PennFest is returning to Bucks this weekend - promising an epic line-up of music and entertainment for all the family. 

The Penn Street festival is the county's biggest - and huge acts are topping the bill this weekend (July 22 and 23). 

Since launching in 2011, PennFest has grown from humble beginnings as a village festival attracting 2,000 people into a hugely respected fixture on the UK festival circuit, attracting internationally renowned artists and a daily capacity crowd of 10,000 year after year.

Despite the difficulties of hosting a festival last summer, PennFest 2021 went ahead and the festival belatedly celebrated its 10th birthday.

Here's everything you need to know before you go. 

What time does it start? 

Gates open each day at 11am, with the festival starting at midday. A full running order will be available on PennFest socials on the day only. 

Are tickets available on the door? 

No, they must be bought in advance. There are still a handful available on the PennFest website -

If you have any problems printing tickets or haven't received them, email 

Have your tickets ready in advance of turning up because mobile signal can be unreliable at the Big Park. 

What is the weather going to be like?

The Met Office is predicting: "Remaining warm, but not as hot. Mostly dry and likely rather cloudy Thursday with sunny spells later, and light winds. Chance of showers Friday, then dry again Saturday."

The Chiltern Weather Alerts team said earlier this week: "Friday will be a mostly cloudy day with sunny intervals appearing from time to time. Highs of 23°. During the evening we will see a few showers at times but nothing significant.

"Saturday is a nice day to come with temperatures feeling warm once again. We will see lots of sunshine in between the fluffy clouds and here temperatures will rise to 27°."

Who is performing? 

On Friday, Clean Bandit will be joined by Jake Bugg, Ministry of Sound Classical, The Zutons, The Coral, The Selecter, The Pigeon Detectives and the legendary Sugarhill Gang.

Ahead of Rudimental’s headline set on Saturday will be performances from Feeder, Arrested Development, The Hoosiers, Noasis, plus rap icon Grandmaster Flash.

For the dance-heads, PennFest will have sets from Mickey Finn, Heartless Crew, King of The Rollers, Oxide & Neutrino, Andy C, Graham Gold, Brandon Block and MC Shabba-D.

What food is available? 

You are free to bring your own food, but there are multiple bars and a wide range of quality food outlets, selling dishes from around the world, including Mexican, barbecue, Indian and Chinese food. 

Can I take alcohol? 

No, but you can buy alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on site. You are allowed to bring soft drinks and water (of not more than 500ml per bottle), as long as these are unopened/sealed when you arrive, otherwise they will be confiscated. 

There will be free water points inside the arena to refill water bottles throughout the day. 

Can I bring a tent or chairs? 

Small tents (up to a height of 1m), tables and chairs are permitted into the main arena, however, security may ask you to move them to the perimiter of the arena if they are causing any obstruction. Gazebos and larger tents are not permitted on site.

What entertainment is available for children? 

There is a special 'Kids Kingdom' to entertain kids from babies to teens. It will include live stage shows, Punch and Judy, Rastamouse, Raptor World, Dave the Disco, Flip Theatre, circus skills, a football academy, graffiti workshop, arts and crafts, family yoga, a talent show and funfair rides. 

There is also a family camping zone for the first time this year, a secluded area away from the rest of the festival so you can get young ones to sleep earlier. 

Where can I find more information? 

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