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Welcome to our 21st Banjo Fest!

Midland Banjo Fest 2019

Saturday 12th October

Thanks to everybody for making 2018's Fest one of the most enjoyable!  -  looking forward to seeing you all again this year at

 The Hilton House Hotel, Hilton, Derbyshire!

What is the Midland Banjo Fest (MBF)
The MBF is a gathering of all styles of banjo music from the amateur to professional, with enthusiasts & players meeting up, chatting, buying, selling, relaxing & enjoying good company.
The Concert, in which anyone can play, will run from mid afternoon through to  6pm-ish when we will have a mixed Community Session which was a highlight of last year.

 History of the MBF
Originally created in 1999 by Cliff Atkin & Roger Bower at the Bass Museum, followed by the Queens Hotel in Burton on Trent, success determined that more space was required and in 2001 the MBF moved to it’s home in Bretby Conference Centre. In 2005 the MBF was transferred into the hands of Reg Stranks.

Reg continued to build the MBF to become a highly successful event.

Sadly Reg passed away in January 2009 but he wanted the show to go on................


the late Reg Stranks

Early in 2011 we learned that the Bretby Conference Centre closed down for re-development. After a great deal searching a new venue has been found near to Burton on Trent.

The Hilton House Hotel proved to be a superb venue for the 2011 MBF - a nice room; good PA; smashing food and cracking beer! So we've booked it every year since!

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Hilton House Hotel near Derby is located at J5 of the A50 which provides good links to the M1 and M6 making this hotel on the edge of the Peak District and National Forest.


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