Bedford’s own Five Past 5 joins Pete Tong for this year’s Summer Sessions

Five Past 5 Image Five Past 5 Via Cuffe & Taylor
Five Past 5 Image: Five Past 5 Via Cuffe & Taylor

Bedford’s own Five Past 5 will be joining DJ Pete Tong for this year’s Bedford Summer Sessions in Bedford Park on Friday, 5 July.

Pete Tong is returning to Bedford to headline a special Ibiza Classics show with Jules Buckley and The Essential Orchestra.

Today it’s been announced that the lineup for the inaugural TK Maxx presents Bedford Summer Sessions at Bedford Park will also include Groove Armada, Arielle Free and Five Past 5.

They’re the latest acts announced to join other world-class artists coming to Bedford this summer, including Avril Lavigne, Tom Jones, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Jess Glynne and James.

Three-time GRAMMY nominees, Groove Armada, renowned for their vibrant beats and timeless dance anthems, are known for classic hits such as ‘Superstylin” and ‘My Friend’, and a reputation for incendiary live shows, promise to be a highlight of the summer.

Joining them is Arielle Free, the BBC Radio 1 staple and dynamic force in the dance music landscape.

She is set to bring her dynamic energy and eclectic DJ set to the stage, promising a night show packed with diverse beats ranging from house to techno and beyond.

Alongside her, Bedford’s own Five Past 5 will deliver his fresh and innovative sound, combining a variety of genres to deliver upbeat, energetic, grooving dance music with a hint of techno, in homage to his driving influence: the feeling of a good time.

Together, they set the stage for a grand celebration of electronic music, culminating in the legendary Pete Tong’s headline performance, with the Essential Orchestra under the baton of Jules Buckley, bringing Ibiza Classics to close out the day.

All tickets, including weekend passes, for the shows in Bedford Park over June and July 2024 are available via

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