6 ISSUES FOR JUST £6 Subscribe to Somerset Life today CLICK HERE

*VIDEO* Jack Johnson and Ben Howard at Somersault Festival 2014

00:00 11 February 2014

Archant

Jack Johnson and Ben Howard announced to headline brand new summercamp festival from “Mama & Company” at the beautiful setting of Castle Hill, North Devon. July 17 - 21 2014.

Summercamp reimagined. Take the leap

Somersault will be Jack Johnsons only UK festival appearance in 2014.

Somersault is a five-day summer camp of music, adventure & outdoor living in the heart of the South West, located at the beautiful Castle Hill estate just half an hour from both the North Devon coast and Exmoor.

The world class Jack Johnson and Devons very own Ben Howard will headline, with Somersault being Jack Johnsons only UK festival performance in 2014. A stellar support line up including more world-renowned artists will be announced very soon.

Somersault is not just another music festival. It will offer every ounce of what a summer holiday was once about, from under-canvas encampments of crafts and culture to fun-fuelled feasts and fireside festivities by night. 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, circus skills and more.

A 2014 UK festival exclusive, Jack Johnson, the musician, surfer and environmental/social campaigner whose six studio albums and two live albums have sold over 20 million copies worldwide is Somersaults first patron. Johnson, 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), will continue to collaborate with hand chosen community groups worldwide to support sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives through his All At Once campaign.

Jack Johnson 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 Howards 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. Last year saw Ben win not one but two BRIT Awards as well as playing the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.

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. Its 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. Theres an amazing line-up of support artists still to announce and we cant 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 Festivals nominated charity is Surfers Against Sewage. With Jack Johnson and Ben Howard as headliners, both known for their support of environmental education, and the themes of the festival, there couldnt be a stronger synergy between the festival and the UK charity. Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is an environmental charity protecting the UKs oceans, waves and beaches for all to enjoy safely and sustainably, via community action, campaigning, volunteering, conservation, education and scientific research.

Further details will be announced in due course.

SUPER EARLY BIRD TICKETS:

DAY TICKETS FROM 39.50**/ LONG WEEKEND TICKETS FROM 99.50**

*Limited Super Early Bird prices

*Booking fee applies

For full ticket details please visit: www.somersaultfestival.com

#somersault

For further information please contact Murray Chalmers PR:

0207 361 0730

0 comments

More from Somerset Life

Thursday, April 16, 2015
The familiar road through Ilchester with St Mary Major in the background

Here are some things to do in Ilchester

Read more
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The best-selling sterling silver snaffle bracelet from Hiho Silver's Equestrian range.

Their equestrian-inspired pieces are a staple accessory at events around the UK. We caught up with Emma Warren, Director of popular silver jewellery makers Hiho Silver, to find out more about this Somerset brand

Read more
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The east front of Montacute House, Somerset with the balustraded wall of the East Court garden. This Elizabethan Ham-stone house was built in the late sixteenth-century for Sir Edward Phelips. The east front is in the usual Elizabethan

This month’s Great Drive takes a journey from Dolebury Warren Hillfort to Montacute House,with its towering walls of glass and glow of locally sourced ham stone

Read more
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Red  Lion Inn

Charlotte Skidmore visits a country pub that is on the money when it comes to atmosphere

Read more
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Briony and Dan are urging people to visit the new section at the show

Dan and Briony Wood, who run Blackacre Farm in North Cheriton, are part of the nine-strong committee which runs the Farming for the Family section at the Royal Bath & West Show.

Read more
Friday, April 10, 2015
Lily & Lime Striped Bedding Set

Great British Life is offering a beautiful double bedding set worth £165 to a lucky reader.

Read more
Friday, April 10, 2015
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe at Harptree Court.

From Harptree Court to Bovington Tank Museum -

more like a magical mystery tour than a Great Drive

Read more
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Kate at work for Spire

Give your health and well-being a boost in time for summer

Read more
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Sunset from Coram Wood

Explore this nature reserve where dormice find sanctuary and plant life is abundant

Read more
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
About 1900:  the High Street and The Dolphin Inn. Photo John Baxter and Wincanton Museum

Andrea Cowan takes a gallop through the history of Wincanton

Read more
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Prof Barr, Evita and Henry Tremaine

Melanie Greenwood takes a trip to Bristol University’s School of Veterinary Science to see how this centre is becoming nationally-renowned for its high-tech treatments

Read more
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The Kettlewell team based in Somerset

Melissa and John Nicholson founded a successful fashion businesss when they moved from the big smoke to Somerset

Read more
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Cider drinkers of Somerset top study.

Study shows that cider drinkers have a 25 per cent higher IQ than beer drinkers

Read more
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Three Crowns is a five star thatched inn. Photo Simon Burt

CHARLOTTE SKIDMORE visits a gorgeous

part of Devon for a stay in a historic inn

Read more

Food and Drink Directory

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP



Somerset's trusted business finder

Latest Competitions & Offers

subscription ad

subscription ad