A SPECTACULAR summer extravaganza promises something for everyone beside a stunning lake on a 2,000 acre country park.

Tatton Park Pop Up Festival is staging 52 live music and entertainment performances - guests can watch in comfort and safety from their own private fully furnished picnic square.

Everything from Jason Manford's comedy club and family shows to tribute bands and DJ nights are lined up for the next 10 weeks.

The unique event has been put together by an inspirational businesswoman, who launched her own events company after battling breast cancer.

Now, after facing personal bereavement, Knutsford mum Rebecca Hartley is determined to make her family proud.

"I lost three family members to cancer in the second half of last year," said Rebecca, 44, who nursed her dad Nick, 73, during lockdown.

Today is the first anniversary of the death of her sister Michelle, 57, and her half sister also died last year.

"It has been a tough year but one of the last things my dad said to me was 'make them proud with your business'.

"Those words have been running through my mind a lot lately. I have to make it a success for him."

Rebecca became an ambassador for Prevent Breast Cancer, the festival's charity partner, after conquering the disease seven years ago.

"I found the lump by accident when I was 37," she said. "I had gruelling treatment, multiple operations and a double mastectomy.

"I am one of the lucky ones. Seven years on and I am fit and healthy."

Beating cancer inspired her to set up her own company Saving Grace Events.

Rebecca came up with the notion of running a festival last year and has secured a three-year deal at Tatton Park.

"The events team loved the idea," she said. "They have been so collaborative and amazing. We've got the the most stunning venue right here in Knutsford.

"It has been my goal throughout to do the park justice.

"Ticket sales have been fantastic."

Rebecca has designed branded deckchairs, parasols and wooden crate tables for spectators.

VIP packages offer champagne on arrival and rattan style sofas, chairs and cushions for guests.

Each event will host 166 socially distanced squares to meet Covid-19 restrictions.

Gastro-style food and drink will be available.

Rebecca is keen to give the events and hospitality industry a boost after the pandemic hit many musicians and caterers.

"It's not just the performers, it is the production crew, events staff and all the people who put things together behind the scenes and make things work," she said.

Promoting artistes from all backgrounds has also been one of her missions.

"I wanted to give smaller entertainment companies and up and coming emerging artists a platform," said Rebecca. "I want to give unknown artists a chance. I have mixed them in with the big names such as Judge Jules Live and Craig Charles.

"I was so excited to get Jason Manford on the bill."

The Greatest Showman themed event kicks off the festival on Friday, June 25.

Bands Collabro and Brand New Heavies, tribute acts such as Killer Queen, Abba Mania and One night of Tina and family days are among the acts performing until August 29.

Rebecca's son Zack, 14, a student at Knutsford Academy, will be working at the festival and she plans to remember lost loved ones with a special tribute.

"My sister loved The Real Thing," said Rebecca. "All the family will be coming to that show in her honour."

For a full list of events and to buy tickets visit tattonparkpopupfestival.co.uk.