Pub in the Park kicks off in St Albans tonight (Friday) and here are the main stage set times for the headline music acts.

Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge hosts Pub in the Park 2023 in St Albans on Friday and Saturday, with Ready Steady Cook legend Ainsley Harriott taking over the reins for the Lazy Sunday in Verulamium Park.




The three-day food and music festival will feature headline performances across four sessions from the likes of Rudimental, Eurovision star Sam Ryder, Craig David TS5, and UB40 featuring Ali Campbell.

Rudimental headline tonight with a DJ set from 9pm, while Space Man singer Sam Ryder is Saturday afternoon's top act and is due on stage from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

Herts Advertiser: Sam Ryder will play St Albans' Pub in the Park festival on Saturday afternoon.Sam Ryder will play St Albans' Pub in the Park festival on Saturday afternoon. (Image: Steve Fothergill)

Craig David tops the bill on Saturday night from 9pm, while Red Red Wine chart-toppers UB40 featuring Ali Campbell will play from 6pm on the closing day, according to the Pub in the Park website.

Local acts will perform on the new Bandstand stage over the weekend, including Grace George.

Among the pubs and restaurants serving up delicious food at the festial are Kerridge's Michelin-starred The Hand & Flowers, Atul Kochhar Restaurants, Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown's The Green Man, and local St Albans favourites Dylans at The Kings Arms and Thompson St Albans.

Herts Advertiser: Tom Kerridge cooking on the Firepit Stage.Tom Kerridge cooking on the Firepit Stage. (Image: Steve Fothergill)

There will also be chef demos, the return of the Firepit Stage, book signings with top chefs including Tom Kerridge, Candice Brown and Ainsley Harriott, and children's entertainment.


Here are the scheduled Main Stage times for the three days of this year's Pub in the Park.


  • 18:45 - 19:15: CASSA JACKSON
  • 19:45 - 20:30: SHOLA AMA
  • 21:00 - 22:00: RUDIMENTAL (DJ SET)



  • 13:15 - 13:45: PAUL DUNTON ORCHESTRA
  • 14:15 - 15:00: DECO
  • 15:30 - 16:30: SAM RYDER



  • 18:45 - 19:15: THE JUPITER SINGERS
  • 19:45 - 20:30: FURNACE & THE FUNDAMENTALS
  • 21:00 - 22:00: CRAIG DAVID TS5


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 - Lazy Sunday Afternoon

  • 14:15 - 14:45: STRATTON 5
  • 15:15 - 16:00: JAY RAYNER SEXTET
  • 16:30 - 17:30: BEATLES DUB CLUB
  • 18:00 - 19:00: UB40