Nominated ‘Best Small Festival’ and 'Grass Roots Award’ - UK Festival Awards 2018

 

McBuzz's Barn @ Thorn Park - Salcombe Regis - Sidmouth - Devon EX10 0JH

Fantastic live music • Local Beers & Cider • Shuttle bus to Sidmouth • Hot Food • Camping with showers 

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Website design: Another Sadler Brothers Collaboration for McBuzz

If you are interested in the 2020 Sessions and you think you might fit the bill we'd love to hear from you. Please get in contact via the Contact page on this website with some links to your music... Thanks!

 

Playing @ the Fringe

 

The Sessions are set in an intimate and authentic venue in front of an appreciative/respectful audience and you'll be performing alongside some of the best musicians and emerging artists around. Add to this the occasional choice international touring artists and you have the ingredients for a great night of music! There are no support acts/'headliners' – we try to give all our artists equal billing – just fantastic music right from start to finish (Approx. 7.30pm until late)! Check out our Former Fringers page to see who's been before...

 

There is a professional lighting and top notch sound set-up with digital mixing desk and the best sound engineers. Audience numbers are variable with a maximum capacity of 500 per night.

 

There is a large artist's 'Green Room' in which to relax with WiFi and balcony overlooking the festival camp field. We have good media coverage with links to local and regional press and the event is supported by BBC Introducing (Devon & Cornwall).

 

There is a team of Fringe photographers who cover all the acts and a live video feed to a big screen on the side of the barn. We have produced our own high quality live music videos. Check out our vids here!

We have regular visitors for unplugged filming in and around the beautiful village of Salcombe Regis during the day. Check out their vids here!

 

We are active with our social media with plenty of tweets, shares and publicity to our growing followers before, during AND after the event!

 

If you or your band think you would fit the bill and would like to get involved please contact us via the contact page with some links to your music.

Tip: Early in the new year is probably the best time to apply.

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“It’s THE festival I go to to find my new favourite band or artist”

 

James Santer - Presenter/Producer

BBC Introducing in Devon, October 2015

'Acoustic Corner'

 

The 'Acoustic Corner' is situated in the marquee in the lead up to the start of the Fringe Sessions at around 7.00pm. It is aimed at local musicians or those who are already here for Folk week and fancy a busk (small amp is OK) in the early evening to help set the vibe for the main event in the barn. The slot would be from about 6.00 ish to around 6.45 latest. Please get in contact via the Contact page if you are interested in playing...  

 

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“One of the best gigs we’ve ever done… the audience and atmosphere were incredible. Hopefully we sounded as good as we felt!"

Jonah Hitchens and The Superband (Exeter) October 2016

 

“The most intimate and interested crowd we've ever played to. We wanted to hug everyone in the room after the set. So we did.”  Twin Hidden (London) Aug 2015

 

“Without doubt the highlight of the summer festival circuit with a line-up that challenges and beats anything else in the county in terms of its quality and consistency”.

James Santer BBC Introducing (Devon) October 2015

 

“Thank you for having me… it was an absolute pleasure. And well done for all you do…  without people like yourself the world would be a boring place.”   

Chris Woods Groove, Aug 2015

 

“Our favourite show of the summer @BBCDevon

@SidmouthFringe”   Flyte (London) Aug 2014

 

 "We had such a great time when we played - definitely our favourite gig of the year.”    Oh So Quiet (London) Oct 2014

 

"Great vibe! Real pleasure to play and stay at the site…” 

Tobias ben Jacob (Exeter) Sept 2014