Thousands of people enjoy the first SubWoofers music festival organised by Bucks students

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Date: 8th May 2018

More than 3,000 flooded through the gates of the very first deaf, dog, and family-friendly music festival, organised by Bucks New University students and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People on Sunday (6 May).

SubWoofers was held at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People's site in Saunderton, near Princes Risborough, and music lovers turned out en masse to enjoy the bank holiday sunshine, live music, fairground rides, food and drink, and special screenings of Oscar-winning short film The Silent Child.

Following the success of other Bucks Live events at the University's High Wycombe Campus over recent years, students from second year Music & Live Events Management and Music Business courses worked with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to organise the day.

Second year Music and Live Events Management student Kate Woolley, team leader for marketing for SubWoofers said: "The day couldn't have gone any better! Since we began planning this event our aim was to welcome families into the heart of the charity to enjoy something we love - music!

“Seeing people in their thousands making their way onto site for an event that I had been involved in planning was incredible - we can't wait for next year!"

Throughout the day festival goers were able to soak up the sun in front of the main stage and relax on hay bales or deck chairs.

A variety of music took to our main stage with Ska Souls UK wrapping up the day, who had plenty of the audience on their feet and dancing along. People were able to get involved with Bucks New University societies such as Bucks Circus and were able to watch Bucks Blades show off their sword skills.

Michele Jennings, Chief Executive of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People & Hearing Link said: “We are delighted that so many people came along to enjoy the first SubWoofers family music festival. It was the largest event we have ever held at The Grange, and both our team and the team from Bucks New University did a brilliant job organising such an enjoyable day.

“SubWoofers was held to raise funds for Hearing Dogs, so every ticket that was sold helps us to train more clever, loveable dogs to help deaf people leave loneliness behind and reconnect with life. Everyone attending was giving to a very worthwhile cause, and I would like to say a massive “thank you” to all our generous supporters.”

Due to the success of this year's event the SubWoofers family music festival will be returning next year.

Alan McBlane, Course Leader, Music & Live Events Management, Bucks New University said: "The inaugural SubWoofers event was a fantastic day for all concerned.

"The sun shone and our visitors enjoyed a great day of family fun and live entertainment. Our Music & Live Events Management students gained real world experience working with the Hearing Dogs as an external client, and safely delivering a great day for all concerned"

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