BBC Summer Social returns to Croxteth Park

Photo: Bob Edwards

FOLLOWING an inaugural event last summer, BBC Summer Social is returning to the grounds of Croxteth Country Park in Liverpool over two days (August 3rd and 4th).

BBC Summer Social will showcase a unique line-up of musical stars, a whole host of BBC, CBBC and CBeebies talent and the most popular family shows the BBC has to offer.


Saturday will see headliners Busted and Pixie Lott performing alongside other additions to the bill John Newman, Rak-Su, Nina Nesbitt and Freya Ridings.

Other confirmed acts for Saturday include British pop trio New Hope Club and female pop group Four of Diamonds, who found their fame on Series 13 of X Factor, whilst a Horrible Histories movie screening and cast Q&A will interest those looking for a hit of history. Also joining the line-up are teen music sensations Max & Harvey.

Dancing their way through Saturday, The Next Step will bring energetic dances and original choreography from the talented cast whilst Latin Dancing Star AJ Pritchard will take centre stage, best known for his role on BBC One dance series Strictly Come Dancing. Other additions include: local dance troupe Merseygirls, Freestyle Dance Champion Junior Frood; dancer and inaugural winner of the BBC’s latest talent series The Greatest Dancer, Ellie Ferguson; and singer, dancer and actor Harrison Vaughan – winner of CBBC’s hit show “Taking the Next Step”.


Aimed towards a younger audience, Sunday’s event sees CBeebies Superstar Mr Tumble take to the stage. Other CBeebies additions include Andy and the Odd Socks, Dr Ranj, mayhem creators Cook and Line from Swashbuckle, Yolanda, Hey Duggee, and many more.

Also on the bill for Sunday is dancing, specially recorded music and colourful storytelling from Northern Ballet in conjunction with CBeebies Ballet: Puss in Boots. Strictly’s favourite Janette Manrara will be teaming up with Dr Ranj and CBeebies star Bing will be appearing on site as well. 

Presenters over the two days include Sam Nixon, Yasmin Evans, Jonny Nelson, Hacker T Dog, Lauren Layfield, Karim Zeroual, Rhys Stephenson, Lyndsey Russell, Naomi Wilkinson, Rebecca Keatley, Ferne and Rory, Cat Sandion, Katy Ashworth, Ben Cajee, Maddie Moate and Dodge.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £23.50pp plus £1.50 booking fee (free for under 2’s) and include all activities, rides and performances at the festival. Further information visit