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Drive-in music festival at Newark Showground featuring tributes to The Killers, Take That and Elvis has moved to August

A drive-in music festival at Newark Showground has been delayed for a month.

The festival, organised by Nightflix, will now take place from August 15-23.

It will feature a host of tribute includes, festuring the music of Elton John, The Killers, Abba, and Madness.

Elite Elton will perform at Newark Showground in July. (36851869)
Elite Elton will perform at Newark Showground in July. (36851869)

Nightflix founder John Sullivan said, with the recent relaxing of lockdown rules, Nightflix anticipated August would offer greater freedom for revellers to picnic and/or dance around their cars and therefore enhance the experience.

He said: “Our main priorities are safety and enjoyment. We want our guests to feel looked after, know they are in a safe environment and to have the best time they can possibly have.

"With live music, the desire to dance and share the experience with friends is key.

Kopycat Killers (37328439)
Kopycat Killers (37328439)

"With this slight shift in dates, we hope to be able to offer guests a little more freedom of movement to maximise the fun without impacting on their safety.”

As well as a support DJ, each event will now also include a movie following the main performance.

The revised schedule is:

Saturday, August 15 ­— The Ultimate Girl Power Night (Ariana Grande, Little Mix and Spice Girls tributes)

Sunday, August 16 ­— Tony Skingle is Elvis (Elvis tribute)

Monday, August 17 ­— Complete Madness (Madness tribute)

Tuesday, August 18 ­— Fu Fighters (Foo Fighters Tribute)

Wednesday, August 19 ­— Rule The World (Take That tribute)

Thursday, August 20 ­— Elite Elton (Elton John tribute)

Friday, August 21 ­— Sensation (Abba tribute)

Saturday, August 22 ­— The Tom Seals Bandwith a night of jazz, blues and rock and roll.

Sunday, August 23 ­— The Kopycat Killers (The Killers tribute)

The films have yet to be confirmed.

Gates open at 5pm. The entertainment starts at 6.15pm with the main act at 7.30pm and film at 9.45pm.

Prices start at £39 per car, plus booking fee.

Tickets for the original July dates will be valid for the corresponding August performances. Refunds will be available for those who cannot reschedule.

Nightflix has partnered with local charity Home Start Newark and each ticket sale for the revised schedule will see a donation going to the charity.

Sara Grant, senior organiser, said: "Home-Start Newark is delighted to be chosen as a charity partner for these Nightflix Drive-In Festivals. We are overwhelmed with their generosity. These funds will help us to continue to provide our vital support for local families during this very challenging time."

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