A music festival showcasing Blues acts from across the USA and UK will take place at Bucks New University next weekend.

Hosted by the Students’ Union, Bucks Blues Fest will see 11 acts perform at the Queen Alexandra Road campus on Friday June 30 and Saturday, July 1.

The event will run across two stages – The Nags Head Stage, inspired by the former live music venue in High Wycombe, and Rupe’s Stage – named after the late Rupert Butterfield who was well known across the town’s music scene after launching his own gig guide.

Acts include Dr Feelgood, Whitesnake’s Bernie Marsden, Chantel McGregor, The Hitman Blues Band, Del Bromham’s Blues Devils and Troy Redfern.

This is the student union’s second festival of the year, after it attracted more than 1,000 music-lovers to its Rablin’ Roots Revue featuring roots, Americana, folk and alternative country acts from the US and UK.

Noel Cornford, from Bucks Students’ Union, said: “It was great to open our doors to so many local people for our Ramblin’ Roots Revue in April. We’re proud to be back with a new festival which offers yet another amazing feast of music, food and local ales.

“It promises to be another great weekend, whatever the weather, and visitors are guaranteed to always be within a few metres of fantastic acts, a well-stocked bar and delicious food. We hope to welcome many more locals to check out what we have on offer.’’

The Marlow based Rebellion Beer Company will provide locally brewed ales and ciders and a variety of food stalls will be on offer.

Sue Sutherland form the Rebellion Beer Co said: “We are proud members of our local community and delighted to be supporting this music festival.

“It’s sure to be a great event, made even better by the range of local suppliers who are involved in helping to put the Bucks Blues Fest event on the map.”

Tickets are available online at www.bucksbluesfest.co.uk, from the Bucks Student’s Union or Ruby Moon in Castle Street, High Wycombe.

Prices are:

Full weekend - £32 (£36 on the door)

Friday only - £16 (£18 on the door)

Saturday only - £22 (£25 on the door)