PENNFEST: 3 days of fun, music and dancing in The Big Park
IT was music to their ears as Penn Festival organisers saw the fifth year drew in the biggest crowd since it first began. The three day festival saw a record breaking number of fans with more than 10,000 attending over the weekend to enjoy headlining acts Scouting for Girls, Razorlight and Union J. A second stage played host to Buckinghamshire’s local bands and other acts including Honey Ryder, The Wolf Club and The Echo. Alongside the music, happy campers enjoyed a variety of eateries from Persian dishes, to wood fired pizzas and Indian food.
Keith Chapman, 37, from Aylesbury who attended for the first time this year said it was a brilliant way to spend the weekend with the family.
“My kids love music and so it seemed like a good getaway” he said.
“They weren’t disappointed and neither were we, we’ve had such a great time and will definitely come again next year.” Band fans flocked to The Big Park and basked in the sun as temperatures reached over 20C. There was plenty to keep children entertained too at the Play Penn with street entertainers and performers. Others enjoyed the fancy dress and tattoo stalls which saw a mix of age groups head dresses getting into the festival spirit.
With it’s fifth year completed, festival organisers are aiming to make it bigger and better each year to draw in popular bands for the crowd.
Left, Clara Rodgers who had her Hen's Party at Pennfest. Right, it's just a step to the left....
HAIR RAISING: Brothers Adam and Andrew Shadbold. Below, Dreadzone performs
FLOWER POWER: Rhian Barstow and Emily Correy. Below, Georgina and Sarah dancing. Inset right, Jane Calver gets a new body