Saturday 21st August 2021

Buckden, St Neots

Supporting charity & local talent through promoting live music in Cambridgeshire


Following a meeting with Huntingdonshire District Council's Safety Advisory Group last week, we have been advised to promote the NHS COVID pass to help ensure everyone's safety at the event.

The COVID pass is being promoted where people are likely to be in close proximity to a large number of people from other households for a sustained period of time. The idea behind passports is to make use of the protection vaccines offer (if people mixing within a certain area / venue are fully vaccinated, the chances of anyone being hospitalised after catching the virus are greatly reduced).

To get a pass you need to be either:

  • Fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine used in the UK 2 weeks after your 2nd dose, or 2 weeks after 1 dose of the Janssen vaccine or

  • Had a negative PCR test or rapid lateral flow test within the past 48 hours (you can upload this via the NHS app or self declare at the gate)

For more information about the COVID pass please see

You may be asked to show your pass / proof of negative LFT test at the entry gate.

If you are not able to have a COVID-19 vaccination we would ask that you take a LFT or PCR test if possible and self declare that it is negative at the entry gate.

Other steps that we will be taking at the event to help you feel comfortable are:

  • Increasing the footprint of the festival arena to provide additional space

  • Recommending the wearing of masks in crowded areas

  • Operating a one way system in Buckfest Boulevard

  • Encouraging a 1 metre socially distanced queuing system for the bar area

  • Operating a rigorous cleaning regime for the toilets and bar

  • Having an abundance of hand sanitiser stations in the arena

If you are feeling unwell we would ask that you do not attend the festival.

We want everyone at the event to feel as safe as possible. Please be respectful of other people's personal space at the event, we will not tolerate people being rude or abusive to anyone. COVID-19 has impacted us all in different ways, please be kind to your fellow festival-goers. ❤️

3 Stages

Real Ales & Ciders

Quality Food

Kids' Entertainment

Buckfest 11 - Bands, Face, Space - 21st August 2021, 11:30 - 22:45

Sorry - Buckfest 2021 is now completely sold out.

There will be NO TICKETS on sale on the day.*

* Our licence conditions require everyone who attends Buckfest to have an entry wristband ticket, regardless of age; this includes babies in pushchairs, etc.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent / guardian.
See our terms and conditions for further details.

Supporting Charity

In 2020, Buckfest was sadly postponed. However, we still wanted to support our selected charity partners and so members of the Buckfest Committee and friends undertook some other fund-raising activities. Rick and Ian B cycled 500 miles over 5 days, and on what would have been the day for Buckfest the rest of the committee walked a circular route from Buckden-Perry-Brampton-Buckden.

The postponement of the festival in 2020 meant that our chosen charity partners missed out on the day, and so all have been invited to participate in 2021.

Now a permanent charity partner, the 3 Pillars are installing mains electricity to their storage containers at their base on Little End Road St Neots, enabling them to store food donations for longer and provide heating for volunteers working and stop clothing getting damp.

HCCN are currently seeking premises to provide meeting rooms for patients and families and a permanent base for their charitable operations.

Leonard Cheshire are equipping a sensory room for their residents to provide a room that can be both a relaxation/stimulation area.

Read about other charities Buckfest has supported in previous years on the Festival History page.

2021 Line Up

Main Stage

The Atomics

Rock-ola Rockets

The Astorias

The Beautiful Sleazy

The All New Blues & Soul Revue

The Gravy Train

The Expletives

The Atomics

Introducing Stage

This Circus Life

Last Minute Brigade

The Magic Es



The Acid Drops

This Circus Life

Shed Stage

Victor Vellocette

Elizabeth and Jameson

Dickie De Vere and the Dorchester Mavericks


Christian Smith

Mark Shepherd

Victor Vellocette

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Interested in performing at Buckfest? Apply through our online application form.

Friends of Buckfest

Friends of Buckfest are the lovely people and local companies who supply goods, services and sponsorship to help us run the festival each year. We couldn't run the festival without them.

Join us! Become a Friend of Buckfest today.

Join us! Become a friend of Buckfest today.