This festival has been postponed until 2021. Organiser's statement.
The annual Staffs Fest has rock, blues, reggae & soul takes place at Lower Drayton Farm, just off J13 of the M6 in Staffordshire from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th May 2020.
The festival has several marquees hosting a multitude of genres of music, Rock, Britpop, Glam Rock, Pop, Folk, World Music and Soul. Northern Soul DJs playing vinyl only on the Saturday and Sunday evening in the Millie Bea Marquee with specially made wooden floor. On Friday as well has the Main Stage there will be a Motown Party Night on Friday and Sizzling Salsa Party. Staffs Fest also incorporates Reggae Rockz 2020 a 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.
There are also displays and workshops from local community groups including Bombay Jam, Balliamo Belly Dancers, Dance Nuvo, Bhangra Blaze and Stafford Salsa plus drumming workshops by Rocky Amoo, dance and guitar workshops. 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. Workshops and child friendly activities are planned during the mornings and afternoons.
Acts include Reggae Winehouse, Beat Goes Bang, Musical Youth, The Dirty Bangers, and much more.
For the details as available please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced at £50 for the 3 days including camping. Day tickets £25, and evening tickets (after 5pm) £15.
Under 16's FREE
FREE Car parking
FREE Access to Lower Drayton Fun Farm
Gates open 4.30pm on Friday, music starts 5pm.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead. The campsite has on site toilets and wash rooms, small shower facilities, easy access to Stafford and Penkridge for amenities, and designated dog walking area. For health and safety reasons no open fires are allowed on the campsite.
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.
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.
A cash point will be available onsite. Parking at The Stafford Festival is totally free.
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. 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.
Disabled visitors are welcome with access to a disabled parking bay which is located inside the main arena. The organiser's try to make the area as easy to access but do take into account the main arena is situated on a grass field.
There'll be more information here when available.
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