Set in the grounds of Devon’s Castle Hill Estate, a beautifully immaculate series of gardens and fields surrounding an attractive bright yellow home, Somersault Festival will be arriving for its inaugurating year promising to bring an exciting festival atmosphere to North Devon, the first of its kind. With headline acts appearing from the Friday to the Sunday, with the entire duration lasting from Thursday 17th to Monday 21st July there will be a number of exciting performances on each day of the event, together with plenty of other activities and games for all ages.
Headlining the first ever Somersault Festival will be surf-folk stars Jack Johnson and Ben Howard. As one of the most well known acoustic singers from the last decade, Jack Johnson has released a number of heartfelt acoustic albums that have included the acclaimed singles ‘Better Together’ and ‘Sitting, Waiting, Wishing’. Growing up in Hawaii Jack learnt to play guitar when he was only 14 and has been involved in the creation of many surfing films and their soundtracks. As this is the only UK festival appearance for Jack Johnson this year, it is definitely one that needs to be in your diary.
Ben Howard is a revered local singer, living in Devon since the age of 8, and has seen sell out tours across Europe as well as winning 2 BRIT awards. Notable tracks from Ben include the hits ‘Only Love’ and ‘Keep Your Head Up’ that both received heavy radio airtime as well as both being performed at Glastonbury where Ben appeared on the Pyramid stage in 2013. There are also performances across the weekend from bands like Dan Croll, Spiritualized, Amadou & Mariam, Half Moon Run, Marcus Foster and Bombino to name a few. Stages will be hosted by London label Communion and Jack Wills amongst others.
As well as the impressive selection of music there will also be a number of activities to undertake including forest parties, long table feasts from companies such as The Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, theatre performances, flying trapeze lessons, tea parties, a kids camp and a riverside retreat by Wild Wellbeing where visitors can indulge in massage therapies as well as fitness exercises and yoga.
Young Person tickets are available for purchase to a maximum of 4 per ADULT. Young Person tickets are limited and subject to availability at point of sale. Young Person ticket holders (11 - 16 years old), MUST camp in the same location as their families and/or guardians.
Child tickets are available to a maximum of 4 per ADULT and must be accompanied by a ticket holder over 18 at all times. ALL child tickets MUST be purchased in advance (online or at an outlet). Child tickets are limited and subject to availability at point of sale..
Persons 17 years or younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult or guardian.
By purchasing a Child (0 - 10 years old) or Young Person (11 - 16 years old) Ticket you are confirming that you are either the parent, legal guardian or nominated guardian for the child or young person for whom you are purchasing.
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