The Royal William Yard Festival will bring areas of Plymouth’s historic Grade 1 listed ex-Naval victualling yard to life with beautiful classic cars, motor bikes and boats providing the backdrop to six stages, dotted around the yard offering an array of musical styles.
Devon-born Folk star Seth Lakeman, who was nominated for a Mercury Award with his single, Kitty Jay, is celebrating the release of his eighth studio album The Ballads of the Broken Few.
UK house music legends Full Intention will be closing the Factory Cooperage on the Saturday 27th. Closing The Harbour Stage will be Molotov Jukebox, whose lead singer is also Game of Thrones and Harry Potter star, Natalia Tena. Also appearing will be Meadowlark on their homecoming gig to Plymouth.
There will be a relaxed, Balearic-style sundowners bar and a main evening event in the Factory Cooperage with bands, DJs and a cabaret and cocktail bar. There will be a host of great, locally caught street food on offer, including tasty treats from the Bigbury-based Oyster Shack and wine from the award-winning Sharpham Estate near Totnes.
It will all take place in the stunning surroundings of Royal William Yard, recently developed to huge acclaim by award-winning Urban Splash.
Royal William Yard events manager Jim Pascoe said: “Our new festival really will celebrate everything Devon and Cornwall has to offer. From wonderful waterside living to great food, wine and musical talent. The festival will represent the best of the West Country and will have something for everyone to enjoy.
“Royal William Yard has become one of the the best places to work, rest and play in the West Country,” said Urban Splash director, Emily Handslip.
“We are thrilled to announce the first ever Royal William Yard Festival and welcome Seth and his fellow artists. We are really hoping to attract more people than ever before this year as we begin the countdown to the Mayflower 400 celebrations when we’ll be able to showcase Britain’s Ocean City to people all over the world.”
To buy tickets or find out more visit www.royalwilliamyard.com
(from a press release)