The organisers of BerkoFest - Berkhamsted's hugely successful music festival held at Berkhamsted Cricket Club - have announced it will be held every two years.

BerkoFest will next be held on September 13th 2014.

The festival, which is run entirely by volunteers and raised a substantial amount of money for community causes last year, is also seeking charitable status. This will help ensure it can raise funds for music scholarships and workshops for local children, as well as providing the community with a fantastic regular event.

Organiser Charlie Hussey said: "Last year's BerkoFest was a massive success, with 3,500 people enjoying a hugely entertaining day. It also raised a substantial amount of money for good causes. By holding BerkoFest every two years and registering as a charity, we believe we can secure the long-term future of this brilliant festival for the town. We have had wonderful support, both from the volunteers behind the festival and the wider community. We're very excited about BerkoFest returning next year to once again give the whole town a day to remember."

BerkoFest plans to hold several fundraising events in the coming months, more details coming soon...

Winter Wonderland is BerkoFest's fantastic family fun festive show!

It's produced by, directed by, and starring regular West End stage performers Phillip Brown, Richard Henders and narrator Adrian Scarborough. It also features local children from Berkhamsted's Music Theatre Course (MTC). The staged entertainment is a mixture of song and dance from popular shows like 'Annie' and will involve some audience interaction, thus it will be a magical sleigh ride of music and theatre for all the family!

Adding to the family festive feel on the day there will be an array of fun filled kids's activities including a Santa's Grotto and an opportunity to play 'Splat A Santa'! Also face painters will help create a unique seasonal look.

A delicious hog roast, hot dogs and mouth watering vegetarian options will be available during the interval. And a bar selling soft drinks, beer and traditional mulled wine to quench the thirst.


Winter Wonderland will be held on Saturday 23rd November at the Centenary Theatre, Kings Road, Berkhamsted School.

Doors open 3pm, show starts 4pm with an hour's interval commencing at 5pm and the show finishing at 7pm.

For further information please email