Get Up Close & Personal with Stars at UK Holiday Parks

Opportunities to see big names at small places.

It feels like all concerts have moved to the big arenas like the O2 and the NIA. Nowadays going to a concert is almost like going to a movie but with a livelier atmosphere, the stars of the show are little dots on a stage a long, long away and the only way to see the show is to watch the screens at the side and back. Gone are the days when concerts were “gigs” and you had chance to get up close to your heroes.

But this isn’t always the case did you know that some of the big names around at the moment do performances at holiday parks so you can combine a short break, often over a weekend, with  a concert. And what’s even better you know you will be staying with like minded people because you are all fans! What an opportunity to make new friends plus you miss out on all the long queues to get out of the car park you can go straight to the bar to discuss the gig without having to worry about the drive home.

So who is appearing during 2012?

Some of the big names include:

  • Peter Andre is appearing at Butlins Minehead during his Up Close and Personal Tour in November.
  • Jedward are also at Butlins this Summer. Fresh from their appearance at Eurovision representing Ireland.
  • Throughout the summer Butlins are also offering live performances from X factor finalists Stacey Solomon(also presenting Love Machine with Chris Moyles on  Sky Living) and Danyl Johnson on a regular basis.
  • Chico remember “Chico Time” and “Chicotastic”. He is appearing throughout the summer at Haven Holiday Parks along with X Factor finalists Same Difference.
  • Warner Leisure Hotels for the more mature guests offer “An Evening With” style events  which include not only a set by the star but also a question and answer session with them. They have Billy Ocean, Lesley Garrett and Elkie Brooks performing individually at different Warner Leisure Hotels throughout the year – if you prefer comedians then they also have Lenny Henry.
  • Finally following on the back of their hugely successful arena tour last year Steps are performing at the Park Resorts Sea View Holiday Park in Essex.

So why not treat yourself to a fun weekend away, you might also consider seeing some rising stars as hot off the press the final eight off The Voice are also appearing at Butlins as part of their UK Tour.

Check out the holiday parks websites for more information and up and coming news but who knew that stars like these would perform in such small and intimate venues you certainly will feel like one of the chosen few.

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