Stellar line-up of live music acts promised over three memorable evenings
Plus two days of family friendly carnival fun
The two-week countdown to this year’s Hale Barns Carnival has begun – and organisers are promising 2021 will be the best event to date.
The hugely popular annual carnival, which raises tens of thousands of pounds for charity, had to be postponed last summer because of the Covid pandemic.
But organisers Hale Barns Events were determined to bring it back for 2021 and have worked tirelessly to make sure this summer will be one to remember.
Hale Barns Carnival 2021 takes place across the weekend of Friday 16 July, Saturday 17 July and Sunday 18 July – and will be a socially distanced event with extra Covid-safe measures in place.
Demand for tickets means for the first time the Carnival is being extended across three evenings, with a fantastic line-up of headline acts promising an unmissable long weekend of entertainment.
A very special Proms with Russell Watson officially opens the carnival on the evening of Friday 16 July, with the concert raising money for The Seashell Trust – a Cheshire charity which helps young people with complex needs and communication challenges.
The glory days of Seventies disco are revisited on Saturday 17 July when headliners are the legendary Boney M, featuring Maizie Williams.
Expect a night of irresistible dance floor fillers and classic hits including Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Sunny, Brown Girl in the Ring, Rivers of Babylon, Hooray! Hooray! It’s a Holiday, and their sensational 2021 TikTok version of Rasputin which topped the charts.
And then on Sunday 18 July, Hale Barns will step back in time with an Eighties extravaganza headlined by Katrina and the Waves and Five Star featuring Denise Pearson.
Support comes from Doctor and the Medics, while Brother Beyond featuring Nathan Moore who will also perform as part of the evening.
Gates open at 5pm for the live concerts on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the music starting at 6pm.
All 100% of the ticket revenue from the evening concerts will be donated towards community projects and charities. One ongoing project supported by the event is to help fund the building of a new community hall in Hale Barns, which will provide a platform to showcase local talent and run adult learning and youth projects.
The live concerts are once again complemented by a two-day free Hale Barns Carnival family event on the Saturday and Sunday (17 and 18 July).
The daytime programme will feature attractions including local performances and live music, a craft activity tent, traditional fun fair rides, a makers’ market, food village and bars.
This year the popular Supercars paddock boasts vehicles from the big and small screen including cars which had a starring role in James Bond, The Saint and Only Fools and Horses.
Daytime entry is free from noon until 4.45pm. Last entry is at 4pm.
The carnival weekend will be staged with measures in place, including more space and hand sanitizer stations, to ensure a relaxed and safe event for all the family.
Organiser Max Eden from Hale Barns Events said: “So many events have been affected by the pandemic and by ongoing restrictions, so I’m really proud that we’ve been able to not only stage Hale Barns Carnival this year but bring together our best-ever line-up.
“We’ve worked really hard to make sure everyone can enjoy both the evening concerts and the daytime carnival with the knowledge that Covid-safe measures are in place.
“Demand for tickets has been brilliant and shows there’s a real appetite out there for a return to live events and entertainment. I can promise anyone who attends this year’s Hale Barns Carnival you will have a fantastic time.”
Tickets for all concerts are on sale now.
There are also special VIP pods for up to 10 people available to hire, giving access to a premium bar, full at-table waitress service and VIP toilets.
Twitter: @HaleBarnsEvents #HBCarnival
Friday 16 July 2021 – PROMS WITH RUSSELL WATSON
Saturday 17 July 2021 – BONEY M FEATURING MAIZIE WILLIAMS
Sunday 18 July 2021 – KATRINA AND THE WAVES AND 5 STAR
At St Ambrose Fields, Hale Road, Hale Barns, WA15 0HE
FREE daytime activity on Saturday and Sunday (17 July and 18 July) from 12 noon until 5pm
Evening concerts (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) – gates open 5pm /show starts 6pm
Weekend Pass to cover all three concerts: £75 for adults/£35 for under 16s. Under 4s free
Solo concert tickets: £28 for adults/£15 for under 16s. Under 4s free
VIP pods for up to 10 people: £200 per concert
HOW TO BOOK
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