MYLEENE KLASS AND JON CULSHAW CONFIRMED TO HOST HYDE PARK’S JUBILEE FAMILY FESTIVAL
WAR HORSE TO JOIN STELLAR PROGRAMME
STRICTLY COME DANCING STARRING:
Saturday 2 June, Sunday 3 June 2012 – Hyde Park
London, Friday 9 March 2012: Sainsbury’s is delighted to announce that the ‘Jubilee Family Festival Presented by Sainsbury’s’, will be hosted by the incomparable Myleene Klass and the UK’s favourite impressionist Jon Culshaw throughout the two-day fun-filled family Jubilee celebration. War Horse, the thrilling and spectacular West End production, has been confirmed to join the festival’s programme. The event will also play host to the very first performance, specially designed for a festival, from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing presented by BBC Worldwide and hosted by Craig Revel Horwood. Already confirmed to return to this special Strictly Come Dancing dance floor is 2011 finalist Chelsee Healey. The event will take place in Hyde Park, on Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June 2012 from 10.30am – 7pm daily, with a capacity for 50,000 ticket holders on each day.
Jon Culshaw said: “I am honoured to be a part of the Jubilee Family Festival and to share the celebratory hosting duties with the stunning Myleene Klass. This unique event has more faces than I do and will be a brilliant way of keeping the family entertained in London for the Jubilee festivities.”
Choreographed especially for The Jubilee Family Festival the event will feature appearances by the puppets and actors from the National Theatre’s award-winning production of War Horse, currently playing at the New London Theatre. This unique and special arrangement willfeature Joey and Topthorn, the breath-taking life-sized horse puppets who become the equine heart of the story, alongside the stunning musical arrangements and songs from the critically acclaimed production.
The Festival, with an action-packed and imaginative fun-filled programme, is being hosted by The Royal Parks and organised by world famous promoter Harvey Goldsmith CBE on behalf of Sainsbury’s.
The finale of each day will be ‘The Magic Of Disney In Concert’ starring Princesses and Pirates, an unforgettable, 70-minute Disney concert produced specially to mark the Jubilee celebrations, featuring beloved Disney songs and characters.
The Jubilee Family Festival will be a once in a lifetime experience for the whole family to enjoy. Taking place in Hyde Park over two full days, visitors to the festival will be able to view the BBC live feed, on giant screens, of all of the Diamond Jubilee events on 2 June and 3 June, as well as being treated to some of the nation’s best live music and entertainment, including favourite kids televisioncharacters, celebrity performers and dancers, equestrian events and death-defying motorcycle displays, Commonwealth-inspired acts from around the globe and, of course, great food and drink from Sainsbury’s. Sainsbury’s has also teamed up with some of Britain’s best-loved brands who will be an integral part of the family fun and entertainment.
Inspired by the great British tradition of village fetes and street parties, The Festival will be themed around 60 years of great British heritage and will include influences from across the Commonwealth.
Tickets are available now from
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Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children): £52
Children under 3: Free
From 28 March, millions of Sainsbury’s customers will be able to enter a daily ballot for free family tickets. Customers who spend £60 in store will receive a coupon at the till with a code to enter into the Sainsbury’s website. Within 24 hours families will be notified if they have won a family ticket.
The Jubilee Family Festival will be hosted by Myleene Klass and Jon Culshaw and has the following entertainment zones:
o Main Stage ‘The Magic Of Disney In Concert’ starring Princesses and Pirates, The BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing hosted by Craig Revel Horwood and starring Chelsea Healey, War Horse plus performances from YouthMusic Voices, Ramin, Laura Wright and much more to be confirmed.
o The Kids Zone featuring a series of live and interactive stage and shows from some of the UK’s most well-loved children’s characters including Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, Bob The Builder, Angelina Ballerina and brand new kids favourite Mike the Knight.
o Disney Zone featuring themed activities, the life-size Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile from the Disney/Pixar blockbuster Cars 2, and much more.
o Parade Ground featuring a variety of British pomp and ceremony including The British Imperial Military Band, The White Helmets Display team (Royal Signals), RAF Police Dog Display team, The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Skill-At-Arms Display Team, The Drum Horse of The Queen’s Royal Hussars and The Black Knights Parachute Display Team Royal Artillery.
o CommonwealthStage Throughout the weekend the best cultural entertainment from around the Commonwealth will entertain: Jaipur Maharaja Brass band, The Mahotella Queens, London African Gospel Choir, Harambe Female Drummers and New Zealand Maori Kapa Haka Performers.
Roaming the Festival will be English Gentleman on stilts, Singing Tea Ladies, Pearly Kings and Queens, Marching Bands and Face Painters.
Great British food will be plentiful, serving up pies, roasts, pastries, fish andchips, cream teas, jellied eels and the traditional British breakfast.
Over 35 of Britain’s favourite brands will be providing additional fun andentertainment with competitions, games and displays. Many great British brands will have stalls at the Festival, both selling and exhibiting their products and produce.
More artists and entertainment will be announced in the coming weeks.