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Music Events

If you enjoy live music, then be sure to make a note of some of the best music festivals Devon has to offer.

The choice of music is as broad as the number of events on offer, and many are family-friendly. You'll find well-known names from the mainstream at festivals such as MTV Crashes Plymouth. Visit Sidmouth Folk Week or Teignmouth Folk Festival and you’ll be treated to some of the best in British folk, set in idyllic surroundings. Or for something really different - and great fun - try Dart Music Festival or Glas-Denbury.

Then in addition to these, you'll find up-and-coming bands and local musicians performing at smaller festivals and gigs across Devon every weekend. Thanks to its very active music scene, Devon has put itself firmly on the map and is drawing some of the most respected performers in the UK.

Read on for a selection of music festivals in 2016. For even more events visit our area-specific sister sites, using the links at the top of the page.

Discover more Devon events with the Official Devon Guide

March 31, 2016Lulu In ConcertBarnstaple
April 29-May 1, 2016Rock & Roll WeekendSouth Molton
May 13-15, 2016Dart Music FestivalDartmouth
May 27-29, 2016Live Irish Band WeekendSouth Molton
May 28, 2016Midge Ure in ConcertBideford
May 28-29, 2016Radio 1's Big WeekendPowderham Castle
June 4, 2016LemonfestNewton Abbot
June 4, 2016Ukelele FestivalBabbacombe
June 17-19, 2016Goldcoast OceanfestCroyde
June 17-19, 2016Teignmouth Folk FestivalTeignmouth
June 19, 2016Elton John at WestpointExeter
July 2, 2016Let's Rock ExeterPowderham Castle
July 2, 2016Peter Howarth in ConcertHartland
July 15-17, 2016Glas-DenburyNewton Abbot
July 22-23, 2016ChagstockChagford
July 28-29, 2016MTV Crashes PlymouthPlymouth
July 29-Aug 5, 2016Sidmouth Folk WeekSidmouth
September 9-11, 2016Lockdown FestivalPowderham Castle
September 16, 2016Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri in ConcertParkham
September 16-17, 2016River Cottage FestivalAxminster
September 25, 2016Eddi Reader in ConcertBideford
Sept 30-Oct 2, 2016Family beer and folk weekendSouth Molton
October 14, 2016Toyah in ConcertBideford
October 22-29, 2016Two Moors FestivalVarious
October 28, 2016Beverly Craven in ConcertHartland
November 25, 2016Diamond Jubilee Finale ConcertExeter
December 2, 2016Clare Teal in ConcertHartland
December 9, 2016Chantel McGregor in ConcertBideford

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