Penn Fest set to be ‘big­ger and bet­ter’

Fifth year for fam­ily friendly three-day fes­ti­val

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Laura Mowat laura.mowat@trin­i­tymir­ror.com www.get­bucks.co.uk

THERE is only one day to go un­til the fifth Penn Fes­ti­val kicks off.

The fes­ti­val will be held from to­mor­row (Fri­day) un­til Sun­day, July 19 at The Big Park, Penn Street.

Get Bucks com­pe­ti­tion win­ner, Lucinda Wil­liamson, will be meet­ing the Bri­tish boy band, Union J, with her chil­dren at the fes­ti­val.

The happy-win­ner, who is from Amer­sham, said: “I am ab­so­lutely ec­static, so thrilled. I went to the fes­ti­val last year and had an amaz­ing time, it was a great day out, ev­ery­one loved it.

“It is a re­ally good fes­ti­val for fam­i­lies, it has got a happy at­mos­phere. We have been lis­ten­ing to Union J mu­sic in our kitchen to get us in the mood.”

Be­sides Union J, other head­line acts at the fes­ti­val are Scout­ing For Girls, The Feel­ing, The Dualers, Ra­zorlight, The Fratel­lis and Peter An­dre.

The three-day fam­ily fes­ti­val has dif­fer­ent camp­ing op­tions for fes­ti­val-go­ers nearby fields.

Or­gan­is­ers prom­ise that this year will be big­ger and bet­ter than ever, with big­ger names per­form­ing.

Be­sides the per­form­ers, there will be cre­ative work­shops, a global ar­ti­san mar­ket with a se­lec­tion of arts based stalls to choose from. There will also be a dance tent with guest DJs to

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Or­gan­iser Man­jit Jas­pal said: “The acts have got stronger and big­ger, it has grown, but it is still very much a fam­ily fes­ti­val. The acts on the Sun­day will ap­peal to a younger crowd, which will be a nice break.

Mr Jas­pal added: “I am very ex­cited, we have had a year to plan and have been hit­ting it hard since Jan­uary, con­firm­ing line ups. It is very ex­cit­ing in the run up to the fes­ti­val.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, see www.pennfest.net. For the Twit­ter up­dates, see @ Pen­nFes­ti­val.

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