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Rain and wind doesn't stop new Staffordshire music festival - in pictures

By Rebecca Sayce | Staffordshire | Music | Published:

The rain and wind did not deter music fans in Tamworth as they flocked to a new star-studded festival.

Statfold Barn Festival. Pictures by: Martin Dunning/On Track Media UK

The town's first ever Statfold Barn Festival went ahead despite weather warnings with live music, street food, comedy performances and more.

The three-day festival took place at the Statfold Barn Railway and saw performances from Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Tony Christie, Toploader, Kenny Thomas, Ocean Colour Scene's Andy Bennett and Boyzlife.

Speaking ahead of the event, promoter Alex Farrell said: “We are delighted and very excited to be teaming up with the owners of Statfold Barn Railway, Graham and Carol Lee, to launch this brand-new festival which we are planning to make a permanent fixture in the outdoor music calendar.

Statfold Barn Festival. Pictures by: Martin Dunning/On Track Media UK

“We’ve chosen acts who we know will appeal to festival goers of all ages and bring new visitors to the area. But we will also be showcasing the best in local talent with singer/songwriters from across the region performing.

“However, it’s not just about the music. We are appealing to the whole family and there really will be something for everyone including comedians, children’s entertainment, top quality street food and drink and a brilliant mini fairground.

Statfold Barn Festival. Pictures by: Martin Dunning/On Track Media UK

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“And we really want visitors to make the most of their weekend and take up the opportunity of booking a camping spot, one of our exclusive yurts or by bringing their caravan and campervans.

“This festival promises to be one of the highlights in the Midlands this summer and I can’t wait to welcome everybody to the stunning location that is the Statfold Barn Railway.”

Statfold Barn Festival. Pictures by: Martin Dunning/On Track Media UK

The event also included a comedy stage, street food and drink stalls, a children's zone, fairground and entertainment.

Visitors camped and glamped in secured fields, and could also bring their caravans and campervans.

Rebecca Sayce

By Rebecca Sayce
@becci_star

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.sayce@expressandstar.co.uk

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