Swan Live

Every summer people travel from miles around to experience one of the best live music venues in the area.

Swan Live is a season of live music all taking place in our atmospheric Courtyard Garden.

Swan Live 2017 – Simply the Best

New season – New bands and old favourites!

Friday 19th May
Rocky Road
Kicking off the Stafford summer tradition is the home grown talent of Rocky Road playing all the songs you love to hear in their super subtle style, live from 9pm

Saturday 20th May
Ryan Cleary – from 3pm
Ryan Cleary is one of Staffordshire’s hidden talents, having honed his acoustic playing skills over the last 30 years it’s time for Ryan to really shine and what could be more perfect than on a Saturday afternoon at your favourite venue

Play It Again Sam – from 9pm
Step back in time and re-live classic songs played with a modern twist, think The Stones, The Beatles, Rod Stewart and Van the man plus a few songs you thought you’d forgotten but never stopped humming.

Friday 26th May
Rock Dogs
Stafford rockers with the finest pedigree bring songs from The Kings Of Leon – Robbie and Maroon 5 plus more, when it comes to rocking live the dogs are bad to the bone and ready to be unleashed at #SwanLive.

Friday 9th June
How do you describe the indescribable?
‘P’ performance- 27 out of 10
‘E’ exceptionally entertaining
‘L’ lead singer is totally captivating
‘O’ oozing fun all night long
PELO the band once seen never forgotten.

Friday 16th June
Cartoon Kings
The Kings reign supreme, Be here + Be early = Being happy.

Saturday 17th June
The Gorsty Lea Street Choir – from 3pm
The GLSC are a band of musical brothers from far and wide who decided to settle in the West Midlands and for one afternoon they will settle in Stafford. Who knows what treat they have instore- hearing is believing

Friday 23rd June
The Mimics
This band bring a legacy of musical talent playing all the get up and dance songs, think Killers – Biffy Clyro and Coldplay, expect the unexpected, only at #SwanLive.

Friday 30th June
The Players
Young at heart but mature in music, this will be their year, join in the celebrations as they play their sweet soul music be prepared to dance all night!

Friday 7th July
Dance Floor Deluxe
Proudly returning to #SwanLive delivering stomping funk and soul, the magic of motown and disco with some good old foot tapping rock’n’roll thrown in for good measure

Friday 14th July
The Brightside
A Midlands three piece band bringing to life big hits from the 60’s the 70’s right through to the modern day. Indie anthems, rock and roll and pop classics, it’s all here #SwanLive

Friday 21st July 
Cherry Groove
New on the scene Cherry Groove love to showcase the amazing vocal talent of Jo Fulham-Pugh, putting her through her paces with songs from Anastacia, Pink, the Foo Fighters and many,  many more to enjoy.

Friday 28th July
Viper Lounge
Three piece rockers with a back catalogue of songs from Queen, U2, Beatles to Pearl Jam these are a six legged juke box, be early

Friday 4th August
The Maxxx
Triple X rated bringing the full flavour of soul to #SwanLive for their second time, back by popular demand.

Friday 11th August
The Task
The Ultimate party band invite you to grab your dancing shoes and groove to the sounds of Bruno Mars, Robbie and some Stevie Wonder thrown in for good measure, be early (and don’t forget your shoes!)

Friday 25th August
Brand new for #SwanLive 2017 Hammered rock things up with the undisputed king of the stage D.C on vocals.  Rock out to the sounds of Thin Lizzy, Bon Jovi and of course AC and DC

Friday 15th September
Cartoon Kings
The Kings rule tonight the only band to play twice every summer at #SwanLive, simply the best be early, fun provided

Saturday 16th September 
Dreamticket from 3pm
Dreamticket are a jazz/rock covers band with a difference.  They take familiar and not so familiar songs and give them a twist to make them unique

Ruby Bridge from 9pm
A stunning six piece party band bringing soulful discotheque groove to bring this summers’  #SwanLive to a close in fine style, miss this one and you have a long wait to party outdoors again


The bands that feature at Swan Live come both from Stafford and across the UK, generally playing an eclectic mix of covers guaranteed to get people singing along and dancing.