Number 7 here we come! We hope you are all ready to have another heck of a party weekend. Last year was incredible, thanks to your fantastic support we were able to put on a great weekend. The site layout worked well for us, everyone seemed happy with their pitches, the bands and artists were brilliant and the concessions and entertainers excelled themselves to give everyone there a weekend to remember! If you are a regular you will need no convincing but anyone thinking about giving Staxtonbury need look no further than the next page to see the fun we get up to and indeed the standard of musicians and artists we invite. If you are in any doubt just ask anyone who has been before, it will probably be your best decision of 2015 to get together, have some sunshine and fresh air and make this years summer one to remember for both parents and children alike. As well as the usual high quality entertainment we will be holding a special 60's, 70's and 80's night on the Saturday so keep your eyes (and ears) open for that!
Last year we welcomed Abba and The Beatles, with a little Freddie Mercury and Elvis thrown in for good measure. To add to this line up we have signed up the Kinks, well... The Kast off Kinks to be precise! This is a group made up of all Kinks originals, including Mick Avory (the main Kinks drummer) & John Dalton (guitarist).
We have a few new ideas that have been suggested including a few Jamming Sessions where anyone who
wants to bring along any instrument they wish can join in with other likewise musicians to have a good ole
jamming session regardless of their ability.
The old addage 'if it ain't broke why fix it' has always applied to our planning and 2015 will be no exception. We will still be having local groups, local entertainers, local concessions and local beer. You will still be able to camp next to your friends and family and still be allowed to bring your own food and drink (personal consumption amounts), camping and parking will be free and still all under £50 for adults tickets, half price for under 18's and £4 per day for under 10's - still no booking fees (what are they all about?). We have got to be the best value festival in the Country! The best thing to do is give us a try and see for yourself.
Aerial Footage from 2014 - WOW!
Before playing this video please remember to switch off the music in the top right :)
This year will see a number of new groups invited to perform alongside our top regulars and without doubt we have have the strongest line-up we have ever had, both on the main stage, marquee stage and indeed the acoustic marquee. They will be accompanied by a new state of the art sound system provided by Pulse Sound along with a new stage design and a new lighting system. This will all filter through the other stages to bring out the very best in our invited artists. These guys (and ladies) deserve this after all the effort and expense they put in to getting where they are and your support will be the icing on the cake for them. They love it when the audience dance and sing along with them, so come along and show your support they will really appreciate it.
The kids will be well entertained as usual with the return of Magic Mike, storytellers, puppet shows, kids discos, arts & craft workshops all in their own marquee as well as the tennis and football coaching, and of course farmer Tom's haystack ready to be invaded by the bale monsters.
The local cask beers and locally made ciders will be in abundance for your enjoyment again at very reasonable prices with a few 'happy hour' sessions thrown in for good measure. The grills, hog roast, pizza and local bakers will keep you all well fed, so just bring your sleeping bag, wallet and of course your tent, caravan or camper van and have a great weekend in a lovely scenic part of North Yorkshire, with The Vale of York behind the stage and the Yorkshire Wolds forming a huge amphitheatre it is just about the perfect setting for a music and indeed family festival.
With your support we have been able to help many local charities as well as national ones including The Alzheimers Society, The Roy Castle Foundation, Help the Heroes and RNIB. Local charitable organisations helped by us last year include St Catherines Hospice, Yorkshire air Ambulance, Scarborough DAGs, Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue, The Snowdrop Appeal, Legs for Angel, Charlie Hall, First Light, Cottage Aid plus a few more in Malton and Whitby. So, as you can see we like to help as many as we can, but at the same time put in a good show for what must be one of the best music and family weekends in yorkshire.
Stunning aerial shots taken during last years festival frolics
Any parents wanting to introduce your children to the festival scene need to look no further than Staxtonbury. A proper family music festival with the most fantastic, friendliest and indeed safest atmosphere you could ever wish for. Come along and join the 'Staxtonbury Family' as you won't be disappointed.
Hope to see you all in the summer for another great get together weekend.
All the best from
"The Staxtonbury Team!"
aka. Ray, Chappers, Bushwacker, Bob, Tone, Ant, Tom, Thommo, Jez, Tim, Peter, Geoff, The Bears, Big Rich, Rob, Crockers, Scafolder Neil, Big Luke and The Muscle Men and not forgetting little Steff!
Described by NME as "... with a varied line-up from folk to hard rock, Staxtonbury is easily North Yorkshire's most notable musical event"
Quote by Jonny Greenwood (Yorkshire Coast Gigs - "In my view this is the best 3 day music festival you'll experience for under fifty quid " www.yorkshirecoastgigs.co.uk
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