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
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. It took place each year the day after Opera in the Park at the same location and attracted around 70,000 people.
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.
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.
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.
Previous artists to perform: Westlife, Busted, McFly, Olly Murs, The Wanted, Kelly Rowland, Peter Andre, JLS, E.Y.C., MN8, 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.
Global Radio's Party in the Park
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.
in Hyde Park, London by 95.8 Capital FM
in Preston Park by Southern FM
in Bute Park by Red Dragon FM
in The Hop Farm Country Park by Invicta FM
in South Park by Fox FM
on Southampton Common by Power FM, called Power in the Park
UTV Radio's Party in the Park
Party in the Park was cancelled in 2006 by UTV Radio, due to an insight of the recession in the United Kingdom.
by The Pulse of West Yorkshire
in Britannia Stadium by Signal 1
in Singleton Park by 96.4 The Wave
Orion Media's Party in the Park
in Cannon Hill Park by 96.4FM BRMB (due to BRMB's sale to Orion Media, Party in the Park was going to be reintroduced to Birmingham in 2010 but was axed in favour of brmb Live at the LG Arena in November 2010)
Performers who have participated in the Hyde Park event
- Atomic Kitten
- Beverley Knight
- Bryan Adams
- The Calling
- Darius Danesh
- Darren Hayes
- Enrique Iglesias
- Gareth Gates
- Ja Rule
- Liberty X
- Lighthouse Family
- Michelle Branch
- Natalie Imbruglia
- Ronan Keating
- Shaggy and Rayvon
- Sophie Ellis-Bextor
- Will Young
- Wyclef Jean
- All Saints
- Backstreet Boys
- Billie Piper
- Bon Jovi
- Christina Aguilera
- The Corrs
- Craig David
- Destiny's Child
- Elton John
- Kylie Minogue
- Lionel Richie
- Marti Pellow
- Martine McCutcheon
- Melanie C
- Ronan Keating
- Savage Garden
- Truesteppers & Dane Bowers featuring Victoria Beckham
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- Benfield, Chris (26 July 2009). "Free opera and pop pulls in crowds". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
- "Leeds Party in the Park to start charging for tickets".
- "Leeds Party in the Park cancelled due to lack of funds".
- "Pulse Party In The Park - popdirt.com".
- "PITP in Swansea by THE WAVE".