The Line Up
While Tom Grennan first came to public attention as a guest vocalist on electronic duo Chase & Status' 2016 track "When It All Goes Wrong", his own material features a gritty-voiced mix of soulful pop and indie folk. A series of EPs and singles for Insanity Records led up the 2018 release of his debut album, Lighting Matches, which hit an impressive number five on the U.K. Albums Chart.
Growing up in Bedford, England, Grennan initially pursued a football career before music became his primary focus. He spent several years cutting his teeth playing solo acoustic shows in London pubs before earning a contract with the Sony-owned imprint Insanity Records, which released his debut single, "Something in the Water", in 2016. The track was produced by Charlie Hugall. After his collaboration with Chase & Status elevated his profile, Grennan delivered a trio of EPs -- Release the Brakes, Something in the Water, and Found What I've Been Looking For -- which helped introduce audiences to his own style.
The year 2018 began with the snappy, string-laden single "Sober" and follow-up "Barbed Wire", with both singles signalling the direction of Grennan's debut album. Produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat and Fraser T. Smith, Lighting Matches arrived in the summer and made an impressive showing at number five on the U.K. Albums chart. The stripped-down acoustic single "City of Stars" appeared in 2019, followed the next year by the more elaborate pop-driven cuts "This Is the Place" and "Oh Please". Signifying the direction of his new material, which would encompass the spirit of soul and gospel, Grennan issued the tracks "Amen" and "Something Better" in 2020. His sophomore album, Evering Road, arrived in early 2021.
Ella Eyre is an English singer songwriter who catapulted onto the main music stage after she collaborated with Rudimental on their number one hit ‘Waiting All Night’, since then she has had her own string of hit solo singles, won best newcomer at the Mobo Awards and has also scooped a Brit award. She has worked with many other artists including Tinie Tempah and Sigala, with whom she had a top ten hit with ‘Came Here for Love’.
Her boundless energy is sure to set the tone for the rest of the night. Get Set Bedford Park this is going to be an incredible night of live music.
Eden Hunter is the UK’s next pop princess, making waves with fans and the industry alike since the independent release of her debut single “Weightless” in October 2021. Taking inspiration from camp culture and influences such as Bob Mackie, Alanis Morisette and Years & Years, Eden’s pop bops are always co-written and usually co-produced by her and explore her own personal journey as well as platonic relationships, as the twenty year old has “never been in love”.
Selling out the likes of London’s Bush Hall and gracing the stage at Boileroom and Notting Hill Arts Club, Eden has earned press support from major tastemakers including Wonderland Mag, Notion and GAYTIMES for her singles “Chance My Heart” and “All My Love”. With a plethora of support shows, PRIDE events and an epic new single “Twenty” on the horizon, Eden will be taking to the stage at her own headline concert on September 1st at Colours, Hoxton - an exciting year lies ahead for a pop newcomer on the brink of a mainstream crossover.
After many cancelled tour dates in 2020 due to the pandemic, The Scruff triumphantly returned in 2021 with original members Adam James Urwin and Sam Maelzer joined by Adams’ sibling Ellie Claire and drummer Andy Peck for a number of sold out shows in their hometown including 4 shows as part of Tom Grennans' Bedford Esquires residency and a main stage performance alongside Ash and McFly at Ampthill Rocks festival. Honing in on their more tender and mellow sounds that have helped amass nearly half a million streams on Spotify, The Scruff are looking forward to taking on Bedford and beyond throughout 2022.”
Local Bedford band The Wholls have just been announced as the final support act for this epic Tom Grennan show!
Bedford's very own boys, The Wholls have a sound that sits equally as comfortably on mainstream radio along with the likes of Wolf Alice, Royal Blood and Nothing But Thieves.
After a whirlwind 8 years of dedication, hard work (and the odd party) starting with local shows around the town and culminating in European tours, Radio 1 tracks of the week, major label deals, record streams in the millions and being touted by the BBC and more as having a sound and stage presence ready for stadiums - the boys decided to step away from the music industry in 2019.
But they couldn't turn down the opportunity to come back together to support Tom and to say thank you to the place and people that gave birth to their unique journey.
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 Tom Grennan 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
The Green Room upgrade includes all of the below:
Fast track entry
Festival-styled private zone
Access to The Green Room bar and street food vendors (cash and card payments accepted)
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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 (@BedfordParkConcerts) 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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