Banfest began its journey in 2019 in an attempt to change up the more recent events held at Banstead Cricket Club. There had been the huge successes of both Summer Balls and the Masters Events, however these were sit down events that minimised the amount of people that could attend and didn't really cater for the youngsters.
This was when Banfest was decided upon and after its initial success in 2018 has become an annual event (obviously without 2020 when Covid meant it had to be cancelled)
There is no time like summer to gather the local community together and it is normally held in the first week of July, however due to restrictions we have opted to move it this year to the other end of summer!
Banfest Music & Beer Festival is a great opportunity for the people of Banstead and its surrounding areas to enjoy a weekend of great music, comedy, top quality beers, ciders and exotic gins. The community extends from our festival goers to our artists and independent brewers and distillers.
Banfest is proud to showcase local talent: and has so far included the ever-popular Banstead's very own Brizzler to other local artists Georgie S, Broken Switch, Soul Rites, Nikki G and Steve Eggs Band. Joining this experienced line-up we have also showcased emerging singers and groups, playing Banfest an important step in the development of these young musicians!
Of course we have the big name headliners generally tribute act bands that really get everyone going to finish each evening off well.
In 2019 we decided to add a Friday night event which is where the Comedy factor comes in. The raucous laughter, tears running down peoples faces were all testament to how great that night was. A totally packed marquee filled with laughter.
Banfest 2021 will be fantastic not only because we are designing a great weekend of entertainment for you, but because after over a year of restrictions we are all very aware how precious good times are. So grab your friends and family, book your tickets and have a fabulous and fun weekend of comedy, music, great food and drink.