Here’s all you need to know for Ocean Colour Scene in Bedford Park today

Ocean Colour Scene
Ocean Colour Scene will play Bedford Park on 31 July.

Bedford Park Concerts kicks off its 2021 series tonight with Indie legends Ocean Colour Scene coming to Bedford Park.

It’ll be the start of four nights of live music from local organisers who have been bringing music to the town’s park for 25 years.

Across the weekend, there’ll be something for all tastes as we welcome Olly Murs, Scouting for Girls, Cafe Mambo DJ’s Pete Tong, Danny Howard, and Sister Bliss, and Bedford Park Proms with Wynne Evans, Victoria Joyce and the London Gala Orchestra.

But tonight, it’s all about 90’s MODs and Brit Pop with Ocean Colour Scene and Dodgy taking to the stage, with Marquis Drive and Bedford’s own The Wholls supporting.

Here’s all you need to know.

Gates and set times

  • 5pm – Gates open
  • 5.50pm – The Wholls
  • 7pm – Marquis Drive
  • 8.05pm – Dodgy
  • 9.15pm – Ocean Colour Scene


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.


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, Olly Murs will be performing live in Bedford Park.

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