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LyntonThe North Devon Festival is in full swing and proving to be just as exciting as the previous eleven incarnations. The Festival is known for its entertainment and activities that are open to North Devon residents and tourists alike, from ones staying in Campsites in North Devon to those travelling down for the day.

The month long festival help locals celebrate the diverse landscape and beauty of North Devon. This year’s festival is especially poignant as the region’s coastline is also celebrating its 50th year of being an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The festival kicked off on the 27th of May with a school tag rugby competition that was held at the Barnstaple Rugby Club and will have hundreds of events until the finale on the 30th of June in the form of a poetry reading from Sir Andrew Motion.

The North Devon Festival is proud of the fact that it offers something for everyone from music, comedy, art, fairs, exhibitions and dancing. Top musical act The Magic Numbers and comedy star Paul Merton will perform alongside local and international acts.

As the name of the festival suggests, the events are being held all around the county. Barnstaple is host to the Barnstaple fringe, where musicians will perform around various pubs and venues in the town and performances will be conducted at the Fringe Theatrefest.

A bit further away is the Lynton and Lynmouth Music Festival which celebrates all genres of music against the stunning backdrop of both Lynton and Lynmouth. Other events to look out for are the Goldcoast Oceanfest in Croyde and the Visual Arts Festival in Appledore.

Anyone on a family holiday in Devon during June should definitely try to attend at least on event. For more information about the dates and times of the activities and events, please visit http://www.northdevontheatres.org.uk

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