Whatstandwell Festival

22 & 23 June 2018 Whatstandwell Festival

Tickets now on sale through brown paper tickets, follow the link below:


  • Adult weekend tickets are £15 (includes a free festival glass)
  • Teen (12 – 18) weekend tickets are £7.50
  • Friday adults are £5, teens £2.50 and Saturday adults are £10, teens £5, children (under 12s) are free.
  • All under 18s need to be accompanied by an adult
  • Ticket prices don’t include camping (fee payable to Hankin Farm)

Whatstandwell Festival will be back again in 2018 and will be held over two days kicking off on the Friday afternoon and through the evening, then from Saturday morning until late in the evening. The venue as usual will be at Hankin Farm where camping and caravan pitches are available.

Friday 22nd June

  • The Natterjacks
  • The Fordhams
  • May Contain Nuts
  • DJ Gid

Saturday 23rd June

Activities – Fun Run, Yoga, Willow and Pottery with Ben & Marc, Chainsaw Art – Andrew Frost, Circus Workshop

Acoustic Stage

  • JemBob
  • Leftychris

Main Stage

  • Facsimilie
  • No Danger
  • Barney Rubblzz
  • The Uneven Planet
  • Marvin’s Revenge


  • Family Tree – Saturday Night BBQ
  • Fun Foods – Friday Night, Saturday Morning, Afternoon and Night
  • Bella Mia – Saturday Night wood fired pizza
  • Breakfast Club – Sunday Morning cereals, Croissants, Tea, Coffee

Whatstandwell Festival 2018– Mid Summer Fun on the Farm

Whatstandwell Festival is back again, and its bigger and better than ever. The fifteenth annual Whatstandwell family friendly Festival will be held Mid Summer, over two days, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June at Hankin Farm, New Road in the barn where it never rains, we also have two outdoor marquees. The entrance fee for adults is £15 for the Weekend including a free glass, £10 for Saturday and £5 for Friday night, accompanied teenagers are half price and children are free. Tickets are available from www.whatstandwell.org. Capacity is limited to 500 so don’t leave it too late. Gates open at 5pm Friday night and the fun starts at 7pm with a DJ and three great bands. The entertainment continues on Saturday with a fun run, yoga, acoustic tent, circus skills workshop, willow weaving, pottery, chain saw art, bar, hot food plus BBQ and wood fired pizzas, fire pit and a full programme of live bands in the evening. The festival goes on until 11.30pm, with a continuous flow of music. There will be five live bands including Facsimile, No Danger, Barnie Rubblz, Uneven Planet and Marvin’s Revenge.

Saturday night is being headlined by Facsimile a highly experienced Indie / Rock covers band that play modern contemporary covers as well as the old classics by artists including The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Free, The Police, Queen, Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Snow Patrol, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, Kings of Leon, Oasis, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Arctic Monkeys, Turin Brakes, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Santana, Jamiroquai, Robbie Williams, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 and many more.http://www.facsimileband.com/

The line up continues with No Danger, a great local classic rock covers band with a drummer who takes on lead vocals and who is backed up with lead guitar, bass and rhythm guitar. https://www.facebook.com/pg/nodangerband/

Also on stage will be Barnie Rubblz; three young brothers from Denby who play indie rock covers and originals which they all have a passion for. They have played over 150 gigs all over the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire and now they are in Whatstandwell! http://barnierubblz.wixsite.com/br14

The Uneven Planet, all the way from Wirksworth will be treating us to some alternative indie prog rock complete with esoteric lyrics and an upbeat perspective on the trivia of life.https://unevenplanet.bandcamp.com/releases

Marvin’s Revenge an alternative rock grunge band also from Wirksworth will be playing Saturday night with a mixture of originals and covers.https://www.facebook.com/pg/marvinsrevenge/

Leftychris will be headlining our acoustic stage on Saturday. Chris has been gigging with the band Left Hand Drive since 1996 but has also started a solo act with mainly original songs stripped down to one guitar and one voice performing as a singer songwriter.http://www.leftychris.uk/

The Natterjacks, top indie folk duo hailing from Chesterfield will be headlining Friday night. They will set out with their guitar and banjo, accompanied by the forceful thud of a kick drum and smatter of tambourine to create an energetic live atmosphere with sing-along choruses and foot stomping, banjo filled breakdowns.http://www.thenatterjacksofficial.co.uk/

The Fordhams, local accomplished indie rock covers band will be kicking things off for us on Friday night.https://www.facebook.com/The-Fordhams

May Contain Nuts, great local band will also be treating us to some fantastic tunes on the Friday.

The licensed bar will serve a range of locally brewed traditional ales as well as Cider, lager, good wines, snacks and soft drinks. We will also have a Pimms and Prosecco bar. Outside, there will be children’s games and activities in the large field plus a fire pit, barbecue and wood fired pizzas. Fun Foods will be with us on site serving hot snacks and drinks from Friday night to Saturday night.

For those who don’t want to drive home, camping is available on the farm campsite for a small additional fee, payable direct to the farm. Toilets and free showers are available on site, and caravans, camper vans and tents can all be accommodated; the view of Whatstandwell and the villages along the Derwent Valley is stunning.

There is a fun run Saturday morning with registration at 10am, one and three mile routes available, both routes are off road and through beautiful countryside. We will have a warm up in advance with Natural Born Runners and afterwards a cool down yoga session.

Whatstandwell Festival Terms & Conditions

  • Admission
    The right of admission is reserved
  • Cars and Parking
    All vehicles must be parked in designated areas as directed by traffic marshals
    There are no vehicle movements allowed after midnight until 08:00 am on the campsite
  • Dogs
    Well behaved dogs are allowed at the festival provided they are friendly, are on a lead and their owners clean up after them, but bear in mind it is a farm too and we don’t want any biting!
  • Noise
    No unauthorised sound systems are allowed on site
    The whole camp site is designated a quiet area for families to camp
    In the event of unacceptable levels of noise after midnight and before 08:00 am ring the camp site owner (Sam) on 07890 419530
  • Alcohol
    The festival will operate a challenge 25 system to prevent underage drinking
    No alcohol is allowed to be brought into the barn other than that bought at the bar
  • Fires and Fireworks
    Strictly no fireworks, or fires on site
    Chinese lanterns are not allowed and will be confiscated
  • Children and Young Adults
    All children must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian
    All young adults (aged 11 to 17) must camp in the same area as their families with a maximum of 2 teens per adult (over the age of 25)
  • Controlled Substances
    Anyone caught with a controlled substance will be reported to the police immediately
  • The Event
    Management reserve the right to alter, or in the event of adverse weather conditions, to curtail or cancel the performance
    Management reserve the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists and to vary the programme if necessary
  • Loss or Damage
    Whatstandwell Festival will not be responsible for any loss or damage to personal item.

How to get to Whatstandwell Festival

  • Whatstandwell is just off the A6 between Matlock and Belper where the road crosses the River Derwent. There is a regular bus and train service to Whatstandwell between Matlock and Derby.
  • Whatstandwell is just off the A6 between Matlock and Belper where the road crosses the River Derwent. There is a regular bus and train service to Whatstandwell between Matlock and Derby.
  • Whatsandwell Festival is held at Hankin Farm, New Road, which is the road to Alderwasley from Whatstandwell. Its a short walk from either the train station or bus stop or there is parking on site in the field.