The Line Up
Few bands have enjoyed the success and longevity of Simply Red. With over 60 million albums sold worldwide, 5 x UK #1 hit albums and over a billion views on YouTube, Simply Red remain one of the UK’s most successful bands. Their most recent album ‘Blue Eyed Soul’ was released in November 2019 and crashed into the UK charts at #6, proving Simply Red to be as relevant as ever.
Mick Hucknall formed Simply Red in 1985 in Manchester and enjoyed immediate success with first single ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’ and the BRIT Award-nominated album ‘Picture Book’ (the first of 13 nominations, and 3 BRIT Award wins). This was followed by a decade of superstardom and global hits. Simply Red were nominated for 3 prestigious Grammy Awards and continue to consistently sell out tours across the globe.
Their live show is renowned for its high quality with Mick Hucknall long-established as one of the great vocalists of contemporary music. His raw honey and whiskey tone, and ability to shift from tender sensuality to full on roaring power in a heartbeat, is guaranteed to bring the biggest of crowds together to create an unmissable atmosphere.
Music fans will be in for a real treat as Lisa Stansfield also takes to the stage as part of these huge live music events. After being introduced to Coldcut in 1989, her guest vocals helped ‘People Hold On’ storm the charts and led to a solo career which saw the Rochdale star conquer the world with her accessible soulful dance music. She went on to win 3 BRIT Awards, 2 Grammy nominations, and enjoy a string of hits, including worldwide #1 smash, ‘All Around The World’, on her way to selling over 20 million albums. A proven talent, Lisa Stansfield is sure to get the crowds up and dancing.
Marisha Wallace has enjoyed great success on Broadway and in London’s West End. She starred in ‘Something Rotten’ ‘Dreamgirls’, and ‘Waitress’, took on the role of Motormouth Maybelle in ‘Hairspray’ and most recently starred in box office hit movie ‘Aladdin’. She also stars in Netflix hit show ‘Feel Good’ alongside Mae Martin and Lisa Kudrow. The Simply Red summer dates are an unmissable opportunity to catch an artist who was undoubtedly born to perform and entertain.
Hailing from North Carolina, Marisha is known around the world for her incredible voice. Her cover version of ‘Tomorrow’ from the musical ‘Annie’, released at the peak of the pandemic to raise funds for out of work performers, saw her topping music charts. BBC Radio 2 added her to the playlist and made her ‘Tomorrow’ album their ‘Album Of The Week’. As her star continues to rise, Marisha has performed on This Morning, Strictly Come Dancing and for the Queen at the Royal Variety Show.
Marisha Wallace is a natural performer with irrepressible energy and a voice which can bring any crowd to its feet. These spectacular shows will take place outside and are a perfect opportunity for friends and families to come together for a special evening of entertainment. A lineup which also includes Simply Red and Lisa Stansfield should be a must on the summer calendar of any live music fan.
Adding a VIP upgrade to your General Admission ticket gives you access to our exclusive marquee called 'The Park Lounge' with prime viewing position, seating and fast track entry to the park. Once you have collected your Souvenir VIP lanyard, you can experience the concert from the comfort of the VIP viewing marquee and garden, complete with luxury toilet facilities. Enjoy a glass of chilled Prosecco on arrival and a delicious summer BBQ. This ticket can only be purchased with a GENERAL ADMISSION ticket.
Adding the Green Room upgrade onto your ticket will give you access to our exclusive festival-styled private zone, similar to a backstage area. With its own dedicated fast track entrance, the Green Room offers the perfect space to escape the hustle and bustle of the crowds and enjoy dedicated bar and food facilities and luxury toilets, which you can access throughout the evening directly from the concert arena. This ticket can only be purchased with a GENERAL ADMISSION ticket.
NB: The Green Room is located at the side of the stage, therefore does not have a view of the stage performance area.
The VIP Experience
The Simply Red VIP Upgrade includes all of the below:
Fast track entry into the arena
Access to The Park Lounge our exclusive marquee and garden
A glass of chilled Prosecco on arrival (soft drinks for children)
Delicious food included
VIP viewing position
Furniture inside and outside
Access to The Park Lounge bar (cash and card payments accepted)
Souvenir VIP event lanyard
Luxury toilet facilities
The Green Room Experience
Adding the Green Room upgrade onto your ticket will give you the following:
Fast track entry
Exclusive festival-styled private zone
Dedicated bar and food facilities
NB: The Green Room is located at the side of the stage, therefore does not have a view of the stage performance area.
