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Jimmy Carr to headline socially distanced gigs

Other comics lined up for Popup Picnics, too

Jimmy Carr is to headline the socially-distanced Popup Picnics this summer, it has been announced.

The comic will perform his latest 75-minute tour show, Terribly Funny, at the mini-festivals at Bicester on July 22; Walton-on-Thames, on August 1 and  Canterbury on August 8.

Other comedians lined up to play the open-air events include Matt Richardson, Hal Cruttenden, Andrew Maxwell and  Jayde Adams.

The Popup Picnics will spend six days at each location and offer a mix of comedy, music and family events. Customers book a patch of land for up to six people with a two-metre ‘safe zone’ away from the next group.

Promoter Toby Darvill said: ‘Most of us have been stuck indoors for the last four months, watching in desperation as our summer holiday and festival plans have been cancelled one after the other.

‘It’s been truly heartbreaking and we’re on a rescue mission to change all that with Popup Picnics, drag everyone out of the doldrums and get us all back where we belong this summer – in a field on a farm, enjoying great food, belly laughs and loads of fun with friends and family.

‘Of course, we will be implementing strict social distancing measures to ensure the safety of all of our guests, including the two-metre safe zones around each bubble, an abundance of free hand sanitiser stations, contactless payment, clearly marked one-way routes, contact details will be taken to allow for track and trace if necessary and we will have staff on hand to ensure that social distancing etiquette is understood and followed.’

The full Popup Picnic schedule is 

  • Tuesday 21 to Sunday 26 July: Hill View Farm, Bicester, Oxfordshire
  • Tuesday 28 July – Sunday 2 August: Apps Court Farm, Walton-on Thames, Surrey
  • Tuesday 4 – Sunday 9 August: Sweech Farm, Broadoak, Canterbury, Kent
  • Tuesday 11– Sunday 16 August: Horseheath Racecourse, Cambridge

Tickets are available here.

Published: 16 Jul 2020

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