The Line Up
While Tom Grennan first came to public attention as a guest vocalist on electronic duo Chase & Status' 2016 track "When It All Goes Wrong", his own material features a gritty-voiced mix of soulful pop and indie folk. A series of EPs and singles for Insanity Records led up the 2018 release of his debut album, Lighting Matches, which hit an impressive number five on the U.K. Albums Chart.
Growing up in Bedford, England, Grennan initially pursued a football career before music became his primary focus. He spent several years cutting his teeth playing solo acoustic shows in London pubs before earning a contract with the Sony-owned imprint Insanity Records, which released his debut single, "Something in the Water", in 2016. The track was produced by Charlie Hugall. After his collaboration with Chase & Status elevated his profile, Grennan delivered a trio of EPs -- Release the Brakes, Something in the Water, and Found What I've Been Looking For -- which helped introduce audiences to his own style.
The year 2018 began with the snappy, string-laden single "Sober" and follow-up "Barbed Wire", with both singles signalling the direction of Grennan's debut album. Produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat and Fraser T. Smith, Lighting Matches arrived in the summer and made an impressive showing at number five on the U.K. Albums chart. The stripped-down acoustic single "City of Stars" appeared in 2019, followed the next year by the more elaborate pop-driven cuts "This Is the Place" and "Oh Please". Signifying the direction of his new material, which would encompass the spirit of soul and gospel, Grennan issued the tracks "Amen" and "Something Better" in 2020. His sophomore album, Evering Road, arrived in early 2021.
Adding a VIP upgrade to your General Admission ticket gives you access to our exclusive marquee called 'The Park Lounge' with prime viewing position, seating 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. Enjoy a glass of chilled Prosecco on arrival and a delicious summer BBQ. This ticket can only be purchased with a GENERAL ADMISSION ticket.
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. This ticket can only be purchased with a GENERAL ADMISSION ticket.
NB: The Green Room is located at the side of the stage, therefore does not have a view of the stage performance area.
The VIP Experience
The Tom Grennan 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)
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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.
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• DLA (Care and / or mobility)
• PIP (Personal Independence Payment)
• D/deaf or blind registration
• The Nimbus Access Card
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