We are delighted to announce the line up on the main stage over the three days at Staffs Fest
Gates open 6 pm on Friday 24th May. Pig man and The Rubber Band, Hairy Eyeball and Hammered. (See separate page for more details)
Saturday 25th May
10.30 Star in Staffs Competition in association with
The finalists from heats at Slater’s Stafford will have the opportunity to sing live on the main stage at Staffs Fest in front of a panel of judges.
The finalist will win 2 days recording studio time & production of a CD from Phoenix Music Studio
12 .00 Weston Rd
With a name derived from the street of their home studio where they spend most of their time writing and rehearsing Weston Rd are a 3 piece rock band made up of lead singer/guitarist Joe Blanks, Leon Philipsen on bass guitar and Jake Brown on drums.
Hailing from various parts of the world, Stafford to New Zealand their music influence’s range from bands such as Black Sabbath and Foo Fighters to Jakes Love of Hip Hop!
Their sound is very much alternative rock, Foo Fighters meets Royal Blood with lead vocals reminiscent of Chris Stapleton, Dave Grohl and Ritchie Kotzen.
Joe Blanks – Vocals/Guitar
Leon Philipsen – Bass
Jake Brown – Drums
Kate & Bryan are a musical duo who combine Bass and Acoustic Guitars with great vocal harmonies for a mixture of classic songs https://www.facebook.com/SonicHarmonyMusic/
The Endings are a six piece band based in Telford playing up tempo original material with a few covers thrown in and now working on their third album. A combination of instruments creating a mixture of folk rock with an Irish flavour. Always good craic!
Band members include: (Rob) Guitar/ Lead Vocalist
Member’s Kit, Grace and Neil perform a melting pot of
Jazz, Pop, Blues, Country, R’n’B, Rap and Rock fusion guaranteed to have you up dancing and signing.
This will be Used Blues 5th time at the festival. The 5 piece band hails from Glasgow and bring that true blues sound to the festival
The name says it all … the songs aren’t new, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing original about this band.From the 1940’s tunes of Louis Jordan to the contemporary songs of Gary Clark Jr via Tom Waits, Buddy Guy et al, this band delivers!
Slyder are ‘ready to rock this place’ and ‘shake it to the ground’!
Just a few short years ago, heavy rock axemen Pete Bosworth (Hydra Vein/China/Billy’s Got a Gun) and Trevor Ellis (Hydra Vein) hooked up after a 25 year hiatus. It wasn’t long before they got round to discussing their undying love of rock music (it’s in the blood as all true rock fans know, right?)
A jam quickly proved that they could pick up pretty much where they left off all those years ago (when they had hair and everything!) Soon after, they scoured the country (well…at least from Tamworth up to Stoke!) for other hard rockin’ muso’s. Ace powertrain drummer and hardcore rock fan Rob Bate (Rushdown/Chemikill/S8N) replied to an ad and slotted in straight away. Pete then approached super solid bass player Malcolm Gould (China/Marshall Law/Love&War) who he had played alongside many moons ago in China (the band, not the country!) They didn’t miss a beat and it was all working like a well oiled machine.
What they needed now was a lead vocalist worthy of fronting up this powerhouse unit. He needed to be LOUD and POWERFUL and GOOD LOOKING! Lurking in the wilds of North Staffordshire they found a hidden treasure in Sean Coleman and thought ‘Well, two out of three ain’t bad’! (but seriously…you gotta hear him to believe him!)n late 2015. Trev left the band to pursue his interest in train spotting (only joking!) From over the horizon (well..Brum actually!) a saviour appeared in the form of Daz Ashton, ace guitarist and all-round nice guy (with real hair too!)
So, here we are; SLYDER‘. Ready to rock your world with a superb mix of classic and modern rock trax (plus some of their own supercharged original numbers!) Whether you’re a dyed in the leather rock aficionado or just wanna rock the night away we want you to come with us and the Slyder sound…’cos we’re going Down and Out!
