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Sainsbury's Jubilee Family Festival to light up Hyde Park with Disney finale

Jubilee Family Festival

Story by Jack Foley

SAINSBURY’S has announced details of The Jubilee Family Festival Presented by Sainsbury’s taking place in Hyde Park on Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, 2012.

The event takes place from 10.30am to 7pm daily, with a capacity for 50,000 ticket holders on each day.

The festival aims to provide a fantastic way for families to join in the Jubilee Celebrations during this very special weekend.

The finale of each day will be an unforgettable, 70-minute Disney concert produced specially to mark the Jubilee celebrations, featuring beloved Disney songs and characters.

Throughout the weekend there will be a full programme of activities including favourite kids television characters, celebrity performers and dancers, equestrian events and death-defying motorcycle displays, Commonwealth-inspired acts from around the globe and great food and drink from Sainsbury’s.

Sainsbury’s has also teamed up with some of Britain’s best-loved brands who will be an integral part of the family fun and entertainment.

Enjoying the Jubilee celebrations to the full, visitors to the festival will be able to view the BBC live feed, on giant screens, of all of the Diamond Jubilee events on June 2 and 3.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said: “In an extraordinary year for the capital, the Diamond Jubilee Weekend will be an unforgettable national celebration, bringing visitors and tourists from across the country, the Commonwealth and the world. The Jubilee Family Festival will help make this weekend a truly memorable one for anyone wanting to be at the heart of the action.”

Inspired by the great British tradition of village fetes and street parties, The Festival will be themed around 60 years of great British heritage and will include influences from across the Commonwealth.

Justin King, Sainsbury’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to stage this wonderful festival, which will reflect many elements of The Queen’s 60 glorious years as monarch and head of the Commonwealth. We aim to provide a fun-filled, family-focussed festival, in one of London’s most beautiful and iconic Royal Parks.”

Tickets – costing £20/£12.50 (for under16’s)/£52 (Family Ticket, 2 adults and 2 children – are available from 9am on Friday, February 24. Children under 3 go free.

Ticket ballot:

From March 28, millions of Sainsbury’s customers will be able to enter a daily ballot for free family tickets. Customers who spend £60 in store will receive a coupon at the till with a code to enter into the Sainsbury’s website.

Within 24 hours families will be notified if they have won a family ticket.

Entertainment Zones:

The Jubilee Family Festival has the following entertainment zones:

A Main Stage featuring a specially created Disney concert and a stunning line up of showbiz performances fit for a Queen. Two giant screens will flank the main stage ensuring that everyone gets a great view.

The Kids Zone will feature a series of live and interactive stage shows from some of the UK’s most well-loved children’s characters including Thomas the Tank Engine, Fireman Sam, Bob The Builder, Angelina Ballerina and brand new kids favourite Mike the Knight.

A Disney Zone featuring themed activities, the life-size Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile from the Disney/Pixar blockbuster Cars 2, and much more.

The Parade Ground featuring all the British pomp and ceremony From the White Helmet Motorcycle Display Team to the Queen’s Cavalry to marching bands.

The Commonwealth countries will be represented throughout the weekend as the best cultural entertainment from around the Commonwealth entertain – from Bollywood and New Zealand Maori Haka Dancers to Harambee African Drummers.

To find out more, visit the website