A Bank Holiday of music, beer and food

Cool Beans
Cool Beans

Two pubs are joining together again to host their tenth three day festival. The Ley Hill Music and Beer Festival has become a popular event on the summer events calendar with locals and visitors alike enjoying the community spirit.

This year’s event will see 10 bands performing inside and outside the pubs, more than 60 real ales and ciders on offer, and a pig roast and barbecue in addition to food served inside the pubs.

Over the three days there will be a variety of musical styles including pop, rock,blues and funk with music from the 60s up to the present day.

Musicians on the programme include Cool Beans, pictured right, Huggy Flares and Crystal Balls.

The event takes place at The Swan and The Crown pubs, which are next door to one another in Ley Hill, Chesham.

The fun will begin on Saturday August 29 and goes on until Bank Holiday Monday, August 31.

The music will start at 2pm on all three days and go on until 7.30pm.

In addition, on the Sunday the music will carry on inside both pubs from 8pm.

As well as the music there is plenty of beer, cider and food on offer.

And there should be no lengthy queues because as well as the bars inside the two pubs there will be two outside beer tents.

The pig roast and barbecue will be on offer on Sunday and Monday, in addition to menus inside both pubs.

There will also be lots of family attractions including face painting, and the music should appeal to all ages, providing a fun day out for the whole family.

The best news of all is that it is free to enter the festival, but the pubs do take the opportunity to try and raise as much money as they can for their chosen charity, The Lions Club.

The full three day music programme will run as follows:

Saturday August 29

2pm Cherry Valentines

4pm Huggy Flares

6pm The Sobernauts

Sunday August 30

2pm Robin Bibi Band

4pm Mervin Gersh

6pm Cool Beans

8pm Dr Giutarz inside The Swan

8.30pm Music inside The Crown

Monday August 31

2pm The Measures

4pm The Deps

6pm Crystal Balls