Wednesday, July 30 - Exe Fest brings live music and vitality to Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 09:38 30 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:24 10 June 2010

ORGANISERS expect Exmouth s new music festival to be the heart and soul of a youthful summer in the town.

ORGANISERS expect Exmouth's new music festival to be the heart and soul of a youthful summer in the town.

The Exe Fest hits the Rugby Club ground at Imperial Road on Sunday August 10, and is set to provide a new opportunity for young people have their say on town events.

The festival is the brainchild of 22 year-old Alex Warren, of Budleigh, who has long campaigned for more facilities and responsibility for youngsters.

After helping secure a high-standard new skatepark for Phear Park, Alex set about plotting the Exe Fest.

"I'm really excited about the festival and the impact it will have on the town," he said. "I think it will change a lot of young people's minds about Exmouth. It's a great place, especially in summer, but the lack of contemporary culture and entertainment isolates those interested in alternative music and arts.

"If the council can help us do this every year I think the festival will be a great way to help regenerate the town and bring it more into the 21st century."

Support from the Princes' Trust has got the festival up and running.

Come the day, a stage will host six live bands and six DJs as music runs from noon to 9pm. Live graffiti art will accompany events, with food and refreshments at the venue.

Tickets for the event are priced £5 for adults, £3 for under-16s, free for under-10s, and are available from Onionheart music shop in Exeter Road.

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