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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 Beautiful Days, Somersault and GoldCoast Oceanfest. Visit Sidmouth Folk Week and you’ll be treated to some of the best in British folk, set in idyllic, rural surroundings. The Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival brings music ranging through jazz, blues, jump-jive, swing, funk and r’n'b, whilst the Budleigh Music Festival offers classical performances in beautiful settings. 

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 2014. For even more events visit our area-specific sister sites, using the links at the top of the page.

More about Devon music festivals in summer 2014

May 16-18, 2014Dart Music FestivalDartmouth
May 31, 2014Lemon FestNewton Abbot
June 7, 2013Field of DreamzTorrington
June 13-15, 2014Barbican International Jazz & BluesPlymouth
June 19, 2014Shaldon Festival of Classical MusicShaldon
June 20-22, 2014GoldCoast OceanfestCroyde
June 20-22, 2014Teignmouth Folk FestivalTeignmouth
July 11-12, 2014Glas-DenburyDenbury
July 15, 2014MTV Crashes PlymouthPlymouth
July 17-21, 2014Somersault FestivalCastle Hill
July 18-20, 2014Musico FestivalExeter
July 19, 2014Foxy FolkSt Marychurch
August 1-8, 2014Sidmouth Folk WeekSidmouth, East Devon
August 8-10, 2014Dartmoor Folk FestivalSouth Zeal
August 15-17, 2014Beautiful Days FestivalOttery St Mary
August 29-31, 2014Bicton FestBudleigh Salterton
October 25-27, 2014Baring Gould Folk FestivalOkehampton

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