents are available to book. Each comes with electricity, an outdoor fire pit and access to on-site private showers.

Guests can also choose to stay at the north of England’s leading hot tub holiday destination, Ribblesdale Park, which is also nestled within the Gisburne Park Estate and features luxury lodges and cosy cottages.

Tickets to Gisburne Park Pop-Up events are available to buy from from

Prices start from £15 per adult and £5 per child for the Family Show and from £45 per adult for the music events. Boutique glamping starts from £60 per tent per night. The festival is open with events Friday - Sunday every week until 26th September.

The festival is open with events Friday to Sunday every week until September 26.

When and where is the Gisburne Park Pop-Up?

The Gisburne Park Pop-Up festival is taking place at the Gisburne Park Estate, Gisburn, BB7 4HT until September 27th. 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.

Full line up

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Friday 11th September: Symphonic Ibiza Orchestra

Saturday 12th September: The Family Show

Saturday 12th September: Patrick Topping and Yousef

Sunday 13th September: Steve Harley & Acoustic Band, Paul McCormick and Alex Johnson

Friday 18th September: House and Garage Orchestra

Saturday 19th September: The Family Show

Saturday 19th September: Solardo

Sunday 20th September: Fleetwood Bac and Too Petty

Friday 25th September: Symphonic Ibiza Orchestra

Saturday 26th September: The Family Show

Saturday 26th September: Sam Divine, Shapeshifters and Jess Bays

How do I purchase tickets?

Hexagonal pitches can be booked from £20 for up to a maximum of six guests for Picnic in the Park, Pub in the Park and Pictures in the Park. Tickets to Party in the Park events need to be booked in conjunction with a private pitch with tickets starting from £10 per adult or £5 per child. Advance booking is essential and both pitches and tickets can be booked at

What food and drink will be available at the festival?

All drinks will be single serve including bottled and canned wine, bottled champagne, bottled beers and bottled and canned cocktails created especially for the festival by some of the world’s best bars including Three Sheets, Lyaness and Filthy 13. A selection of soft drinks and no-alcohol drinks will be available throughout for drivers and non-drinkers.Guests can tuck into the culinary delights of the on-site Betty’s Kitchen with dishes being delivered straight to their pitch. Choose from gourmet burgers, ‘dogs, plenty of vegan and veggie delights and even a propa’ Northern roast dinner every Sunday.

What is the Gisburne Park Glamping Village?

Located within the Gisburne Park Estate is the Gisburne Park Glamping Village with 10 widely spaced, luxurious five metre bell tents. Nestled within a historic Grade 1 listed, thousand acre private estate, each tent is fully furnished. Expect home from home comforts, with a double bed, king sized duvet and electric power, while outside a decked area contains table and chairs and your own fire pit. The Gisburne Park Glamping Village is being built and managed by Betty’s Tipis. Family glamping is available Mon- Thursday with adult-only stays Friday to Sunday.

What is Gisburne Park Estate?

Gisburne Park is one of Lancashire's finest private estates. A thousand acres of picturesque Ribble Valley countryside, owned and managed by Guy Hindley and family. Prior to the 2020 lockdown, it operated as a prestigious wedding and corporate events venue.

How is the festival set-up?

The main event site will be set up with dozens of individual hexagonal pitches, each large enough for a social bubble of six, are arranged across 10 acres of unspoilt meadow and ancient woodland. Suitable distance has been designed between each pitch to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Each pitch is equipped with deck chairs and an umbrella. The pitch is carefully designed to be large enough for everyone within to stay 2 metres apart if you wish. Designated bar to pitch service brings delicious food and drink directly to attendees, so there’s no need for queueing.