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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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Music festival headliners revealed

Slade tribute Slyde and Take That tribute Re-Take That have been revealed as the headline bands for this year’s Stone Music and Arts Festival. The festival is again being sponsored by Wedgwood and gets under way on Monday 9th July, with the weekend of 14th and 15th July seeing the two tribute bands playing in the town. They will be supported by other music and ...

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Get involved in Stone Music Festival

Music lovers in the town have been urged to attend the annual general meeting of the Stone Music and Arts Festival and get involved in planning next year’s festival. The meeting takes place on Monday 19th September at 7pm in the Stone station community centre and all are welcome. The festival made a welcome return earlier this year, after taking ...

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Back to the 70s for Sunday festival finale!

  Stone Music Festival came to a brilliant end on Sunday with Ballroom Glitz and Roxy Magic taking the crowd right back to the bright flares and platform boots of the 1970s. The Vanz, Murphy’s Marbles and Phoenix had got things rolling earlier in the day, but it was Ballroom Glitz’s stomp through the 70s that really got the crowd ...

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Music festival kicks off in style

Stone Music and Arts Festival got under way in style on Friday night with a launch gig at the Crown Hotel. New Stone band Drivin’ South performed their cover versions of rhythm & blues classics like I’d Rather Go Blind and Feels Like Rain. Local singer Laura also sang several of her own compositions and renowned singer-guitarist Geoff Shaw – currently ...

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Launch gig to get festival up and running

The official launch of this year’s Stone Music and Arts Festival is being held at the Crown Hotel on Friday 27th May, with local band Drivin’ South set to get the town in the mood! The newly-formed band will be performing their cover versions of rhythm & blues classics like I’d Rather Go Blind and Feels Like Rain. There will ...

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Festival programme drops through letterboxes

  Thousands of programmes for the Stone Music and Arts Festival have started to drop through letterboxes across the town. The programme details the huge number of events going on across the town from Monday 23rd May until the big 1970s-themed festival finale on Sunday 29th. The programme is also available at the music festival’s official website.

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