Question - Where can you go in Devon to catch some killer bands, enjoy some great locally produced beers and ciders and chow down on some heavenly grub?
Answer - Lemonfest, which takes place on Saturday May 30th at Newton Abbot Racecourse
“Little Lemonfest scores big festival points” – eFestivals
“Goes off with a bang!” - Hit the Floor
“A temptingly cheap, tasty one-dayer” – The Telegraph
Lemonfest returns for the 6th annual instalment of its 1 day festival (with camping) and will once again take place at Newton Abbot Racecourse 30th May 2015. Lemonfest, is one of the premiere boutique festivals in the UK and a fast-growing staple of the festival circuit. With a reputation for line-ups and attractions that punch well above their weight, they scooped four nominations at the recent 2014 UK festival awards!
Leading the charge are legendary crowd favourite, DJ Yoda who will scratch, mix and cut & paste through his new ‘Breakfast of Champions’ live show, and multiple award winning ska, dub, hip-hop, breakbeat, punk, drum & bass outfit, Dub Pistols. The UK’s esteemed scruffy sage, Beans on Toast will deliver his inimitable folk sermons, and lyrical Dream Pop specialists, Matthew & Me will provide chilled out electro bliss. Other acts announced are Seven Cities, plus local talents, King Tuts Revenge and A$$ Munch. MORE HEADLINE ACTS ARE TO BE ANNOUCED SOON!!
The festival remains completely self-sufficient and independent, sticking true to its original ethos of having no major sponsors or VIP area. BBC Introducing will once again be supporting the ‘Locally Grown’ stage with live broadcasts and interviews. This stage has become an important factor which has allowed the festival to maintain popularity and cultivate the best local bands.
Despite the opportunity to expand in physical size and crowd capacity, organisers are keen to keep the event small and perfectly formed in order maintain their unique offering. Organiser Matt Freemantle, says;
"We can hardly believe that this will be the 6th year of Lemonfest, but are extremely proud to be running a truly independent music festival in the heart of the West Country. We're very excited about this year, and with our strongest line-up to date we aim to deliver the best boutique festival experience in the UK. Saturday 30th May can't come soon enough!"
Five stages include;
BBC Introducing’s Locally Grown.
Amongst the attractions shall be;
International food stalls
Space Hopper racing
Local Real Ale & Cider bar
Kids area and a few more surprises to be announced....
Transport links to the festival couldn’t be easier, with regular trains into Newton Abbot Station.
Early bird tickets are available NOW starting at a staggeringly low £20!!
And only £30 with camping. Buy now from Under 10's go free with a paying adult.
Click HERE to buy your tickets
For more info and updates check their social media pages below;
Website / Facebook / Twitter
Lemonfest was nominated in the following categories at the 2014 Festival Awards:
Best Small Festival, The Grass Roots Award (for non-corporate festivals), Best Family Festival, Best Toilets
Past performers have included: Ben Howard, Hard-Fi, Reef, Toploader, Ryan Keen, Cosmo Jarvis, Lucy Rose, Gentleman's Dub Club and The Skints.