Bring a chair and enjoy free live music in Buckingham

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Get ready to rock – Buckingham’s annual free music festival is set to take over the town centre on Sunday.

Now in its eighth year, the BandJam Big Bash takes place in the bull ring on Market Hill from 1pm to 10pm.

Organised by Sean Allen, of Paragon Tool Hire on Stratford Road, the event is funded and supported by Buckingham Town Council.

Chairman of the council’s town centre and events committee Robin Stuchbury said: “Buckingham Town Council is pleased again to work with Sean Allen and BandJam to put on this now familiar and popular event in the town centre – a festival of locally connected rock bands based in a historic market town, completely free.

“Don’t miss this opportunity of being in the town centre with your friends and enjoying an afternoon of music. BandJam’s team and the town council will be there to welcome you and this is an event for all ages. Bring your own chairs.”

This year’s line-up includes: Milton Keynes-based four-piece rock and pop covers band Spaced Out; Milton Keynes-based alternative/rock band WADE; Buckingham-based four-piece indie/rock band Sync The Bismarck; Buckingham-based four-piece covers band Rufus Stone; recently formed Milton Keynes-based three-piece band Base Elegance who play a diverse range of mainly original numbers; Buckingham-based two-piece alternative indie rock band the OmniVibes; five-piece rock covers and originals band Just Nuisance; seven-piece roots-reggae ska sensation The Bighead; professional cover band My Holiday Romance who perform songs from all decades; and Warwick-based the Holly Perkins Band.

As well as the music, there will be face-painting, a henna artist, a jewellery stall, a stall selling festival wear and the Pegasus catering van.

As always, the stage is being provided free of charge by Natco Foods on Buckingham Industrial Estate, and amplification courtesy of Marshall Amplification in Milton Keynes.

BandJam supports the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance.