CloggStock 2018 brings a new early-season collaboration to the local festival calendar, taking place on April 20-21. “CloggStock; What could possibly go wrong?”

A joint offering from the organisers of Deerstock and Cloggerfest, it intends building on their friendship and shared vision, bringing fans of both festivals together to enjoy the best of musical offerings from both events.

 The festival is in its first year, but is already attracting a lot of interest, offering acts including Sons of Clogger, The Blue Carpet Band (pictured), BD3, The Outlines, Bleeding Hearts, Verbal Warning, Jonny Wallis, The Whip Jacks, Jess Silk, Terminal Rage, Star Botherers, The Star Copiers, Freeborn Rising, Herbie Jack, Raynor Jackson and Darwin’s Rejects.

The Alfreton venue of Hilcote Country Club was chosen as it is easily accessible and equidistant from both parent festivals, Deerstock being at Newton, Nottinghamshire, and Cloggerfest at Cresswell, near Stoke.

It also allows for all the music to be indoors, while providing space for campers in vans, and tents for the more hardy. CloggStock is a not-for-profit festival and will be raising money for charities nominated by each parent festival. There will be food available from the venue, festival stalls and kids entertainment.

Naomi Budd, a joint organiser with Dave Owen, said: “We are hoping that CloggStock 2018 is the start of something very special for the Deerstock/Cloggerfest family.

“We certainly intend on having a lot of fun and we have some excellent bands playing for us this year, including two bands (Verbal Warning and The Blue Carpet Band) who will be gracing the introducing stage at the Great British Alternative Weekend at Butlins this year, and some of our favourites from Deerstock and Cloggerfest over the last few years.

CloggStock tickets are available from Eventbrite. Adults £18, children aged under 15 free. Camping is £5 per night (per vehicle or tent, not per person) and dogs are welcome.


The Blue Carpet Band. CloggStock Saturday headliners.

Blue Carpet are a powerhouse five-piece garage/ dirty rock’n’roll band based in North London. Like classic blues-rock proponents such as The Yardbirds and early Rolling Stones mixing it up with New York punk and late 60’s protopunk. Think big riffs, 12-bar boogie and unstoppable energy.


Sons of Clogger

Sons of Clogger are a four piece band with a huge sound fusing folk with punk by integrating 12 string acoustic guitar,  mandolin, mandola, whistles, heavy bass and free style driving drums. Their full-bloodied invigorating music is driven by uncompromising feveur and captivates the crowds at festivals and venues up and down the UK.

The Bearded Lady


JSJess Silk

Is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from the Black Country who has been penning songs since her early teens. Over the past few years her style has developed into a husky, shouty brand of folk music that often has her being likened to a female Frank Turner or Billy Bragg. Jess has enjoyed playing support slots for the likes of Justin Sullivan (New Model Army), T.V. Smith (The Adverts), and Attila the Stockbroker to name a few. Taking inspiration from her favourite artists (such as the Levellers, Frank Turner, Billy Bragg), Jess is heavily lyric-focused, writing songs inspired by current events on a world-wide and a much more local scale. With two self produced EPs, Jess gigs a lot around the Midlands and her debut album, a collection of songs that she has been writing and gigging with over the past couple of years, is set to be released on Friday 11th May 2018.

1559635_731339413641115_670356002450927495_n.jpgThe Outlines

An energetic 3-piece modern alt punk band from Warsop, Notts. Fusing old school punk with a fresh sound that is guaranteed to get you moving!




BD3,  Bleeding Hearts, Verbal Warning,

Jonny Wallis, The Whip Jacks, Terminal Rage,

Star Botherers, The Star Copiers, Freeborn Rising,

Herbie Jack, Raynor Jackson, Darwin’s Rejects.

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