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We do not have child tickets available for this event, but children under the age of five can attend for free.
Children aged five and over, should purchase a General Admission ticket.
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No more than four under 16s per adult.
Please note: While we are a family friendly business, please remember that this is an outdoor event with loud music and lots of people and so may not be suitable for very young children
Tickets are strictly subject to availability, so it is always best to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. It will also save you money as ticket prices may also increase on the day.
Should tickets be available to purchase on the day of the concert, we will make an announcement about prices and availability closer to the event.
You can park at one of the many council run car parks nearby. Full details of these can be found here: https://www.bedford.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/parking/car-parks-public-and-private/
Please use De Parys Avenue which is opposite the main entrance to the park. This is for all pick up/ drop offs, including taxis, parents etc.
Unfortunately, as the concert arena is within a confined fenced area, pass outs and re-entry will not be possible.
Soft drinks will be allowed into the concert arena, but are restricted to 500ml per person in a sealed, plastic bottle only. You cannot bring any other food or alcoholic drink inside the fenced concert arena.
Yes. We will have a fully licensed bar and a number of food outlets for varied dietary requirements and tastes within the concert arena.
Please note: We operate a ‘Challenge 25’ policy at the bars. Proof of identification and age may be required in the form of a valid driving licence or passport. No alcohol will be served to any persons under the age of 18.
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Please note: You must be self-contained in terms of equipment and have current Public Liability Insurance in place.
You are allowed one folding chair per person in the concert arena for use in the marked-out area away from the stage.
This is to maintain a safe area for those customers who wish sit and those who wish to stand at the front of the stage area. Private marquees and gazebos are not permitted.
This is a standing outdoor evening concert so please keep the British weather in mind. We recommend all concert goers should dress appropriately and be prepared if the ground is wet from rain in the days before the event.
Small personal umbrellas are allowed, however large parasols and golf sized umbrellas will not be permitted.
Cash machines will not be available, but all bars take both cash and card payments. Please be aware that some of the independent food outlets in the arena may only take cash.
While professional photography equipment is not permitted, you’re very welcome to capture the atmosphere and fun you and your friends and family are enjoying on a small camera or your phone. If you do take photos, please tag us in on Instagram (@lphconcerts) we’d love to see them.
LPH Concerts & Events aims to cater for all access needs to ensure everyone will have an enjoyable time at our concerts.
The concert is held on a grassed site, with paved pathways or tracking around the site and grass cut short. Once inside the concert arena there will be the following facilities available:
• Accessible viewing area - capacity is limited and at busy times those able to stand maybe asked to make way for those unable to.
• Medical staff onsite
• Assistance stewards
• Accessible toilets
• Accessible bar counters
If you require a carer or companion, please purchase a ‘Carer’ ticket, which will entitle you to bring one carer or companion to assist you free of charge.
Accepted forms of documentation to request a carer or companion ticket are:
• DLA (Care and / or mobility)
• PIP (Personal Independence Payment)
• D/deaf or blind registration
• The Nimbus Access Card
Please book both your general admission ticket and Carer tickets by clicking on Buy Tickets on this page above, as we may not be able to accommodate your request at other ticket sites.
There is a wheelchair platform for Disabled customers in the main concert arena. You can apply for a space on this platform, but please be aware that the platform works on a pre booked space basis.
Please click on Buy Tickets on this page above to book your wheelchair platform ticket, as we may not be able to accommodate your request at other ticket sites.
On the day of the event, please visit the box office to receive your wristband to permit access to the platform. The wristband entitles you and a carer (if you have one) access to the wheelchair platform. Please do not apply for the wheelchair platform unless you are a wheelchair user. Please note the platform is a NO SMOKING area, this includes e-cigarettes & vapes.
Please note that there are limited spaces available on the wheelchair platform. Once the platform is sold out, we are unable to accommodate additional customers; but you can still welcome to book your general admission ticket to attend the event. Please note that our accessible viewing facilities cannot cater to people with temporary impairment, such as broken bones or pregnancy. The facilities are for the specific use of access customers and we kindly ask that all customers respect this.
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