EXCITEMENT is building for the return of Marlow Bottom’s very own rock festival next week, featuring a host of top names including 1980s ska legends The Beat.

Organisers says this year’s Marlow Rock Bottom will be bigger and better than last year’s sell-out show, with celebrity chef Tom Kerridge set to make an appearance on stage.

The Beat will headline the show on Marlow Bottom playing fields, playing all the hits including ‘Mirrror in the Bathroom’ and ‘Tears of a Clown’.

And challenged by emerging band Repeat Offenders, double Michelin-starred chef and fan of the band Tom has agreed to join them for one night only in his percussion debut.

Organisers Richard Moss and Jason Batten pledged to repeat the successful day after having to turn away revellers without tickets at the gates last September due to the event's popularity.

Mr Moss said: "We are already looking forward to what is going to be a day of brilliant music and a great headline act but to have Tom up on stage will give us an edge over last year."

A full line up of bands and entertainment is scheduled for the family-friendly day, which begins at 12pm on Saturday, September 6.

As well as raising money to help run the playing fields in Marlow Bottom, Rock Bottom is hosting other charities this year, including children’s charity Wooden Spoon.

And the team behind the Kyrece Memorial Fund will be raising funds towards the hugely successful appeal in the teenager’s memory.

Tickets cost £20 for adults, £7.50 for children or a family ticket costs £50. For tickets and full information, visit www.marlowrockbottom.co.uk/