Voted Best Staffordshire Music Festival in 2019 and 2020 by Whats On Staffordshire Readers Awards, Staffs Fest is brought together by Stafford based LR Partnership Events, 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 2021 is held at Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge near Stafford ST19 5RE (Junction 13 of the M6) on the Spring Bank holiday 2th 29th & 30th of May.
This year the Main stage caters for Rock, Britpop, Glam Rock, Folk and Soul lovers. The Millie Bea Marquee hosts; Nothern Soul, Back to School disco, Jam session and Erndor50 Introducing stage. Staffs Fest 2021 with the growing success of the event introduces the Beats and Feats Marquee a mixture of Reggae, Ska, Gospel and 2 Tone and a fourth marquee promoting World music Le Maison du Vin Marquee and during the day entertainment for the children
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 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 Tower Studios Stone Staffs. 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 Events 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