Voted Best Staffordshire Music Festival in 2019 by Whats On Staffordshire Readers Awards, Staffs Fest is brought together by Stafford based LR Partnership, a popular annual music festival that has already made its mark on the UK music scene attracting local, regional and national musicians and audiences from all over the UK. The festival which celebrates its fourth year in 2020 is held at Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge near Stafford ST19 5RE on the Spring Bank holiday 22nd 23rd & 24th of May.
Having used a single large performance stage in the first three years to host all acts, this year the Main stage caters for Rock, Britpop, Glam Rock, Folk and Soul lovers. In 2018 we introduced a second marquee which in 2019 housed 23 Northern Soul DJs playing only vinyl. Staffs Fest 2019 with the growing success of the event with the introduction of a third marquee which hosted Reggae Rockz 2019 production by Basil Gabbidon one of the founder members of Steel Pulse which hosted a mixture of Reggae, Ska, Jazz, Funk and 2Tone. Headlining in the Reggae Rockz Marquee was KIOKO who toured with UB40 early in the year. In 2020 a forth marquee has been added with world music Le Vino Maison Marquee
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 including Bombay Jam, Balliamo Belly Dancers, Dance Fusion, Dance Nuvo and Stafford Salsa. There will be a range of food and drink vendors and retail stalls, clothing and ethnic outlets, whilst the beer marquee promises to never run out of beers and spirits throughout the weekend; all drinks will be at pub prices.
As with previous years, LR Partnership are allowing all children under 16 free admission throughout the festival weekend and must be booked at same time a responsible adult. Camping is FREE with all tickets types weekend, evening only, day/evening. Not camping, you can come and go freely from the festival. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times
Promoting young Musicians in the Midlands
A special annual competition organised to promote and support young local music talent within the Midlands area. Star in Staffs competition for under 18’s. Star In Staffs this year will be in association with Slater’s Stafford heats will take place at Slater’s bar in Stafford on Sunday 25th of April. Finalists will win the chance to play live at the festival and the winner will be picked by a panel of judges with a main prize of 2 days recording in a music studio with the production of a CD from sponsor Phoenix Music Studio Gaol Road in Stafford. On the panel of judges there will be John Davis from Erndor50 Promotions, Dean Phoenix from Phoenix Music Studio and Jon King of The Rock Dogs
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate
LR Partnership and Staffs Fest have been very active in supporting worthy causes within the local Midlands community over the last few years.
The Festival championed the Millie Bea’s Walking Wish Charity which has raised an amazing £75,000 for a much-needed operation to help Millie to walk. Which she has now had and is doing remarkably well, Millie Bea attends the festival each year with her family and one of the marquees is named after her.In 2018 money was raised for AED Donate a charity for distributing defibrillators. In 2019 it was Band of Builders
We are delighted to announce the charity we are championing this year at Staffs Fest is Terrible Titties & other Bitties a cancer support charity
Stafford College Media students will be filming the festival as part of their college course criteria as they need three days off college campus work experience
Optional camping is included on all ticket types with separate basic camping field for tents caravans and campers (Showers and toilets onsite – no electric hook up) Weekend ticket holders may arrive Thursday evening through until Monday afternoon.
Please book free camping and under 16’s ticket at the same time as weekend ticket one ticket per ‘unit’
Should you wish to stay longer please ask at Lower Drayton Farm direct
NB Lower Drayton Farm is a working farm while we ensure your safety is upmost in our minds, we do not accept any liability for any injuries or accidents of any kind
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