Created in 2010, as an expansion of the food event Feast Week, by local resident, Rick Holden, Buckfest has grown every year, raising money for charities. Held in Buckden, St Neots, this year’s event is on Saturday 20th July, but if you haven’t already got tickets, you are out of luck, as it sold out weeks ago, and no tickets are sold on the day.
This year the festival will include three stages, more than 20 bands, children’s entertainment and a range of food and drink stalls. Over the years, funds raised at this event have gone to charities such as Magpas Air Ambulance, The Woodlands Centre and EACH (East Anglia’s Children Hospice) to name a few. All previous charities have been picked as they focus on supporting vital causes. Through the money raised at Buckfast Music Festival, many of these organisations have been able to continue to provide the equipment and services that these vulnerable groups need.
If you’re interested in sponsoring this or next year’s Buckfest or want to know more about the event visit the website.