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Staffs Fest

Starts: 24th May 2019

Staffs Fest is a 3 day music festival held during the Spring Bank Holiday in May. Rock, Reggae, Britpop, Glam Rock, Northern Soul, Blues, Folk, 2 Tone, Ska & Soul.

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Start Date

24th May 2019

End Date

26th May 2019

Location

Lower Drayton Farm

Lineup

KIOKO, Gabbdidon Band, Slyder, Cutch-I, Reggae Winehouse, Hammered, Black Symbol, Bobby Woods, Hairy Eyeball, Lack of Commitment, Greg Murray & th

Details

Staffs Fest is brought together by Stafford based LR Partnership, is 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 fifth year in 2019 is held at Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge near Stafford ST19 5RE

Having used a single large performance stage in the first three years to host all acts, this year with the genre of Rock, Blues, Britpop, Glam Rock and Soul. In 2018 we introduced a second marquee to house Northern Soul DJs playing only on vinyl. Staffs Fest 2019 will underline the growing success of the event with the introduction of a third marquee which will host Reggae Rockz 2019 production by Basil Gabbidon one of the founder members of Steel Pulse which will host a mixture of Reggae, Ska, Jazz, Funk, and 2 Tone.

The festival is not one dimensional however. In addition to the wide ranging live music on offer, there will be displays and workshops from local groups, a range of food and drink vendors and gift stalls , clothing and ethnic stalls providing all manner of things suited for a typical music festival audience, whilst the Beer Tent promises to never run out of beers and spirits throughout the weekend.

As befitting a family orientated music festival, provision is made for younger members in the audience with a Kidz Corner, inflatable's, kids disco plus free access to Lower Drayton Fun Farm, which includes everything from animal feeding to adventure playground. As with previous years, LR Partnership are allowing all children under 16 free admission throughout the festival weekend.

Attracting local and national media interest has increased the profile of this fast-growing festival with the BBC and several regional radio stations together with local press outlets interviewing and co promoting performers, organisers and sponsors.

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 18s. 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.
Community Spirit

LR Partnership and Staffs Fest have been very active in supporting worthy causes within the local Midlands community over the last few years.

For the first three The Festival championed the Millie Bea’s Walking Wish Charity which has currently 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.

Last year money was raised for AED Donate a charity for distributing defibrillators.
In 2019, Staffs Fest will be looking to champion a new charity challenge.

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