FESTIVAL NEWS : PENNFEST announce their summer 2023 line-up – NOEL GALLAGHER & BASTILLE will headline Buckinghamshire’s biggest music festival next year

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PENNFEST ANNOUNCE THEIR SUMMER 2023 LINE-UP!

HEADLINED BY NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

& BASTILLE

 + JOHNNY MARR, CORINNE BAILEY RAE, GAZ COOMBES, DJ FRESH, EMBRACE & MANY MANY MORE

JULY 21 & 22, 2023 – PENN STREET, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

INFORMATION & TICKETS WWW.PENNFEST.CO.UK

Noel Gallagher live portrait © Sharon Latham

Buckinghamshire’s biggest music festival PennFest have announced their stellar line-up for summer 2023!

Next year’s two-day festival, held in picturesque countryside near the village of Penn Street, PennFest 2023 will be headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (on Friday July 21) and Bastille (on Saturday July 22) in a fantastic multi-genre line-up which has something for every music lover.

Tickets are on-sale now via www.pennfest.co.uk

 On Friday, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, the critically-acclaimed multi-platinum band led by the iconic musician, will be preceded by guitar legend Johnny Marr plus Supergrass frontman & Mercury Prize-nominated solo artist Gaz Coombes. Appearing ahead of Bastille’s headline set on Saturday will be Corinne Bailey Rae, DJ Fresh and Embrace. Also appearing over the weekend are Craig Charles (It’s Not A Funk Soul Show), Not3s, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Artful Dodger, The Cuban Brothers, Bad Manners and many, many more.

This new PennFest 2023 headliner announcement follows the recent release of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds‘ brilliant new single, ‘Pretty Boy’. Currently receiving widespread national radio support (BBC Radio 2’s Record Of The Week and A-list across all key networks) the track signals the beginning of a new creative chapter and first new music from Noel’s forthcoming fourth studio album which will be released next year, further details to be announced soon. Recorded at Noel’s own studio in London, Lone Star Sound, and co-produced with Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey, the track also features long-time friend and collaborator (and fellow PennFest 2023 performer) Johnny Marr on guitar. 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds first emerged in 2011. They’ve since released three studio albums, a collection of EPs and have played hundreds of live shows to fans across the world. June 2021 welcomed the release of ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ – a career-defining best of celebrating a decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ richly diverse body of work. The album marked the band’s 4th consecutive No.1 album and the 12th No.1 album across Noel’s prolific career. Summer 2022 saw Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds complete a nationwide tour of outdoor shows, culminating with an epic set on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage to one of the weekend’s biggest crowds. 

Next year marks the 10th anniversary of Bastille’s million-selling, twice UK No.1 debut album, ‘Bad Blood’, which featured the international hit ‘Pompeii’. Bastille became 2013’s biggest-selling global breakthrough act, winning the British Breakthrough Act award at the 2014 Brits and receiving two Grammy Award nominations. Earlier this year, the four-piece released their fourth album, the No.1, critically acclaimed ‘Give Me The Future’. Described as “their best album” by both Rolling Stone and Clash and as “the most expansive, yet cohesive record Bastille have put their name to” by NME, ‘Give Me The Future’ explores a futuristic wonderland free from restrictions.

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.

Comment PennFest organisers Nick Billinghurst & Matt Smith, “We’re so excited to announce the line-up for next year’s PennFest. With two such incredible, world-renowned headliners we feel it’s our strongest ever. It’s going to be epic!”

PennFest offers much more than just an impressive array of performers across its four stages. The site has been intelligently curated with high quality food and drink, shops and activities. There is a global artisan market with a selection of arts based stalls and creative workshops, plus multiple bars and a wide range of quality food outlets, selling dishes from around the world.

Camping will be available on site from Friday July 21 – Sunday July 23, offering the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Chilterns. There are free hot showers in the camping area, as well as glamping and pre-pitched tents.

Bastille © Sarah Louise Bennett

PENNFEST 2023:

FRIDAY JULY 21

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

JOHNNY MARR

GAZ COOMBES

NOT3S, BAD MANNERS, THE CUBAN BROTHERS

THE SKINNER BROTHERS, MR WILSON’S SECOND LINERS, MY NU LENG, ARTFUL DODGER,

BRANDON BLOCK, KENNY KEN 

SATURDAY JULY 22

BASTILLE

CORINNE BAILEY RAE, DJ FRESH, EMBRACE

CRAIG CHARLES, WES NELSON, 24 HOUR GARAGE GIRLS

DJ LUCK & MC NEAT, MR C, JUMPING JACK FROST, ELLIS DEE, SUB LOW HZ

+ MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

THE BIG PARK, HORSEMOOR LANE, OFF PENN STREET, BUCKS HP7 0PL

INFORMATION & TICKETS WWW.PENNFEST.CO.UK

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