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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, SomersaultMTV Crashes Plymouth and GoldCoast Oceanfest. Visit Sidmouth Folk WeekDartmoor Folk FestivalFoxy Folk 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 Bicton FestDart 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 2014. 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

Nov 4 - Dec 21, 2015Brixham Town BandBrixham
November 13 - 15, 2015Teignmouth Jazz FestivalTeignmouth
November 26, 2015Show of HandsBarnstaple
November 27, 2015LionstarIlfracombe
December 4, 2015The VaccinesPlymouth
December 4, 2015Brixham Folk ClubBrixham
December 4, 2015Martin Harley SoloBarnstaple
December 8, 2015Civic Carol ConcertTorquay
December 11, 2015Powderham Music in the CastlePowderham Castle
December 11, 2015The Wurzels and Tank ShermanExmouth Pavillion
December 11, 2015Jules HollandPlymouth
December 12, 2015Christmas with the Cathedral ChoirExeter Cathedral
December 12, 2015The SelectorExeter Phoenix
December 19, 2015Seth LakemanPlymouth
December 31, 2015Exeter Phoenix WonderlandExeter Phoenix
January 14 - May 14, 2016Teignmouth Folk ConcertsTeignmouth

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