OAK FEST, Lancashire’s newest music festival, has announced its family programme and its a jam packed lineup of fun for all ages. Taking place on 27th July in Oak Hill Park, activities include a silent disco, a specially designed gazebo craft tent, storytelling sessions, face painting, bubbles, Bhangracise and access to the fantastic play park.  All combined with the headline music, bars and fantastic street food that OAK FEST will be bringing to the park, it’s the perfect family day out.  Under 5s go free and a special early bird family ticket (for 2 adults and 2 children) is on sale at £50 plus booking fee and is available here.

Set amongst the beautiful 21.4-acre park, OAK FEST is returning for its second year. It’s a full day out with admission from 11.00 am and it’s also easy to get to with a free shuttle bus running to the park directly from Accrington train station.

The silent disco will be playing hits from across the decades, there will be a bubble tower, and Oak Hill Park’s fantastic playpark will also be accessible to all attendees so that little ones can also enjoy all the park favourites whilst at the Festival. The craft tent will feature an array of creative activities, plus there’ll be face painting and storytelling sessions in the festival’s ‘chillout zone’ throughout the day. A fun, vibrant and energising interactive Bhangracise performance will rock the stage in the morning – the perfect way for families to kick start the festival fun.
Accrington’s beautiful park will provide plenty of space for families to create their own base for the day and picnic blankets are encouraged. Huge OAK FEST deckchairs will be available to capture the perfect family picture and well-behaved dogs on leads are also welcome. There will be plenty of family-focused facilities on site including baby changing stations.

There’ll be street food traders serving up a feast in the park too with plenty of family-friendly options.

As well as all the family-friendly activities the exciting lineup includes international touring artists such as Kate Nash. Other acts taking to the stage include Manchester legends Bez and Rowetta, local Accrington lads BB5, Amsterdam indie pop powerhouse Pip Blom and New Orleans brass and 90s dance fusion band Mr Wilson’s Second Liners.

Lucy Dusgate, Head of Culture and Heritage for Hyndburn, said:

“OAK FEST 2024 is the perfect day out with a whole host of things to do for all the family. The beautiful setting of Oak Hill Park gives us lots of space for everyone to make a day of it with all activities included in the ticket price.  We’ve carefully curated the programme so the activities can be enjoyed by all ages – from bopping in the silent disco to crafts and bubbles. It’s all designed to help make arts, culture and entertainment accessible and value for money for everyone.  Even well-behaved dogs are welcome and under 5s go free, plus we’ve got our family ticket and free shuttle bus from the station so we encourage families to mark the date in their diaries and grab their tickets now while our early bird price is still available.”

OAK FEST is part of a wider vision which places culture at the heart of a strategy aiming to establish Accrington as a place where creatives from Lancashire and beyond can thrive.

OAK FEST will bring this vision to life with a vibrant, high-profile, nationally recognised programme that will attract visitors from across the regions. The festival has been commissioned as part of a new culture and heritage programme delivered for Hyndburn and Accrington by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.