Scouting for Girls to headline #Betseyfest
The Swanbourne Music Festival(Sunday,26thAugust2018)affectionatelynicknamed#BetseyFestbyits followers, has announcedtheir2018 line-up for Buckinghamshire’sveryown August Bank Holidayfamily musicfestival.
Set in the village of Swanbourne, in the heart of the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside a short drive from Milton Keynes, thefamily-friendly and sustainable festivalwill behostedfor the second yearbySwanbourne’svillagepub,The Betsey Wynne,owned by the Swanbourne Estate and managed by the award-winning pub group, Oakman Inns.
Last year’s Betsey Fest proved a smash hitforthe1500+crowd,whoenjoyeda great family day outwith theheadlineact,Toploader.
This year’s headline act is the popularScouting For Girls.Formed in 2005 by childhood friends Greg Churchouse, Peter Ellard and Roy Stride, the band got their big break in 2007 when they signed to Epic Records. Their first album was released that September, producing hits such as She’s So Lovely, Heartbeat and Elvis Ain’t Dead, with the album going on to sell more than one million copies in the UK alone.The band has alsobeen nominatedfor four Brit Awards and one Ivor Novello Award.
Roy Stridesaid: “We’re very excited to be headlining atSwanbourne Music Festival. We heard last year’s event was a huge success, with areallyfabulous festival atmosphere,and ofcoursewe always love seeing our fans and playing to a happy live audience.”
Accordingto Jack Ashmore, The Betsey Wynne’s General Manager, this year’sevent will beevenbetter. Jack said: “Last year, theweather was good to us andbecause of thepositivefeedback we’ve decided to hold theFestivalagain. We’revery excited that Scouting for Girls has agreed to headline.”
Festivalgoersthis yearwillenjoymorelocal stalls, kids’ inflatables and crowd entertainment–including a mermaid performer and hulahooping artist!Jackadded: “As well asadditionalbarsandimproving the event logistics and layout,there’ll beamuchwider choice offoodstalls –Mexican,Spanish, Thaias well asice creamsandburgerswithGluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarianoptionscateredfor.”
In line with their 2018 Earth Day commitment toeliminating the consumption of single-use plasticsacross their 21 pubs,and to improving the Festival’s sustainability,Oakman Inns has announcedthattheyarebanning the use ofsingle use plasticsand plastic straws.With their traders’supportallfoodpackagingandtakeawaycupswillbemadeoffully biodegradableVegwareor wrapped inpapertoensuretheyleave as small afootprintas possible.
Once again, the Festivalwillbefundraisingfor twoworthwhilelocal charities:Medical Detection Dogswho train Bio-Alert and Medical Alert Assistance dogs to providea uniquemedical support service,andPuzzle Centrewhich provides education, support and research for early years autism.
Tickets are on sale now with early bird ticket prices whichcan be purchased online (https://www.swanbournemusicfestival.co.uk/buy/).