Join us at the Fenny Poppers Festival 2019

Sunday 18th August 11am-6pm

A festival for all the family that includes firing of the historical Fenny Popper (cast iron mug stuffed with gunpowder). Live music and dancing on a stage fronted by the gigantic Aylesbury Street lawn!

Bring a picnic or enjoy food from one of the many food stalls or cafes. Funfair rides, bouncy castles, face painting, candy floss and lots more.

Aylesbury Street, Fenny Stratford  |  Use MK2 2BH for Sat Nav

Would you like a stall at the Fenny Poppers Festival 2019?

Booking a stall at the Fenny Popper Festival is a great way to fundraise or showcase your business to 1000’s of people during the day. We have pitches along Aylesbury Street for a variety of different vendors.


The festival wouldn’t happen without our brilliant volunteers.

Volunteers receive a festival t-shirt and a free meal for helping.

From setup at 6am to breakdown at 6pm, there are volunteering opportunities throughout the day. From litterpicking to directing traffic, we need your help all along the street.

The lineup for 2019


The Main Stage

11:00 Ali In The Jungle
11.30 The Plucky Haggis
11.50 Blackstone Gone
12.30 Manny and the Coloured Sky
1pm On Point
1.15 Cortes and Jackson
1.55 Firing of the Fenny Popper
2.05 The Reformers
2.35 On Point
2.50 Taylor Smith
3.20 MKCA
3.35 Billy Nomad and The Common Army
4.15 Joyride
4.55 Nicky Prince
5.20 Shoot To Thrill

The Acoustic Stage

12:10 Plucky Haggis
1.10 Manny and the Coloured Sky
2.00 Billy Nomad
2.45 Tremaine
3:15 Nicky Prince
3.45 Tremaine
4.30 Billy Nomad

The Artists

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Shoot to Thrill

Stel, Tom, Zak, Andy, Pete and Jonnie perform a variety of hits from the 90s and 00s and some classics thrown in for good measure. With decades of live experience between them, they play anything from classic rock to modern pop. Every song is a floor filler with a great stage presence from lead singer Johnnie.


Following a stunning headline slot at Fenny Poppers 2018, Joyride are back for 2019. The Milton Keynes based covers band play a mix of Rock and Chick Rock, all served up with a healthy dose of attitude. They play big party tunes with an amazing stage presence and plenty of sass. It will be LOUD but bring your dancing shoes and get ready to have a great time.

Billy Nomad & the Common Army

Billy Nomad is a staple of the Fenny Poppers festival, having played all but one event for the last 12 years. He is an eclectic songwriter with a passion for social commentary and cheap laughs. This year he will be joined once again by his band of musical troubadours ‘The Common Army’ for an extra special collection of songs for you to jump up and dance to. You’ll also find Billy around the site on the day, playing a few more intimate sets for you to sit back, relax and listen to. Altogether expect a lot of fun from Billy Nomad at this years Fenny Poppers Festival. Billy has toured the length & bredth of Britain performing with The Blockheads, The Wurzels, Cassetteboy, Mr B and Elemental.

Cortes and Jackson

Cortes and Jackson are a local songwriting duo who blend piano, guitar and vocal melodies to create their own distinctive sound. Drawing from influences as diverse as funk, jazz and even ragtime, the pair have developed a style which is both intensely rhythmic and theatrical, bringing a fresh twist to modern pop culture. The pair met at university and a few jam sessions later discovered their unique individual playing styles blended perfectly, which created a powerful chemistry. Pianist Elliot, takes his inspiration from a primarily classical and rock background, whilst guitarist Callum’s musical style is more rooted in traditional blues, soul and rock ’n’ roll. Together they are already generating excitement wherever they play. New for 2019, Cortes and Jackson are bringing a full band to the stage for their performance introducing to the band, Emile on bass guitar and Josh on drums.

Taylor Smith

Childish quicks, social awkwardness and a mutual distain for the status quo, Taylor Smith and their raucous mix of folk, blues, funk and punk bring politically motivated music with heavily cynical overtones. Armed with a guitar and a quick wit, Mitchell Taylor (Aka The poor mans Morrissey) sings songs of triumph over oppression through to despair under depression. Nick Smith brings low end to the band with riff heavy basslines along with a love of fantasy escapism and lime and soda. Dan Smith, the wannabe viking, unleashes his primal fury on the cajon with solid grooves and tasty breaks.

The Reformers

Ronnie, Ross, Simon and Simon are The Reformers. After many years of playing in many different bands, these four local musicians have put together a live act that is destined to stand out from the crowd in 2017.  Featuring a diverse set of influences including Spaced Out, Peartree Bridge Family, Joyride, Thin Lizzy, David Bowie, TRex, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Dandy Warhols, Oasis, The Ramones, John Denver, Boy George and ABBA, expect a memorable set with lots of energy and superb musicianship.

Ali In The Jungle

Ali In The Jungle are a four piece indie/alternative rock band from Milton Keynes, with influences like The Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand, Oasis and nature. They write all our own music and have been playing together for about 7 years.

