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2017 Festival a HUGE success

Thanks to everyone who made it possible and go so well

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About the Ashton Keynes Music & Arts Festival

Back in 2004 some visionary local enthusiasts thought it might be a good idea to hold a music festival.

They managed to involve a whole bunch of other villagers and the first festival took off in June 2005.  


A huge amount of creativity and community spirit was unleashed in the village.

We haven't stopped since! 


So much so that it has become a tri-annual Music & Arts event.

A major legacy of the 2005 Music Festival was the emergence of The Big Brunch Band.

In 2008 the festival grew a bit more and saw the birth of The Magnificent AK47, the singing blokes of Ashton Keynes and beyond.

In 2011 the big legacy act were The Ukey Dukes.

In 2014 we just had a very good time.

In 2017 we saw The AKsionals formed "for one night only" and still going strong and looking for more gigs!


And the Creative Writing Group is still inspiring away and meets every 3rd Sunday in The White Hart 3:30-5pm.

This year the Ashton Keynes Music & Arts Festival is expanding to include other art forms, representing the wide range of interests in the village and to create a platform to showcase everyone's talents.

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