Stainsby Festival - July 19th-21st 2019
The magic dates this year are 19th to the 21st July for the amazing 51st festival. Yep, you read it right. The Fifty First!. Tickets on sale [[http://www.stainsbyfestival.org.uk/booking.shtml|here]] now!! The line up is starting to look fantastic, with more still to come! === Stainsby Festival .... is a well-established, intimate and family friendly event in a beautiful rural setting, held in large marquees on a greenfield site in the picturesque hamlet of Stainsby, Derbyshire It's a registered charity and a not-for-profit event run entirely by unpaid volunteers, not some faceless corporate. Stainsby is all about live music and performance: hearing, playing, writing, performing, learning. All proceeds go back into the event. Period. = // "If you've never been. Go. It will change your life" = // - Lee Gordon Stainsby has everything: great folk and world music in traditional marquees, crafts stalls, childrens 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 cap it all there's a real ale bar featuring locally sourced beers from microbreweries around Derbyshire.You can chill out by day with superb views across Stainsby Pond to Hardwick Hall. You can live it up by night when the festival runs firelight sessions late into the night. What more could you want? === Ok, so the Line Up for 2019 is looking good.\\ [[https://www.thehutpeople.com/home|The Hut People]]\\ [[http://www.jonpalmeracousticband.com/|Jon Palmer Band]]\\ [[http://www.stevetilston.com|Steve Tilston]]\\ [[http://www.kangaroomoon.com|Kangaroo Moon]]\\ [[http://steve-turner.co.uk|Steve Turner]]\\ [[https://www.joshuaburnell.co.uk|Joshua Burnell & Band]]\\ [[https://markgwynnejones.com|Mark Gwynne Jones]] and [[http://www.psychicbread.com/film_poems.php|The Psychic Bread]]\\ [[https://www.broomdasher.com|Broomdasher]]\\ [[https://www.foolhardycircus.org|Foolhardy Circus]]\\ [[https://jigforakiss.band|Jig for a Kiss]]\\ [[http://endakenny.com.au/content/about|Enda Kenny]]\\ [[https://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Judy-Dunlop-and-Jon-Scaife-I-Want-Something-23003|Rare Occasion]]\\ [[http://www.leftychris.uk|Leftychris]]\\ [[http://www.brianboothby.co.uk/songs/tomorrowsancestor.html|Tomorrow’s Ancestor – Skeleton Crew]]\\ [[https://www.facebook.com/Miniature-Universe-890235774336132|Miniature Universe]]\\ [[http://malwebb.com/MalAndKy.html?fbclid=IwAR3wFhqC1AM-[[https://youtu.be/IQJ3mXQjIBY|Stepling]]\\[[LjzISx3qnZC3JpJZMmCipJLXiNejkqY8Z03scZtYb7SxSnQ|Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan]]\\ [[http://www.bellagaffney.co.uk|Bella Gaffney]]\\ [[http://carrietree.co.uk|Carrie Tree]]\\ [[https://www.facebook.com/wendsum|Wendsum ]]\\ [[http://www.companychameleon.com/2019/02/irma-meaning-sister|Damae Dance]]\\ [[https://www.thewildofthewords.co.uk|The Wild of the Words Storytelling]]\\ [[http://wemakeourway.co.uk|By Our Hands We Make Our Way]]\\ Megs Martin and of course, [[https://www.rhythmbridge.com|Paul Dear]] and his amazing drumming circle. Gather round! = //"I don’t think it matters much who’s on at Stainsby... it’s as good as Glastonbury but unlike Glasto it showcases new acts as well as old friends. Long may it run!! “ = // - Dave McCrory (FOS Brothers) If you want advance information on this year's fest why not sign up for our Newsflashes ☞[[http://mad.ly/signups/81558/join|right here]]☜ and be the first to know the latest! === Stamp of Approval It's sometimes difficult getting across that we really are run entirely by unpaid volunteers and are genuinely a not-for-profit festival. What to do, what to do?? Well, on the principle that a picture is worth a thousand words (especially when you have to write them!), we've introduced the natty red stamp on the top left. We're putting it on all our stuff to try and spread the word about why Stainsby is not only a great festival, but also a great community run event. Let us know what you think. Join the discussion on our FaceBook page [[https://www.facebook.com/groups/5110505390/about/|here]]// === Great Music. Great People. Great Place. = //"You can dance until midnight in your wellies" = // - George Colebourne ** Note: Performers looking for Gigs**\\ Because we're entirely volunteer run, we've all got day jobs to keep body and soul together, not to mention feeding the kids (Doh! - we've mentioned them!), so the volume of emails asking for gigs is far too large for us to deal with. If you have sent one, don't expect a response. It's nothing personal - there just aren't enough hours in the day. We'll only be in touch if there's the chance of a gig.