Outdoor entertainment venue Central Park promises “bigger and better” second year as 3D plans revealed
Central Park has announced it will be returning to Times Square in Newcastle after a hugely successful first year. Described as “even bigger and better than last year”, Central Park organisers have unveiled a number of exciting new additions to the wildly popular pop-up venue ahead of its opening weekend in April.
The pop-up event space opened for the first time last summer offering the people of Newcastle and beyond a summer of outdoor drinking, street food, entertainment and some unforgettable sporting moments. Central Park is set to reopen for four months over the summer from 14 April until 21 August.
Initially dubbed ‘a pop up park in the heart of the city’, Central Park will return in 2022 as a new and improved multi-story outdoor entertainment venue and event space. Open 7 days a week from midday to midnight, the outdoor entertainment space will host a range of events and bring together some of the best street food in the region under an expanded covered area which can hold up to 800 people.
Co- Organiser, Mike Hesketh states, “last year was an amazing experience creating a social space for every to enjoy coming out of the pandemic and entering the phenomenal Euro 2020s, but this year we have stepped up the site and created some amazing multi level, unique themed spaces for folk to enjoy all Spring and Summer long."
Other new additions to the space include a new rooftop bar overlooking the main square, 7 days a week food court and sports bar, an increased amount of outdoor heated spaces, a beach-style hangout with a VIP roof terrace, luxury toilet facilities and a brand new performance stage.
An expanded programme of events will be on show featuring last year’s favourites such as the Eurovision watch-along party, Kroud Karaoke and Let’s Play Darts. All of the Summer’s major sporting events including the FA Cup Final, Wimbledon, Royal Ascot and more will also be shown on the venue’s huge 4k LED screen, while local promoters 456 Live are set to programme a groundbreaking line up of live music for Central Park’s new central stage.
Gabriel Day, co-organiser mentions “how excited we are to have a full Times Square event space for all to visit. Last year due to Covid restrictions the site was just 500 seated only capacity and now it’s up to 2000, so it’s going to be an even more vibrant, party destination this year!”
Central Park will be announcing full event details in the coming weeks and the booking system for its popular Saturday and Bank Holiday sessions opens on 4 March.
To be the first to find out info about this year's Central Park, head to www.centralparknewcastle.co.uk and enter into a draw for free tickets and a full VIP experience at the launch weekend.