A SPECTACULAR summer season extravaganza guarantees one thing for everybody beside a surprising lake on a 2,000 acre nation park.
Tatton Park Pop Up Competition is staging 52 dwell music and leisure performances – friends can watch in consolation and security from their very own non-public totally furnished picnic sq..
Every little thing from Jason Manford’s comedy membership and household exhibits to tribute bands and DJ nights are lined up for the following 10 weeks.
The distinctive occasion has been put collectively by an inspirational businesswoman, who launched her personal occasions firm after battling breast most cancers.
Now, after going through private bereavement, Knutsford mum Rebecca Hartley is set to make her household proud.
“I misplaced three members of the family to most cancers within the second half of final 12 months,” stated Rebecca, 44, who nursed her dad Nick, 73, throughout lockdown.
In the present day is the primary anniversary of the dying of her sister Michelle, 57, and her half sister additionally died final 12 months.
“It has been a troublesome 12 months however one of many final issues my dad stated to me was ‘make them proud with what you are promoting’.
“These phrases have been operating via my thoughts rather a lot recently. I’ve to make it a hit for him.”
Rebecca turned an envoy for Forestall Breast Most cancers, the competition’s charity associate, after conquering the illness seven years in the past.
“I discovered the lump by chance once I was 37,” she stated. “I had gruelling remedy, a number of operations and a double mastectomy.
“I’m one of many fortunate ones. Seven years on and I’m match and wholesome.”
Beating most cancers impressed her to arrange her personal firm Saving Grace Occasions.
Rebecca got here up with the notion of operating a competition final 12 months and has secured a three-year deal at Tatton Park.
“The occasions group cherished the thought,” she stated. “They’ve been so collaborative and superb. We have the essentially the most gorgeous venue proper right here in Knutsford.
“It has been my objective all through to do the park justice.
“Ticket gross sales have been implausible.”
Rebecca has designed branded deckchairs, parasols and picket crate tables for spectators.
VIP packages provide champagne on arrival and rattan type sofas, chairs and cushions for friends.
Every occasion will host 166 socially distanced squares to satisfy Covid-19 restrictions.
Gastro-style foods and drinks will likely be accessible.
Rebecca is eager to provide the occasions and hospitality business a lift after the pandemic hit many musicians and caterers.
“It is not simply the performers, it’s the manufacturing crew, occasions workers and all of the individuals who put issues collectively behind the scenes and make issues work,” she stated.
Selling artistes from all backgrounds has additionally been one in every of her missions.
“I needed to provide smaller leisure firms and up and coming rising artists a platform,” stated Rebecca. “I wish to give unknown artists an opportunity. I’ve combined them in with the large names reminiscent of Decide Jules Dwell and Craig Charles.
“I used to be so excited to get Jason Manford on the invoice.”
The Biggest Showman themed occasion kicks off the competition on Friday, June 25.
Bands Collabro and Model New Heavies, tribute acts reminiscent of Killer Queen, Abba Mania and One night time of Tina and household days are among the many acts performing till August 29.
Rebecca’s son Zack, 14, a scholar at Knutsford Academy, will likely be working on the competition and she or he plans to recollect misplaced family members with a particular tribute.
“My sister cherished The Actual Factor,” stated Rebecca. “All of the household will likely be coming to that present in her honour.”
For a full record of occasions and to purchase tickets go to tattonparkpopupfestival.co.uk.