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 Line Up
Penn Festival 2012 Travel Info
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
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