Here’s all you need to know for Cafe Mambo in Bedford Park today

Judge Jules and the crowd at Cafe Mambo at Bedford Park Concerts 2019. Credit Peter Hayes
Judge Jules and the crowd at Cafe Mambo at Bedford Park Concerts 2019. Credit Peter Hayes

The sound of Ibiza summers is coming to Bedford tonight as Café Mambo returns to Bedford Park.

The iconic Balearic music collective will be bringing along legendary DJs including, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Faithless’ Sister Bliss, Hannah Wants and Riton, with support from local force-of-nature, Mark Russell and Sam Girling.

It’s set to be an incredible night.

Here’s all you need to know.

Gates and set times

  • 4 pm – Gates open
  • 4pm – Sam Girling
  • 5pm – Mark Russell
  • 6pm – Faithless’ Sister Bliss
  • 7pm – Riton
  • 8pm – Hannah Wants
  • 9pm – Danny Howard
  • 10pm – Pete Tong


Bedford Park Concerts Map 2021

Food and drink

No food or drink is allowed tonight, but you can take one sealed 500ml plastic bottle of soft drink in.

There will be plenty of food and drink stalls inside the concert arena for multiple dietary requirements.


One fold up/picnic style chair per person is allowed, you can also bring picnic blankets.


All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No more than four under 16s per adult.


There is no onsite parking inside Bedford Park, however, there are plenty of local car parks which you can use. To find a car park head to Bedford Borough Council’s parking website.

If you are getting a taxi, please use De Pary’s Avenue for drop off and collection, which is opposite the main entrance to the park.


A COVID passport will not be required to attend the concerts. As the Prime Minister has stressed, the coming weeks will require a significant degree of personal responsibility.

If you do feel unwell, have covid symptoms or have been advised to self-isolate you should not attend the event.


Tickets have been transferred from the original show date and you just need to bring your paper or electronic ticket along.

Some tickets may be available from the box offices at Bedford Park on the date of the show.

Speaking to the Bedford Independent, Mark Harrison thanked music fans for their patience during concert delays and rescheduling.

“It was never going to be an easy task to get all our artistes to align but we’ve done it. We are so happy to be able to bring Bedford Park Concerts back to the park in 2021.

“I cannot thank our loyal customers enough for all the messages of support and encouragement over the last 15 months.

“It has been an incredibly difficult time for the events and live music industry and we can’t wait to see you all this year, just a little later than planned in September!”

Tomorrow, the annual concert series closes with the 25th anniversary of Bedford Park Proms with Wynne Evans, Victoria Joyce and the London Gala Orchestra, plus a laser and firework show spectacular.

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