Local and national names will join the Trust to celebrate Bradgate Park at our family friendly music fundraising day. Bring a picnic, relax and enjoy a great day out in the wonderful setting of Bradgate Park, Leicestershire's historic deer park.

We are proud to have a fantastic line-up of local and national names performing in the Ruins of Bradgate House,  across seven sets starting from midday, with the event closing at 8pm. 

Final running order/set times to be confirmed in coming weeks.

Local performers include Daryl Kirkland, Dave Kirk, David Wyatt and opening at midday will be The Ruby Doos.

During the day we will also be joined by The Jigantics,   Reviewed by the Folkicons website as "A fabulous fusion of blues, rock, folk and Americana that blew the socks off our audience. Absolute class!"

We also have confirmed the amazing Harri Endersby. Growing up in County Durham and its thriving folk scene, her music has been heavily influenced by the region’s crowd of prestigious folk singers and musicians, her lyrics being firmly rooted in the pastoral and the world of story-telling. 

Headlining will be Jim Moray, performing early evening. For 15 years he has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica. Subsequent albums embraced everything from grime to Johnny Marr-esque guitar pop, but at their heart was always Jim’s unmistakeable soulful and yearning voice; singing old songs in a new way. His sixth album Upcetera heralds a new chapter for the producer and has received the best reviews of his career, including five stars from Mojo, fRoots and R2 magazines. A new album is due in 2019 and Jim will be performing with his band.

Approximate timings subject to slight change between now and early summer

Ruby Doos 12:00 - 12:30 (4 piece)
Dave Kirk 12:45 - 13:15 (solo) 
Daryl Kirkland 13:30 - 14:00 (Solo) 
The Jigantics (acoustic) 14:30-15:30 (4 piece) 
David Wyatt/Andy Wale Acoustic 15:45- 16:30
Harriette Endersby 17:15 -18:00
Jim Moray Trio 18:45-19:45

Tickets are £15 per person, with Early Bird Tickets available until March 31st at £10. Children under 10 are free to attend, must be downloaded on booking.  Your email  receipt is your ticket - please check you enter details correctly on the website and keep this email safe as the confirmation needs to be brought with you for admission. 

Car parking of £4 is pay and display on the day and not included in the ticket price. Extra car parking at Hallgates Cropston LE7 7HQ

Start time 12.00 midday (Entrance to the Ruins from 11.00 via the East Gate nearest the Visitor Centre side of the Ruins).

Ruins close 20.15

Bradgate Park Trust volunteers will be have some simple activities for younger visitors including activities inspired by Bradgate Park. Our volunteers will be circulating with information about supporting our work... please remember it is a fundraiser for the Charity that cares for Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood - each year we have to raise £1.2 million to deliver our work. 

Bring a picnic, relax and listen to superb music!

No alcohol sales, so bring your own.

Alonzi Ice cream will have their popular ice cream bikes in the Ruins, and the Trust will be selling tea, coffee and cold drinks on site.

Sorry due to the amount of picnics and young children, other than assistance dogs - no dogs allowed.

Car parking at the three Bradgate Park car parks is available but charges apply. Newtown Linford (entrance within the village, off Bradgate Road – alongside the use Post Code LE6 OHB for SatNav;
Hallgates (Cropston) (off Roecliffe Road. Use Post Code LE7 7HQ for SatNav; We will also be arranging additional car parking on a adjoining fieid at this location.
Hunts Hill (Old John) (off Sharpley Hill/Warren Hill) and opposite turn into Benscliffe Road use Post Code LE6 OAH for SatNav).
For blue badge access please message the Trust.Please note there will NOT be a beer tent (please bring your own); Access to the Ruins from 11.00; Ruins must be vacated by 20.15.

Please make a note of the information in this page as you will need to be aware of this on the day

Please do remember this is a bargain price event and is NOT with all the festival goodies you might be used to! This is a fundraiser for the charity and will be run by our volunteers on the day. Based on last year PLEASE remember:

  1. No BBQs; dogs or camping....
  2. Tickets will be checked on the gate and we will have simple hand stamps if you choose to leave part way through.
  3. We have been asked if tickets are refundable due to illness/now not coming/rain - sorry this is not the case.
  4. No beer tent - but we are happy for you to bring your own (we allow glass but please alert us if there are breakages as the area is rich in wildlife)
  5. You will have to walk to the Ruins from either of our 3 car parks (varies 1-1.5 miles) - it is a pleasant walk (although hilly if you park at Hunts Hill). Check our website under 'visit us' for parking details.
  6. Car Parking is £4 for the whole day - machines take coins - no cards or change. Cars can not be left in car parks over night
  7. Port-a-loos on site, or a 5 -10 min walk to our toilet blocks
  8. No drinking water in the Ruins - there will be sales
  9. There will be drink and ice cream on sale in the Ruins
  10. Deer do live in the Ruins - the grass will have been cut a few days before but ... they do poo!
  11. Please do clear up your litter/take it home.. help us care for the historic ruins
  12. No tents/mega umbrellas; high backed chairs - do consider others around you..... no there isnt seating, bring rugs; low backed chairs
  13. First aid will be on site

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