FRI 21 JULY – SAT 22 JULY
Festivals aren’t all about the music and the camping. A decent festival in 2017 needs to serve quality food and should be family friendly. The biggest festival near our patch, PennFest, excels at all four. New this year is Kids Kingdom providing activities for all ages, toddlers to teens. The area includes a circus workshop and trapeze lessons, talent show, African drumming and dance workshops and Wycombe Wanderers football zone,.
As for the music, it’s a well balanced mix of indie headliners with dance and pop artists, tribute bands and local acts. Among the line-up are Primal Scream, Sigma (live), James, The Charlatans, Maverick Sabre, Kate Nash, Maximo Park, Reverend and the Makers, and Goldie Looking Chain (legends set)
There are free hot showers in the camping area and a quieter family camping zone; plus boutique glamping and pre‐pitched tents
Day tickets £45/ £32/ £22
Tickets also available at Wycombe Swan Box office
Sat 9 SEPT
Great relaxed, low-price day fest near the centre of Berkhamsted showcasing talent across three stages with the main stage hosted by Broadcaster/ comedian Robin Ince. Headliners this year are singer songwriter Dan Gillespie Sells (The Feeling), London based Alabama 3 acoustic, (The Sopranos Theme) , John Power (Cast/La’s). BerkoFest’s favourite singer-songwriter Shane Lamont joins the line up again. Find emerging talent performing on Vee’s Music Stage, The Swan Youth Centre and Bullens Music stage. Family entertainment includes Umbanda’s drum workshops and Hartbeeps. Local craft beer will be on tap, and cuisine from well-known local eateries includes Mario’s ice cream and Porters restaurant.
Tickets available online and at selected Berkhamsted shops
Adults: £22/£18/£14 U18 – U15s: £5 U14s: £2.50
U5s: Free . Conc/Students: £10