On Saturday/Sunday 15th/16th June 2019


Building on the success of this year’s Valley Festival in Stocksbridge, next year’s event will be expanded and be held over two days.

In collaboration with Fox Valley, the daytime events will be held on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th in combination with the shopping centre’s food festival and third anniversary celebrations.

Local music groups will intersperse with cookery demonstrations and other events at Fox Valley on the Saturday and the Sunday will be entirely devoted to local music groups on the bandstand and on the large festival stage.

The Saturday Night Live concert, which proved a big hit last year, will be held on the Saturday evening with a wide range of local performers including Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir, co-presenters of the music festival with Inyerface Arts, and the Bus Pass Buskers. The location of the concert will be  announced later.

Four hundred local musicians took part in last year’s Valley Festival, the biggest musical event in the district for 80 years.

Festival director Hilary Osborn said: “We are very excited about next year’s event.  The aim of the festival is to showcase the district’s brilliant musical talent and the fund we started last year has already helped young local music groups.”

Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir secretary Rob Firth said it was hoped that the festival would be an annual event for years to come.  “It is so heartening to have so many young and older musicians performing together.”

Amanda Holmes, of Dransfield Properties, the company which owns and manages Fox Valley, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Valley Music Festival organisers and some of the brilliant musicians from our area on what promises to be a fabulous weekend of entertainment next June.

“Good food and good music is definitely a perfect formula for a great weekend and we’re looking forward to collaborating on a wonderful line up of musical talent and great local food.”

For further information, contact: Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644 or 07747 621902 or email: [email protected]