BBC Summer Social

Croxteth Hall and Country Park
Off Muirhead Avenue East
L11 1EH
BBC Summer Social


BBC Summer Social returns for 2019 offering an even bigger and better line-up and now encompassing even more of the BBC’s best programmes for the whole family.

BBC Summer Social has announced an incredible first wave of artists for this year’s festival including pop icons Busted, Nina Nesbitt, John Newman, Freya Ridings, and many, many more topping the bill.

Headlining Saturday and needing no introduction are award-winning rock stars Busted. The pop-punk trio – comprised of Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis and James Bourne – are sure to ignite the Summer Social party and will certainly be a show not to miss.

Other confirmed acts include Scottish singer-songwriter and musician Nina Nesbitt, Freya Ridings and John NewmanDonel, The Voice UK finalist will also take to the stage, whilst Big CBBC shows including stars from Almost Never will be in attendance appearing live on the main stage.

Saturday also sees a whole host of special guests and shows from across the BBC, with live broadcasts on TV and radio. Highlights include Jo Whiley who will broadcast a BBC Radio 2 show live from the park on Saturday 3rd August, from 3-6pm. She’ll welcome the biggest CBBC stars to the Radio 2 studio.

CBeebies Superstar Mr Tumble takes the headline spot on the Sunday. Known for his starring role in CBeebies show Something Special, Mr Tumble will be performing his signature act on the festival’s main stage in front of a huge crowd.

Other welcome CBeebies additions include Andy and the Odd Socks, Dr Ranj mayhem creators Cook and Line from Swashbuckle, Yolanda, Hey Duggee and many more.

Running alongside the main stages on both days will be a spectacular range of outdoor activities. In the BBC Sport field will be an array of sports to try your hand at, from tennis, to parkour and a Match of the Day Kickabout Chal-lenge.

Across the weekend there will also be a whole heap of Doctor Who fun, a supersized Bedtime Stories tent, performances and Q&As from some of CBBC’s biggest shows, including The Worst Witch and an entire field of inflat-able fun – including the world’s biggest bouncy castle.

Summer Social will be recreating a version of the Blue Peter Garden, of-fering little ones (and big ones) a mini escape from all the organized mayhem.

A whole host of CBBC and CBeebies presenters will take to the main stage to host non-stop fun for all the family across both days. Presenters include Sam Nixon, Yasmin Evans, Jonny Nelson, Hacker T Dog, Lauren Layfield, Ka-rim Zeroual, Rhys Stephenson, Lyndsey Russell, Naomi Wilkinson, Re-becca Keatley, Ferne and Rory, Cat Sandion, Katy Ashworth, Ben Cajee, Maddie Moate and Dodge.

All around Croxteth Country Park visitors can discover immersive activity zones, theatre shows, interactive and inspiring workshops, a spectacular range of out-door and indoor activities and live appearances from the most popular children’s authors.

And if that’s not enough there’ll also be junior discos, gaming areas, character walkabouts and much more.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday 28th March, priced at £23.50pp plus £1.50 booking fee (free for under 2’s) and includes all activities, rides and performances at the festival.

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