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Jack Johnson and Ben Howard to headline new festival

By LeeTrewhela  |  Posted: February 11, 2014

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SOMERSAULT is a five-day summer camp of music, adventure and outdoor living on July 17 to 21 at the beautiful Castle Hill estate, just half an hour from both the North Devon coast and Exmoor.

Cornwall-loving Jack Johnson and once Cornwall-living Ben Howard will headline, with Somersault being Johnson’s only UK festival performance in 2014. A stellar support line up including more world-renowned artists will be announced very soon.

He 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.”

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.

The festival is organised by Tim Harvey and John Empson; the latter is responsible for booking the Eden Sessions.

For full details see www.somersaultfestival.com

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