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Stainsby Festival

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, and learning.

This Year’s Festival will be 15th-17th July 2022

Stainsby has everything: great folk and world music in traditional marquees, crafts stalls, children’s 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?


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