Pimms in the Park will be returning to Swindon this summer, with Julia’s House children’s hospice as the event’s chosen charity.

The highly anticipated annual event will take place in the beautiful setting of Lydiard Park on the weekend of 29th and 30th July. In its second year, Pimms in the Park will be supporting Julia's House children's hospice and our essential care for seriously ill children and their families.

Pimms in the Park

"We are thrilled to be supporting Julia's House children's hospice for our second year at Pimms in the Park," said Co-Event Organiser Graham Stobbs. "Lydiard Park in Swindon will be transformed into a vibrant and joyful gathering place for families and friends to enjoy live music, classic cars, and a plethora of activities. It's a true celebration for a worthy cause."

Headlining the event will be popular musical acts, The Farm and 911, set to deliver unforgettable performances that will captivate audiences of all ages.

Pimms in the Park, which is this year sponsored by the South West based taxi service Veezu, will feature live music across three stages, including local talent and renowned performers. Additionally, the event proudly presents Swindon's first ‘Swindon Rod & Custom’ classic car show, showcasing a dazzling array of meticulously maintained vintage vehicles. And there will be plenty more activities to keep everyone entertained, including a Wellbeing Zone, arts, crafts and lots of food and drink stalls.

Graham added, "We look forward to welcoming you all to Swindon's biggest annual event supporting an amazing charity!"

Pimms in the Park poster

Julia's House children's hospice is dedicated to supporting families with seriously ill children. Our nurses and carers provide a lifeline of practical and emotional support, as well as respite care, end-of-life care and bereavement support to local families going through unimaginably challenging times.

Kerry Edney, Julia’s House Fundraising Assistant, said, “We’re delighted that Julia’s House has been chosen as the beneficiary charity for this year’s event. Pimms in the Park is not only an occasion for celebration, but also an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of seriously ill children and their families, through supporting Julia's House children's hospice. We’re looking forward to the weekend and hope everyone will come and visit our stand to find out more about the charity and also The Big Dog Art Trail, which we’re organising in Swindon this summer.”

Pimms in the Park coincides with The Big Dog Art Trail, which is being brought to Swindon by Julia’s House and the global art producer Wild in Art, from 15 July to 3 September. The free art trail will showcase 30 supersized balloon dog sculptures, designed by local and national artists, and five of these Swindog sculptures will be placed at Lydiard Park. More than 40 smaller Swinpup sculptures, decorated by schools and community groups, will also feature on the trail.

Swindog at Lydiard Park

Advance tickets for Pimms in the Park are priced at £2 for individuals over the age of 14. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate for £5. Children under the age of 14 can enjoy the event for free.

To book tickets for Pimms in the Park 2023, please visit: https://skiddle.com/e/36182303

For additional event information, including line-up updates and scheduling details, visit the Pimms in the Park Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PimmsInThePark