Exmouth business back two free festivals

PUBLISHED: 17:24 18 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:24 18 April 2018

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Festival fever is in the pipeline for Exmouth as businesses back two free live music events.

Business owners at Spoken, in the Strand, and the Grapevine, in Victoria Road, have applied for permission to hold two, three-day, free entry mini festivals in Manor Gardens, Exmouth, in May and July.

George Nightingale, Spoken owner, said the planned festivals were the result of wanting to give something back to the town and showcase Spoken and the Grapevine’s brands, Crossed Anchors Brewery and Quick gin.

The dates of the proposed festivals are May 4-6 and July 27-29. Entrance is free.

Interested stallholders are invited to contact the organisers.

Mr Nightingale said: “There will be live music, entertainment and DJs playing to the crowds and we urge everyone to come along and support the local artists playing and craft stall holders exhibiting.

“The festivals are a result of two businesses in the community wanting to put something back, and to provide something exciting to look forward to for everyone throughout the year.”

He added: “We hope that the community really gets behind these events. The line-up looks great and it will be very entertaining.

“The events are costing thousands of pounds and will, hopefully, be funded by the bar on site; it’s a risk - but one we are willing to take.”

The line-up so far includes: Sam Green and The Midnight Heist, Datura, Red Blue Jeans, Blimey O’Reilly, Geek Chic, Barefoot Bandits acoustic session and performances from Exmouth Musical Theatre Company. There will be an 80’s night with a prize of £100 for the person in the best fancy dress.

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