Sunday 26th May
12.00 Juniper Wolf
Local band from Staffordshire giving it all they’ve got – it’s full on ‘rock’
Vocals: Dean O
Guitar: Dean M
Bass: Kurt F
Drums: Jason G
My Stage Academy
Based at Graham Balfour School in Stafford My Stage Academy is a performing arts school which gives the opportunity to students from 6 to 18 to develop within the performing arts, singing, drama and dance
Looking forward to seeing the students performing https://www.facebook.com/mystageacademy/
Staffordshire based Haydn will join the festival once again with his distinctive voice. Rock
JR Harbidge Band
A rocker from the Black Country with strong roots in the Birmingham music scene. With over two decades of playing, writing and producing under his belt. James as a teenager he played in Powderfinger his instinct to rock was always tempered by a high regard for melody. The rock won out with Third Bullet, the trio he formed in the mid-noughties
Now based in Derbyshire heralds a new and compelling voice on the UK Americana scene.
Ellie Jones & the Giants
Ellie Jones & The Giants are a combination of eclectic musicians who come together to play the songs you love, and the song you’d forgotten you loved. With members being from differing backgrounds, it’s the perfect pot of variety!
With Ellie on vocals and guitar, she boasts a unique lounge/easy listening voice and jazzy guitar style to adapt to each song and genre that they play. With support from The Giants, this group is a collective of musicians of all ages, who each present their own personalities in their playing.
Our shows are fun and relaxed, and can adapt depending on the event. From sophisticated, cool and jazzy, to fun, spontaneous and party-like – we try to incorporate each into our shows!
Ellie Jones & The Giants play a variety of music: Pop, Soul, Jazz, Reggae, Blues, Ska, Rock, Rock N’ Roll and even Irish! All of which span across different decades and artists!
The Clays are a four piece rock band based in Stoke on Trent.
Ad – vocals and guitar
Mart – backing vocals and guitar
Jackson – bass
Dan – Drums
The Lack of Commitments
Our aims are noble and yet beautifully selfish much like those of the original film. We are the soul reprobates of the midlands and we wanna pour our musical hearts out to you. We want you to join us in our over-arching quest to bring soul to a troubled world.We’re an eleven piece soul band, playing the best music from the film ‘The Commitments’ plus other soul classics to reignite the dwindling fire in your heart. We’re living out The Commitments dream through the music of Wilson, Otis, Aretha, Martha, Percy and the soul greats. You’ll hear Chain of Fools, Destination Anywhere, Mustang Sally, Hard to Handle, Treat Her Right and the inimitable Try a Little Tenderness as we take you on a roller coaster of sweet, sweet Motown. Come and support your local hard working, saviours of soul.
Greg Murray and The Seven Wonders
Delighting audiences by bringing something different to the gunfight with our original brand of folksy tex-mex tinged graceful-indie-rock, our amazing songs, and our carnival of a show.
We’d love to bring that carnival to your venue.
Our huge band, led by the charismatic singer/songwriter James Gregory Murray, play a wide variety of song styles, including brazen barn-dances, beautiful ballads, ‘death country’, dramatic Americana, rock, reggae and folk – with added colour from our incredible brass section and accordion player! Add the fact that virtually every member of the band sings and it’s no surprise that our gigs generate a fantastic atmosphere.
All bands are subject to change
Live ‘amplified music’ has to stop at 11 pm by law
The bar will stay open
Campers can arrive from Thursday ‘teatime’ and stay until Bank Holiday Monday 4pm
If you wish to stay longer please book with Lower Drayton Farm direct.
All ticket types ie Evening only, Day/evening and weekend ticket, all have optional camping please book FREE camping ticket when you book your ticket at the checkout . One ticket per ‘unit’ tent, caravan or camper van.
Under 16s are free when accompanied by a responsible adult
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times
Taxi drop off and pick up point is next to the arena by the ticket office
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