14 amazing bands join TV's Bear Grylls for his Devon music and adventure festival
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Adventurer Bear Grylls has unveiled the new bands who will join a stellar line-up of acts at his music and adventure festival in Devon in August 2021.
With the Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival only a month away, the full programme has been revealed, with 14 new music acts added to the line-up as well as more legendary adventurers and explorers, all set to join Bear Grylls for the ultimate family adventure on August bank holiday weekend.
And for the first time, details have been revealed about how the grounds of Powderham Castle will be used throughout the weekend. Over 80 activities will be spread across the rolling acres of green space as well as the natural lake. The site will be divided into these themed areas, each offering their own schedule of entertainment and activities:
The Main Stage
14 new fantastic bands have been added to the mainstage line up that already includes world famous acts such as Razorlight, Kaiser Chiefs, Ministry of Sound Classical, Melanie C, Morcheeba, Scouting for Girls, Andy and The Odd Socks and Dick & Dom in a DJ Battle.
These new artists are:
The Pigeon Detectives
- 1 7 autumn walks in Kent to delight the senses
- 2 12 historic village churches in Cheshire
- 3 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 4 6 waterfall walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District
- 5 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
- 6 Meet Maggie, GBBO's 70-year-old contestant from Dorset
- 7 Try this pretty, circular coastal walk at the Chidham Peninsula
- 8 5 great walks in and around Kendal
- 9 11 pretty riverside pubs in Hertfordshire
- 10 9 of the best places for coffee across Cornwall
King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys
Sound Of The Sirens
Dr Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8
Army of Bones
Shake The Geek
Small Town Jones
The FatFace Adventure Cove
British lifestyle and clothing brand, FatFace will present the Adventure Cove, where adventurers tell tales of their endeavours and triumphs over adversity. The FatFace Adventure Cove will be home to Olympians, explorers, extreme athletes, film makers and conservationists. New to the Adventure Cove programme are David Fox-Pitt, Anna McNuff, Jamie McDonald and Laura Try.
Camp Nature Valley, presented by the Bear Grylls Survival Academy
Be like Bear and discover how to thrive in any environment – from climbing, spear and axe-throwing to firelighting and shelter-building. After dark you can even learn how to navigate using just the stars or toast a marshmallow over the fire.
The beautiful Powderham Castle lake is the venue for the majority of the festival’s water-based activities. With paddle boarding, kayaking, raft building and wild swimming on offer there are plenty of ways to explore this unique venue.
The activity field will be the hub for those who prefer their activities on terra firma. You could spend your whole weekend just here learning wildlife drone filming with James Clancy, trying SAS Airsoft with Big Phil Campion, taking part in Nerf Combat or tackling the climbing wall. Activities range from the adventurous such as orienteering, hiking and jiu jitsu to the more serene morning run, wild yoga and penny farthing riding.
After a full day of activities, pop your feet up at the festival’s pub, “Bear’s Rest”, complete with beer garden overlooking the stunning Exe Estuary. Enjoy the après adventure with pub hosts Bear Island Beer while dancing at a silent disco hosted by CBBC’s Dick & Dom, taking part in a sock-wrestling match or watching tricks by Magic Marine James “Steel” Stott.
Big Top Mania will be offering kids (and grownups) the opportunity to try out a variety of circus skills. Interactive inflatables and crazy bikes will give everyone a wobble, whilst keen beginners can try out tight rope walking, juggling and more.
Guerrilla Science is all about bringing science out of stuffy classrooms and bringing it to life by adding a spark of excitement. Join us for some radical thinking from some of the best scientists and researchers, chat mutants and parasites or take part in some explosive experiments.
The team at Gone Wild are working furiously behind the scenes, adapting to the ever changing guidelines and looking forward to pulling off the biggest event set to happen in Devon this summer. It’s set to be an awesome weekend full of unmissable experiences, and with only 15% of tickets remaining it looks like it’ll be a sellout!
The Royal Marines Charity is the exclusive charitable partner of Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival with Bear Grylls. Ten per cent of all proceeds from general admission tickets go directly to the charity to support serving and former Royal Marines and their families.
The charity exists to help the entire Royal Marines family and are strong believers in once a Marine, always a Marine. They offer a range of services from financial assistance to advice on finding a second, meaningful career and anything in between.
Bear Grylls explains: “As an honorary Lt Col in the Royal Marines I see this as such an amazing veteran led project that can inspire so many families in the UK who enjoy the link to the armed forces. This is why I’m so excited to support Nature Valley Gone Wild.”
Tickets for Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival are on sale here.