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, fully equipped with outside bar and stage.

Swan Live 2016

New season – New bands and old favourites!

13th May
Ruby Bridge
Starting this years season in fine style New to Swan live Ruby Bridge fronted by stunning singer Natalie Walsh who’s stunning vocals captivate the halcyon days of Motown to the sound of the classic disco era, guaranteed to get your feet moving and grooving.

20th May
Cartoon Kings
Raise a glass to Staffords most popular band at the Swan Live beer festival. Bring your party to our party with the fabulous Cartoon Kings in the warmth of our heated marquee, the kings will rule again, party on!

21st May
A foot tapping afternoon with the ultimate beer drinking band 3/6d, you hum it – they’ll play it!

The Smooth Groovers
In the evening, settle into your chair and relax to the finest sweet soul sounds of The Smooth Groovers on-stage at 9pm.

27th May
Rocky Road
Enjoy this bank holiday with Rocky Road Band, ramping up your weekend with a treasure chest of songs delivered by the girl with the golden voice.

24th June
New to Swan Live, Pride are about to rock the garden with vocal duties handed over to Jo while the boys in the band handle the backline, female fronted and very proud.

8th July
The Players
Back by popular demand these boys mix modern pop with the class soul sound courtesy of the brass section. Young at heart but mature in music, expect non stop dancing!

22nd July
Celebrating the Silver Fox’s 100th year in live music, MLC fill the Swan Live stage with bucket loads of talent. Comprised of male and female vocals, they tackle U2 to the Stones and everything in between.

29th July
The Task
Billed as the ultimate party band the TASK invite you to bring your dancing shoes to groove to the sounds of Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams with some Stevie Wonder thrown in for good measure, be early (and bring your dancing shoes).

12th August
Music played by PELO is infectious and catching, rhythmic and raucous, symptoms may include severe foot tapping, leg shaking and inane grinning to one of the finest live bands in town.

26th August
Cartoon Kings
The Cartoon Kings triumphantly return to the Swan by popular demand! Party on and rock out with Stafford’s most popular band!

16th September
The creme de la creme of the Midlands musicians return to delight the Swan Live audience with their dazzling musicianship and a line up of dance songs that other bands wish they’d thought of! All delivered with pure passion and professionalism, be early, be ready!

17th September
The Goodfellas
Another new band for this year think of the Blues Brothers and be prepared to shake your tail feathers



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.