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Samphire Festival releases first line-up



Samphire is a new music and arts festival taking place for the first time from the 8th-10th July 2016 on Porlock Hill in Somerset.

Located right on the coast of Exmoor National Park, this ‘back to basics’ party has one very simple aim; to enjoy great music set against a stunning backdrop whilst we put our digital lives on hold, just for a bit.  The festival will showcase over 40 live acts and DJs across two main stages, including pop reggae’s infamous Will and the People, BBC up and comer Violet Skies, dark pop duo Ardyn, folk rock band Hunter & the Bear, Ethiopian jazz funk group Tezeta and the 12-piece Bristol afrobeat project No Go Stop.


The late night groove is a core part of this new festival and there is plenty to shake a leg at. Unrelenting feel-good music with Percolate residents Krywald and Farrer, party starters The Menendez Brothers, Church co-founder Seb Wildblood, dubby house and techno from London duo Scarlett House, Rabota’s live electronic experience, Brothers Black masterminds of Bade Records and the fabulous VIVa Warriors pair, Anëk. To top that off prolific party brands like Shapes, Tessellate, DBE and Origins will be sure to keep it raucous.

An eclectic programme of art, drama and comedy will also be on offer, including Lolly Adefope, Evening Standard’s fresh face of 2016.  For the more playful there will be wholesome tech free activities like tree climbing, stand up paddle boarding, stargazing, den building and yoga.

Judging by their recent crowdfunding success tickets seem to be going pretty fast, so get yours quick here: www.samphirefestival.uk/tickets

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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