Apr
7
Fri
Grinagog Festival Torquay @ Torre Abbey + Various Locations
Apr 7 – Apr 9 all-day

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Grinagog Festival Torquay 2017

A WEEKEND OF MUDLESS MISCHIEF BY THE SEA!

Over 200 acts across Torquay from the people behind the music at Glastonbury’s Shangri-La.

From award-winning festival producers Continental Drifts, the musical heart and soul behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-la, Bestival’s Caravanserai, Boomtown’s Ballroom Stage and Wilderness’ Carousel, comes a brand new addition to the Spring Festival calendar. For the first time, a world-class music festival will descend on the beautiful seaside town of Torquay for a weekend of escapism and adventure to transform even the most jaded festival goer into a tropical, grinning party monster!

A myriad of musical genres will be represented across 15 stages, ranging from the beautiful historical 12th century Torre Abbey to bustling harbourside nightclubs and rock venues with over 200 live bands, solo artists, and DJs. All this alongside street performers, art installations, talks and workshops, award-winning food, outdoor pursuits and much more. With a “No Mud Guarantee,” palm trees aplenty and adventures big and small; get ready to escape the humdrum with Grinagog in Torquay against the backdrop of the stunning English Riviera.

Torquay is part of the Geo Park-status English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, and is formed by other towns of Paignton and Brixham. A popular seaside tourist destination for well over a century, Torquay has well-established travel links with the rest of the country.

*** Music ~ Arts & Culture ~ Families & Teens ***

Apr
28
Fri
BMAD Bike & Music Festival @ Paignton
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day

BMAD BIKE & MUSIC FESTIVAL

28th  – 30th April  2017

It started in 2002 with an idea by the founders of Bikers Make A Difference – BMAD, Kelvin and Jane Halloran. That idea was to have a social gathering of bikers on Paignton Seafront in Devon. He wanted to raise money for charity and have a good time as well. Which is exactly what has happened.

Paignton Bike Night finally saw its birth in 2003 and has gone on to become the longest running largest regular social gathering of bikers in the South West of England.

Each year on Paignton Seafront we regularly have a mile of bikes parked side by side every Wednesday evening from the beginning of June to the end of Sept.

Due to the success of Paignton Bike Nights we now organise a Bike Festival weekend called Paignton Bike Festival which is held on Paignton Seafront in Devon.

Featured bands listed below:-

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May
12
Fri
Dart Music Festival @ Dart Music Festival
May 12 – May 14 all-day

Dart Music Festival ~ Dartmouth

In 2017, May 12, 13, & 14 ~ We Celebrate 20 Years

dart-music-festival-2016The Dart Music Festival was started nearly 20 years ago by Rob and Di Lyon of Dartmouth (now Mayor of Dartmouth). It is an annual music event over three days, which was thought of initially to help improve the length of the tourist season for the small riverside town of Dartmouth and its tourism based businesses.

We have over 100 acts performing in over 20 closely sited town venues. These include churches, arts centre, restaurants and hotels. Our main area (centred around wonderful gardens and bandstand) is next to the river’s edge, surrounded with cafes and bars. There are many open air street-based performances making for a constant buzz of enjoyment over all three days. Many of the musicians, both amateur and professional, are from the West Country but we strive to be inclusive and attract national and international acts.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and have formed a ‘Dart Music Foundation’ whereby young hopefuls can apply for grants to help with music lessons, equipment and other associated costs relating to their musical progression.

May
27
Sat
Brixfest – Brixham Festival 2017 @ Harbourside Brixham
May 27 – May 31 all-day

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Brixfest 2017 – Multi Award Winning Event

Welcome to BrixFest 2017 – the award-winning annual family festival in Brixham, Torbay (Devon), celebrating the beautiful town and it’s heritage.

BrixFest is a festival celebrating Brixham’s fascinating maritime heritage and vibrant present day culture. Historic fishing trawlers, seafood, live music and fireworks will be combined to celebrate the best of Brixham past and present.

The Heritage Trawler Regatta is a festival highlight. Local chefs will give seafood cooking demonstrations and locally produced beers and ciders will be available. There will also be demonstrations of traditional fishing-related skills including crab and lobster pot weaving, knot tying and rope making.

 

Fireworks,  children’s day,  live music,  cooking demonstrations,  heritage craft exhibitions,  crabbing competitions,  vintage car rally
Jun
3
Sat
Ukulele Festival – On The Beach @ Festival Marquee
Jun 3 all-day

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Babbacombe Ukulele Festival – 3rd Year

 

Live Music all day down on Oddicombe Beach from a host of Great Ukulele bands – Free to enjoy.

At the time of posting this event we have eight Ukulele clubs performing during the course of the day. each performing in 30 minute sessions. Solo artists will also fill in between bands. Join us and enjoy a singalong,

We have local service providers like Babbacombe Cliff Railway and 3 Degrees Cafe supporting us in making your day an enjoyable experience.

www.babbacombeukulele.co.uk

  • * The Festival is sponsored by Babbacombe Cliff Railway.
Jun
16
Fri
Occombe Beer Festival @ Occombe Farm
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day

Occombe Beer FestivalTwo Days of live music, superb beer and a feast of food

Occombe Beer Festival is back on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th  June  2017 with beer and cider tasting, live music and a feast of food.

As Torbay’s only festival on a working farm, the foot-stomping line-up is yet to be confirmed.

To give you an idea, the 2016 line up included: Friday: Wille and the Bandits, Sound of the Sirens, Rich Cottell, Alex Hart, True Bass, and Saturday: Silent Alarm, MBP, Society Rocks, 3BF, Riviera Dogs and New Daze. With 100% of festival profits going to Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust, to protect the places we love – Berry Head, Ansteys Cove, Occombe Farm and Cockington – this festival offers good times that do good. Plenty of reasons to SAVE THE DATE, grab your pals, buy tickets (February 2017) and head down to the farm.

 

 

Sep
9
Sat
Fishstock Brixham @ Brixham Quay
Sep 9 all-day

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Fishstock Brixham ~ 9th September 2017

Fishstock Brixham, the English Riviera’s renowned urban music and seafood festival takes place at the new Fish Quay on Brixham’s picturesque fishing harbour. The one-day event was last held on Saturday 10th September 2016 with the seafood show running all day and the music show continuing throughout the evening.

A real hit for the whole family, thousands of visitors regularly enjoy tasting the delicious seafood and marvel at the live theatre cooking demonstrations with some of the English Riviera’s most famous chefs. There’s a big music stage with a vibrant programme of live entertainment, visits to working fishing trawlers and heritage vessels on the quayside plus lots of fun activities for the children. There will be local food and drink producers, a wide range of maritime display stands and lots of fascinating insights into the marine environment.

The event is held in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission which overlooks the Fish Market.
Expert demonstrations – watch fishmongers and chefs prepare and cook fresh Brixham fish.
Buy and try! Sample some the ocean’s bounty with the finest of South West food and drink.