Penn Festival 2012

The Big Park
Horsemoor Lane
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0PL
United Kingdom
Dates: 7th Jul 2012 - 8th Jul 2012

Festival Information

Penn Festival 2012 Overview

Set in an area of outstanding beauty, Penn Festival will be a very English affair. Where music festival meets village fete. It will be an event where locals mingle with music and festival lovers from further afield to create a very intimate and friendly crowd with one objective in mind – to relax and enjoy themselves in the beautiful Chilterns. 

2011 saw the first ever Penn Festival, an intimate, family friendly boutique music festival over 2 days with camping in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. They had some great bands, nearly 2000 people came along, had a good time, and said some nice things about them. They got themselves nominated for 3 awards in the UK Festival Awards. It was hard work, sure, but the main thing was, they enjoyed doing it. Actually, they loved doing it. And people asked them if they would do it again. So they are.

Artists booked to appear include Soul II Soul, Snap!, and The Beat.

Ticket prices (from): Adult Weekend ticket Earlybird £42.50. Weekend camping Earlybird £16

 

Penn Festival 2012 Event Info

The festival will also provide a platform for some of the best as yet unsigned bands from the area and also further afield performing on the acoustic stage.

Set in an area of outstanding beauty, Penn Festival will be a very English affair. Music festival meets village fete, it will be an event where locals mingle with music and festival lovers from further afield to create a very intimate and friendly crowd with one objective in mind – to relax and enjoy themselves in the beautiful Chilterns countryside.

There will be live bands, street theatre, free creative workshops, cinema, local ales, wholesome food, children’s entertainment, arts based stalls, open air yoga and lots lots more, all lovingly crafted together to create a perfect event for the whole family.

Children are not being overlooked – there will be plenty of activities to keep them happy including arts and crafts workshops, street entertainers and performers. This year will see a

a free kid zone area in a circus tent with circus skills workshops, crazy bikes, crazy inflatable’s, trapeze workshops, family circus shows, big balloon disco, big bubbles (with the kids inside them), stilt walkers and clowns, There will be a Big Bear walkabout, African drumming workshop, Hula Hoops, diabolos, plate spinning, devil sticks, tightrope walking, slack lining, toddlers play, balloon twisting, coconut shy and side show games.

A bar with a full selection of wines, real ales and beers will provide refreshments and an exciting selection of food stalls from restaurants in the area should provide the perfect opportunity to sample some of the best food the area has to offer.

Camping will be available on site for a perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. This year there will also be ‘glamping ’ – posh camping provided by Hotel Bell Tent for those who like a little luxury and don’t want he hassle of setting up a tent.

The festival will take place at The Big Park in Penn Street on land owned by Lord and Countess Howe.

“ Last year, nearly 2000 people enjoyed some great bands over the weekend and the weather was pretty kind too. We got ourselves nominated for 3 awards in the UK Festival Awards which was nice and we are looking forward to making this year’s festival even better” said co-organiser Manjit Jaspal.

“There will be even more going on for everyone at this year’s festival”, says co-organiser Nick Billinghurst. “We have some top bands lined up to play on our bigger, main stage, food from some of the area’s best caterers, and a bar with a full range of beers and wines. We’ve got free kids creative workshops, a disco tent and even a silent disco which is a lot of fun”. 

Penn Festival 2012 Travel Info

From M40

Leave M40 at junction 2 (Signposted Beaconsfield) then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A355 (signposted Beaconsfield A40). At Pyebush roundabout, take the first exit onto the A40 (signposted Beaconsfield, Amersham). At the small roundabout bear right and follow signs for the A355 (Amersham). At the roundabout, bear left and join the A404. Turn left into Penn Street and follow signs for Penn Festival. Festival entrance is on your right hand side on Horsemoor Lane. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO ACCESS TO THE FESTIVAL FROM THE OTHER END OF HORSEMOOR LANE

