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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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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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