Dronfield’s Coach and Horse pub to host 12-hour live music event

Coachstock organisers, landlord, James Broad and musician, Elaine Dennison, aim to turn the festival into an annual event.
Coachstock organisers, landlord, James Broad and musician, Elaine Dennison, aim to turn the festival into an annual event.

A new free live music event is set to burst on the scene this weekend.

Coachstock will be hosted by the Coach and Horses pub in Dronfield on Saturday, August 15, running from 12 noon-midnight

Live bands, craft stalls, face painting, kids’ activities and food and drink will make it a great family day out.

It’s a first for the pub – already renowned for its support of local events and artists. “We just decided to have a go at staging something on our own,” said landlord, James Broad, who only took over the reins at the pub in March this year.

Elaine Dennison from the Derbyshire folk band, Blind Badger, is helping co-ordinate the music line-up which will be made up entirely of local bands.

“The Coach is very much about highlighting local talent and giving them a platform,” she said. “Its popular Monday night open music sessions are all about giving talented musicians a voice and we wanted Coachstock to be an extension of that.”