Mac-Stock 4

Mac-Stock 2019, will be our fourth annual charity fundraising music festival that, this year, will raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and St. Giles' Hospice.

Mac-Stock 4 will be a celebration of the lives of those that have beaten and those that we have lost to cancer.  

Once again, we bring you a fantastic eclectic mix of artists and musical genres with some of the best ska, indie, punk, folk acoustic solo, electronica and alternative music available anywhere in the country

Our amazing line up of confirmed artists so far includes:

HEADLINE - 3 Daft Monkeys

With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.


After experiencing the band’s notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his “Highlights of the Festival” on BBC TV coverage, and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2.


The band have just released a brand new album, following a highly successful crowdfunding campaign. The title track “Year of the Clown” is a social and whimsical comment on the strange and disturbing times we find ourselves in, where the ‘elected principles’ in the world circus appear to be the fools.

Balliamo Belly Dancers - This amazing troupe of belly dancers from Lichfield has inspired and amazed the crowds at Bearded Theory for the last two years and will no doubt do that again at Mac-Stock.

Cara Means Friend - Cara-Jane describes her sound as "a mix of Acoustic Reggae/Ska/Folk/Hip-Hop/Punk and any other vibe that resonates." She certainly resonated with a packed Woodland Stage at Bearded Theory this year and will no doubt do the same at Mac-Stock.

Darwin's Rejects - Darwin's Rejects are a 4-piece folk/rock/punk acoustic covers band, that, contrary to their name, have been evolving and developing their repertoire of cover numbers. Expect to hear The Levellers, Ferocious Dog and Headsticks to name but a few.

Gaz Brookfield  - Since winning Acoustic magazine's 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, he has spent his time on the road, touring the UK and Europe. In this time, he has shared the stage with the likes of The Levellers, New Model Army, Seth Lakeman, Frank Turner, The Wonder Stuff, Newton Faulkner and many more.

Even though this is Gaz’s first Mac-Stock, the festival favourite has played at over a hundred UK music festivals in the last few years, including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory, Boomtown and many more.

Grace Petrie - Grace is a folk singer, songwriter, and activist from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then, she has written, recorded and toured relentlessly. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered have won over audiences everywhere, and she has quietly become one of the most respected and prolific songwriters working in the UK today.

Headsticks - These boys from the Potteries have built up a growing fan base in the last few years of people who like good honest post- punk tunes mixed with some great riffs. This is the third time they have played Mac-Stock and we can't wait to see them again.

Jake Martin - Jake Martin is an energetic and charismatic folk punk singer/songwriter from the UK. Jake intelligently blends the art of story-telling; depicting tales of life, love, and the road, with dark wit, politics, and his own cheeky brand of cider fuelled humour. Add Jake's witty ability to captivate and animate any room of strangers, his memorable sing along anthems, and the occasional bit of furniture climbing, and the result is an electrifying “every show like it’s the last” performance.

Jess Silk - A singer-songwriter from the West Midlands, Jess has developed not just a growing number of fans, but an awful lot of respect from fellow artists on the festival circuit. We are certain you are going to enjoy her debut set at Mac-Stock

Pink Diamond Revue - Hailing from Reading, PDR is a live band fronted by Acid Dol a model from another dimension! The duo and Acid Dol play Electro/Psyche/Twang in a way that no one else does – this will be the third time they have played Mac-Stock.

Ren Stedman - Singing thought provoking biographical lyrics set to a brash folk punk melody, Ren Stedman can be found singing songs from the heart until the last ember of the campfire fizzles out.

Having started out by finding his feet on the grassroots festival scene, Ren has toured up and down the country and across Europe carrying his guitar and a repertoire of songs compared to “a bloody good punk band distilled down into one bloke and an acoustic guitar”.

A fierce, fable wielding force of acoustic punk poetry, Ren takes influence in writing lyrics that hit you hard from stories of life, love and political change. 

Samantics - Sam is a one-off; a real one-off solo performer who uses heaps of loops, acoustic instruments and about 20 mega tonnes of energy to convey his stories of challenges in life mixed in with arid-dry humour.  

Star Botherers - These guys are just going from strength to strength with their skiffle, singalong, folk, punk. social commentary songs that will set the Black Market rocking.

The Blunders - Loud, full on and in your face no-holds-barred post punk at its best - that’s The Blunders. This band take no prisoners and ripped Bearded Theory up three times this year; we are very excited to welcome them to Mac-Stock.

The Fox and The Pirate - Jonny Wallis and Brian Stone combine with a set that has closed Beautiful Days festival The Bandstand and had Roystonbury taking the roof off of the tent. There will be rum, Polkas and dancing in abundance.

The Star Copiers - They started as a giggle for friends but have taken themselves seriously with a wide range of cover songs you will recognise. 

Ujahm –  Come and bounce and hop around to this fab five-piece from Nottingham as they squeeze out their own mix of old-school reggae/dance- hall blended with up-beat and on the point hip hop. Dancing is compulsory.

At Mac-Stock, under 17's are allowed in free with one full paying adult per free child. They don't have to be yours, but they must be accompanied - exceptions will be made for single parents.

If you need somewhere to stay, please get in touch and we can make suggestions for local B&B places. There is no camping available on site although a very limited number of spaces are available in the Black Market car park for Campervans. Campervan passes are available through the ticket site.

The organisers of Mac-Stock 4 retain the right to change, cancel and amend the line-up, running order and times of any performance or act promoted in the lead up to the event taking place. Access prices will vary depending on when tickets are purchased. Refunds will only be given in the event of a full cancellation of the event. 

The Black Market, Nottinghamshire on Saturday 23 March 2019
Doors Open at 12:00PM
From 12:30PM to 11:45PM
Individual Ticket Price: 5.00 - 25.00*
Group Ticket Price: 25.00 - 65.00*
*booking fee applies