JCB’s famous Dancing Diggers are coming to the 2018 Staffordshire County Show

JCB’s famous Dancing Diggers will be performing at this year’s Staffordshire County Show next month.

Described as a down-to-earth version of the Red Arrows, they have curtsied for the Queen, pirouetted for TV and thrilled thousands all over the world.

Richard Williams, chief executive of the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society, said: The legendary JCB Dancing Diggers limit their appearances to three or four shows per year so we really are pleased that Staffordshire County Show is one of them in 2018.

 “They have a great reputation and amaze spectators with their intricate and spectacular routines to music like The Phantom of the Opera, the Wedding March and Firebird.” 

The mechanical monsters circle and weave past each other with split second precision and only inches to spare during a routine which sees them perform hand-stands and a wedding arch for other machines to drive through.

They will perform two shows per day at the Staffordshire County showground on Weston Road, on May 30 and 31.

This year’s event promises to be another great day out for the family with local produce, crafts, activities, displays and performances.


The JCB Dancing Diggers were born when the founder of JCB, the late Joseph Bamford, wanted to demonstrate the strength of the new breed of hydraulic machines to sceptical buyers.

Tickets are  now available to buy direct from the showground website .