It’s the end of a wintery week here at Devon Farms, but Friday isn’t just a day to look forward to the weekend, it’s a day to look forward to what the rest of the year has in store. We’ve got lots going on here in Devon as we like to keep busy, but there’s far too much to fit into one blog so we have focussed on some of the festivals Devon has to offer.
Festivals in Devon are a relatively new phenomenon but many of them have quickly grown into a fantastic income for the region and a great way for people to experience country life and great music while taking a break from their normal lives. Often there is great food and family entertainment by day and music under the stars by night.
Beautiful Day- http://www.beautifuldays.org/
Beautiful Days is perhaps the most famous festival Devon has to offer. In the past it has attracted acts such as Ben Howard, Tim Minchin, Sinead O’Connor and Rizzle Kicks. Based in the grounds of Escot House near Exeter, it always attracts big crowds from the local area and far beyond so don’t delay in getting your tickets fpr 2015 when they’re released.
Although Boardmasters is a festival based in Cornwall it has strong links to Devon and many of the local community here and from around the country attend this festival which gives you a great mix of surfing, sun, sand and songs.
The Boardmasters website states;
The Watergate Bay music arena, with arguably the World’s best view from a festival site, houses 8 genre spanning stages, bars, endless food stops, festi-stalls and rides… and it’s less than 5 minutes walk to the campsite and Watergate’s golden beach!
Fistral Beach: surfing, skate, BMX, evening gigs, the surf village, surf art installations and more can be found at Britain’s home of surfing in Cornwall
Rudimental have already been announced as a headline act this year with another being announced on the 3rd February.
Featuring forest parties, boutique glamping, regular camping, great food and music to suit all tastes, Somersault is the festival for those who want an experience in the great outdoors with some home comforts too. The festival is based at Castle Hill in Barnstable. In the past Jack Johnson and Ben Howard have played Somersault and with everything from pottery to photography to get stuck into, there’s never a dull moment.
This blog only features three of the many events that are put on all over Devon every year, check out some more by visiting the events page of our website where we have a calendar full of them. http://www.devonfarms.co.uk/events-whats-on-in-devon.php