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Bumper bank holiday fun

High Wycombe town centre celebrates a busy bank holiday weekend as ‘FrogFest’ returns for its 8th year

High Wycombe town centre was alive with the sounds of Summer this past bank holiday weekend, as the annual ‘FrogFest’ event returned for its 8th year. Hosting sets from 15+ performers across the 3-days, the town was treated to every genre, from the talented Vibes Steel Band and incredible drumming from Dhol Collective, to the delicate folk-inspired vocals of Leanne Brooker. Pauls Row also received the musical treatment, with live performances on both the Saturday and Sunday evenings.

High Wycombe Market

The entertainment didn’t just stop at the high street, with Frogmoor playing host to the ‘FrogFest Musical Cinema’ a giant LED screen, showing footage from some classic ‘live’ concerts – featuring Elton John, Phil Collins, One Direction, Lady Gaga – as well as screenings of popular musical movies, including The Greatest Showman, Mary Poppins Returns and Mamma Mia.

Designed in a Covid-safe format across 3-days, the long-weekend event attracted hundreds of families to the town centre, with many enjoying the family-friendly activities and regular circus workshops, as well as the daily food court and pop-up craft market.

FrogFest is part of calendar of events run by High Wycombe BID company (HWBIDCo), an organisation working on behalf of local businesses to celebrate the town. Since its inception in 2013, the popular festival has gone from strength-to-strength and continues to draw people from across Buckinghamshire into High Wycombe town centre.

FrogFest is part of calendar of events run by High Wycombe BID company (HWBIDCo), an organisation working on behalf of local businesses to celebrate the town. Since its inception in 2013, the popular festival has gone from strength-to-strength and continues to draw people from across Buckinghamshire into High Wycombe town centre.

Chief Executive of HWBIDCo, Melanie Williams was delighted to see a return of the popular event. “Although a departure from the usual FrogFest format , this year’s event still proved extremely popular with hundreds of extra visitors coming to the town centre over the bank holiday weekend. The weather was great, the music was fantastic, and it was so nice to see so many people back out in full force, enjoying the town centre and supporting our local shops. It’s just the start of everything we have planned for a busy Summer season in the town centre.”

For more information on this year’s event, follow @HWfrogfest on Facebook or Instagram. For more information about upcoming events follow @hellomywycombe on Facebook and Instagram

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