Festival 2016

Heart of Devon Festival 2016

What a fantastic day! Thank-you to everyone who came to make the day such a success. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.


Thank you also to the following bands for performing on the day:


Buffo's wake 2BUFFO’S WAKE

Chaotic Gypsy Carnival Punks, with influences from Abba to Zappa, Buffo’s Wake are guaranteed to have you dancing! Drawing from their diverse backgrounds ranging from Drum n Bass DJ’s to classically trained string players, punks to funk, poets to showmen, you’re never quite sure what to expect next from Buffo’s Wake.


Hot Club of StonehouseHOT CLUB OF STONEHOUSE

Hot Club of Stonehouse bring the gypsy jazz of 1930s Paris bals musettes to present day Blighty – their authentic Hot Club sound is sultry, insouciant & SWINGING!!



HARBOTTLE & JONASHarbottle & Jonas

Harbottle and Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in the wilderness of Totnes. Together they paint pictures with their words and share stories of folk auld and new. They are hardworking songsmiths that place an emphasis on musical independence, originality and breathe new life into Traditional English Folk songs.


Wildflowers picWILDFLOWERS

If you like breezy, supremely melodic, semi-acoustic pop with roots in both the UK folk-rock and US singer-songwriter movements of the late-‘60s and early-‘70s, then you’ll love Wildflowers, a trio comprising Bennett sisters   Siddy and Kit  and co-songwriter James Ashbury.


the morales

High-energy four piece, blending spindly post-punk guitar riffs, powerful soul-rock vocals, throbbing bass, and heavy drums, to create a sound only to be known as alternative. Behind their music can be heard the influences of artists such as: Led Zeppelin, Stone Roses , The Cure, The Cult, The Smiths, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, The Kinks, White Lies, The Raconteurs and many others…



Playing a blend of Sixties psyche that has its boots in the past but its head in the future, they draw on that unique English inheritance of the surreal and the strange, but are not afraid to indulge in an American West-Coast style adventure when the mood takes them.



The FOS Brothers are Dave and Sam McCrory from East Belfast, N.Ireland,Together they create a unique soundscape of acoustic music heavily influenced by their Irish roots. They Have been performing for over 15 years at Festivals, Arts Centres and all sorts of venues in the UK and abroad.


Sitting Pretty


Returning to the festival, Sitting Pretty are Plymouth’s finest Original Indie/Rock Band. Fast becoming favourites in the local Music scene writing and performing their own blend of high energy, catchy and melodic tunes. Music to enjoy, dance, tap your feet or clap your hands to. We certainly were!

The Strange and the beautiful 1


These five Devon-based musicians got it together in the early-part of 2014. From the earliest rehearsals it soon became clear that this thing had legs. 



Two hunts and a gambleTWO HUNTS AND A GAMBLE

Unaccompanied traditional folk songs by a trio from Devon and Dorset. Ian Hunt and Phil Gamble have been singing together for over 20 years. They have now been joined by Ian’s sister Cath Nettleton and sing together just for the love of it!


Community choir


Formed around 18 months ago, the Heart Of Devon’s very own choir will be performing again for us at this year’s festival.


 Also performing for us were The Sanders Sisters and Windslide – featuring Didge Dave & Cigar Box Dave!