Staffs Fest set to hit high notes with crowds

By Rebecca Stanley | Staffordshire | Music | Published:

Award winning Staffs Fest will be hitting the high notes this Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Staffs Fest

The Lower Drayton Farm-based event will see headline acts Kioko, Gabbidon Band ex Steel Pulse member Basil Gabbidon perform alongside more than 30 other local and UK-wide acts.

Local dance troops will also be performing for the first time at the festival with the introduction of dance and drumming workshops adding to the community atmosphere.

On site there will be a selection of retail stalls and food vendors, from hot dogs and burgers to Indian and Caribbean food, with vegan and vegetarian choices.

Local business in and around the area have shown their support of the festival by displaying the festival poster on their premises.


Mark Smethust local business owner of Time to Float said: “We have followed the expansion of the festival and physically attended each year, we are delighted to back local company LR Partnership who decided to host the festival on our doorstep.

"It takes a lot of organisation and dedication to start such a venture from scratch and the festival now is not only being talked and attended by those the immediate area but UK wide; which is fantastic as its easily accessible from Junction 13 on the M6 .

"This year its promises to be bigger and better than ever.“


Evening only, day/evening and weekend tickets are available in advance or at the gate on the day. Children under 16 are free when booked at the same time as a responsible adult. Free access to Lower Drayton Fun Farm is included.

Staffs Fest

Camping is included on all tickets and campsite is open from the Thursday evening through to the Bank Holiday Monday evening ,with basic facilities for tents, campervans and caravans, dogs are welcome as long as kept on a lead at all times.

If you wish to stay longer you are able to book direct with Lower Drayton Farm 01785 713045.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me:


Top Stories


More from the Express & Star

UK & International News