The Lockwood viaduct near Huddersfield will be the iconic backdrop for the biggest event yet being organised for the Stage 2 route of the Tour de France next July.
Lockwood Park has joined forces with Heckmondwike’s Crown of Lights festival specialist Donal O’Driscoll and New Mill sound expert and promoter Darren Hollingworth to put on a three day sports and live music extravaganza called Le Tour Fest 2014.
The idyllic setting covering 24 acres will be transformed into a village providing parking, camping, food and drink and indeed proper indoor hot showers. Saunas and even a gym will also be available for campers as well.
The event will host some of the very best live music that West Yorkshire can offer with 20 bands and artists already secured. A huge LED screen will be used to show every bit of the demanding Yorkshire stages of the Tour de France and in the evenings an on site film crew will project all the live music onto the huge screen.
Mr O’Driscoll said: “After four months planning and hard work, we’re delighted to be working closely with Lockwood Park and in particular Huddersfield RUFC and Lockwood Park Health & Fitness Club.
“They completely accept and are fully on board with what we’re trying to achieve here in giving everyone who attends this three day event a very warm Yorkshire welcome and an unforgettable experience.
“We’re even extending the camping period to three days before and six days after the weekend itself to allow people from further afield the time to cycle the stages for themselves or just go out and explore this fantastic county.”