Pub rock legends Chas and Dave to close Ampthill Festival in July.

Chas & Dave promo shot 2014 Master

COCKNEY legends Chas and Dave will close out Ampthill’s three day summer festival this year with a free gig.

Ampthill Festival Chairman, Richard Benson, explained: “We thought long and hard about this and agreed it would be good to thank everyone who has helped support and grow our festival, raising thousands of pounds for local charities in the process.
“This year we invite music fans, young and old, to enjoy Chas & Dave – and we are footing the bill.”

The band are known for their hits Gertcha, Ain’t No Pleasing You and Rabbit.

The festival, which runs from Friday July 3 until Sunday July 5 will see the band close Ampthill Gala Day on the Sunday, taking to the main stage in Ampthill Park.

On the band’s upcoming show, Chas said: “We’re counting down the days to playing in that beautiful park in Ampthill. It is an absolutely stunning venue and to play a free gig to the good people of Bedfordshire ain’t a bad way to spend a sunny afternoon. We can’t wait!”

They have enjoyed a recent resurgence after Jools Holland and Pete Doherty announced the pub rockers were key influences.
They have also played with Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beatles and Eric Clapton.

Annual Fun Dog Show

Woof Woof, calling all dog owners and lovers! The Ampthill Festival Annual Fun Dog show is fast approaching, a great afternoon of wagging tail entertainment and all in aid of Ampthill Festival fundraising. Sunday 28th of September 12pm! Come on down…

Dog Show Poster 2014


Plea for fans to buy last remaining tickets with just fortnight to go

AmpRocks is now heading for a sell out with organisers urging fans to buy tickets in advance … or risk disappointment.

Sales have already surpassed last year’s record of total 3,100 with no let-up during June.

And with just two weeks to go there are fears no tickets will be available on the night.

Madchester legends Happy Mondays headline at Ampthill Park on July 4 – supported by Fenech Soler – sparking “unprecedented interest” in tickets for the big night, which kicks off the three-day Ampthill Festival.

“We haven’t seen anything like this before,” admitted AmpRocks Chairman Ian Scarr.

“We thought last year would be hard to beat but 2014 has surpassed all expectations and more. There are still some tickets remaining but if sales are maintained at the current rate – and we always expect a sharp INCREASE in the week before – there will be a lot of disappointed people.”

“We have had interest from all over the country so we urge locals that if you haven’t got a ticket yet, please buy one as soon as possible.”

 Tickets – priced £18 – are available from dr barbers in Dunstable St, Ampthill or online from (booking fee applies online)

AmpRocks kick starts the 3-day Ampthill Festival weekend. Tickets are also available for Ampthill Park Proms. For more information please see 

Gala Day Stall Applications

Due to high demand, applications are now closed for Ampthill Festival Gala Day on Sunday 6th of July.

We have had a fantastic response to stall applications and we are now at capacity for the Gala Day! This means there will be lots of variety for everyone on the day! Sorry if you have not managed to secure your space this year, keep in touch for next year.