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Ashburton, Devon

Coronavirus Update

It’s with great sadness that we announce that The Little Big Festival will not take place this August as planned. Our first priority is the safety of our performers and ticket holders and, due to the continuing uncertainty caused by the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event for the second year running. We’re desperately sad, but the good news is we aim to be back next year! Keep checking our website and social media streams for more news.

Thank you, as ever, for your support. Stay safe meanwhile, and we look forward to seeing you next year.

The Little Big Festival

Ashburton, Devon. Dates TBC

Set upon a farm just two miles outside the vibrant market town of Ashburton with breathtaking views over Dartmoor and Torbay, The Little Big Festival is a summer sparkle of West Country magic. Brought to you by some of the team behind the world-renowned Port Eliot Festival, this new family-friendly three-day event combines the very best of an arts festival with the joyful eccentricity of an English country fayre – and everything in between.

With music, film, cabaret and literature you’ll also encounter arts and crafts workshops, children’s activities, farmyard Olympics, gardeners’ question time and a mouth-watering range of food celebrating the very best of local produce. 

The festival is easily accessible by road and rail, and there will be a park and ride facility from Ashburton for day-ticket holders. For those coming from further afield, full camping facilities included in the price of the three-day ticket.

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Here’s just a taste of what you can expect…

‘Fun first!’ is our motto and that’s what every aspect of The Little Big Festival will deliver. The Ace Of Clubs Stage, an eclectic musical mix with Chamber Music to Reggae, Bhangra to Blues, Funk to Soul and everything in between …Arts & Crafts Workshops for adults and children, curated by renowned design studio Common Sense. Lino printing, calligraphy, ceramics, screen-printing, jewelry making and more …The Village Disco: Boogie nights start here – every evening join in with our version of Happy Hour … Gardeners’ Question Time let our experts from Hill House Nursery and top tree expert Rupert Baker solve your horticultural dilemmas  … The Generation Game we revive a family favourite – it will be NICE to see you …Silent movies accompanied by live music performed by five-piece Cornish band Wurlitza … Interviews and readings from world-class Authors & Poets … Food and Cookery Talks & Demonstrations with emphasis on local ingredients, chefs and food experts … Fly-fishing demo from the legendary Tom Bell, currently Number 3 in the world! …