Dart Music Festival ~ Dartmouth
In 2017, May 12, 13, & 14 ~ We Celebrate 20 Years
The 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.
TORBAY AIR SHOW
Dates for Torbay Airshow in 2017 have now been announced as 3rd & 4th June 2017
The inaugural Torbay Airshow in 2016 was a success and the Bay’s unique curvature lends itself to high quality aviation aerobatics, with both hi-tech aircraft and vintage war birds taking to the skies.
Entry to the airshow is FREE with the best viewing area at Paignton Green, where there are a number of options for you and your family to upgrade your visit for a truly memorable weekend.
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.
- * The Festival is sponsored by Babbacombe Cliff Railway.