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Street Food & Grooves Festival

Type:Food and Drink Event

New Square
S40 1PB
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Street Food & Grooves Festival


Launch Party – Friday 11 May, 6-11pm
Join us in the Market arena to kick off the festival weekend. Sample some delicious world food from a selection of handpicked traders and party the night away in the festival tent where you will find a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the bars and live music on the Sound Bites Stage from:

7pm - Dfacto
Dfacto bring you the best modern pop, rock and indie covers. The artists covered by the band include P!nk, Stereophonics, Blondie, Greenday, Oasis, Alannah Myles, Bryan Adams, Feeder, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Katy Perry, Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand, Alanis Morissette and many others...

9pm - Escape Plan
Headlining the launch party Escape Plan are a high energy pop/rock covers band! Everything you need for a fun filled evening!


New Square
From 9am on Saturday and Sunday, take a walk around this historical market square where you can enjoy an eclectic mix of hot and cold food from around the world whilst pocking up some hidden treasures and tasty treats from a variety of cold food, vintage furniture, art and crafts and preserve stalls. Wash all of this down with a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in the festival tent where you can enjoy live music from the Sound Bites Stage.


Sound Bites Stage
From Midday on both Saturday and Sunday you will find a full programme of live music played from the Sounds Bites Stage situated in the festival tent. You can expect to see a range of music to suit every palate including acoustic artists, original songwriters and cover bands from across to the region.

Saturday Line Up

12pm - Mathew Meakin
Mathew Meakin is a solo singer and guitarist covering a wide variety of music, from what the grandparents will enjoy to what the kids will enjoy!

1pm - Marv White
Marv white is a local singer and guitarist, from being on the circuit since leaving school, it’s safe to say that he’s made his mark on the local music scene. Playing a vast range of music from old to New with artists such as, the eagles, snow patrol, Ryan Adams, the Beatles and the foo fighters.

2pm - The Dario and Yoland Duo
The Dario and Yolande Duo covers many favourites from acoustic soft rock to country. With the fantastic vocals of Dario and Yolande this duo is perfect for a chilled Saturday afternoon.

3pm - Jayrar
JayRar is a vocal-focused, acoustic performer, keeping the music stripped back to allow the lyrics and emotion of the voice, to pierce through and be truly heard. Chilled, yet powerful, he brings a quirky mix to his sets. Originally from Chesterfield, JayRar performs across the midlands music scene.

4pm - Awkward Bone
Awkward Bone are an acoustic duo playing a mix of Rock n' Roll and popular tunes. They are versatile, creating a party atmosphere or gentle background music.

5pm - Trinity Road
Trinity Road play pop and rock covers from a wide range of artists that will get you singing along or dancing. Usually a 4 piece band but for the festival they will be playing as a 3 piece acoustic act.

6pm- Rattled
Rattled are a 3 piece fully live band based in Chesterfield playing cover versions of pop and soft rock songs from 50's + 60's + 70's.

8pm- She Said
Headlining the Saturday night, SheSaid are a 5 piece acoustic /electric band, playing party covers from all eras and genres.

Sunday Line Up

12pm - Paris Alexander
Paris is a musician who puts her own spin on any cover material she plays. Paris, released her debut E.P Brave Faces with I'm Not From London and was featured on BBC Introducing early this year.

1pm - The In-Here Brothers
The In-Here Brothers are a lively acoustic duo covering all your 90s Dance favourites. You’ll also be able to catch them at various festivals this year too!

2pm - Aziza
Jessica Aziza Ayaven is a singer/ songwriter with an incredible soulful voice. You will hear her newly released single A2Z aswell as some soul and party classics.

3pm - Crimson Board
Crimson Board are an acoustic trio made up of Chris Heathcote, Robin Heathcote and Damon Downs. We provide a nice chilled vibe playing a variety of covers from The Eagles through to Katy Perry.

4pm - When Rivers Meet
When Rivers Meet are a British husband and wife Americana duo composed of Grace and Aaron Bond. Their sound is based around masterful vocals and rich harmonies which the duo deliver with authenticity and sincerity.

5pm - Damon Downs
A truly well known musician on the local music scene Damon Downs is a Singer Songrwriter who puts his heart and soul into every performance. He mixes both covers and original material to create a hugely entertaining set. 

6pm - Pernny Loafers
The Penny Loafers ethos is to cover songs you forgot you liked and add a Tarantino surf flavour. The result is something completely original, whether its a ska version of Seven Nation Army or a gothic rendition of Last Night I Dreamt by The Smiths you are going to experience something a little bit different.

7PM - Origin
Origin is an upbeat indie rock band covering bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon and Red hot Chilli Peppers to just name a few.

8PM - Take the Seven
Our headliners are the fantastic Take the Seven who will close the live music for the weekend! Take The Seven are a Pop/Rock Band from Chesterfield. After going viral on YouTube, they've been writing/recording and focusing on pushing their product online to branch out to a wider audience. They are now back performing locally as they have a new hunger for gigging again. Be ready to hear their covers with a quirky twist.


Eat, Move and Groove in the Assembly Rooms
Feed your mind, Body and soul throughout the weekend with a full programme of workshops, fitness classes, dance groups and children’s activities. From 9am on Saturday and Sunday you can join in these activities for just £1 with all money going to Ashgate Hospicecare. With Zumba, Clubbercise, Pilates  and Martial Arts for the Adults or Boogie Bounce, Cheerleading and Gymnastics for the kids plus lots lots more. To see the full programme and to book your class click here

Guide Prices

Free entry

Opening Times

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

New Square has no car park of its own, but follow signs for the Market from all town centre car parks. The directions below are to the nearest car parks.

From North/South Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Select left hand lane and take first left (Beetwell Street). Follow road for approx 500 yards (passing Vicar Lane multi storey car park), and turn left down Park Road. Take first left turning into Beetwell Street multi storey car park.

For surface car parks at traffic light controlled roundabout select left lane and take 3rd exit. Keep to left lane and, at next roundabout take 1st exit (continuous lane). At traffic lights select right hand lane and go straight on. At roundabout (traffic light controlled) keep in right lane and take 4th exit turning left into Rutland Road. Select right hand lane at traffic lights at top of hill and turn right. Take 2nd right turning (Rose Hill West) and turn into car park on left or right.

From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 2nd exit turning left into Rutland Road. Select right hand lane at traffic lights at top of hill and turn right. Take 2nd right turning (Rose Hill West) and turn into car park on left or right.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield, 15-20 minute walk away

Any bus to Chesterfield town centre

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