Eat in the Park Music & Food Festival is gearing up to bring us its trusted formula of food, music and good times once again this summer! The ultimate two-day, family friendly festival is back for a third year at Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens on 19th & 20th August.
Get ready for a sensational weekend filled with tantalising street food, award-winning tribute bands, and captivating performances by local talent. The two-day extravaganza at both locations promises an unforgettable festival experience with entertainment the whole family can enjoy.
Like any other major festival, EITP provides all the services you’d expect; great toilets (and plenty of them), first aid, top security, and fun, friendly staff. Plus with a capacity of 5,000 each day, it doesn’t get overcrowded like a lot of other festivals so you can always find your friend for a dance!
Weekend and day tickets are available depending whether you want to go for both days or just one day. Offering superb value for money, a weekend ticket for example costs just £24.41 per day, for 9 and half hours of non-stop entertainment.
New for 2023
- Main stage acts will now play 90 mins sets (previously 60 mins in 2022)
- Gates opening 11.30am (previously 12 noon) to give guests more time to explore
- Larger Kids Zone
Buxton: Main Stage
For Buxton’s third year of EITP, the music line-up won’t disappoint revellers. The main stage features pop, rock, club classics and everything in between. Highlights include:
Spice Girls fans will be transported back to the 90s with Wannabee, the UK’s best Spice Girls tribute band captures the essence and energy of the iconic British girl group. The band members flawlessly recreate the unique personas of Baby, Sporty, Scary, Ginger, and Posh with an unforgettable experience and of course plenty of Girl Power! Check out the Spice Girls Show on Instagram.
Kings of Lyon
Kings of Lyon perfectly capture the essence and energy of the American rock band Kings of Leon; since forming in 2008 and a string of regular festival dates across Europe, the UK and the Middle East with sell-out shows, they remain as one of the most sought after tribute bands. The band members include a lead vocalist who emulates Caleb Followill’s powerful and soulful voice. Listen to Kings of Lyon on Facebook.
The Bootleg Beatles
Widely regarded as the world’s premier Beatles cover band, The Bootleg Beatles have performed more than 4,500 times across the globe since forming back in 1980. Past gigs include Buckingham Palace (Golden Jubilee concert), Glastonbury (x11), Knebworth, The Royal Albert Hall (x22), V Festival and more.
The band manage to spectacularly recreate the sound and look of the Fab Four through each iconic phase of their illustrious career. From their signature mop-top haircuts to their precise harmonies, fans are transported back in time, delivering an unforgettable Beatles experience.
The world first and finest tribute band to Las Vegas’s The Killers, established in 2006. The Fillers have played for venues and festivals all over the world, members of The Killers have played with them on stage. Having interacted with the Killers themselves at close quarters they capture an unrivalled sound, look and feel of the Vegas quartet.
Pink by Vicky Jackson
Vicky Jackson’s tribute act, Pink, is a captivating and energetic homage to the iconic pop-rock artist. With her uncanny resemblance to Pink and distinctive raspy vocals to the high-energy stage presence, Vicky recreates Pink’s electrifying live performances with precision and passion. The signature pink hair and dynamic costume changes, adds to the authenticity of the tribute. Check out Pink by Vicky Jackson on Instagram.
Buxton: Set times & map
Eat in the Park Buxton takes place in the Pavilion Gardens on 19th & 20th August and includes three stages of full entertainment, kids zone with lots of family activities, Dance Tent and a variety of food vendors from across the globe.
Street food vendors with flavours from around the globe
As well as great music, local businesses will be providing a varied menu of fresh tasty street food at both events with flavours from around the globe, with plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
Vendors include Mr D’s Magnificent Pie Machine, Urban Spice Box, Mr Greeki, Pizza’ere, Meat Meets Bun, Chef Stef, Fat Pig BBQ, Cheese Toastie Madness, The Yorkshire Crepé Company, Portalli Pizzeria, The Thai Food Van, Fries Before Guys, Soul Stone Coffee, Veggi Deli, Snowy Cones and many more.
Of course, the focus will again be on families. Under 5s go free and the kids are well catered for with a variety of entertainment and activities for all the family throughout the weekend.
Frozen & Friends will be adding a touch of Disney Magic to EITP this year! There will also be sports activities, circus skills workshops, North Staff Stormtroopers, face painters, dance workshops, magicians, bubble artists, kids rides and lots more.
The Buxton Brewery Stage: showcasing local music talent
The Buxton Brewery Stage will be pulsating with the abundance of homegrown musical talent.
In Buxton, local favourites include The A’ups, BeatRoute, Rose Amongst Thorns, Loxleigh and Mae Rogers, amongst others.
EITP wants to make everyone’s experience an enjoyable one with ease of access throughout the festivals. Both sites are disabled friendly with accessible parking, accessible toilets and a wheelchair accessible viewing platform. If you want to attend the festival with your personal assistant or carer, please get in touch via email with the team to book a complimentary ticket for your PA/carer: [email protected]
Enhance you festival experience and go VIP! Available for adults only, VIP Adult Weekend tickets give you:
- Exclusive access to a private bar
- Situated closer to the Main Stage
- Shot on arrival
- Luxury loos
- Magician entertainment
- Seated area with games and more
- Children can access the VIP area with a parent or guardian with a VIP ticket
You can now ‘upgrade‘ to VIP tickets if you have already purchased day or weekend tickets. Click on the booking below to see all the ticket options.
Supporting Local Charities
Guests can also support local charities at both events. Charity partners announced are: Buxton – Buxton Mountain Rescue, Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust and Andys Man Club.
Their teams will be around the sites so make sure to pop over and see what great work they are doing around the community. There will be roaming acts collecting donations as well as connection boxes on the bars. Each charity partner will also be raffling off tickets for next year’s EITP event.
👉 VIP (Weekend only) £73.17
👉 Adult, Standard Weekend £49.41
👉 6-17yrs, Weekend £20.25
👉 0-5 yrs, Weekend, FREE
👉 Adult, Saturday OR Sunday £26.73
👉 6-17 yrs, Saturday OR Sunday 6-17 yrs £12.69
👉 0-5 yrs FREE
🎟 BOOK ONLINE at eatinthepark.uk.
The above prices include the booking fee. Tickets are delivered by email and you can present them on your mobile device.
Eat in the Park Music & Food Festival