60,000 fun seekers expected at Stoneleigh Park Country Festival

Monster trucks like this will be at Stoneleigh Park Country Festival

August 25, 2009

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SOAP beauties, celebrity chefs and monster trucks will feature at Stoneleigh Park Country Festival this bank holiday weekend.

Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan, who plays temptress Tina Mclntyre, and Hollyoaks’ drama queen Steph Dean played by actress Carley Stenson will provide the glamour while cult TV show Ice Road Truckers star Rick Yemm brings the brawn.

Recently crowned Sexiest Female at the British Soap Awards, Michelle (right) joined Corrie in January 2008 in her first major acting role and Carley (below) is currently the longest serving female cast member of Holllyoaks.

The pair will be joined by Ice Road Truckers star Rick Yemm who will appear on all three days signing autographs and creating mayhem in the main arena with the mighty monster trucks, Big Foot and Supercharger.

Celebrity chefs Paul Rankin and Lesley Waters are also performing.

As well as appearing in the Main Arena, Paul and Lesley will be cooking up a storm in the Food Fair with live cookery demonstrations.

Both are known for their regular television appearances on Ready Steady Cook, Saturday Kitchen and other shows.

Paul will appear on Sunday while Lesley will be putting in an appearance on Monday.

For younger visitors Bob the Builder will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday and Peppa Pig is scheduled for Monday.

The other stars of the Main Arena include the Flying Gunners Motorcycle Display Team, classic vehicle processions plus a Battle of Britain memorial flyby.

Bob the Builder will be at Stoneleigh Park Country Festival

The festival also features a food fair, an Imagineering zone, a classic car pageant, a petting farm, dog agility demonstrations and a country life area.

The Stoneleigh Park Country Festival is open from 9am on Saturday August 29 to Monday August 31.

More than 60,000 people are expected at the festival.

Day tickets cost £12 for adults in advance and £15 on the day, and £10 in advance and £12 on the day for senior citizens.

Children’s tickets are £6 in advance or £7 on the day.

Family tickets (two adults and two children) are £32 in advance and £39 on the day while camping rates start at £50.

A bus service will run from Coventry city centre and train station to Stoneleigh Park - buses running on the hour to the venue and returning at half past the hour.

For the timetable, to book show tickets and camping pitches or for the latest show information visit www.stoneleighfestival.co.uk or call 0871 230 5567.

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