PENNFEST: 3 days of fun, mu­sic and danc­ing in The Big Park

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - By Amita Joshi amita.joshi@trin­i­tymir­

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

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