First acts announced for Stamford Music Festival

Posted: 27/03/2017 09:16:16

The first acts have been announced for the three-day Stamford Music Festival which returns to the Town Meadows this summer.

Bands and musicians playing the festival include local favourites Groove Cartell (Sunday), The Gangsters (Saturday), Bianca and the Top Cats (Friday), Top Banana Band (Friday), Steve Bean, and The Balloons.

This year there will also be an acoustic stage where organisers The Market Square Group are inviting some of the best of the region's singers and bands to take to the spotlight as the volume is turned down a level to focus on emerging talent.

Already announced for this stage are Joey Clarkson, George Linton, Pembroke Tenneson, Eva Rose, Holly Jean, Fyzz Wallis and Oakleas Rise.

The festival is being held on the Meadows from Friday July 14 to Sunday July 16.

Early bird tickets for the event, priced at £3 for Friday, £5 for Saturday, £3 for Sunday and £8 for the full weekend are on sale online now from

Each day there will be plenty to do including children’s entertainment, a craft market, and stalls offering a variety of food and drink including craft beer and street food.

Market Square Group Director Paul Kennedy said: “We were delighted with the response to our first festival last year and want to build on this success in 2017.

“This is why we will also have an acoustic stage to provide a platform for the region’s singers and songwriters. We have had many applications already and we also have sponsorship opportunities available if local businesses want to partner for the event.

“The aim of the Stamford Music Festival is to provide a relaxed, enjoyable family atmosphere, with plenty of tasty food and drink to choose from, so music lovers can enjoy some quality music on the Stamford Meadows.

“A limited number of early bird tickets are on sale now and we will be revealing further acts over the coming weeks. Keep an eye on and the Market Square Group’s social media channels.”

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 12 get in free.

Market Square Group is also hosting the Stamford Food and Drink Festival on the Town Meadows from Friday June 9 to Sunday June 11.

If you want to rent a stall or trade at either event you can do so directly through or by emailing


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