Discover Weardale, the home of the Stanhope Weekender Music Festival

Weardale stands as a jewel in the crown of County Durham, England, a dale that boasts the tranquil beauty and rich historical tapestry characteristic of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) – one of the largest designated areas of such distinguished landscapes in England and Wales. With its upper dale cradled by imposing fells and expansive moors, Weardale is a conduit for the River Wear’s tranquil flow towards the historic city of Durham, and its final embrace with the sea at Sunderland.

At the very heart of the Durham Dales, Weardale shares its heritage and natural splendour with neighbouring Teesdale to the south and Derwentdale to the north, interconnected by tranquil side valleys affectionately known as β€˜hopes.’ These dales collectively form part of the North Pennines AONB, a region unified by its dramatic landscapes, geological wonders, and remnants of a bygone era of lead mining, standing in contrast to the turbulent history of the Border country and the more peaceful lands to the south.

Weardale itself radiates a distinctive charm, with its gentle landscapes and the quaint towns and villages that line the dale, all set against a backdrop of the more untamed Pennine scenery. This blend of gentle charm and wild beauty is what makes exploring Weardale a truly unique experience, starting from the east and venturing westward up the valley.

Wolsingham, the historic gateway to Weardale, is surrounded by stunning countryside, offering an extensive network of footpaths including the long-distance Weardale Way. Nearby attractions like Hamsterley Forest and the Weardale Railway enhance the allure of this charming small town.
5.8 miles from Stanhope

Frosterley, nestled between Wolsingham and Stanhope, is a quaint village where the confluence of Bollihope Burn and the River Wear adds to the picturesque scenery, complemented by the village’s amenities.
2.6 miles from Stanhope

Stanhope, where the pulse of the Stanhope Weekender Music Festival beats strongest, encapsulates the spirit of Weardale, with its vibrant community life and idyllic rural backdrop.

Rookhope lies snug in its own valley, a stone’s throw from the A689. It’s known for its strong community spirit and the iconic Rookhope Arch, a symbol of the village’s industrial heritage in lead smelting.
4.5 miles from Stanhope

Weardale is not just a place; it’s an experience where history, community, and the beauty of nature converge, creating an unforgettable backdrop for the Stanhope Weekender Festival, where the rhythms of music and the tranquillity of the landscape meld in perfect harmony.

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That’s a wrap, everyone! πŸŽ‰ We`ve finished another sold-out Stanhope Weekender, and what an incredible time it was! From the electrifying live music to the mouthwatering food and endless fun, it was a weekend to remember. A massive shoutout to the thousands of you amazing festival-goers who came and truly immersed yourselves in the festival spirit. You made it absolutely unforgettable! πŸŒŸπŸ™Œ

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How to use Cash at SW24

All our bars will be cashless this year for faster, smoother, and safer service. If you bring cash, you can still use it. However, you need to top up a prepaid card at our cash container first which can be used at all our bars like a regular debit card. Any remaining balance on the card can be refunded to the nearest Β£1 at the cash container.

If you are using a bank card, head straight to the bar.

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We are beyond excited! 🌟 In just one week, the Stanhope Weekender will be in full flow! Get ready for an unforgettable weekend of music, food, and fun. 🎢 🍻 πŸ₯³


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πŸŽ‰ #ThrowbackThursday to the electrifying performance by Ibiza in Symphony! 🎢 Their set was unforgettable, and we can`t wait to welcome them back for Stanhope Weekender 2024. Only one week+1 to go! 🌟

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🚨 Don’t panic… but there are only 30 camping plots left at Castle Park! Once they’re gone, all our camping tickets for 2024 will be sold out. Act fast if you’re hoping to camp! β›ΊπŸŽŸοΈ

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Worried about missing the Euro 2024 England match if they are playing during the Stanhope Weekender? No need! We`ve got you covered. We`ll be streaming the match so you can enjoy the game without missing out on the festival fun! βš½πŸŽ‰

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#ThrowbackThursday to the amazing Stanhope Weekender 2023! πŸŽͺ✨

We`re reminiscing about the fantastic family-friendly fun we had, especially the exciting circus skills workshops. Watching the little ones master their spinning plates and juggling was a highlight!

We can`t wait to bring even more joy, laughter, and family fun to the Stanhope Weekender 2024. See you all soon! πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

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Things are really heating up at Stanhope Weekender HQ! πŸ”₯ We`re thrilled to bring you a spectacular variety of entertainment, from mesmerising fire performances to incredible live music. Get ready for an unforgettable festival experience! πŸŽ‰

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Things are ramping up as we approach the final three weeks! πŸŽ‰ We can’t wait to create an even bigger and better Stanhope Weekender for 2024. Get ready for an unforgettable experience! 🌟🎢

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πŸŽ‰ Just 4 weeks to go until Stanhope Weekender 2024! The countdown is officially on. Are you ready to dive into an unforgettable weekend of music, food, and memories? Grab your tickets now and get ready to experience the best of live tribute acts! 🎢✨


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πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ At Stanhope Weekender, we take pride in being a family-friendly festival that`s perfect for all ages! From live music that gets everyone dancing to activities that the whole family can enjoy together, we`re all about creating memories that last a lifetime. 🎢🌟

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πŸ•οΈ Exciting news, festival-goers! Castle Park camping is now 90% sold out! If you’re planning to join us at Stanhope Weekender with your tent, motorhome, or caravan, now’s the time to secure one of the final spots. Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of the magic! Act fast and book your spot today! ⏳🎢


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🎸 Rock Your Fancy Dress at the Festival! 🎸

We love seeing our festivalgoers get into the groove and show up in their most epic fancy-dress costumes on Saturday! Whether you`re channelling a rock legend, a pop icon, or something totally unique, we can`t wait to see your amazing looks.

And guess what? There are even prizes for the best dressed! So, dust off your costumes, bring the music vibes, and join us for a chance to shine and win big.

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As we step into June and the final countdown to Stanhope Weekender 2024, we’re out here at the stunning Castle Park campsite, finalising plans amidst this breathtaking wildflower meadow. 🌼🌞

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🌟 Did you know? At Stanhope Weekender, 100% of ticket sale revenue is invested back into creating an unforgettable experience for our festival community! It`s all about people before profit. Join us for a celebration that truly gives back to those who make it amazing. πŸŽ‰

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We might be a bit biased, but we truly believe this is our best lineup yet! 🌟 Every year at the Stanhope Weekender, we aim to top the last, and 2024 is set to blow you away with incredible acts and unforgettable performances. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a legendary weekend! 🎢

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Catch the festival spirit! 🌟 Moments like these truly capture the joy and energy at Stanhope Weekender. You all make the festival unforgettable! πŸŽ‰ Are you ready?

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