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Hope Cove Folk & Ale Festival at The Cove in Hope Cove

Hope Cove Folk & Ale Festival

ENJOY live music and sample some stand-out beers at the Inaugural Hope Cove Folk & Ale Festival over the May Bank Holiday Weekend (22-25).

Two of the South West’s brightest folk rock prospects headline the four-day event as The Cove looks to add something different to the local calendar.

Six guests will be on tap alongside local cask ales in addition to an existing range of over 30 beers and ciders as the Hope Cove venue marks it’s first birthday in style.

“It’s been a brilliant first 12 months here and we’ve built our reputation on trying to do something a little different down in this beautiful village,” said spokesperson Toby Robinson.

“Our customers have loved the opportunity to sample some local beers they wouldn’t usually try anywhere else and our first few gigs have gone down a storm.

“So it’s natural to put the two things together and celebrate our first birthday alongside establishing an event we can grow year on year.

“It’s also an opportunity to thank everyone down here for their support, particularly those regulars that have been fantastic.”
Exeter female duo Sound of The Sirens take centre stage on the Sunday with four-piece Haunt The Woods headlining on Saturday.

All the guest beers will be on tap from the Friday right through to the Bank Holiday Monday with special offers available.

For more information on the event, supported by local breweries Bays, Red Rock and distributors Teign Cellars, visit www.hopecovefestival.co.uk or www.thecovedevon.co.uk

Hungry Bears Rockin' Hope Cove

Rockin’ Hope Cove

PLYMOUTH duo Hungry Bears unleash an array of classic covers in a mammoth two-hours plus set at The Cove Cafe Bar on Saturday, May 2.

Expect big hitters from the likes of Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy, Led Zep and The Eagles for a May Bank Holiday Special in Hope Cove, Devon.

Veterans of many a band, Rob Williams and Derek Wood pool their experience and styles to produce a sound bigger than normally expected from a two-piece.

With a killer blend of acoustic and electric guitars plus Derek’s vocals, Hungry Bears perform tracks usually only delivered by a full band.

That means their take on some of the ‘rock monsters’ along with acoustic favourites to leave any crowd buzzing.

Songwriters too, they often thrown in some originals for good measure.

And it runs in the family with Derek’s boy Chris on drums for indie rock purveyors Bastille.

Live from around 9.30pm, admission is free.

Music Meal Deals will once again be in operation – booking is advised.

For more information, visit www.thecovedevon.co.uk or call 01548 561376.