From High Wycombe

Join the A404 toward Hazlemere. At Hazlemere crossroads, continue along the A404. Follow signs for Penn Festival, turning right into Penn Street


Penn Festival 2012 Hotels

Hotel Miles Location Rating  
The Saracens Head 2.23 Amersham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Kings Arms 2.23 Amersham Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Crown Hotel 2.27 Old Amersham Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Drake House 2.81 Amersham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
White Hart Inn 3.25 Chalfont St Giles Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
De Vere Venues Uplands 3.67 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
The Nags Head 3.83 Great Missenden Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Abbey Lodge Hotel 4.10 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Belmont Hotel 4.11 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Bellhouse Hotel 4.18 Beaconsfield Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Travelodge High Wycombe Central 4.30 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Missenden Abbey Conference Centre 4.40 Great Missenden Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Origins at The White Lion 4.66 Great Missenden Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Buckingham Annex 4.76 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Wendover Arms Hotel 4.84 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Clifton Lodge Hotel 4.86 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Contractors Hotel 4.87 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Buckingham Apartments 4.88 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Buckingham Hotel 4.91 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
The Greyhound Inn 4.94 Chalfont St Peter Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
De Vere Venues Latimer Place 4.96 Chesham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Chequers Inn Hotel 4.99 Wooburn Common Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Clifton Rooms 4.99 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
The Bull (Sarova Hotels) 5.68 Gerrards Cross Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Pinfield Hotel (Boutique Bed & Breakfast) 5.72 Slough Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Ethorpe Hotel by Good Night Inns 5.79 Gerrards Cross Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Chartridge Lodge 5.96 Chesham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Moor Hall The Chartered Institute Of Marketing 6.35 Cookham Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
North Hill Farm 6.35 Rickmansworth Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Tilehouse Lodge 6.93 Uxbridge Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
De Vere Venues Denham Grove 6.95 Denham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Burnham Beeches Hotel 7.09 Burnham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Grovefield House Hotel 7.16 Windsor Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Macdonald Compleat Angler 7.28 Marlow on Thames Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Sheephouse Manor 7.55 Maidenhead Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Long Island 7.81 Rickmansworth Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Stoke Park Hotel and Spa 7.89 Stoke Poges Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Greenhills Garden Apartment 7.92 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Bobsleigh Hotel 8.04 Hemel Hempstead Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Two Brewers Hotel by Good Night Inns 8.13 Kings Langley Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Taplow House Hotel 8.18 Maidenhead Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Thames Hotel 8.34 Maidenhead Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Thames Riviera 8.54 Maidenhead Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Walton Cottage Hotel and Suites 8.71 Maidenhead Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Clifton Guest House 8.71 Maidenhead Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Chris's Motel 8.72 Stokenchurch Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Walton Cottage Apartments 8.73 Maidenhead Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Champneys Tring 8.77 Tring Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Kings Arms 8.92 Berkhamsted Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Baylis House Hotel & Conference Centre 8.94 Slough Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Red Lion Wendover 8.97 Buckinghamshire Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Bakehouse 8.98 Maidenhead Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Elva Lodge Hotel 9.01 Maidenhead Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
The Pinewood Hotel 9.10 Slough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Three Horsehoes Inn 9.29 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Olde Bell Hotel 9.46 Hurley Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Tree at Cadmore End (Formerly Blue Flag) 9.57 High Wycombe Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Boxmoor Lodge Hotel 9.59 Hemel Hempstead Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Monkey Island Hotel 9.61 Berkshire Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Fredrick's Hotel & Spa 9.64 Maidenhead Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Shendish Manor Hotel - A Recommended Hotel 9.65 Hemel Hempstead Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Grove 9.67 Watford Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Travelodge Slough 9.72 Slough Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Laurel House Bed and Breakfast 9.78 Maidenhead Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info

Penn Festival 2012 Video Playlist

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Penn Festival 2012 Food and Drink

There will be a full bar in the main arena providing a range of soft and alcoholic drinks.

There will be a wide selection of food vendors in the arena

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