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Burrs Live is back for 2023

We’re delighted to announce that Burrs Live, The Met’s much-loved outdoor festival at Burrs Country Park, will re-open for a new season of summer music events from Wed 30 August to Sun 3 September 2023. This Bury based festival will bring you a week of live music, activities, family fun and artisan food to see out the summer in the great outdoors.

Across the week we will welcome: The Bootleg Beatles (Wed 30 August); our festival Head for the Hills (Fri 1 and Sat 2 September); and a Proms in the Park event with The Untold Orchestra in support of Bury Hospice (Sun 3 September).

Funders and sponsors: We’d like to say a huge thank you to our funders, Arts Council England, GMCA and Bury Council. Without this generous support the festival would not be possible.

Principal sponsor:
Sponsored by:
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Pearson Ferrier logo ISM logo Bury BID logo

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Info & FAQs

Burrs Live is The Met’s outdoor music venue for summer 2023.

Burrs Live will be situated at Burrs Country Park from Wed 30 August to Sun 3 September.

Utilising two contained fields within the park, this is a large outdoor space that allows for plenty of distancing. The site is suitable for all ages and includes up to two stages, food and drink provision and plenty of toilets.

Events are ticketed so please check out the event information page.

Seating is not provided and Burrs Live will very much encompass a festival atmosphere. Please bring blankets, chairs or whatever you need to enjoy your stay at Burrs Live.

There will be plenty of toilets placed throughout the site.

Burrs Country Park is accessible by various means.

By car

There is ample car parking at Burrs Country Park and is a 5 minute drive from Bury Town centre. Post code BL8 1DA.

By train via the East Lancs Railway

There is now a railway station at Burrs Country Park on the East Lancs Railway line. Why not grab the train from Bury and treat yourself to a 5 minute steam train ride to the site? Full details can be found on the ELR website.

On foot

Burrs Country Park is only a thirty minute walk from Bury town centre. Why not take in the scenic views and walk to the site?

We all know the British summer can be a bit temperamental… So please keep an eye on the forecast and be prepared to come in wellies and waterproofs if needed.

Radcliffe’s Brightside Brewing Company will be on site throughout the week supplying delicious real ales and lagers.

You can enjoy delicious food throughout the event from our brilliant caterers.

  • Tibetan Kitchen: Authentic Tibetan food, including curries and momos (Tibetan dumplings).
  • Wood Fired Functions: wood fired pizza
  • Lamppost Café: Burrs own café, serving coffee and ice cream.
  • The Crepe Hut: Sweet crepes
  • Plus, during Head for the Hills alone, there will be tacos, nachos, loaded fries, and much more available from Las Picosas

Portaloos will be provided within a short walking distance of the event field. 

Burrs Live is a temporary pop-up festival space at Burrs Country Park and has large areas of gravel and uneven grassy ground. Flat shoes are essential. The postcode for the site is BL8 1DA.

Access Information

We’re committed to ensuring an accessible and enjoyable Burrs Live experience for disabled customers and those with specific requirements.

If you have any questions about accessibility, or specific requirements, please don’t hesitate to email jack.forrest@themet.org.uk

Free Personal Assistant Ticket

We operate a free personal assistant ticket scheme. You are automatically eligible for this scheme if you can supply one of the following:

  • Front page of DLA / PIP (no specific rate required)
  • Front page of Attendance Allowance letter (no specific rate required)
  • Evidence that registered severely sight impaired (blind)
  • Recognised Assistance Dog ID card

We recognise that the evidence above might not include everyone that has an access requirement. If you do not have any of the above evidence but wish to apply for one or more access provisions, complete contact jack.forrest@themet.org.uk stating why you require them. You are welcome to post or email copies of any additional evidence that supports your application if you have any, or contact us to discuss your application. Your application will be judged on a case-by-case basis.

If you would like to take advantage of the free personal assistant ticket scheme, please book the rest of your tickets as normal. Then, when you have your booking reference number, please contact jack.forrest@themet.org.uk

Accessible Toilets

We provide at least one accessible toilet at each main toilet blocks within the event site.

Accessible Parking

We have a blue-badge parking area, close to the festival entrance. To reserve an accessible parking space, please contact jack.forrest@themet.org.uk. You must display your blue badge in your car upon arrival and throughout.

Accessible parking is on hard standing adjacent to the entrance.

Alternative formats for information

All information about the festival is available as word documents upon request – please email jack.forrest@themet.org.uk.

Medical services

Our first aid team provide comprehensive medical advice and treatment facilities and are very flexible in meeting specific needs. They will be based within the site.

Access around the site

The festival will be based on a green field site, where some, but not all, areas are accessible on pathways. There will be several indoor marquees but the festival is mainly an open-air event, so weather and ground conditions off the paths may be variable.

Our team volunteers at Burrs Live are an integral part of the festival, without volunteers, the festival would not be able to function. By applying to be a volunteer, you’ll be joining a friendly, welcoming and fun team, who work hard to ensure that the Burrs Live audience has the best experience possible.

When on site at the festival your main roles will include:

  • Ticket scanning
  • Wristband exchange
  • Stewarding
  • Programme selling
  • Litter picking

Other roles may be issued over the course of the festival, such as box office and selling merchandise, and you may also wish to take part in the set up and take down days too.

As well as having the perk of listening to lots of great live music, you will also receive a free lunch and/or evening meal. Plus if you volunteer for 12 hours or over, you’ll receive two free guest passes!

Please follow this link to the volunteering application form. We look forward to working with you!

There is a discount on all Burrs Live events available for those living in close proximity to Burrs Country Park. Please contact The Met ticket office on 0161 761 2216 for more information.

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