Voted Best Staffordshire Music Festival 2019 and in 2020 by What's On Readers and Special Recognition Award for Festival of the Year 2019 by The Mark/Our Staffordshire. STAFFS FEST is a popular annual music festival that has already made its mark on the UK music scene in the West Midlands attracting local, regional and national musicians and audiences from all over the UK. The festival which celebrates its fourth year in 2021 is held at Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge near Stafford ST19 5RE Junction 13 on the M6
Four huge marquees hosting a multitude of genres of music, Rock, Britpop, Glam Rock, Pop, Folk, World Music, Gospel and Soul.The Lack of Commitments, Used Blues, Hammered, Hairy Eyeball and The Sicknotes to name but a few bands (A true family orientated festival where children under 16 are free with accompanying responsible adult (their tickets must be requested at the same time as paying adult). Free camping ticket one ticket per tent, camper or caravan to be booked at the time of admission ticket
Gates open Friday 25th June at 4.00pm and music starts at 5.00pm
The festival is not one dimensional, in addition to the wide ranging live music on offer, there will be displays and workshops from local community groups
We will be restricting the amount of tickets available at this moment in time. Should the festival have to be cancelled due to government regulations changing, all tickets are refundable up to one month after the festival date (31st July). Otherwise the tickets will be transferred to Staffs Fest 2022
DJs playing vinyl only on Sunday from 3pm in the Millie Bea Marquee
There will be workshops throughout the morning into the afternoon ranging from yoga and Chi Gong to musical workshops even a kids disco. Into the evening the Marquee will house some great talent with music from around the world
Hosting a mixture of Reggae,Ska,Gospel and 2Tone.
Saturday 12 - 6pm in the Millie Bea Marquee a chance to 'show' off you talents and enter a competition, voting by the public with the winner securing a place on the Main Stage in 2022 (Open to all ages and genres) Please email John Davis email@example.com
Saturday evening there will be a Jam Session hosted by local musician Paul Brindley (The Loveless)
LR Partnership Events and Staffs Fest have been very active in supporting worthy causes within the local West Midlands community initially the Festival championed the Millie Bea’s Walking Wish Charity which helped raise funds and awareness of the money needed for operation to help Millie to walk;£75,000 as the operation and following physiotherapy wasn't funded by the NHS. Millie Bea attends the festival each year with her family and one of the Marquees is named after her. The following year money was raised for AED Donate a charity for distributing defibrillators. In 2019 the charity championed was The Band of Builders a fantastic charity, like DIY SOS.
Stafford College Media students filmed the festival as part of their college course criteria and work experience and will be back in 2021
Dogs are welcome at Staffs Fest but must be kept on a lead at all times. We even have a designated walking area
All ticket types evening only day/evening and weekend tickets includes separate basic camping in a field, so bring your tent, caravan or camper van along. (Showers and toilets onsite - no electric hook up)
Weekend ticket holders may arrive Thursday evening through until Monday afternoon. Please book free camping ticket at the same time as festival ticket, one ticket per camping 'unit.'
Should you wish to stay longer please ask at Lower Drayton Farm direct 01785 713045
The 76 or the 76A service run by Arriva bus from Stafford to Wolverhampton passes the festival site. Lower Drayton Farm has its very own bus stop at the top of the lane so just ask your driver to drop you off there. Once you are at the top of the lane its just a short walk down towards the festival site. Please take care as its a single track road so lookout for vehicles.
Both Stafford and Penkridge have train stations which you can then catch the connecting 76 bus service or a taxi to get to the festival site.One mile from Junction 13 of the M6
**Lower Drayton Farm is an active and working unit so heavy machinery maybe coming down the tracks, also because the festival is situated in a field you may find some of the areas of the ground uneven.
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