A drive-in concert is launching in Shrewsbury next month, following the Government’s latest easing of the lockdown rules. Shropshire Festivals, the family-run events company behind the Shrewsbury Food Festival and Shropshire Oktoberfest, has used its time in lockdown to re-think how to provide the county with a memorable night out.

A limited number of tickets are now on sale for the first Shropshire Drive-In on July 4, where cars will park up at the West Mid Showground to enjoy a music concert with local bands.

Shropshire Festivals’ director of Fun, Beth Heath, said: “The public have endured a challenging few months of being kept cooped up at home so we decided it was about time there was a socially distanced, safe way to party.

“This is a night out for everyone – we just ask that you follow our rules to keep everyone safe. It will be suitable to come as a family with your kids, with housemates or on a date night with a loved one. Expect some old fashioned, feel-good, safe fun!”

Heath continued: “We know that the Government’s advice could change at any time, so we are guaranteeing full refunds in the event we are not able to go ahead with the concert. We hope the public will purchase tickets in confidence, before our limited tickets sell out!”