Festivals & Cider during your Farm Stay
Now that the days are longer and increasingly warmer we’re all getting in the mood to listen to some live music, enjoying delicious Devon food and locally produced Cider.
Devon has a variety of small music festivals, which have incredibly loyal audiences and fantastic artists performing – Here are a few for your diary and a link to local accommodation B&B, Self Catering
10, 11 & 12th May Dart Music Festival
24-27th May Bude & Stratton Folk Festival
May Ashburton Blues Festival
May Lemonfest, Newton Abbot
21st, 22nd & 23rd June Gold Coast Oceanfest, Croyde
21st-23rd June Shaldon Classical Music Festival
21st-23rd June Teignmouth Folk Festival
31stMay- 2nd June Kingsbridge Music Festival
19-20th July Chagstock, near Chagford
2nd– 9th August Sidmouth Folk Festival
16th -18th August Beautiful Days Festival – Escot Park near Fairmile, Ottery St Mary
August Landmark Beer & Music Festival, Ilfracombe
20th -22nd September AbbFest, Newton Abbott
It’s not all music at these events though, Oceanfest in North Devon which is set right on the beach in Croyde has children learning how to play beach volleyball and at the Lemonfest, in Newton Abbot, the street food market is very popular where you could find Thai, Moroccan, posh pasties and a traditional hog roast.
Just over the border in to Cornwall is the Eden Project which has become renowned for its ‘Eden Sessions’. Artists like Stereophonics (20thJune), Nile Rodgers & CHIC(21 June),
and Kylie Minogue (2nd& 3rdJuly) are all set to perform there this summer.
As well as these larger events, there are numerous much smaller events and literally hundreds of pubs across the Devon who welcome live music. Open mic nights are very popular too, so bring your best singing voice and join in with us locals; we’re a very welcoming bunch in Devon and might even buy you a drink.