Eighties pop star Hazel O’Connor to headline annual Crick Boat Show in Northamptonshire

Crick Boat Show is expecting to attracting 25,000 this year
Crick Boat Show is expecting to attracting 25,000 this year

Singer and songwriter Hazel O’Connor will headline the entertainment at the 2015 Crick Boat Show and Waterways Festival.

More than 250 exhibitors will be attending this year’s boat show at Crick Marina, which attracts thousands of people to Northamptonshire every year.

This year organisers are expecting to welcome 25,000 visitors to the show which includes dozens of boats to look round, free boat trips, free fun fair, live music, a real ale marquee, children’s activities, and a large variety of food and drink stalls.

This year’s event, organised by Waterways World in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina, will be held on Bank Holiday weekend from May 23-25.

Eighties icon Hazel will be performing An Evening with Hazel O’Connor tour set at Crick on Sunday 24 May, as part of the show’s evening entertainment programme.

The show will include songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother and If Only, as well as old and new songs from Hazel’s portfolio and a special meet and greet after the show.

Day and weekend ticket holders get free access to Crick’s evening entertainment on the days they have booked.

Peter Johns, Publisher of Waterways World and Show Director, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming people to our fantastic 2015 event. Crick Boat Show is the number one boat show at the heart of the waterway network.

“Whether people are boating enthusiasts, looking to buy boating products and services, or just looking for a great family day out by the water, there’s lots to see and do at Crick Boat Show, set in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, alongside the Grand Union Canal.

“As ever, music is an important part of the show’s entertainment and atmosphere and we are delighted to have booked Hazel O’Connor to headline our Sunday evening entertainment programme. The show will also feature performances from Murphy’s Marbles with Sean Cannon of the Dubliners and Northampton reggae favourites Rhythm n’ Roots.”

As ever, music is an important part of the show’s entertainment and atmosphere and we are delighted to have booked Hazel O’Connor to headline our Sunday evening entertainment programme.

Peter Johns

Crick Boat Show 2015 will be open from 10am till 6pm every day except Monday 25 May, when it closes at 5pm. Evening entertainment runs from 7.30pm to 11.30pm.

Ticket prices start at £11.50 per adult if booked in advance, £14.50 on the day. Under 5’s go free and all children (aged 5-16) go free on Monday 25 May. Tickets for children on the Saturday and Sunday are £6.40 in advance, £8 on the day. Senior Citizens and concessions are £9.50 in advance, £12 on the day. Family tickets (two adults and up to three children) are £29.50 in advance, £37 on the day. Three-day tickets are also available.

For more information visit www.crickboatshow.com, call 01283 742970 or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/crickboatshow. Visitors can save up to 20% off ticket prices by booking in advance. To book tickets, visit www.crickboatshow.com/tickets.html or call 01283 742970.