Staffs Fest 2018 May 25-27th

Staffs Fest now in its fourth year is getting bigger and bigger each year, the festival will not only have a huge marquee housing the main stage and bar, this year will introduce a second marquee. The second marquee named after Millie Bea the charity for the young girl with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy that we championed for the last two years, will house both the acoustic stage and on the Sunday will launch a Northern Soul All Dayer; a first of its kind in the area , with nine DJs playing tracks on vinyl. Staffs Fest is also expanding the reggae genre with the whole of the Sunday evening on the main stage will present a production of Reggae Rockz

Great music from Rock, Blues, Reggae and Soul The stage and main bar is under cover in a marquee so if rain or shine it doesn’t matter.

Lorraine Conkey the festival organiser said;

“It’s a great opportunity for the whole family to come along in a safe environment and enjoy the buzz of seeing live bands in concert. We have tried to cater for everyone and have food vendors not only selling burgers and hotdogs, Caribbean Cuisine, Thai, savoury & sweet pancakes; we have vegan and vegetarian options too. As well as the main bar selling wines and spirits, real ale, draught lager and beer, we have a gin and Prosecco tent where you can sample from 15 different gin and a big selection of wines, plenty of retail stalls selling all sorts of goodies from ethnic clothing and jewellery, and Kidz Zone with kids disco, glitter artists, face painter, sweets and bouncy castle

We have artists from the local area joined by bands from all around the UK. Staffs Fest runs on the May Bank Holiday Friday 25th through to Sunday 27th we have tried to keep the costs down as much as possible so we feel this is one of the best value for money festival around. All tickets included free camping and access to Lower Drayton Farm Entertainment Hub. There is even the option of glamping through local firm Land Pod so ideal weekend break, come and go as you please and those from out of town can explore the local area and its gems This year Staffs Fest are championing and helping to raise awareness of AED Donate. AED Donate is a charity based in Stone High Street which aims to put portable defibrillators in public spaces, including in vehicles. AED Donate will have a stand at Staffs Fest and will be selling raffle tickets to win a brand new car.”

The final of a Star in Staffs competition will take place on Saturday morning of the festival 10 to 18 year old finalists will compete to win a prize of 2 days of studio recording time and production of a CD from Phoenix Music Studio

THE LINE UP;
FRIDAY 25th : Gates open 6.00, 6.30pm start with The Shine, Pig-Man & The rubber band, The Sick Notes, Shallow Boys, Slyder

Saturday 26th : Gates open 10.30 am competition 11am start Star in Staffs competition, Toasted Bones, The Endings, Emily Lockett, Used Blues, Callum Mountford, The Lack of Commitments, Ged Wilson,5.40 Pistol Pete Wearn, Bloke, Voodoo Stone old Flame Rockdogs

Sunday 27th; Jay Hussein, Two’s a Crowd, Imaner, Stuart Woolfenden, Greg Murray and The Seven Wonders, James Harbidge. 5 – 11pm Reggae Rockz 2018: with some of Birmingham’s top reggae musicians taking part, in a show that’s guaranteed to blow you away . Celebrating the journey of Reggae from its roots in Africa to the Caribbean and then the UK Special guests Selwyn Brown from (Steel Pulse), A Williams, Milton Godfrey, The Gabbidon Band, Judy Emeline, Bobby KP Woods, Ultimate 40, Pulse Beat, The Spirit Drummers and introducing The Scientist Sound System plus Bob Marley Tribute Production by Basil Gabbidon for Reggae Rockz

Sunday 27th Soul All Dayer in the second marquee Northern Soul DJs, Mick Oakden, Mick Moylan, Hitsville Chalky, Gary Lees, Gary Parker, Si Robinson, Mark Morris, Bill Ward and introducing the youngest female Northern Soul DJ in Stafford Kiera Robinson

Tickets are available on line from www.staffsfest.co.uk £40 for the whole weekend. £20 Day/evening. £10 after 6pm. Children under 16 are free but must be booked at the same time an adult

For more information go to www.staffsfest.couk or find on Twitter @staffsfest18 Facebook and Instagram
Lower Drayton Farm (A449) Penkridge Nr Stafford ST19 5RE is easily accessible from junction 13 from on the M6 motorway (Site 1 mile from the junction)
Basic campsite for tents, caravans & campervans (No electric hook ups). Dogs welcome but must be kept on a lead