Tickets go on sale for Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park festival this week

PUBLISHED: 21:10 30 January 2019 | UPDATED: 09:15 31 January 2019

Chef Tom Kerridge will bring his Pub in the Park food, drink and music festival to St Albans.

Chef Tom Kerridge will bring his Pub in the Park food, drink and music festival to St Albans.

Pub in the Park

Tickets for Tom Kerridge’s food, drink and music festival coming to Hertfordshire go on sale later this week.

Will Young performing at Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park festival launch event in London. Picture: Alan Davies.Will Young performing at Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park festival launch event in London. Picture: Alan Davies.

Pub in the Park is scheduled to take place at Verulamium Park in St Albans from Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Now that council officials have given the highly anticipated festival the go-ahead, tickets for the foodie feast are due to go on sale.

Celebrity TV chef Tom Kerridge said: “As the spiritual home of the public house, and the city with most pubs per head, it is only natural that we would choose to close our tour in such a lush venue.”

Tom added: “We can’t wait to feed and entertain the people of St Albans in September.”

Tickets for the festival go on general sale on Friday, February 1.

There are sessions during the afternoon and evening on the Saturday and Sunday, and an evening session on the Friday.

• The session are:

Friday evening: 5.30pm – 10pm.

Pub In The Park.Pub In The Park.

Saturday afternoon: 11.30am – 4.30pm.

Saturday evening: 5.30pm – 10pm.

Sunday afternoon: 11.30am – 4.30pm.

Sunday evening: 5.30pm – 10pm.

If you sign up to the Pub in the Park newsletter you will gain access to the pre-sale at 10am on Thursday, January 31.

Visit www.pubintheparkuk.com for more details and to register.

Chart-topper Will Young will headline the closing Sunday night session in St Albans.

The Leave Right Now singer gave invited guests a taste of things to come with an exclusive performance at a festival launch party held by celebrity chef Tom Kerridge in Baker Street, London, last Thursday evening.

Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park festival launch event in London. Picture: Alan Davies.Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park festival launch event in London. Picture: Alan Davies.

Tom Odell is set to headline the Friday night in St Albans with support from Scouting for Girls and another act still to be announced.

Razorlight top the Saturday night entertainment with support from Stereo MC’s.

Toploader will play the afternoon session, with The Christians playing the early session on the Sunday.

There’s still more live acts to be announced for all three days.

Will Young performing at Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park festival launch event in London. Picture: Alan Davies.Will Young performing at Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park festival launch event in London. Picture: Alan Davies.

St Albans Council deputy chief executive Richard Shwe said: “Having a world-class chef such as Tom Kerridge choose to bring his celebration of food and music to St Albans is tremendously exciting and a real coup for our city.

“We have been in discussion about the event since last summer and are excited by the plans.

“We can now confirm the necessary requirements have been satisfied and we are looking forward to working in partnership with the organisers to make the festival a triumph for everyone in St Albans.”

The festival, featuring ‘pop-up’ restaurants run by Michelin-starred chefs, food demonstrations, wine masterclasses, and a music stage will take place in the central area of the city’s 100-acre Verulamium Park, with tickets going on sale this Friday.

Steve Lane, managing director of Brand Events TM, the team behind the festival, added: “As organisers of events around the world for 20 years, including the much-loved Taste Festivals and Carfest for BBC Children in Need, we pride ourselves on producing world-class events that not only entertain but benefit the places we play and we have a number of local initiatives that will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We can’t wait to bring our incredible line-up of food and music talent including Tom Odell, Razorlight and Will Young to the people of St Albans in September.”

Tickets to the Pub in the Park festival go on general sale on February 1, with the over 7,000 locals already signed up to pre-sale.

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