Bucks Live 2016


Date: 20th Apr 2016

Students at Buckinghamshire New University are inviting members of the public to a free jungle-themed family fun day featuring live music, fairground rides, and a variety of food and drink stalls, on Saturday 30 April, from 10am-4pm. Second-year BA (Hons) Music and Live Events Management students.

The annual Bucks Live event, which is organised and hosted by second-year BA (Hons) Music and Live Events Management students as part of their studies, will be held at the University's High Wycombe campus.

Student and event coordinator Paige Patterson said: "Jungle Bucks stems from the already established brand of Bucks Live, an event put on each year by the Music and Live Events Management students. Our idea to create an ideal day out for families will be shown through the fun and colourful jungle theme."

Artists including Coates, Little Brother Eli, Nick Byrne and Alex Buckley will be performing on the main stage, and there will be entertainment provided by the University's Circus Society. The jungle-themed event will also include a host of activities such as face-painting, as well as a bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course and slide, tea-cups, a mini carousel and chair-o-planes.

Plenty of prizes will be on offer through a raffle held on the day, including a family pass to Woburn Safari Park, a Hollywood Bowl family voucher, a private pool party, paintball vouchers and many more.

As part of their studies, students are required to plan the community fun day from scratch, organising everything from the initial concept, to the production, site management and post-event debrief.

Paige added: "Personally I have already taken so much from the Jungle Bucks experience. In my eyes it encompasses what my degree is all about and each step of the process has been a learning curve for me. Aside from actually organizing the event, from booking the acts and vendors to organizing how the site will be laid out, I have learnt a great deal more about managing people, assigning the right person to the right job and following up to ensure tasks are completed."

Entry to the event is free; however, some attractions may require a small charge. To find out more about the event and to pre-order your wristband, please visit the website.

Picture: Second-year Music and Live Events Management students.


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