Living For The Summer Time..
Written by Gabriella
Can you believe it’s June already? British summertime has finally arrived and along with it we can look forward to a myriad of alfresco events and festivals. From boutique camping to moonlit music, here are some of our top picks for the best West Country festivals this Summer…
The Barefoot Ball, Croyde
This bohemian inspired feasting and party experience takes place by the sea in the beautiful Croyde Bay. The Barefoot Ball includes a fizz and canapé reception, a two course boho banquet by Pickle Shack Catering and an Ibiza style ‘After Party’. Guests can enjoy stunning beach views while they dine ‘under canvas’ in a traditional style marquee and dance the night away along to live music while sipping on cocktails from the fabulous Buffalo Bar.
When: Saturday 23rd June, 6pm- Midnight.
Where: Down End Field, Croyde, Devon EX33 1QE
Tickets: Tickets are £52.46 per person and are available to purchase on eventbrite.
Following on from the success of The Barefoot Ball, this year Blue Fizz Events is unveiling a new Summer Food & Party concept Funky Soul Friday on Friday 22 June 2018. More information & tickets here.
Larmer Tree Festival
Larmer Tree describes itself as ‘the quintessential summer party’. Remaining small by choice, this intimate summer festival offers a truly unique party experience. Head along for top-notch local, national and international artists in music, outdoor theatre, live performances, art, comedy and more.
When: Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd July
Where: Larmer Tree Gardens, Cranborne Chase
Port Eliot Festival
Port Eliot is a festival unlike any other. The sensational St. Germans Estate provides an idyllic backdrop for a weekend of laid back summer festivities. Whether you find yourself swimming in the estuary, picnicking under a 300 year old tree, rocking out at the Park Stage or canoeing on the river – this promises to be a weekend to remember. For more information on their exciting 2018 line-up click here.
When: Thursday 26- Sunday 29 July
Where: St. Germans, Cornwall
Smoked & Uncut
The sounds of summer are coming to Devon thanks to Smoked & Uncut. The festival returns for a second year to the lush grounds of the honey-coloured Elizabethan gem that is THE PIG at Combe. Spend the day in the company of the rolling Devon hills, with like-minded music lovers and foodie feasters.
When: Saturday 28th July
Where: The Pig at Combe, Honiton, Devon
Bestival is an award winning four-day boutique music festival set at the Lulworth Estate, Dorset. On a mission to change the face of independent festival culture, this is a festival for music lovers and camping fans alike. Past headliners have included Florence + The Machine, The Cure, Major Lazer and Outkast and you can expect a truly original boutique campsite experience, from the Bollywood Tent to the incredible world of Caravanserai.
When: Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th August
Where: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Tickets: Adult weekend tickets are on sale now for £161 and can be bought online.