Doctor Who show runner Chris Chibnall will appear at this weekend’s CBBC Summer Social event, which will take place in Liverpool’s beautiful Croxteth Country Park from 3-5 August 2018.

The CBBC Summer Social is a brand new festival for kids who can even bring their grown ups along! It is the BBC’s biggest ever kids’ event and is the only festival to give children and their families a jam packed line up of CBBC favourites alongside a raft of international music acts including HRVY, Union J,  Johnny Orlando, Matt Terry, Mackenzie Ziegler and the eternally popular Mr Tumble!

Chris Chibnall - LA Gracepoint Premiere - (c) DT Forum
Chris Chibnall – LA Gracepoint Premiere – (c) DT Forum

Chris Chibnall

Doctor Who show runner Chris Chibnall will be at the festival on Sunday for a special Q&A on the main stage hosted by CBBC presenter Chris Johnson. 

Taking place at Croxteth Hall in Liverpool over three days from 3- 5 August 2018, CBBC Summer Social is the biggest live event ever undertaken by CBBC. As well as fabulous musical stars, the unique line up will showcase the very best CBBC talent and the most popular shows on the channel including The Next Step, The Worst Witch, Deadly 60, Saturday Mash-Up!, Got What It Takes and the Pets Factor. There will also be appearances from CBBC royalty including Hacker T Dog, Sam and Mark, Naomi Wilkinson, Ben Shires and many more.

Other highlights

CBBC’s Sam and Mark will host the main stage with non-stop fun for all the family. This stage will be at the centre of all the action with specially curated performances from world-class orchestras, West End musicals and international young music sensations Johnny Orlando and MacKenzie Ziegler performing their first UK gig this year.

Running alongside the main stage will be a spectacular range of outdoor and indoor activities including a BBC Music Introducing and LIMF (Liverpool International Music Festival) live performance stage with music curated from across Merseyside.

All around Croxteth Country Park visitors can discover immersive activity zones, theatre shows, interactive and inspiring art workshops and live appearances from the most popular children’s authors. Join in the cool outdoor and sporting activities hosted by Liverpool Football Club’s official charity – LFC Foundation and Everton in the Community with Everton Football Club, and enjoy top class musical experiences with Opera North and Royal Albert Hall.

The event is being organised in partnership with Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council, and forms part of #Liverpool2018 – a year of projects marking a decade since Liverpool was European Capital of Culture.

You can find out more about the CBBC Summer Social at the CBBC website.  You can find out how to buy tickets for the CBBC Summer Social via the CBBC website or via the Ticket Quarter website. But be quick – these tickets are like gold dust!


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