Here’s our pick of the best summer music festivals in the area (in chronological order)….
PUB IN THE PARK, MARLOW, 17-19TH MAY
Pub in the Park returns to Marlow again this Spring and you can expect all the foodie delights you know and love combined with great live music, chef demonstrations, top quality shopping and other festival fun – it has all the ingredients needed for the perfect foodie experience.
A whole host of award-winning pubs and chefs will be joining Tom including Heston’s The Hind’s Head and Royal Lounge Bar, along with Bibendum’s Oyster Bar and Dominic Chapman’s The Beehive. There will be live music acts including David Gray, The Bluetones, Kaiser Chiefs and Gabrielle will take to the Marlow stage, while Clean Bandit, Stereo MCs and Soul II Soul will perform at Chiswick. There are tickets still available for the Friday and Sunday. Find out more here.
LET’S ROCK, MARSH MEADOW, COOKHAM, SATURDAY 18TH MAY
Family friendly, ’80s-tastic one-day bash has Marc Almond, Nik Kershaw, Shalamar, Limahl and Jason Donovan belting out the hits. For 2019, children can enjoy the Kid’s Kingdom which includes loads of free stuff to keep them occupied, including circus workshops, face painting, crafts, tricycles and more.
ALL MY PEOPLE, CHALFONT ST PETER, 1ST JUNE
All My People, a funky family friendly day festival on Saturday 1st June in Chalfont St Peter. Soul II Soul will headline the event and there will also be an Acoustic Garden showcasing young aspiring artists who hope to become the stars of the future, yoga, wellbeing workshops, street food, kids activities and a vintage fair. Perfect end to the half term! Find out more and book tickets here.
BURYFIELDS FESTIVAL, CHESHAM, 15TH JUNE
Buryfields family friendly festival set in the Chilterns countryside by the lake at the beautiful Bury in Old Chesham. Two main stages of music, Comedy, Burlesque, Silent Disco, children’s entertainment, outdoor cinema plus much much more. For tickets & more info visit www.buryfields.co.uk
CHILTERNS LIVE, PENDLEY MEADOW, TRING, SAT 29TH JUNE
On Saturday 29 June, The Chilterns will be coming alive to a 90s and Noughties vibe – from Busted’s high-octane Punk Pop to DJ Judge Jules’ chilled-out club classics.
CHILFEST, TRING, 6TH JULY
Love the 80s? Then you wont want to miss Chilfest in Tring this July, where you can watch some of the very best 80s acts (including both original and tribute acts). Confirmed acts include Bananarama, Soul II Soul and Five Star.
PENNFEST, PENN STREET, 19TH & 20TH JULY
The picturesque village of Penn Street is once again set to be home to a 2-day family friendly music festival with camping, as PennFest (formerly known as Penn Festival) returns on 19th & 20th of July. Now in its 9th year, PennFest’s line-up promises to be the best ever, with bigger names than ever before performing throughout the weekend.
Camping will be available on site from Friday 19th July–Sunday 21st July. There will be free hot showers in the camping area as well as glamping and pre-pitched tents.
PennFest offers something for everyone. As well as an impressive array of contemporary and established performers, there will be creative workshops, a global artisan market with a selection arts based stalls to choose from, plus lots more, all lovingly crafted together to create a perfect event for the whole family. There will be our giant Big Top Stage, Old Skool Warehouse and Acoustic stage. Additionally there will also be a diverse selection of exciting upcoming and popular local bands performing.
There will be plenty of activities to keep the kids happy in the Kids’ kingdom including arts and crafts workshops, street entertainers and performers and a circus workshop where they can learn circus skills. Many of the children’s events are free.
There will also be multiple bars and a wide range of quality food outlets, selling food from around the world.