It’s Party Time in Penn

An­other great year two day event with a dis­tinct 90’s vibe

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­ber@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

FES­TI­VAL fans flocked in their thou­sands to the sixth an­nual Pen­nFest.

A ca­pac­ity crowd of 10,000 saw grime star Dizzee Ras­cal end the fes­ti­val, held in The Big Park, Horse­moor Lane, on Satur­day, with 90s Brit­pop le­gends Ocean Colour Scene head­lin­ing the Fri­day night.

Organisers were de­lighted to an­nounce the fes­ti­val was sold out on the Satur­day via their Face­book page as hip hop duo Riz­zle Kicks took to the stage.

They wrote: “Pen­nfest 2016 is of­fi­cially sold out – 10,000 in­side the arena.”

The sell-out crowd was also in for a treat weather wise with glo­ri­ous sun­shine all week­end, and meant rev­ellers were not treated to any Glas­ton­bury style down­pours.

The line up fea­tured a raft of past and present mu­si­cal le­gends, such as De La Soul, Reef, Fun Lovin’ Crim­i­nals, Black Grape, along with rock­ney pi­o­neers Chas and Dave.

So­cial me­dia has been awash with peo­ple con­grat­u­lat­ing the organisers on yet an­other suc­cess­ful fes­ti­val, with peo­ple tak­ing to both Twit­ter and Face­book to say how much fun they had.

On the of­fi­cial Face­book page Speedie Crissie Gon­za­lez wrote: “Had such a great time with my 11-year-old boy.

“Hired a bell tent #wow­tents and was re­ally looked after, de­spite no wa­ter loss. Se­cu­rity and stew­ards kept us safe and were re­ally friendly too. Def­i­nitely see an­other year.”

Jo Hey­burn wrote: “It was fan­tas­tic, bril­liant week­end, well staffed and man­aged. We camped and found it much safer than big fes­ti­vals – def­i­nitely in for next year.”

Matt Street, who said it was a ‘good call’ that the fes­ti­val sold Re­bel­lion Ale, added: “Well done. I went on the Fri­day with fam­ily and we all had a great time.

“Loved De La Soul. A pity that Reef weren’t given longer and given the size of the crowd on the tent they could have eas­ily played the main stage.

“Look for­ward to next year’s line up.”

And Gareth Nunn thought the at­mos­phere was ‘epic’.

On Twit­ter Glenn Hearsey wrote: “Fan­tas­tic day at @Pen­nFes­ti­val with @Smal­lBa­boons and @ kei­thypie7. Shed Seven the high­light, Reef great too.”

PeterHarte - @ ph­mort­gage­brain – Tweeted: “Rolling back the years tonight @ Pen­nFes­ti­val Shed7, De La soul, Fun Lov­ing Crim­i­nals @Of­fi­cialHuey, Ocean Colour Scene and a beer or three.”

Photo by BJ Jack­son

Fun Lovin Cr­mi­nals

De La Soul

Shed Seven

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