Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

Rock­ing: The Run­ning Guns were among the per­fomers at Beckyfest, a mu­sic fes­ti­val held as part of Bea­cons­field High School’s 50th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions

NEARLY 700 mu­sic fans flocked to a fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing the 50th birth­day of Bea­cons­field High School.

And to the de­light and sur­prise of or­gan­is­ers Beckyfest, which was held on Fri­day July 15, they even man­aged to raise around £2,500.

Held to com­mem­o­rate the an­niver­sary and say thank you to the com­mu­nity for their sup­port over half a cen­tury, the event saw a num­ber of acts – in­clud­ing Ben McK­elvey, fresh off the back of a tour sup­port­ing Wet Wet Wet – per­form to crowds in spite of the rain.

Mu­sic roy­alty was also in the crowd with Matt Aitken of the Stock, Aitken Water­man 1980s song­writ­ing trio spot­ted in the crowd, along with a song­writer for pop star Pixie Lott.

Or­gan­iser and par­ent Michelle Slater,said it was ‘bril­liant’ and ‘re­ally, re­ally well sup­ported’.

She added: “I think every­one re­ally en­joyed it. We had a great time and we made a bit of money, which we hadn’t ex­pected to.”

The artists, she said, all en­joyed it as did the girls, who were won over af­ter be­ing ini­tially cyn­i­cal when they first heard the school was putting on the per­for­mance.

“I had peo­ple come up to me and say thank you for it,” she added. “We did re­ally, re­ally well.”


(Clock­wise from above) Kat, Amy, Alex and Luke; Hasan and Ali; Tina, Ali­son, Rob and Kerry-anne; Neil, Naomi, Molly, Lisa, Anne-Marie, Char­lotte and Suzanna; Paul, John, Paul and Jon; Lucy and Katie

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