Award-winning disabled-friendly festival announces its return to North East

The organisers of the celebrated Chase Park Festival have confirmed that it will return once again this August.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 30th May 2017, 3:38 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 7:52 pm
A previous Chase Park Festival
A previous Chase Park Festival

Chase Park Festival, renowned as being an all family affair and an event that boasts first class access for disabled guests and artists, will return on Saturday, August 26 - but with a new location.

Now in its 8th year, Chase Park Festival will keep its name but will take place in the Victorian setting of Saltwell Park in Gateshead.

The Friends of Chase Park group are in the process of making some much-needed improvements to the site in Whickham and, as a result, festival organiser Alistair McDonald has decided to host August’s gathering elsewhere.

“It’s great that Chase Park Festival will return for another year and it feels amazing to be back,” explains Alistair.

“It isn’t easy to keep on bringing it back each year but we really think this one is going to be our biggest, most accessible and best yet.

“This will be the first time we have moved from our spiritual home of Chase Park in Whickham, due to the building works we couldn’t hold the festival in Chase Park.

“We are still Chase Park Festival but this time around we are Chase Park Festival @ Saltwell Park. The access at Saltwell is great and there is a real heritage of great events such as Enchanted Parks which we hope will mean we will see a good crowd on the day.”

The line-up for the this year’s festival will be announced soon.