Banfest began its journey in 2018. The social committee at Banstead Cricket Club wanted to introduce an event which served the local community and welcomed people of all ages in a fun and social way.
In 2018 the event was just 2 days of music - offering a selection of genres to suit all tastes. As you can see from the gallery of photos and videos it was a great success and so we decided to make it an annual event.
2019 saw the addition of the comedy night (a regular feature anyway at the club but this was taking it to a much bigger audience) along with a bigger marquee, full sound production, the addition of the Gin Bar and other elements.
2020 had to be cancelled due to Covid lockdown and restrictions.
We are now working hard for Banfest 2021, knowing that the community, family and friends are more than ever excited at the prospect of being able to mix together, dance, laugh and enjoy the weekend in full to
celebrate the end of lockdown.
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.