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21 - 23 July 2017
Stainsby Folk 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: hearing, playing, writing, performing, learning. All proceeds go back into the event. Period.

Stainsby is a live music festival featuring mainly folk and world music. There is no recorded music. The festival is held under canvas in a series of large marquees on a rural greenfield site with views out to the National Trust's Hardwick Hall. The festival tries to be green and sustainable and the site returns to pasture after the festival. Oh... and we try and have fun.

Stainsby has everything: great folk and world music in traditional marquees, crafts stalls, childrens entertainment, music workshops of every kind, storytelling, a singers competition and walkabout events throughout the weekend with camping thrown in. 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?