Live Music

Whatever your musical tastes, with a variety of top notch acts playing live across three separate stages, you’re bound to find something to get your toes tapping (or perhaps even your hips gyrating!) at Crabfest 2018!

Gollywhoppers @ The Original Factory Shop (from 11am)
Sponsored by TOFS 
‘Gollywhopper’ is the name given to the North American crane-fly. When they emerge they create the same sort of excitement as the autumn invasions of our own daddy-long-legs. And you’ll be excited too by Andrew and Emily with their lively brand of American old time music variously played on fiddle, banjo and guitar.

Three Doors Down @ The Original Factory Shop (from 2pm)
Sponsored by TOFS 
This duo’s double bass / guitar / vocal combo will provide great background music as you stop to view the stalls and start your journey along Island Street.

Ben Carr’s ‘Open Mic’ @ Creek Car Park (1 and 4pm)
Sponsored by The Cove Cafe Bar
Exceptional bluesman Ben Carr returns to host another of his very popular ‘Open Mic’ sessions featuring some of the finest up-and-coming local musicians around. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a lively programme of blues, folk, country and rock.

Paul & Adrian / Janet & John @ Outside Salcombe Distilling Co. (from 10.30am)
Sponsored by Salcombe Gin
They’re back! Local duos Paul & Adrian and Janet & John will entertain us once again outside the Salcombe Distilling Co. in the heart of Island Street. In the wind and drizzle that was Crabfest 2017, they delighted the crowds who passed by with their cheerful music and song. Stop and listen awhile as you sample a cracking gin cocktail or two.

Rumpus @ Inside Salcombe Distilling Co. (from 11.30am)
Sponsored by South West Foreign Exchange
Hailing from Frogmore, Nigel & Sarah Sture will play some lively music on concertinas and melodeons from their vast repertoire of traditional tunes. Head upstairs to the distillery bar to hear them play. You can find out more about this energetic band via their website.

All Jazzed Up @ Whitestrand Car Park (2pm and 4pm)
Sponsored by The Victoria Inn
This professional 5 piece swing and jazz band from Exmouth enthralled the Whitestrand throng all afternoon at Crabfest 2017. Guaranteed to fill you with the feel-good factor, don’t miss this quality act. Check out their website for a sneak preview!