As August band holiday weekend approaches it marks the height of the British Summer and for the team at the Jolly Farmer, it means only one thing; that the annual charity music festival JollyStock is only a few weeks away.
JollyStock is a three day event over the August bank holiday weekend (26-28) where bands and DJ’s from around the UK help raise money for various charities. Previous charities have included Teenage Cancer Trust, Help for Heroes, Rowcroft Hospice and Guide Dogs for the Blind. This year we have chosen to support The Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of Beth Kelly, who died suddenly last year. The crew at JollyStock 2016 are asking people to wear ‘crazy bins (sunglasses) for Beth’ for the Saturday night party; The Grand Spectacle, in honour to the girl who wore some amazing specs and who’s positive energy and love put a smile on smile on so many people’s faces.
In what marks the 15 year anniversary of the festival, the line up is one of the most impressive to date, with a blend of local favourites as well as critically acclaimed artists from all over the country.
Those performing at the festival include headliners The Simmertones, who have received BBC Radio airplay and praise from Ska music royalty, Madness and The Specials.
Local favourites The Reggaskas also feature on the back of their hugely successful debut album launch alongside Teignmouth reggae fusion trio Datura who also play the Sunday evening. The announcement that London based MC; Just Muz, was confirmed for a slot on Sunday Night, is one that has sparked excitement amongst the festival organisers. A published poet, Hip Hop artist, and selected in the ‘Top 20 artists between 18-30 years old’ by Sky Arts. Just Muz (aka Christian Muzzy Foley) performs at JollyStock on the back of his first festival tour of the UK (including Latitude, Bestival, Camp Bestival & Wilderness).
Festival organiser and landlord of the Jolly Farmer Glenn Powell, believes that JollyStock 2016 is shaping up to be the best one yet:
“It’s looking like it’s going to be a fantastic weekend and it’s for such a great cause. It’s an opportunity to showcase some of the wonderful talent the local area has to offer alongside a number of exciting acts from other parts of the country.”
Live Music will be on Friday and Sunday with DJ’s playing on the Saturday night.
For all information go to the festival website: jollystockfestival.com