Dart Music Fest: Back for 2018

Dart Music Festival, 11th – 13th May

It’s a three-day music festival attracting performers in their hundreds to more than twenty venues across the iconic maritime town of Dartmouth.

This May, the Dart Music Festival returns for its 21st year and the line-up is as exciting as ever, with more music than you could shake your hips at. People from far and wide flock to this historic riverside town to enjoy anything from smooth-lipped jazz and barnstorming folk to rustic acoustic and sundown reggae.

K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade, Bigfeat, The Harry Browns, the Alex Hart Band, Boxwood and Brass, Ethyrfield, Ben Carr, The Rin Tins, Melissa Bel, Elles Bailey, Double Denim, Esperanto…just a mouth-watering taste of some of the exciting acts heading to Dartmouth next month.

K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade, all set to steal Saturday’s main stage at this year’s Dart Music Festival with their infectious mix of afrobeat, soul, funk and reggae from Ghana via Sheffield’s ‘steel city’.

Latest Festival News…. “Local lad, Connor Everitt is a singer-songwriter who released his debut single in August 2017. It’s been played a few times on BBC Introducing Cornwall and Connor also boasts almost 5000 subscribers on YouTube. You can check out his acoustic sets at The Anchorstone Café on Saturday and in the Harbour Bar at The Royal Castle Hotel on Sunday.”

Other stage venues include; the spectacular Bayard’s Cove Fort, The Flavel Arts Centre, The Old Market Square and the main stage on Royal Avenue Gardens.

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Dartmouth Holiday Cottages…

Cotterbury is a stylish two-storey apartment with gorgeous views of the Dart Valley. This striking hillside property has received a VisitBritain 4-star Gold Award and is just a short stroll from Dartmouth town centre with its charming Elizabethan streets lined with gourmet restaurants, swish boutiques, galleries and bistros. Cotterbury also benefits from access to shared gardens and an outdoor swimming pool.


Ferndale is an impressive Edwardian property, tastefully updated and set on the beautiful Dartmouth hillside. With lovely views of the Dart Valley, this spacious dwelling sleeps up to six guests, making it ideal for family holidays. It’s also one of our many dog-friendly holiday cottages, so you can bring along your four-legged friend. Discover Dartmouth’s historic cobbled streets and enjoy a relaxing cruise up the magnificent River Dart.

Set in the delightful South Devon village of Dittisham, near Dartmouth, Homelands is an attractive, spacious cottage overlooking the Dart estuary. Here, you’ll be surrounded by rolling hills and ancient woodland, whiling away the hours watching the gentle chug of fishing boats and the comings and goings of water birds.


Tucked away in a charming village just around the headland from Dartmouth is Yew Tree Cottage, an idyllic county retreat perfect for couples and families. This cosy cottage enjoys views over the village and out to sea, and is less than a mile away from Blackpool Sands, one of Devon’s best beaches.

* Available for Dart Music Fest at time of writing *