Hi and welcome to the Staxtonbury V 2013 Website. Thanks to your support Staxtonbury has grown into a right proper Yorkshire Festival, and many of you who have been before have seen it go from strength to strength.
It was a testimony to everyone who came and braved the elements last year that we got through it and had some fun where many other larger festivals and shows crumbled under July's rainfall. Amazingly we only had a small shower during performances last year, and it was fantastic to see more than 4,000 here on Saturday evening. What a brilliant atmosphere it was, and that made all our efforts worthwhile.
Although the festival is now the biggest in North Yorkshire, we still strive to maintain the friendly family atmosphere that has become our trademark. For those of you who haven't been before we encourage you to come along, give it a go and join the "Stackers" family. Staxtonbury is quite unique in the fact that it is a festival where friends, families, work colleagues and neighbours all came along with the intention of having a right good get together with some good music thrown in to make the atmosphere complete.
It should be no surprise that Staxtonbury has become so popular, all within a safe picturesque 24 acre site, we have assembled the best bands, the best beer, the best food and even the best children's entertainer North Yorkshire has to offer, and if that wasn't enough we are still trying to keep the costs to a minimum and are again offering free camping to everyone attending the festival.
For those of you who have been before prepare to be surprised at the bigger stage, the bigger marquees and a few bigger bands. We are pleased to have booked the biggest band in the area, HUGE (York) who along with top Scarborough bands Grand Urge, The Shamrockers, Friday St with local hearthrob Mark Stanley backed by the fieldnotes and the brilliant young Thirsk based band My Forever form probably the best line-up ever seen in North Yorkshire.
The catering will be even better than last years with a little more variation that will enable your taste buds to visit all corners of the globe in one weekend.
Headlining the Moe and Shandon bar will be the award winning real ales of our very own Wold Top Brewery (Hunmanby) complimented by background music from the acoustic stage headlined by the infamous 'Sultans of Thwing'.
For the kids there will be the art and crafts workshop, clay modelling, free tennis coaching, top children's entertainer Magic Mike, along with the variable age ranging bouncy castles, slides, rides, a climbing wall and the return of the very popular water balls, face painting, tattoos, hair braiding.
For the mums, top clairvoyant Jeannette Dupont will be doing readings again, we will have a number of fashion stalls and jewellery as well as fair trade and even a massage therapist for those who deserve a little treat, before they join in the Zumba presentations.
We can't emphasise enough that to save disappointment get your tickets early, we have sold out in the first four years and with all this going on this year, will probably be no exception.
Go on give it a go, we will look after you and make sure you have a weekend to remember! Please feel free to visit YouTube and search under 'Staxtonbury' in order to check out videos from previous festivals!