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20 - 22 April 2018 - Torquay, Devon

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WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

There’s more besides the seaside with Grinagog. For 3 days in April, we invite you to start the 2018 festival season in style, with a music and arts festival that celebrates creativity, diversity and hi-jinks.

Set amongst Torquay’s breathtaking coastline and centred around the 800-year-old grounds of Torre Abbey; this is a place to immerse yourself  in genre defining music, mind-blowing arts and memorable performances.

Led by Torquay's, DJ Chris Tofu (an MBE recipient no less!), and the award winning Continental Drifts (producers of Glastonbury's Shangri-La, Boomtown's Ballroom Stage, and Bestival's Caravanserai) - come discover a weekend of escapism from the humdrum of every day life. 

Music lovers get up close, personal and astounded by the sounds of acoustic, electronic bass and beats, electro swing, folk, indie, jazz, reggae, rock and metal, roots, ska, urban and vintage remix. 

This festival is small yet mighty: Giving more colourful and creative experiences for festival goers, inspiring the next generation of local talent and making us all a little more proud of the place we call home. 

By purchasing an advanced ticket, you’ll support South Devon's most creative festival, by helping us to secure an amazing line-up and plethora of diverse experiences. Right now, we've a limited smidgen of Early Bird tickets onsale - book now for you, a date and your mates.

Experience something new. Discover mudless, intimate indoor stages. Run free by the sea. Meet old friends, make new ones. Share a smile and know that you will make memories like no others with a weekend at Grinagog.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017

Whilst the rest of the UK is saturated with festivals, Torbay has always lacked a strong creative, music and arts festival, yet it is the perfect seaside setting for a truly memorable experience with friends and family. 2017 was our debut festival, showcasing local artists alongside international artists including Rat Boy, Congo Natty, Akala, Sam and the Womp, Jah Shaka Soundsystem, Slamboree, Electric Swing Circus, Hacktivist, Mix Master Morris and DJ Steve Davies. Thousands of you came and so many of you told us that you'd be back for more. We were also nominated for Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards. 

 
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Forget what you think you know about Torquay. The places and spaces here inspire artists, musicians, writers and explorers. Grinagog Festival is set behind Abbey Sands beach and centred around the 800 year old Torre Abbey site, with use of the RICC stages too. This is an unforgettable and rare festival setting. 

 
 
 
Away from the smog in cities, our hearts are drawn west, where the only dust is earth, and the only barrier is the sky. Head west for the silence that roars from a wild heart.
— Lily Moon River
 
 
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