Jack Johnson to make only UK festival performance in 2014 at new festival

North Devon's Somersault will also host Ben Howard

published: Tue 11th Feb 2014

Jack Johnson

Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th July 2014
Castle Hill, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0RH, England MAP
from £99.50, or £45 a day
last updated: Fri 6th Jun 2014

Jack Johnson will make his only UK festival performance in 2014 at a new outdoor living inspired festival in North Devon.

Devon’s very own Ben Howard will also headline the new Somersault Festival - a 'summercamp of music, adventure, and outdoor living' takes place at Castle Hill in Barnstaple, North Devon from Thursday 17th until Monday 21st July 2014.

Saturday's headliner Jack Johnson, the musician, surfer and environmental/social campaigner who has always redirected the spotlight onto issues important to him (including the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation and 1% for the Planet), said, "I love the UK. I love surfing. So playing a show in the South West is the perfect situation. Somersault sounds like the perfect festival."

Ben Howard’s headline set on the Sunday will see Ben returning to his South West roots to play what is sure to be a memorable homecoming gig.

The support line-up will be announced very soon.

Somersault Festival Organisers, Tim Harvey & John Empson said, "We wanted to offer a completely new kind of summer festival experience – a five day summer camp that allows people to break out into the surrounding landscape and no longer be hemmed in to one event site. It's been a painstaking planning process but we are delighted to announce two world-class headliners in our inaugural year both of whom supported the concept right from the start.

"There's an amazing line-up of support artists still to announce and we can't wait to see the theatre, food and arts programme unfold over the next few months. For anyone wanting to combine a long weekend to the South West and a different kind of festival experience Somersault is the answer. We hope this will prove a landmark new show for the region that adds something special to the amazing range of activities already taking place across Cornwall and Devon each summer."

Somersault bills itself as not just another music festival.  Organisers plan to offer every ounce of what a summer holiday was once about, from under-canvas encampments of crafts & workshops, and culture to circus shows and theatre, to fun-fuelled campfire feasts, field kitchens with the best new chefs, midnight parties, and fireside festivities by night.  

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Tickets are priced from £99.50 for the long weekend, with a deposit option available for £49.75, to  £39.50 for a day ticket. A car parking pass is priced at £10 and a campervan pass at £30 for the weekend, or £20 for an overnight stay. 

Campers can enjoy surf trips to nearby Woolacombe, as well as trying their hands at handplaning, coasteering, wind surfing, kite surfing, sailing, canoeing and paddleboarding.

Back on dry land, activities include horse riding, trekking, moor running and mountain biking on nearby Exmoor, plus falconry, archery, yoga, photography, circus skills and more. 

Somersault Festival’s nominated charity is Surfers Against Sewage - an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches for all to enjoy safely and sustainably, via community action, campaigning, volunteering, conservation, education and scientific research.



Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th July 2014
Castle Hill, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0RH, England MAP
from £99.50, or £45 a day
last updated: Fri 6th Jun 2014


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