Dartmoor gets down to some 80s magic at Something Wild

Dartmoor gets down to some 80s magic at Something Wild

If you like your 80s synth rock, you will love what we have lined up at this year's Something Wild Festival. On Saturday afternoon we have Betamax an 80s cover band, who are regular residents of the Treasury in Plymouth. We may see glimpses of East 17 but hopefully more of Elvis Costello and maybe some Talking Heads. There are no divas in this band. Only some solid musicians having, enjoying themselves and hopefully sharing the love. They will play a two hour set on Saturday at 5pm, while runners return to the cow shed from the marathon and ultra. What…

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The Magical Huccaby Farm Campsite

The Magical Huccaby Farm Campsite

Huccaby Farm is like a well kept secret, that deserves to be shared! Hidden among the old stone dwellings and granite tops of Dartmoor, just south of the Dartmeet to Two Bridge Road, it nestles in a valley, shaped by the Western Dart's easterly path. The festival camping field sits in the middle of a grassy outcrop, besides a quiet tarmacked road, which used to connect the hamlet's few houses, the Forest Inn and the tiniest, cosiest chapel you will find on the moor. It looks and feels like an idyllic camping spot. In fact overnight dwellings form part of…

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Joss Naylor backs Something Wild

Joss Naylor backs Something Wild

It's always good to have the support of a fell running legend. So we didn't miss the chance to approach Joss Naylor, holder of innumerable fell running records, at last year's Keswick Festival in the Lake District. Joss was happy to be photographed holding a make shift sign for the Something Wild Festival. Joss Naylor's records are extraordinary. But just for example he did the Welsh 3000s, the 14 peaks of Snowdonia in 4 hours 46 minutes in 1973 and the Pennine Way the year after in 3 days and 4 hours. And in 2006, aged 70 he ran 70…

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