Meet The Team

Rick Holden

Rick "The Reverend" Holden

Founder of Buckfest many moons ago when the hair was darker and the worry lines less visible. Involved in the local music scene for the past 20 years as an Event Promoter, Festival organiser and singer in various bands, the current being the Junkyard Preachers. Loves to cycle and has been raising money for charities for many years now, in particular cancer charities, cycled 500 miles in 5 days last July with Ian Brasher to help raise £8500 for our charity partners in our Covid fallow year.

Nicky "Cider Queen" Warnock

Nicky loves live music, volunteering, beer and cider so Buckfest is a perfect fit! She takes the lead on managing our fantastic band of festival volunteers and sources ciders for the bar (it’s a tough life but someone has to do it)! Nicky also volunteers at other local community events and she fundraises for brain tumour charities in memory of her sister. Nicky has now also worked out how much power lead can fit inside the fuel tank of a generator, just in case!

Scott "One Job" Kitson

Buckden resident of over 20 years and Civil Servant for 14. Lover of live music, festivals and everything that goes with it, especially if the weather is nice. Involved with Buckfest Music Festival since the second ever Buckfest in 2011 when the band on the roof stage was first proposed. Usually the one going round taking embarrassing photos of the bands, crew and crowd.

Jon "Double L" Hill

Buckden resident since 2009, Jon is no stranger to the live music scene and can be found behind the drums with local bands Treble Damage and Totally Floyd. Jon has been the Buckfest Graphic Ninja since joining the Buckfest committee in 2014. If you are wearing a Buckfest T-Shirt then Jonny designed it! Stage manager on the day, Jon will usually be found running around the field frantically trying to find the next band on stage!

Ian "Iceman" Brasher

Ian managed the Lion Hotel in Buckden for 5 years and has over 20 years' experience in the Hospitality and Catering industry. Fundraising efforts include cycling from London to Paris in 2015 for the DSA and the Buckfest 500 miles in 5 days ride with Rick. He is currently a junior football coach for Buckden FC and coaching several teams/sessions for children aged from 3-14yrs. Ian has a penchant for stamping on boxes to aid anger management and the occasional potty mouthed outburst!

Ian "The 5th Beatle" Carter

Ian has been involved with Buckfest for a while in his former role as treasurer of BVC, but he joined the Buckfest committee full-time in 2019. Bionic since March 2024. Ian looks after the cash and can normally be found running around hassling people for money. Or, more usually, asleep by the bar...

David “surfer boy” Rouse….

Middle aged bloke who thinks he’s down with the kids, but fails miserably.. originally from High Wycombe (someone has to be) and supports Wycombe Wanderers (again someone has to). Loves live music, surfing (badly), beer, books and films. Also loves his wife and dog (not necessarily in that order). Long term resident of Perry and can be often found in the Wheatsheaf….

Ste “Brekkie Boy” Greenall

has been the breakfast voice of Black Cat Radio since April 2017, with nominations in the Community Radio awards, winning Male Presenter of the Year. His charity work on the station and passion for live music made him an ideal fit for involvement with Buckfest