Staffs Fest is the former Stafford Blues Festival re-branded to incorporate a wider range of music. We love blues but we also love rock, reggae, soul and so much more. We expanded from the blues festival to open up to a wider range of music choices.
Staffs Fest is very much a family festival with outstanding live music, high production value on stage with expert lighting and sound and not forgetting the amazing setting that is Lower Drayton Farm between Stafford and Penkridge.
We are a small startup festival who do our best to support local business. Many of the services you find onsite from the toilets to the lighting towers are all sources locally. We want to showcase how great Staffordshire is for top draw live music and what better place than a festival on a working farm.
Where can you stay?
Camping is available for all ticket holders to the Staffs Fest. Please check the date on the ticket of when you can arrive on site. So why not bring along your tent, campervan or caravan (Basic site so not electric hook ups- sorry). We have ‘Glamping’ available with http://www.landpod.co.uk/ please see ‘Glamping page’
Weekend Ticket holders can arrive from Thursday 25th May from 2 pm onwards and access the arena all weekend till Bank Holiday Monday
Anybody with a day/evening ticket is more than welcome to camp the night before and/or the night after their ticket is valid but you will only have access to the festival arena for the date valid on your ticket.
The campsite has:
On site toilets and wash rooms
Small shower facilities
Easy access to Stafford and Penkridge for amenities
Designated dog walking area
For health and safety reasons we cannot allow any open fires on the campsite. Feel free to spark up the BBQ, just remember to save some for us!
Ticket holders own alcohol is permitted in the campsite but cannot be taken into the arena. The bar in the arena is well stocked will all major brands and caters for all tastes.
We ask all ticket holders to take care around the entire site. 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. We will light the main route from the arena but we cannot light the whole campsite so as to not disturb happy campers. So we recommend you bring a torch.
Camping! You must be joking!
Don’t fancy pitching a tent? Well not to worry we have plenty of friends close by who have warm and comfy rooms available for you to stay in.
Wyndale Guest House in Stafford offers beautiful rooms and a nice comfy bed. Contact them here
Lower Drayton Farm offers its own B&B facilities which is a 5 minuet walk from the main festival arena. Book here
A cash point will be available onsite that is provided by UKbars. Please note a small charge may apply.
We welcome anybody to Staffs Fest and anybody who requires it will have access to our disabled parking bay which is located inside the main arena. We do our best to make the area as easy to access for all our visitors but do take into account the main arena is situated on a grass field.
Does your dog love live music? Can’t you bare to leave him/her at home for the weekend. Well feel free to bring them along they are welcome in all areas of the festival but we must stress that all dogs must be kept on a lead and for users of the campsite you use the designated dog walking area. You must also clean up after your dog, stepping in poop isn’t nice!
Food and Drink
Feel free to cook up a feast of your favorite treats on the campsite or treat yourself to one of our food stands in the main arena serving everything from your morning bacon butty to some spicy tea time treats. The bar which is provided by UKbars and offers a range of soft drinks as well as a range of real ales, boxed ciders, spirits and draft lager.
First aid will be located near the main entrance to the arena. Should you need any medical help please contact them or a member of staff as soon as you can.
We think paying for parking when you have already purchased a ticket is unfair. So parking at Staffs Fest is totally free!
This event wouldn’t happen without our sponsors and we would like to take this moment to thank all of them for helping us make Staffs Fest so great!
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? Use the contact us form and we can build the perfect sponsor package to get your brand noticed.
Toilets will be available in the main arena and on the campsite. We ask all visitors to keep these facilities as clean as they can.
Staffs Fest takes place at Lower Drayton Farm and is located between Stafford and Penkridge along the A449. It is also 5 minuets drive from junction 13 of the M6 motorway. The full address for the farm is Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Stafford ST19 5RE.
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. See service times here
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. Stafford is situated along the west coast main line so many more services stop there than at Penkridge. http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/STA.aspx
Plenty of local Taxi firms will give you a lift. Check back soon and we will post some numbers
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