Enjoy a blockbuster movie, a top comedy act or an amazing tribute performer from the comfort of your car this summer.
The new Drive-In Experience is heading to two locations in the region this summer, Taverham Hall, near Norwich, and Euston Park, near Thetford, and promises fun for all the family.
They are set to offer live music, comedy, movies, laser shows and interactive games, as well as showcasing popular musical acts, artists and DJs, with ex-Pop Idol star Gareth Gates also taking part. Local talent includes all round comic Ben Langley, from near Diss, and Norwich drag duo, The Squirrels.
Those attending will watch entertainment on a performance stage and a huge high-tech hi-res LED screen from the comfort and security of their own cars, safe in their own bubbles with family or friends, while audio is delivered via FM frequency through car radios. All events will be run in line with strict Covid-19 social distancing guidelines.
The tour has been set up by East Anglian-based promoter Elliot White of Out of Space Events who says: ‘We want our events to deliver a fun-packed day of entertainment for everyone involved; our goal is to bring people together to enjoy unique experiences and create fond memories with families and friends whilst helping create sustainable employment opportunities for future generations to come.’
There will be four days of packed programmes at each location, running every day from 12 noon through to 11pm. Each day’s events will see sessions ranging from a family movie or games fun, ideal for families with younger children, from 12-2pm; a live tribute band or music act, or live comedy combined with a DJ set through the afternoon from 3.30pm to 4.45pm and into the evening from 6.30pm to 8pm; and then more live music or a movie from 9.30pm to 11pm with this late session compèred by a talented host and expected to have a real gig-festival party atmosphere.
The Drive-In Experience venues include Taverham Hall, near Norwich from August 13 to 16 and Euston Park outside Thetford from August 20 to 23. Other venues are near Peterborough, Chelmsford and Northampton.
Social distancing measures will be in place at each location and will also enable event-goers to watch the show from outside of their cars if they want to bring picnic chairs. Local food and drink providers will be on hand with orders either available for collection or delivered safe and securely straight to vehicles. The venues will be cash-free and all payments and ticketing will be contactless. Handwashing stations and toilet facilities are available.
Mr White adds: ‘The Drive-In Experience was created to bring a wide selection of entertainment to people who in challenging times want to come together and escape the monotony of everyday life to enjoy valuable times with friends and family in a safe and relaxed environment.’
Tickets for each session cost £35 per car for up to five occupants, with additional occupants charged at £5 extra per person.
The Drive-In Experience, Taverham Hall, Norwich:
Thursday August 13, 12 – 2pm – The Lego Movie 2, 3:30 -4:45pm – Live Stand Up Act Ben Langley/Never Forget 90s DJ, 6:15 – 7:45pm – Live Stand Up Act Ben Langley/Never Forget 00s DJ Set, 9 – 11pm – Scream.
Friday August 14, 12 – 2pm – Mary Poppins Returns, 3:30 – 4:45pm – Live Comedy Mr B/Chrome Hip-hop DJ Set, 6:15 – 7:45pm – Bruno Mars Tribute/Daft Funk Live, 9 – 11pm – Kelly Llorenna formerly of N-Trance/ Rozalla/Daft Funk Live.
Saturday August 15, 2 – 2pm – Sonic The Hedgehog, 3:30 – 4:45pm – Tiny Tim/Never Forget 10s DJ Set, 6:15 – 7:45pm – Live Comedy Act The Squirrels, 9 – 11pm – Grease.
Sunday August 16, 12:30 – 2pm – Let the Games Begin! 3:30 – 5:00pm – Oasis Maybe, 6:30 – 8:00pm – Let the Games Begin! 9: 30 – 11pm – Beyonce Tribute/ Never Forget R&B Classics DJ Set.
The Drive-In Experience, Euston Park, Thetford:
Thursday August 20, 12 – 2pm – The Lego Movie 2, 3:30 – 4:45pm – Live Stand Up Act Ben Langley/Never Forget 90s DJ, 6:15 – 7:45pm – Live Stand Up Act Ben Langley/Never Forget 00s DJ Set, 9 – 11pm – Mamma Mia!
Friday August 21, 12 – 2:00pm – Dumbo, 3:30 – 4:45pm – Live Comedy Mr B/Chrome Hip-hop DJ Set, 6:15 – 7:45pm – Bruno Mars Tribute/Out of Space DJ Set, 9 – 11pm – Dave Pearce /Daft Funk Live.
Saturday August 22, 2 – 2pm – Sonic The Hedgehog, 3:30 – 4:45pm – Tiny Tim/Never Forget 10s DJ Set, 6:15 – 7:45pm – Live Comedy Act The Squirrels, 9 – 11pm – Rocketman.
Sunday August 23, 12:30 – 2pm – Let the Games Begin! 3:30 – 5pm – Gareth Gates/Ultimate 00s DJ set, 6:30 – 8pm – Let the Games Begin! 9: 30 – 11pm – BeyonceTribute /Never Forget R&B Classics DJ Set.