The Line Up
Ocean Colour Scene
Plus special guests – Dodgy
Ocean Colour Scene are coming to Bedford as part of our Summer Concert Series, performing live in Bedford Park on Thursday 9th September 2021 with special guests Dodgy!
The Birmingham band’s story is already the stuff of legend: a rip-roaring rock’n’roll odyssey set to a backdrop of over 20 years of UK pop culture at its very best.
Ocean Colour Scene have notched up nine albums, three of which went Top 5 – 1996’s Moseley Shoals, 1997’s Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One from the Modern – and a run of nine successive Top 20 hit singles commencing with 1996’s The Riverboat Song.
They supported Oasis at their massive Knebworth shows that same year, and two years later helmed the biggest arena tour of any UK band to date. Their achievements have been nothing short of phenomenal.
From their days as Breton-shirt wearing disciples of The Stone Roses (debut single ‘Sway’) to million selling Britpop superstars (‘Marchin’ Already’ bumped Oasis’ ‘What the Story’ from the top spot in 1997) to long-term touring allies with Paul Weller, they have always stood shoulder to shoulder with the greats of modern British rock.
GENERAL ADMISSION - £42.00*
Carer Tickets are not issued online. To obtain your Carer Ticket, you will be required to present a valid Disabled Concert Ticket and proof of entitlement to the Box Office at Gate B or Gate D on the event day, which may be one of these three options: - Front page of DLA / PIP (higher rate) or Front page of Attendance Allowance letter (med/higher rate) or valid Access Card (via CredAbilty).
Adding a VIP upgrade to your General Admission ticket gives you access to our exclusive marquee called ‘The Park Lounge’ with VIP viewing position and fast track entry to the park. Once you have collected your souvenir VIP lanyard, you can experience the concert from the comfort of the VIP viewing marquee and garden, complete with luxury toilet facilities. Your ticket includes a glass of chilled Prosecco on arrival and a delicious summer BBQ.
Adding the Green Room upgrade onto your ticket will give you access to our exclusive festival-styled private zone, similar to a backstage area. With its own dedicated fast track entrance, the Green Room offers the perfect space to escape the hustle and bustle of the crowds and enjoy dedicated bar and food facilities and luxury toilets, which you can access throughout the evening directly from the concert arena.
*All tickets subject to booking fees and service charge. Terms & conditions apply
NB: The Green Room is located at the side of the stage, therefore does not have a view of the stage performance area.
VIP UPGRADES and GREEN ROOM UPGRADES must be purchased in addition to your General Admission tickets. Subject to availability, simply add to your basket when buying your tickets!
The VIP Experience
The Ocean Colour Scene VIP Upgrade includes all of the below:
Fast track entry into the arena
Access to The Park Lounge our exclusive marquee and garden
A glass of chilled Prosecco on arrival (soft drinks for children)
Delicious food included
VIP viewing position
Furniture inside and outside
Access to The Park Lounge bar (cash and card payments accepted)
Souvenir VIP event lanyard
Luxury toilet facilities
The Green Room Experience
The Green Room upgrade includes all of the below:
Fast track entry
Festival-styled private zone
Access to The Green Room bar and street food vendors (cash and card payments accepted)
The Prime Minister’s confirmation that formal Covid-19 restrictions ended on Monday 19 July means that the concerts at Bedford Park looks set to operate in a far more familiar, effectively “normal” manner.
As the Prime Minister has stressed, the coming weeks will require a significant degree of personal responsibility. If you do feel unwell, have covid symptoms or have been advised to self isolate you should not attend the event. We will have Track & Trace QR codes positioned throughout the venue and would ask all attendees to scan and check in on arrival.
The Government guidance around “hands, face, space, fresh air” remains appropriate advice to all individuals attending a concert at Bedford Park. We will provide plenty of hand sanitiser, guidance and signage around the site to support this advice. Of course, being an outdoor concert, we have plenty of fresh air and space for concert goers to distance themselves if they feel this is appropriate and more comfortable to them. Government guidance to individuals regarding face coverings is that these are advisable when indoors or in a busy area. Please be aware that this is Government guidance to individuals, so we would recommend wearing face coverings in busy areas.
To make concertgoers aware in advance, we will not be mandating concertgoers to wear face coverings when in busy areas – rather it is encouraged and recommended. Our close contact team, such as those in the bar areas will be lateral flow tested daily. Staff onsite will be given the option to wear face coverings.
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We do not have child tickets available for this event, but children under the age of five can attend for free.
Children aged five and over, should purchase a General Admission ticket.
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No more than four under 16s per adult.
Please note: While we are a family friendly business, please remember that this is an outdoor event with loud music and lots of people and so may not be suitable for very young children.
Tickets are strictly subject to availability, so it is always best to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. It will also save you money as ticket prices may also increase on the day.
Should tickets be available to purchase on the day of the concert, we will make an announcement about prices and availability closer to the event.
You can park at one of the many council run car parks nearby. Full details of these can be found here: www.bedford.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/parking/car-parks-public-and-private
Yes, please use De Parys Avenue which is opposite the main entrance to the park.
Unfortunately, as the concert arena is within a confined fenced area, pass outs and re-entry will not be possible.
Soft drinks are allowed but must be in 500ml sealed plastic bottle only
You are not allowed to bring any food or alcoholic drinks inside the fenced concert arena.
Yes. We will have a fully licensed bar and a number of food outlets for varied dietary requirements and tastes within the concert arena.
Please note: We operate a ‘Challenge 25’ policy at the bars. Proof of identification and age may be required in the form of a valid driving licence or passport. No alcohol will be served to any persons under the age of 18.
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Please note: You must be self-contained in terms of equipment and have current Public Liability Insurance in place.
You are allowed one folding chair per person in the concert arena for use in the marked-out area away from the stage.
This is to maintain a safe area for those customers who wish sit and those who wish to stand at the front of the stage area. Private marquees and gazebos are not permitted.
This is a standing outdoor evening concert so please keep the British weather in mind. We recommend all concert goers should dress appropriately and be prepared if the ground is wet from rain in the days before the event.
Small personal umbrellas are allowed, however large parasols and golf sized umbrellas will not be permitted.
Cash machines will not be available, but all bars take both cash and card payments. Please be aware that some of the independent food outlets in the arena may only take cash.
While professional photography equipment is not permitted, you’re very welcome to capture the atmosphere and fun you and your friends and family are enjoying on a small camera or your phone. If you do take photos, please tag us in on Instagram (@BedfordParkConcerts) we’d love to see them.
The concert venue has an inner tarmacked pathway running all the way around which leads directly to the grassed concert area. The grassed area is very flat and the grass is cut short.
A wheelchair platform is available on a first come first served basis and wheelchair accessible toilets are available throughout the concert site.
If you require a carer or companion, please purchase an ‘Accessible’ ticket, which will entitle you to bring one carer or companion to assist you.
Accepted forms of documentation to request a carer or companion ticket are:
• DLA (Care and / or mobility)
• PIP (Personal Independence Payment)
• D/deaf or blind registration
• The Nimbus Access Card
To receive your carer or companion ticket, please send a copy of one of the approved documents, along with proof of purchase of your ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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