Monday 25 July 2022, 4pm - 10:30pm
Raising awareness of mental health issues and funds for mental health charities close to Caroline's heart.
Family and friends of TV presenter Caroline Flack have today announced details of Flackstock – an intimate day festival to celebrate Caroline’s life with comedy, dance and musical acts this summer, whilst raising critical funds for mental health charities.
With a committee including Caroline’s mother Christine and sister Jody, her friends Natalie Pinkham, Dawn O’Porter, Anna Blue, Sarah Tyekiff, Leigh and Jill Francis the team are thrilled to announce the first acts set to appear.
Masked Singer winner Natalie Imbruglia, pop sensation Louise Redknapp and Fleur East are the first acts to be announced for the event – sponsored by McDonald’s - that will take place in the grounds of Englefield, the Elizabethan House and Estate near Pangbourne in Berkshire.
With celebrity appearances on the day coming from Professor Green, Dermot O’Leary, Kirsty Gallacher, Paddy McGuinness, Joel Dommett, Noel Fielding, June Sarpong and BBC Strictly Dancers Janette and Aljaz.
Money raised from Flackstock will be split equally between the charities Choose Love, Mind, Samaritans and Charlie Waller Trust – four worthy outlets that held a special place in Caroline’s heart.
The event will take place in the grounds of Englefield House following on from the summer concerts as part of Heritage Live on the site, presented by Giles Cooper Entertainment, who have provided their entire infrastructure and team for free to support Flackstock.
Caroline’s mother Christine says of Flackstock: “My Caroline was never more herself or happier than at a music festival with her sister and her friends. Flackstock is the wonderful idea of those who knew her best and the perfect way to remember her singing, dancing and most of all laughing.
“Not only is Flackstock the most positive way to honour Carrie, but charities that she loved will benefit from the proceeds. A big thank you to everyone involved for all their hard work – to Natalie for the mad idea, Giles Cooper Entertainment and Englefield House who saved the day, Live Nation and to all the brilliant sponsors.
“My family are so proud that so many people who knew Carrie loved her so very much.”
Ian O’Reilly, Head of Community & Events Fundraising at Mind, said: “Every donation that Mind receives through Flackstock will allow us to be there for even more people when they need us. This includes through services like the Mind Infoline, legal line and our online peer support community for adults, Side by Side. The money will also enable us to continue to campaign to improve services and provide information and support.
“We are honoured to be involved and we can’t wait for the festival to get started.”
Stay tuned to Flackstock’s social media accounts, for more acts, special guests and announcements to be made in due course. https://flackstock.com/
The primary ticket vendor for this event is Ticketmaster. Englefield Estate accepts no responsibility for any issues with purchase of tickets, including but not limited to: additional fees charged by ticket vendors, the sale of fake or otherwise void tickets, or purchase of tickets that do not arrive. Please see FAQs below for further information on purchasing tickets and contact the ticket vendor should you have any issues with your purchase.
To book tickets please visit https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/flackstock-tickets/artist/5379530.
By car: Sat Nav co-ordinates: RG7 5EN
Exit Junction 12 of the M4, signed for Reading. Take the A4 in the Newbury direction, go straight across at the first roundabout and at the second roundabout turn right onto the A340, signed to Pangbourne. For concerts, the site is accessed via the ornamental gates about half a mile on the left hand side. Please follow signage to concert parking.
There is plenty of car parking space available at Englefield, (charged at £10 per car), and tickets can be purchased in advance (as an add-on when buying your concert ticket) for fast-track entry, or by cash/card on the night. Please note that the local road infrastructure is limited, so please allow plenty of time for your journey to and from the venue. Access to Englefield Village is not permitted.
Please be aware that the road infrastructure surrounding Englefield is very limited, so please allow plenty of time for your journey to and from the venue.
By train: The nearest railway station is Theale, which is just 2 miles away and 5 minutes in a taxi. Reading station is a 20 minute rail journey from London Paddington and then just a 7 mile drive to Englefield, which takes 15 minutes in a taxi. View taxi telephone numbers here.
By bicycle: Please find Englefield on the National Cycle Network.
There is plenty of car parking available at Englefield, (charged at £10 per car), and tickets can be purchased in advance (as an add-on when buying your concert ticket) for fast-track entry, or by cash/card on the night. Please note that the local road infrastructure is limited, so please allow plenty of time for your journey to and from the venue. Access through Englefield Village is not permitted.
Please note that vehicles are not permitted to remain in the concert car park overnight.
For disabled tickets, please purchase your tickets via Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk or over the phone on 0800 988 4440 (or 0044 161 637 2697 from overseas). Please note that if you also require a space on our Disabled Viewing Platform and/or a space in our disabled car park, you must book this in advance and in addition to buying your concert ticket, by contacting Ticketmaster separately on 0800 988 4440.
Small, sealed bottles of water permitted. Alcohol and other drinks must be purchased on site. Customers are not permitted to bring food or alcohol onto the concert site and please note that any food or beverages must only be purchased from official vendors located within the Englefield concert Arena.
All tickets purchased for the Golden Circle are reserved seating directly in front of the stage. All tickets purchased as 'General Admission Standing', are standing / sitting on grass. You are allowed to bring in a camping chair and deck chairs will be available to hire on the evening at £7 each.
Children aged 14 and under may purchase a Child Ticket (proof may be required upon entry). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5’s free (no ticket required).
There are no facilities for camping, caravans or campervans on the Englefield Estate. For more information on camping and caravan sites in Berkshire please visit the official tourist website for South East England: https://www.visitsoutheastengland.com/accommodation.
In the event the concert is postponed, your ticket will apply for the new date. If you are unable to attend this date, you will be entitled to a refund.
In the event the concert is cancelled, you will be entitled to a refund. Please contact your ticket vendor for more details.
This is an outdoor concert, so please dress appropriately.
Englefield House is a private residence and is not open to the public. There will be no access to Englefield House or gardens during the concerts. If you wish to visit Englefield gardens, they are open every Monday. Click here for further details.