The Bulverton – Standing, Ceilidh & Late Night Venue

The Bulverton is the hub for high energy festival action through ‘til the early hours. The standing venue, next to the Festival Car Park and Campsite, features dynamic evening roots shows, energetic & welcoming LNE ceilidhs, early doors sessions at Betsy’s overlooking the Valley, craft & dance workshops during daylight hours, campfire sessions and a post-Late Night Extra (LNE) Betsy’s Lounge, a social space dedicated to relaxation and late-night playing and singing.


View the Big Nights Out Evening & LNE line up

Amongst the high-energy hilltop, dance-based shenanigans, first names include: multi award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran, Orcadian dynamos Saltfishforty, and a rare Festival appearance for the Sea Song Sessions (featuring a stellar line-up, Jon Boden, Seth Lakeman, Ben Nicholls, Emily Portman & Jack Rutter), Kinnaris Quintet bring their contagious on-stage exuberance and joyful enthusiasm, and expect raw energy and infectious songs from Devon’s own Mad Dog Mcrea. Dance the night away with Blowzabella and Monster Ceilidh Band, and look out for a few more surprise to come!

As well as the main evening shows, there are fantastic sunset sessions and a great chill-out space at Betsy’s, with the Bulverton Volunteer Bar, Campfire Sessions at night, craft & dance workshops throughout the day and special one off LNEs with Oysterband and Tickled Pink plus Melrose Quintet, Brown Boots Boogie Band and more. Don’t miss the spectacular LNE dance spots!


Betsy’s is the Bulverton Bar – run by the excellent Festival Volunteer Bars Team and home to great drinks & great session. Enjoy drinks under the stars and sunset sessions overlooking the beautiful Sid Valley.

The Bulverton bar will be serving a range of beers from local breweries – Branscombe, Exeter, Hanlons and Powerkeg  – cider from Sandford plus zero and low alcohol beers, spirits, wine and soft drinks


All Bulverton shows & events are included in All-in-One, Bulverton-in-One and Week Season Tickets. Evening tickets include the Campfire Sessions & LNE. Please note that Advance Rate Event Tickets for individual Bulverton events are onsale here.


This ticket is designed for those spending most of their time on the hill, and gives access to all events held at the Bulverton and includes week camping. Also gives 25% discount off all event tickets (including Bus Pass and Workshop Books) when bought at the festival. This ticket is available in two age ranges: 18-25 and 26+ and its’ possible to pay in three monthly instalments via Paypal.

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