Party in the Park

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Party in the Park is the generic name given to music concerts organised by various radio stations and local authorities and groups in the United Kingdom, typically in large parks during the summer, however it is also used to refer to a family oriented event where people can literally have a Party in the Park.

Leeds' Party in the Park[edit]

Party in the Park, Leeds was an annual free event, held in Leeds on the grounds of Temple Newsam by Leeds City Council and 96.3 Radio Aire,.[1][2] It took place each year the day after Opera in the Park at the same location and attracted around 70,000 people.[3]

In 2011, tickets for Party in the park were prioritised for people with a Leeds postcode since it was an event held by Leeds City Council and also had overwhelming demand for tickets from all over West Yorkshire.[4]

It was decided in 2013 by Leeds City Council that the tickets would no longer be free due to budget restrictions. Instead, they would be priced at up to £10 each.[5]

Finally in 2014, Leeds City Council and 96.3 Radio Aire announced that Party in the Park would be cancelled due to a lack of funds. The concert has not returned since.[6]

Previous artists to perform: Westlife, Busted, McFly, Olly Murs, The Wanted, Kelly Rowland, Peter Andre, JLS, 5ive, Scouting for Girls, The Saturdays, Jason Donovan, Craig David, Damage, Pixie Lott, Girls Aloud, The Baseballs, Chicane, Ross Copperman, Alesha Dixon, Cher Lloyd, Jay Sean, Shayne Ward, Alexandra Burke, Alyssa Reid, Conor Maynard, Cover Drive, DJ Fresh, Labrinth, Little Mix, Marcus Collins, One Direction, Professor Green, Stooshe, Tulisa Contostavlos, Wretch 32, Inna.

Former events[edit]

Global Radio's Party in the Park[edit]

Party in the Park was a fundraiser event for the Prince's Trust, but was cancelled in 2005 due to the Live 8 concerts, when the Prince's Trust received £1.6 million in compensation from the Live 8 text message hotline.

UTV Radio's Party in the Park[edit]

Party in the Park was cancelled in 2006 by UTV Radio, due to an insight of the recession in the United Kingdom.

Orion Media's Party in the Park[edit]

Performers who have participated in the Hyde Park event[edit]


  1. ^ BBC. "Party In The Park 2008". 
  2. ^ Benfield, Chris (26 July 2009). "Free opera and pop pulls in crowds". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
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  5. ^ "Leeds Party in the Park to start charging for tickets". 
  6. ^ "Leeds Party in the Park cancelled due to lack of funds". 
  7. ^ "Pulse Party In The Park -". 
  8. ^ "PITP in Swansea by THE WAVE". 

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