Queen tribute band ‘Mercury’, and world renowned British band Dr Feelgood will take to the stage at this year’s Crick Boat Show (23 – 25 May), part of a host of entertainment planned at Britain’s biggest inland waterways event.
The 2020 Crick Boat Show, which takes place at Crick Marina near Daventry in Northamptonshire, is organised by Waterways World in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina, and is expected to attract over 26,000 visitors across the three show days. This year, an extra Trade & Preview Day in association with LeeSan is to be held on Friday 22 May – with tickets only available in advance.
As well as being the canal world’s biggest marketplace, showcasing the inland waterways industry with nearly 300 exhibitors, the Show offers a fantastic day out for all the family with dozens of boats to look round, free boat trips, live music, children’s activities, a real ale marquee, gin bar, and a large variety of food and drink stalls.
Evening entertainment is included in the ticket price each day. On the Saturday night (23 May), Mercury’s choreographed stage show will mix beautifully-crafted harmonies and intricate guitar work with authentic costumes, showmanship and energetic performances. On the Sunday night (24 May), rhythm and blues band Dr Feelgood will perform hits such as ‘She Does it Right’, ‘Roxette’, ‘Back in the Night’ and ‘Milk and Alcohol’.
Peter Johns, Publisher of Waterways World and Show Director, says: “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our 2020 Crick Boat Show, the UK’s largest inland waterways festival. Whether people are boating enthusiasts wanting to buy boating products and services, or just looking for a great family day out by the water, there’s lots to see and do at Crick Boat Show.
“Live music is an important part of the Show’s atmosphere, and we are delighted to announce that ‘Mercury’, one of the world’s best Queen tribute bands will be performing on the Saturday night, and on the Show’s Sunday night we will welcome the world renowned British rhythm and blues band Dr Feelgood.
“Across the four show days, a total of 15 acts will perform an eclectic mix of music live in the Wheatsheaf Marquee from noon till night.”
For Saturday 23, Sunday 24 and Monday 25 May, adult tickets are £16.50 on the gate, £14.00 if purchased in advance. Entry for children aged 16 and under is free. Senior citizens and concessions are £15.00 on the gate, £12.75 in advance. Three-day adult tickets are £35.00 on the gate, £29.75 in advance. Three-day senior citizen or concession tickets are £32.00 on the gate, £27.20 in advance.
Tickets for the Trade & Preview Day on Friday 22 May are only available in advance and are priced at £19.50 each. Preview Day visitors will have access to the VIP marquee and can pick up a Show gift bag on arrival. Preview Day visitors will also have exclusive access to an online bookings system to guarantee their viewings of boats on Friday 22 May. The bookings system will open in late April 2020.
All advance tickets will be sent out in May and delivery is free of charge. Advance tickets can be ordered by phone until 4pm on Friday 15 May 2020 and online until midnight on Sunday 17 May.
Camping pitch prices start at £36.00 for one night for a 6m x 6m pitch for a tent and car. Mooring costs start at £1.50 per foot.
For more information and to book tickets, camping pitches and moorings, visit www.crickboatshow.com or call 01283 742970, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Matthew Symonds, National Boating Manager for the Canal & River Trust, adds: “Every year Crick Boat Show, the UK’s biggest inland waterways festival, celebrates Britain’s fantastic network of canals and rivers. We look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to Crick for a fantastic day out by the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line in the Northamptonshire countryside, with the chance to discover more about the recreation, health and wellbeing opportunities our waterways offer people today.”
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