Record numbers revel in Buckingham beer festival cheer

Burger and pie sellers, from the left, Steve Burrows, Ben Cassidy and Tom Amos
Burger and pie sellers, from the left, Steve Burrows, Ben Cassidy and Tom Amos

A record number of people enjoyed locally-crafted beer and live music at an annual festival.

The fifth Buckingham Beer and Music Festival took place at Buckingham Rugby Club in Maids Moreton on Saturday with dozens of ales and music from 15 artists.

Music from Buffer Zone, singer, Ian Hewitt

Music from Buffer Zone, singer, Ian Hewitt

Young and old enjoyed several stalls and around £3,000 from ticket sales will be donated to charity at the end of the year.

Along with the live music, there were pony rides, a bouncy castle and a rounders tournament for youngsters.

Club chairman, Julian Cook, was delighted to see so many people having fun in the sun.

He said: “It was a very successful event. We had 11 hours worth of music and the weather stayed in our favour which brought the crowds out.

Music from Tommy Cavanagh

Music from Tommy Cavanagh

“We had a 50 per cent rise in numbers with 1,600 adults and lots of children too.”

Club secretary Finlay Gemmell dispensing beer for thirsty customers

Club secretary Finlay Gemmell dispensing beer for thirsty customers

Buckingham Rugby Club Beer and Music Festival

Buckingham Rugby Club Beer and Music Festival