chesham music festival
GLASTONBURY had better watch out because a new festival is coming to a Buckinghamshire town this year.
BURYFields, a music and comedy festival, will be coming to The Bury, in Church Street, Chesham, this year on June 22.
The festival is the brainchild of the town’s mayor, Councillor Colette Littley, who wanted the town to have its own festival.
Mrs Littley approached BerkoFest 2012’s organiser Peter Wright and Music to Your Ears organiser Martin Freeman and between them BURYFields was born.
Mrs Littley said: “I wanted Chesham to have its own music festival. I’m really looking forward to it; it should be really good for Chesham and it’ll be good for us to have our own festival of music and comedy and hopefully it’ll bring business into Chesham as well.
“I think it’ll be a really good community event. It will be a family festival.
“We’ll be able to hold about 800 people so it will be big and we can add it as another regular Chesham event along with things like the carnival and all the other things happening in Chesham.”
The trio are now busy rounding up acts for the festival and have a headline act in mind but are keeping quiet about it for now.
The festival will have a big top for the acts to perform in, but Mrs Littley said if the weather was nice acts may also perform outside. The festival will feature acoustic music and will avoid things like heavy rock to keep it a family friendly event.
The organisers also hope to rally local businesses to sell food and drink at the event, which will be similar to the Local Produce Market in Chesham.
Tickets are expected to go on sale in early March and the price is still being decided. About £2 from each ticket will go to inclusive theatre company Shed@ThePark.
The organisers are also urging local businesses to sponsor the event.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/BURYfield or ww.twitter.com/BURYFields.
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