Hello You Stackers Crew, welcome to Staxtonbury 2017. Here we go with festival number 9, we bet some of you cannot wait to see what we have in store for you this year. We can't wait ourselves, as all the planning has just about been done so the countdown clock is well and truly ticking.
Last year went very well from our point of view, in particular the new traffic system and the re-jigging of the camping areas. This year we are introducing a few new ideas and hope that you like them. The ethos of keeping everyone safe and comfortable will never change and neither will our support of local artists and indeed small businesses. There will, of course, be a few fresh bands and artists but some of the old favourites will be here to keep the loyal fans happy!
Arena guide available nearer the festival dates.
What's new in store for 2017?
Let the fun begin!
There will be more opportunity for anyone to come and have a go on the jamming stage, and who knows if we uncover any budding stars of the future we might find them a slot on the main stage before the weekend is out!
For a bit of fun, as many of you seem to bring your dogs with you for the weekend we thought we would put on a fun dog show. Also, we thought it would help some of our local fashion designers to hold a fashion show on the Saturday morning. What has this got to do with music you may ask. Not a lot we would say but surprisingly not everyone who comes are avid music lovers so we like to provide a bit of variation in the entertainment on offer. Of course, the 5 stages will be on the go all weekend and there will be more than 50 bands and even more acoustic acts on show.
We will still have 50 plus concessions and the usual free childrens activities including the Arts and Crafts Marquee, Punch and Judy, Little Steffs' Storytime, Tennis, Football and Golf Coaching and not forgetting Farmer Toms' Haystack Play Area and the popular under 12s disco..
If ever there was a festival to make you instantly feel safe and relaxed, and not to have to worry about finding something to do without spending a fortune, Staxtonbury is the one! Our site is 24 acres of purposely landscaped grassland situated between the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York. The panoramic scenery is some of the best in the area.
Although we do have a set of rules that festival goers are required to abide by, they are made for safety and enjoyment not money making. You are still allowed to bring in your own food and drink (personal consumption only), this all makes Staxtonbury the perfect setting for friends, families and work colleagues to get together and have the best weekend of the summer.
Looking forward to seeing all our old friends and making lots of new friends in 2017,
"The Staxtonbury Team!"
aka. Ray, Chappers, Bushwacker, Tone, Ant, Tom, Thommo, Jez, Tim, Peter, Geoff, The Bears, Big Rich, Paul, Tommy, Geoff, Rob, Crockers, Scafolder Neil, Smiley Trev, Long John, and the dynamic duo(Rob and Owen)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"
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