Bank holiday entertainment comes to Buckingham

Ashley Brown of 13 High Street,Buckingham, promoting the Scrumpy Jax Cider Festival 110819M-A525
Ashley Brown of 13 High Street,Buckingham, promoting the Scrumpy Jax Cider Festival 110819M-A525
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BUCKINGHAM is the place to be for fun and relaxation this August Bank Holiday weekend.

BUCKINGHAM is the place to be for fun and relaxation on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

On Saturday, August 27, 13 High Street will be hosting the third annual Scrumpy Jax Cider Festival.

Using the large garden and terrace, the family-friendly day starts at midday, with attractions including face-painting for the children and a mobile ice-cream cart.

A children’s entertainer and magician will be doing a free show for kids in the function room at 3pm, and there will also be a bouncy castle.

In the garden, a DJ will set the scene with summer sounds all afternoon. The Retros will be doing an acoustic set on the terrace at 5pm followed by reggae band Progression at 9pm.

A hog roast will be served from 3pm.

More than 30 different types of cider will be served on the day at £3 a pint, including organic, still, medium, dry, sparkling and perry.

And on Sunday, August 28, Buckingham’s annual free live music event, the BandJam Big Bash, gets a new twist this year, as the town council will be holding auditions for the role of town jester.

Buckingham’s official jester, Sam Cross, is giving up the role after three years. And there’s a chance for anyone interested in filling his pointy shoes to show off their skills by entertaining the BandJam crowds.

Call the town council by Friday, August 26, on 01280 816426, or turn up at midday near Jardines and speak to a town council representative.

The music kicks off in the Bull Ring at 1pm on Sunday, with Milton Keynes rock cover band Spaced Out. And headlining the event are Banbury punk/folk band Leatherat, who are “dedicated to playing original folk-rock music loud, fast and to the highest standard”.

Returning to BandJam are the very popular five-piece rock band from South Wales, Dirty Youth. Other bands in the line-up include Odd Sock Story, Retros, Progression and Mad Mods.

And don’t miss an upbeat performance by Aylesbury-based street dancers Lockdown, who recently won third place at Streetfest in Yeovil, Somerset.