Blackstone Gone

Blackstone Gone are an electro-Acoustic four-some providing a full-band sound stage without the paraphernalia of a full band set-up. The band play a range of old-to-modern covers (think Beatles to Imagine Dragons) and some original material. The overall sound is typically up-beat, up-tempo music to get people dancing and singing along. Hailing from the Milton Keynes area, the band are relatively seasoned performers and know what it takes to get the party started.


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Nicky Prince

Nicky is a unique artist, true performer and entertainer with powerful passionate vocals enough to move anyone’s soul. Her raw, soulful & bluesy vocals together with her vibrant funky/jazzy/folk sound have seen Nicky support the likes of Roy Ayers, Nate James, Courtney Pine, JTQ,The Three Degrees, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Craig Charles Funk &Soul Club show, Brother Strut and more recently Soul II Soul. She has performed many times at one of the UK’s premier performance venues The Stables and other prestigious venues such as The Jazz Cafe, Pigalle,The Bedford Corn Exchange, Glastonbury, The Cobden Club, The Bedford and The Grand Prix @ Silverstone. She was also involved in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1998 for Imaani! Over the years, Nicky has been involved in a lot of underground projects alongside other artists one of which did have some commercial success entering the Main UK Charts at No. 25 with the ‘Zed Bias’ Garage anthem ‘Neighbourhood’. In 2009 she released her debut EP – *’See What You Mean’ and the second called ‘Mischief’ in 2016 both available on CD and download.

Manny and the Purple Sky

An unwilling nomad, Manny & The Coloured Sky (real name Manny Ademolu) tells the story of growing up with his family, and the struggles they experienced along the way, in the upcoming single, Nothing Much Has Changed. After creating the original demo with chart-topping songwriter Elviin Smith, the track lay dormant for over three years before erupting again with producer RayKills and a cadre of talented singers at Tapeline Studios in Milton Keynes. Collaborating with local talent was key to Manny’s vision, giving a platform to as many artists as possible and helping to put his city on the map. Now settled full-time in Milton Keynes, Manny often calls upon past feelings of exclusion in an environment that doesn’t often understand the worldview of young people in unconventional Circumstances. With his desire to give a voice to those who aren’t heard, he crafts a signature blend of modern soul, incorporating influences ranging from Sampha to William Fitzsimmons. His most notable work to date is featuring on DJ Cameo & Junction 13’s Morning Rain, released through DFTD Records in 2016. At present, Manny & The Coloured Sky is working on his debut EP.

The Plucky Haggis

‘The Plucky Haggis’ continues to challenge himself & others.  This solo performer only started teaching himself to play acoustic guitar & sing relatively recently.  YET now performs a dynamic & wide repertoire of 160+ songs from 7 decades; incl. 25 originals!  ‘Plucky’, as he’s affectionately known, now earns his living as a singer-songwriter; gigging with Full PA, performing & busking throughout Britain.  One of his many goals, is to land a local residency, and build a unique evening of live music & entertainment in a local venue. It’s an impressive 7 year journey, and he’s got every reason to be excited about the next seven, and beyond!



Simply Acoustic

Ellie and Mat are a local acoustic act who have performed at some of the biggest events in Milton Keynes over recent years and are available for weddings and functions performing cover versions of well known songs with their unique acoustic style.


Tremaine is a talented singer-songwriter, composer, producer, pianist, choir director, and backing vocalist. Her debut album ‘But for the Grace of God’ was released in December 2016. The second album is soon to follow. Tremaine’s style is unique, warm and unforgettable, with a voice that is both simultaneously powerful and sweet. She effortlessly fuses her influences of Jazz, Soul & Gospel to write inspiring music that nourishes the soul. Tremaine’s influences include Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Alicia Keys, India Arie, Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Pharrell, The Winans, Leah Smith, and Smokey Robinson. An experienced and eclectic performer, Tremaine is just as comfortable on stage at Wembley Arena as in an unplugged intimate setting. Tremaine has provided backing vocals for Beverley Knight, Mica Paris, and Peter Andre. Tremaine is available for festivals, acoustic nights, weddings, corporate functions, and gospel events. Tremaine is a versatile performer- vocal-pianist, solo vocalist with backing tracks or accompanied by her band. Tremaine’s repertoire ranges from Bob Marley to Hillsong to Motown classics. Tremaine’s debut solo album ‘But for the Grace of God‘ is available to purchase on the albums page

A Bit Frank

Mark Russell performs a jazz/swing tribute covering anything from Sinatra to Bublé, from Robbie Williams to Fred Astaire, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin. There’s even something for the kids (everyone loves The Jungle Book).


Milton Keynes’ premier cheerleading team and have represented MK around the world winning awards for their skills. MKCA provide recreational and competitive training to aspiring athletes; catering to suit a range in age and ability. Established in 2005, their training programme has classes based in Milton Keynes, Henlow and Towcester. They operate a separate schools programme, tumble and conditioning classes and are available for hire for parties and events. The MKCA season runs from September to July, with kids clubs available throughout August.

On Point

On Point are Milton Keynes‘ premiere street dance crew and have been winning international awards for over 10 years. On Point believe that dance is for everyone old and young, beginners or experts and invite everyone to come down to their dance studio at 30 Redgrave Drive, Oxley Park and try something both new and fun!

Join us for a great family day out!