LIVE music lovers and real ale enthusiasts get the right mix by the beach at the third Hope Cove Folk & Ale Festival – staged across the May Bank Holiday Weekend (26-29).

Bigger and better than before, some of the South West’s brightest folk rock prospects headline the the four day event at The Cove – sponsored by Otter Brewery.

12 guest cask ales will be on tap alongside the existing range of over 50 beers and ciders as the Hope Cove bar marks it’s third birthday in style.

Rising Plymouth four-piece Double Denim arrive armed with psych-fringed Indie rock, radical Garage rock dynamics, with a nod to a dirty weekend spent with Fleetwood Mac and Orlando Weeks. Revisit loud/quiet arguments between Kim Deal and Frank Black in their very own west country dialect. Bring your delta blue jeans for a Post-Sea Shanty singsong and the occasional opportunity for a drank-skank on Festival Saturday.

Blending sensitive vocal harmonies with intricate guitar arrangements, mandolin and harmonica, Fly Yeti Fly bring their natural and free-spirited sound to kick things off on Festival Friday.

With warm engaging personality to their music that draws others into their world, acoustic duo Lorna Somerville and Darren Fisher tell tales of love, loss and living off the land.

With a musical style that has been described as ‘dream-folk’, their melodic songs echo influences from 1960s folk musicians, modern Americana and their home in the South-West of England.

Acoustic folk punk duo Long For The Coast have already got people talking with a winning combo of sincere lyrics and beautiful harmonies.

Scatty, endearing and fiercely hopeful, the music they make portrays a great love for rebuilding community in a society that pulls us apart.

Catch them on Festival Sunday.

Main men on the local scene Ben Carr and Ian Feetenby bring their respective Busk and Live Lounge sessions to a weekend packed with musical talent.

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

Festival food specials will also be available along with the main menu all weekend.

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