If you only go to one outdoor event this summer you must come to Staxtenbury. Come and join our tenth anniversary celebrations that promise to make this one heck of a special memorable weekend, the likes of which have never been seen before in Yorkshire. (A bold statement but one we will be trying our best to aspire to).
Again set in the idyllic specially prepared grounds of Manor Farm, Staxton, between the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York, we will be hosting a special tenth anniversary party and invite you, your friends, relatives and even work colleagues to help us celebrate what is best in Yorkshire. With five stages, hosting over 50 bands and 100s of singers, musicians and family entertainers it will be a party you and your group will remember for many years to come. We pride ourselves on spending weeks tidying up after each festival to make sure the field is left each year in tip top condition ready for the animals to enjoy during the summer. Tis being said we have been nominated for a GREEN PARENT FESTIVAL AWARD 2018 (reader voted) - if you wish to help us you can by visiting this link. Thanks.
What's new in store for 2018?
Let the fun begin!
As well as the music, we will be holding free activities for all the family to join in. There will be our usual bars serving local cask ales and ciders, plus Pimms, cocktails and gin bars, along with an international cuisine line-up that surpasses anything we have had before. Lots of other stalls and concessions will give Staxtenbury its unique reputation of being vibrant yet safe and friendly, ask anyone who has been before. The atmosphere our crowd manage to create is brilliant and we strive year upon year to keep this up!
In 2018 we will see the introduction of a ‘Heavy Metal Night’ on Thursday 5th July 2018, ‘ROCK IN STAXTON’ will take place in the main marquee between 5pm and midnight for a £20 entry fee. Camping is £5.00 extra per person . This will be strictly for over 18s and our usual terms and conditions will apply (Please note:- you will not be allowed to take your own food and drink into the arena for this event). Please see the ‘ROCK IN STAXTON’ page for more details and the line-up, etc.
As for the family weekend, some of the usual suspects will be in action including HUGE, BOOMIN, SOUL RIDA, PURE MAGIC (Queen tribute), FRIDAY STREET, SNATCH, QWIKSHIFT, and the two bands that have played every festival the SHAMROCKERS and BLUE AUBI. Please see the entertainment page to see who else is lined-up so far. Top local acoustic artists will grace the acoustic stage including MARK STANLEY, PHIL HOOLEY, RAT PACK, CHRIS BERRY and JIM TAYLOR, with many, many more supporting them.
MAGIC MIKE will be headlining the kids stage, supported by MOO MUSIC and PUNCH AND JUDY. All the usual free activities including golf, tennis, football coaching, a kids disco and Farmer Tom Haystack plus the usual kids and family activities are all in one place that doesn’t cost the earth and makes it a very affordable fun weekend away in Yorkshire.
We have the best site in the area, the best bands and artistes, the best stage and sound engineers, the best security and even the best toilets (once supplied to the Queen herself for a recent Royal Visit). We have the best food concessions and the best atmosphere of any festival around. One thing you must not do and that is don’t leave it too late, we always sell-out each year so take advantage of our early bird ticket offers and make sure you don’t miss-out in joining in our tenth anniversary celebrations. Get your tickets now and then plan the picnics, drinks and sort out the camping gear nearer the time. Or even better book one of the British Glamping Bell Tents and spoil yourselves.
On Saturday afternoon, we will hold a free to enter lucky draw where the prizes will be worth over £1000 again as a way of saying thanks for your support. There will be free merchandising give-aways and 100's of £10 worth of coupons to use at the concessions over the weekend.
You might want to check out some excerpts from years gone by on Youtube, to see what its like. One things for sure and that is you will see lots of smiling faces of people old and young and some in between having a good time, laughing and joking, singing and having lots of fun, let your hair down, get into party mode and come along for more fun and laughter than you have ever had in one weekend. Make sure you are part of it and have the time of your life (well the summer of 2018 at least).
Disabled parking is designated and disabled toilets are provided, our site if relatively flat and the grass cut well so disabled access is favourable. Please contact Ray directly for any carer discounts.
If you have any questions, queries or concerns that are not addressed on the FAQs page contact Ray (07798655416) or Mark (07784233986) and we will try and help you.
Hope to see you all (old friends and new) this summer.
Ray R and Mark C (Chappers)
"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, Clive, Fiona, Matt, Smiley Trev, Long John, Big Luke and The Muscle Men.
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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