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Samphire Festival

Samphire Festival

You may not have heard of Samphire Festival yet, but trust me you soon will. 

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Samphire was created by Josh Beauchamp and Flora Blathwayt to give people the chance to get back to basics, escape the digital world, and have a bit of a boogie.

And it did just what it said on the tin!

I may be a bit bias (Josh is my best friend's brother, and I helped with some of the festival admin) but,  Samphire was incredible, especially considering that this was its first year.

What made it so amazing is the location.

It's set up on Porlock Hill overlooking the sea and Porlock Bay. Even after two days at the site, I still couldn't get over the view.

 

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Pretty spectacular right?! 

All the artwork around the site had been created by the very artistically talented Beauchamp family and friends. 

My favourite has to be the Pingu sculpture that stood outside the children's tent.   

 

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The spinning wheel was awesome too.  

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Apart from music (I'll get on to that later) the most important part of a festival has to be the food. 

Luckily Samphire nailed it on the food front. 

With gourmet pizzas, falafel wraps and all day breakfast baps to name but a few, there was something to satisfy most food cravings.

 

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Last but not least I think I should probably mention the music. Samphire is after all a music festival!  

There was a definite emphasis on supporting local talent with most of the artists coming from the Bristol area. 

Annoyingly I had to leave early on Saturday so missed headliners Will & the People. 

But the two standout artists for me had to be Harry and the Gondolas, and No Go Stop.  

No Go Stop are a 12 strong afro-beat band from Bristol and their upbeat sound had everyone dancing along on Friday night. 

Harry and the Gondolas, in contrast, are an alternative folk group made up of 3 guys (also from, you guessed it, Bristol). They performed on the main stage during Friday afternoon, and their music was the perfect soundtrack to the festival, with people sitting up on the hill, having a drink and enjoying the view. 

I can't thank Flora and Josh enough for creating such a wonderful festival (and for putting up with me for a week in the Samphire office!) 

It was a very special weekend and the perfect way to really kick start the summer.

Looking forward to Samphire 2017!

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