See you in July at the first ever Banfest - Banstead music and beer festival!

As you’ll know if you seen us play, Broken Switch are a fun, amateur rock covers band based in Surrey. We specialise in playing at local festivals and other outdoor events, as well as pubs and parties. More often than not we seem to end up playing outside. It’s what we love.

There is something wonderfully British when people gather in a field or garden with a drink or two, a sense of childlike expectation and that traditional foreboding about how the weather may turn out. We know how to enjoy ourselves as a nation and providing the entertainment is an honour.

Every year we play Bacchus Marathon, which celebrates the grape harvest at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking.  Runners, all in fancy dress, race, jog or walk over the North Downs stopping off for wine, music and dancing on the way round. It’s crazy fun.

This year we’re also looking forward to taking part in a brand new festival, Banfest, the Banstead Music and Beer festival organised by the village cricket club.

It opens on Friday, July 13, with a cricket match, locals v the England Masters charity team made up of ex-national players, followed by two days of music, beer and dancing and more cricket.

There will be more than a dozen bands, headlined by a Take That tribute act on Saturday and an Ed Sheeran tribute on Sunday - with everything from blues to bhangra in between . We’ve got the midday slot on Sunday.

If you’re up and about, come on down to Avenue Road, Banstead, SM7 2PP, just off the High Street and we’ll help you wake up with your first - and the best - pint of the day.

We know the atmosphere will be as special as these events always are – whatever the weather.

Tickets available for one and two days from the cricket club.

For information about England Masters cricket team.