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
29
Sat
Brixham Pirate Festival 2017 @ Brixham Harbourside
Apr 29 – May 1 all-day

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Brixham Pirates Festival 2017

http://brixhampirates.com/#the-festival

There will be LOTS of pirates, military and period re-enactors here with guns to make plenty of noise! We will make sure there is plenty of music too with shanties and pirate rock to keep ye hoppin’. Buskers, jugglers and other entertainers will perform around the streets and harbour of Brixham. There will be other shows, reenactments and events around the town through the weekend.

The festival takes place throughout the town with main stage right next to the Golden Hind boat in the inner harbour. The family stage will be in the Central Car park area by the bus stop.

slider_jonty_1We aim to make the festival suitable for everyone and all ages. There will be events for the kids to watch and take part in like  shows and street acts. Historical reenactments and plays during the day. Fancy dress competition for young children. Music to suit all tastes and more music in the (pirate filled) pubs in the evening. There will be GUNS & MUSIC so it might be LOUD!

Please dress up if you can, whatever you can manage will be fine even if it is just an eye-patch! There will be LOTS of pirates in costume right through the weekend so you will fit right in. We stay in costume in the evening too.

 

 

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 @ Brixham Harbour
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 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Babbacombe Ukulele Festival – 4th Year

Join us for a full day’s entertainment in and around the Music Marquee. 

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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 fifteen visiting 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.

Organising Club:-    www.babbacombeukulele.co.uk

  • * The Festival is sponsored by Babbacombe Cliff Railway.

 

Jun
9
Fri
Lemonfest
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day
Lemonfest

Lemonfest

South Devons favourite festival returns – and this time across two days!

Lemonfest is a two-day festival which takes place on 9th-10th June, at Newton Abbot Racecourse in the beautiful area of South Devon.

Camping Tickets are available for the Friday & Saturday nights; where we have a small but perfectly formed Silent Disco to keep everyone entertained. Oh, and a late night bar – of course.

Doors open for everyone at 6pm on Friday 9th June, and close for General Admission ticket holders at 11.55pm on Saturday night – with no re-entry past 7pm – however those with Camping Tickets can stay until midday on Sunday.

This Newton Abbot festival – taking place for the 7th year running – hosts an array of top local, national, and international DJs and bands across its six diverse stages of music.

Tickets from £22. Please visit website for full ticketing details.

Jul
14
Fri
Brixham Hap’nin @ St Mary's Park
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day
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Brixham Hap’nin

The Party in the Park ~
The main Summer attraction in Cowtown is Brixham Hap’nin (Party in the Park). It takes place each year in July at St Mary’s Park, Brixham and is the perfect event for all ages.
In previous years the variety of music has ranged from local Primary school choirs to rock bands!

The main cornerstone of this unique culture is the warm and open welcome extended to all visitors who wish to join locals in their festival and celebrations.
Throughout the 2 day event you’ll get to see plenty of live entertainment from local bands, touring tribute bands, theatre acts, school performances, dance acts, amateur dramatics, food stalls, licensed bar, the list is too big!

Entry costs a small donation of £3 on the gate and every year profits are donated to local charities.

Jul
22
Sat
Paignton Festival @ Paignton Green & Other Locations
Jul 22 – Jul 30 all-day
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Paignton Festival

Paignton Festival is a very good event that takes places every year during the summer months of July and August. There is an amazing atmosphere and fun for all the family, from clowns to live music there is something for everyone and I am excited to be bringing this to you.

With the name of the event changing for the year of 2017 we hope to bring you a lot more fun and entertainment while keeping the same ethos we’ve had for over 100 years. Since the first event in 1909 we have been run by a small, dedicated team of volunteers and committee members and solely from donations from our main sponsors Anderton & Rowlands Fun Fair and Babbacombe Inn, also from local businesses and traders, as well as from members of the local public.

As the years go on, Paignton Festival is proud to be one of, if not the best events put on in the south west, and with no entry fee, we feel that we have the edge over some of our main competitors.

Despite the new name of Paignton Festival, Torbay Carnival is not gone for good, as the procession night will up keep that name.
The structure of the event will remain the same, with the party on the green taking place on the opening night, the procession taking place on the Wednesday and Dubs on the Beach taking place on the last Sunday.