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In pictures: Stone Music Festival

What a great weekend! This year’s Stone Music and Arts Festival could well have been the best ever. It had everything: great local talent, some good weather, a brilliant atmosphere in the town centre and some unashamedly crowd-pleasing headline bands. Jimi Hendrix tribute Are You Experienced? kicked things off on the Friday night at the Crown Hotel launch party, with ...

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Want to help at Stone Music Festival?

If you’d like to help out at this year’s Stone Music and Arts Festival then make sure you go along to a meeting at the Crown Hotel on Thursday 5th July. The festival – which is totally run by volunteers – have their last executive meeting on Thursday before the festival kicks off on 9th July. Anyone wants to help ...

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Stone gets ready to rock again!

Two of Britain’s top tribute bands will headline the 2012 Stone Music and Arts Festival, which starts  on Monday 9th July. For the first time in Stone, the legendary Sean Cannon from The Dubliners will be performing with our much-loved Murphy’s Marbles. They’ll be part of a packed weekend and will perform free concerts on stages in the town’s High Street in ...

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In pictures: Party in the Park

Hundreds of people were at Stone Festival’s first Party in the Park on Friday – and I think most of them are on one or more of these great photos by A Little Bit of Stone’s Joshua Cope! Yet again the weather refused to play ball – and yet again local people refused to let it spoil their party, enjoying ...

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Flag-waving concert at St Dominic’s

There’s a Last Night Of The Proms concert in Stone on Saturday 16th June if you feel like getting the Union flags out again for a good wave! The concert is being held at St Dominic’s Priory School’s Priory Hall in Station Road, with the Stafford Orchestra joined by St Dominic’s choir, brass band and soloists. All the Proms classics ...

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Music Monthly with Assorted Records

Hello and welcome to the first of my monthly musical ramblings for A Little Bit of Stone – thanks to the site for letting me loose on the public consciousness! Right… where do I start? I suppose I’d better tell you who the devil I am. I’m Pete Roch and I run Assorted Records which by definition is an Independent Record ...

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Time for Voodoo at festival launch

Europe’s finest Jimi Hendrix tribute act will be kick-starting this year’s Stone Music and Arts Festival at the launch party at the Crown Hotel. The launch party – featuring Are You Experienced? and Stone’s very own Fabulous Blueshounds – takes place at the Crown Hotel ballroom on Friday 13th July from 8pm before the big festival weekend on Saturday 14th and ...

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Music festival has competition on a plate

Stone Music and Arts Festival is running a special Olympics-inspired competition for youngsters in association with festival sponsor Wedgwood. Ten-year-olds and above can design an Olympic plate, with the winning design to be hand-painted by a Wedgwood artist. Designs must include the Olympic rings, the Olympic torch, an Olympic sport, an Olympic medal and a London landmark. Children under 10 ...

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Calling all buskers!

The organisers of Stone Music Festival are looking for buskers to take part in this year’s competition. The competition – a regular part of the festival – takes place on Saturday 14th July, with the winner taking to the main stage for a performance later in the day. There are a limited number of pitches, and entries will be accepted ...

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