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York will add a new event to its tourism calendar in 2016 with the launch of a summer festival called Show in the Park, which is due to take place at York’s Knavesmire area on 30th and 31st July.

The festival is set to include daytime arena displays, a fairground, and live music, as well as aerial pyrotechnic displays, which will close the festival on both days.

Show in the Park is the latest project from York-based company Events & Attractions Limited, which has been involved in running events in England for 25 years.

Daytime highlights

Groups planning a visit to the new festival will be able to see a variety of daytime attractions. The main arena will host displays including galloping horses, stunt shows, clown cars and BMX demonstrations.

A second arena will host a Red Dragon Monster Truck – a giant truck seating up to ten passengers who can enjoy a bumpy ride aboard the vehicle.

There will also be an area for children who will be able to learn circus skills, enjoy Punch & Judy and meet animals in a petting zoo.

Further daytime highlights include walkabout entertainers and a collection of funfair rides.

The festival after dark

In the evening, the main stage will host a party band as a warm-up act to a major tribute act each evening. These will be a One Direction tribute on Saturday evening and a Take That act on Sunday.

The festival will end each day with ‘Twister’ pyrotechnics – fireworks fired out of planes to create an exciting finale.

Ticket information

Tickets are on sale now, and organisers can choose to pay for a £12.50 adult ticket for each day, or a combined two-day ticket at a cheaper rate of £20.

The daytime entertainment and evening concerts are included in the price, and those booking online in advance will receive £5 worth of discount vouchers redeemable at the funfair.

More information and tickets visit www.showinthepark.com.