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Calling all buskers!

A busking competition is being held as part of the Stone Music and Arts Festival at the end of May – and the organisers want to hear from you if you’d like to take part. The competition will be held on Saturday 28th May between 10.30am and 11.30am when 12 buskers will perform on the High Street. The winner will ...

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Full music festival line-up is announced

The full programme for Stone Music and Arts Festival has been revealed, with more than 30 groups and solo entertainers during the main weekend alone. The festival has been made possible by sponsorship this year from Wedgwood, which has its famous pottery factory in nearby Barlaston, and takes place on stages in the market square and High Street and in ...

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Festival classical showpiece revealed

Tickets have gone on sale for the showpiece classical concert of this year’s Stone Music and Arts Festival. ‘Music For A New Age: Great Minds Of The Enlightenment’ is a concert of organ and harpsichord music that will be held at Christ Church on Saturday 28th May. The music of Bach, Handel and more will be played by renowned Oxford ...

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Radio 2 DJ to open Stone Music Festival

Radio 2 late-night presenter Alex Lester will be officially opening the Stone Music and Arts Festival on Saturday 28th May. He’ll be on stage with the town mayor in the Market Square and will say a few words of support. Alex’s show goes out from 2am each weekday and as a former resident of Penkridge (and narrowboat owner) he’s excited ...

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Music festival makes lots of new Friends!

Organisers of Stone Music and Arts Festival were at the farmers’ market at the weekend drumming up support for this May’s event – and making plenty of new friends! Lots of local people signed up to become a Friend of the Festival. For £10, Friends are kept up to date by email, receive a “bag of goodies” including a pen ...

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Back to the 70s for Stone Music Festival

Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry tribute band Roxy Magic have been revealed as the headline band for this year’s Stone Music Festival – with a great 70s-themed finale set to finish festival week in style! Roxy Magic will headline the main stage in the High Street on Sunday 29th May. Also appearing on the Sunday will be 70s tribute band ...

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Bands to slug it out for music festival slot

Organisers of Stone Music and Arts Festival are holding a Battle of the Bands to find a young band or solo performer to play on the main stage during this year’s festival in May. The competition is open to bands and solo artists from Stone who are under 18 on 30th September 2011. The competition rules state that ‘Stone’ is ...

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Pottery giant backs 2011 Stone Music Festival

Pottery giant Wedgwood has stepped forward with funding for next year’s Stone Music Festival. Chairman Steve Brookes revealed at the festival’s annual meeting on 12th October that the ‘Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton’ group will be supporting the 2011 festival, which will be held in the town from 23rd to 30th May. And Steve hopes the Wedgwood funding will spark other ...

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Stone Music Festival back in 2011

It’s fantastic news that, after taking a break this year, Stone Music Festival will definitely be back in 2011. The 2008 and 2009 festivals attracted thousands of people to free concerts on the High Street and at venues around the town. Next year’s festival will take place from 23rd to 30th May and organisers are busy securing the funding to ...

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