2017 Milton Marquee Stage


Four lads from Stoke on Trent looking for a chance to do something magical and take over the world with the power of guitar, lad rock.

China Tanks

From flirting with psychedelia to insidious indie slow-dance and around to punk and grunge influenced hard rock, you’ll find versatility aplenty in China Tanks’ two EPs: Drinking, Dancing, Dirty Lovin’ and Beautiful Shame. They’ve shared the stage with such local Stoke royalty as King Kula and John Dhali, and their aforementioned EPs have had copious airtime on both local and online radio stations.


We welcome back to the festival for another year the phenomenally talented JMS guitarist.

Mama Goose

A dynamic and energetic band, going since 2013. Based in Stockport and Manchester. A nice bunch of people who love writing/creating songs and playing them live. A mixture of lively Reggae, Indie, Ska, Blues, Funk, Rock and whatever else we are in the mood for.


Release are a 5 piece alternative band from Stoke on Trent formed in November 2014. These guys are making huge waves in the local music scene and in addition to other accolades have recently been awarded best single at Music Awards of Staffordshire and Cheshire. They will light up the Marquee with their incredibly energetic performance – definitely not one to miss!!

Sound of Phoenix

The Sound of Phoenix is a teen rock/pop group heavily influenced by bands such as Fallout Boy, Panic! at the Disco and One Republic. The six piece band consists of (Left to Right) Max (Piano/Keyboards), Ajay (Bass), Ted (Vocals), Will (Guitar), Thai (Piano) and Ross (Drums).

The Red Kites

The Red Kites are 4/5 piece band consisting of James Biddulph Jnr, Nath P Lally, Jim Richards, Aidan Willis and Djembe Alan. The band have built a quality set list of original material, compiling a mixture of sounds, ranging from late 60’s rock/ blues with a touch of retro mod influence, to some acoustic edgy folk/pop.

The Science of Words

Made up from Corinne Plant, Pete Bowers and Ian Evans, they have an original style with powerful distortion guitar fused with clear toned lead guitar and warm bass. Their style is original but is sometimes compared to surf music.

The V

The V is a band of five Stoke-on- Trent and Alsager based accomplished musicians that have been inspiring Staffordshire and South Cheshire audiences to dance for years. We play classic music with a fresh dynamic twist and oodles of fast groove from bands including: Killers, Blondie, Oasis, Beatles, Kings of Leon, The Jam, Stereophonics, Rolling Stones, ABBA, Muse, Kasabian, Status Quo etc. Oh, and we love playing funk too.

The Vectors

Born from Greenway Music’s jam group in 2014, the band has grown to include up to 8 members at any one time and perform Classic, Heavy and Indie Rock covers from a variety of bands.