Stainsby Festival is a family affair

The Stainsby Festival is a well-established, intimate and family-friendly event in a beautiful rural setting that this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Stainsby, from July 20-22, is all about live music and performance: hearing, playing, writing, performing, learning. 

The festival has everything: great folk and world music in traditional marquees, crafts stalls, children’s entertainment, music workshops of every kind, a singers competition, storytelling, theatre, poetry, film, philosophy and walkabout events throughout the weekend with camping thrown in. 

And to top it all there’s a real ale bar featuring locally sourced beers from micro-breweries around Derbyshire.

As it is the 50th anniversary organisers asked regular festival goers who they would like to see and they have a stella line-up planned.

Leading the field on Friday night is Dizraeli pictured above. 

There’s also the wonderful George Borowski, the tub-thumping Seize The Day and the Loscoe State Opera on Saturday. For Sunday, there’s the amazing Martha Tilston, the Seeds of Evergreen and The Lost Padres 

And no best of Stainsby would be complete without their very own House Band.

All proceeds go back into the event as it’s a registered charity and a not-for-profit event run entirely by unpaid volunteers. 

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