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Beaconsfield charity pub music festival set for return next week
A MUSIC festival at a Beaconsfield pub returns by popular demand next week, with organisers aiming to beat the charity fundraising total set last year.
‘KnotFest’ attracted hundreds of people to the Red Lion in Knotty Green over a long weekend last September, and is back next Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a host of live acts throughout each day.
As reported in the BFP last month, the pub is up for a major national award next week after being shortlisted for industry publication The Publican's Morning Advertiser’s ‘Entertainment pub of the year 2013’.
This year sees 25 live bands and acts over three days, with ‘Storm Warning’, ‘Big Bob and the Fried’ and ‘Splash the Cash’ headlining each night respectively.
Landlady Tina Massie featured in the Independent on Sunday’s ‘Happy List 2013’, which celebrates selfless individuals across the country who give up their time to help and support others.
KnotFest is an example of this work, with funds raised going to support the Thames Valley Adventure Playground for children and adults with special needs.
As well as the large-scale events, Tina regularly hosts charity karaoke nights at the Red Lion as well as a quarterly pub quiz in aid of Books for Africa.
Last year, the festival raised over £3000 and organisers, who include Bob ‘the Cougar’ Newell and Tina’s husband Bob Massie, hope to raise even more.
For more information, visit the KnotFest Facebook page or the website www.knotfest.info