Devon’s answer to Glastonbury; with surfers instead of hippies!

New Devonshire festival Somersault kicks off in 10 days with Jack Johnson and Ben Howard preparing to headline the South West’s idyllic new outdoor music celebration.

It boasts a gypsy tea party, fashion show, ‘long table feast‘ and has Hawaiian superstar Jack Johnson and two time Brit Award winner Ben Howard breaking in its inaugural year. Oh also it’s being held here..

To the Manor Born anyone?

I spotted a billboard for this at Plymouth train station last week; it’s a pretty sweet line-up for its first year. It’s such a shame it’s so soon after Glastonbury as I just can’t warrant the expenditure (particularly as I’ve already committed myself to Boardmasters next month – too many festivals too little funds!)

Ben Howard is headlining on Sunday which I’ve no doubt will be spectacular – I must see that chap play live soon – and I’ve also spotted a couple of my other lesser known faves; Ms. Misty Miller and Saturday Sun. It credits itself as being a festival for people interested in ‘crafts, culture and fireside festivities‘ and certainly looks as though it would be something I would consider going to in the future. It looks as if it has all the promise of a being a great back-up Glastonbury festival (those tickets are never guaranteed after all). If anything there’ll probably be loads of fit surfer dudes there to swoon over.

Loving the artwork as well.


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