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Win tickets to charity music festival Mac-Stock

Posted onPosted on 1st Mar

An eclectic music festival taking place in Warsop is bringing a rainbow nation of acts to the stage at the Black Market venue on the 28th March.

Mac-Stock, the annual music festival that takes place for a fifth time this year, has a stellar line-up of indie, punk, folk, hip hop and reggae acts.

And four News Journal readers could be there for free thanks to this easy-to-enter competition.

The festival, which raises funds for charities, goes out of its way to ensure that it is as inclusive as possible as organiser and former Mansfield man Graham Parker explains.

“When we launched Mac-Stock in 2016, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, we were determined to give a platform to as diverse and equal line up as possible,” he said.

“Far too many festivals are dominated by white, straight, male bands, which, in our opinion, does not help other aspiring acts.

“We made a decision to try our best to have an even split between male and female leads, we also make sure the music reflects all members of society, which means we have acts fronted by people of colour, differing sexualities and genders.

“We like to think that Mac-Stock embraces a rainbow nation of music fans.

For the first time this year, people attending the festival will get the chance to choose one of the charities that is supported with a financial donation from the funds raised.

“We wanted to do something different this year; we wanted to bring some real democracy to the festival by letting the people decide which charity we support,” Graham added.

“We asked people to suggest three homeless charities that we could donate to and they chose Mansfield Soup Kitchen, Sutton Christian Fellowship and Simon on the Streets.

“Whichever charity gets the most votes at the festival will be the one that we support with a donation, and that has been as much as £2,000 in the past.

“We are happy to support any of the three, it will be down to the supporters of each charity to make sure they cast their votes on the day.”

In the four years that Mac-Stock has been running it has raised more than £10,000 for charities.

Mac-Stock 5’s full line-up is Zion Train, The Sound of Sirens, Samantics, Nick Parker and Ben Wain, The Social Ignition, Solar Love Society, Muddy Summers & Dirty Field Whores, Scott Doonican, Northern Monkey, The Hurriers, Brad Dear and The March, T-Bitch, Hattie Hatstar, Pretty Babs and Ghosts of Men. Doors open at 12noon and music finishes at 11.45pm.

To win one of two pairs of tickets to the event, answer the following question:

Which charity did Mac-Stock start out supporting?

and send your entry (marked Mac-Stock competition), plus your name, address, and contact telephone number, to Mansfield and Ashfield News Journal, Mac-Stock Competition, Suite 15, Brunts Business Centre, Samuel Brunts Way, Mansfield, Notts NG18 2AH, or email [email protected] before 20th March. The editor’s decision is final and there is no cash alternative.

If you are not lucky enough to win the competition, tickets are priced £30, £10 and £5 with free admission for under 10s. They are available direct from the Black Market or online at