Samphire Festival - 2017

by Samphire_Festival in Porlock, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 12th April 2017 we successfully raised £20,419 with 104 supporters in 42 days

Award winning independent music and arts festival in the magical setting of Exmoor National Park ☞7-9th July 2017

by Samphire_Festival in Porlock, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Samphire is an award winning record-breaking music and arts festival by the sea. It's set to take place on the coast of Exmoor National Park this July but we need your help to make sure we can do it all over again. We created Samphire to bring great art and fun people together in a beautiful corner of the world. Our focus is on new and exciting music, we’ve got a bit of everything from afrobeat to acid house with lots of dancing along the way. Accompanying the music we’ve selected the best street food in the country and programmed a variety of adventures and activities to explore.

Our first festival last year was a great success, we broke a Crowdfunder record, had a sell out debut event and went on to win 'Best Small Festival of the Year' (Wahooo!)

  ☞ Eclectic programme of exciting music and art 
  ☞ An intimate party weekend
  ☞ Local craft beer, cider and ale
  ☞ Some of the best street food in the country 
  ☞ Outstanding sea views 
  ☞ A chance to reconnect with nature and your surroundings
  ☞ Something for all ages
  ☞ Activities, workshops and wellbeing to indulge in 

We're also adding an extra day this year, bringing in a talks and film tent and introducing a world record breaking snakes and ladders mega game. We’ve also made some great adjustments to the site layout including the campsite.

We don’t have any outside investors so we really need your support now, because without your early support Samphire won’t happen. We love the amazing community vibe that Crowdfunder harnesses, we hope to put on another award winning show and we'd like you to be a part of it.

Every ticket purchase will be entered into our Crowdfunder Prize Draw, see below for details. Also have a look at our video of last year at the bottom of this page to see more of the action.

Pledge for your ticket today and we’ll see you in July! 

Right now we’re Samphiring on all cylinders, but we need your help to guarantee it’s a success second time round. With pledges from you and others, we get the funds to deliver a brilliant weekend, and you get to be a part of the Samphire family. All our rewards are offers exclusive to Crowdfunder. They are limited in availability and won’t be around forever. 

If you are new to Crowdfunder, here’s how it works. If you pledge money to us, and if enough of you do the same within the time limit, we will reach our target of £12,000. At the end of our campaign your pledges will be debited from your account and the money sent to us. We then deliver Samphire Festival 2017 and you get your tickets at a discounted price. It is worth noting; in the very unlikely event the festival is cancelled it is our duty to refund your pledge, so you are basically in a risk free win-win! For other investment and sponsorship opportunities please do get in touch:

Crowdfunder Prize Draw 


Our boutique camping comes with a premiere view and all the luxuries to suit. You can go all out with a fully furnished weekend palace or keep it nice and simple with the unfurnished options. Warm and snug on wet or windy nights and cool on hot summer afternoons, the Tipis are based on native American tradition and made from high quality materials and come complete with inner liner, full weather protection, groundsheet and matting.

Black Dog Tipi's are a firm festival favourite. Tipis offer comfortable and roomy accommodation so you can really make yourselves at home for the weekend. They are available in three different finishes so there’s something to suit couples, families, groups of friends and those who simply cannot live without their creature comforts! For a romantic weekend there are also smaller Lotus Belle tents available. Check out our rewards for all the details, boutique glamping offers do not include tickets to the event.

Flora Blathwayt is a music journalist and radio DJ. Passionate about music and a graduate from the London College of Communication. Flora and Josh play together under the moniker 'Moustache et Fille' and played the closing set at Samphire 2016. 

Josh Beauchamp is a music collector, DJ, engineer, chef and entrepreneur. He regularly plays events the likes of Glastonbury Festival, has eclectic eventing experience and taste in life. 

Applications for bands, DJs and food traders are now closed for Samphire 2017. We are still looking for retail traders and artists to help with installations so please get in touch via

Adult Tickets are 18 +

Camping is included in your ticket, car parking passes (£10) and camper van passes (£25) are available here. Youth (13-17), Child (5-12) and Under 5’s (FREE) tickets are also available here and must be accompanied by an adult.

100 Club Members who pledge for a ticket on Crowdfunder will recieve a free programme on site. 

Please see HERE for full terms and conditions of purchase.

We hope you’ll join the Samphire community of family, friends and lovers. 

This project has been approved for funding through the Artists + The Crowd match funding. It will receive a top up of 25% towards its fundraising target from Arts Council England.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A fiver for love and high five Tweet. Thank you.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Get a laminated A3 picture of your gorgeous face (or a friends not so gorgeous face) on one of the loos at Samphire. If your face matches the loo, you jump the queue!

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Personal Cocktail - Choose a cocktail to be named after you and get 2 free. This can't be a random name like Wacky Hairbrush it has to be your actual name. Imagine being at the bar and going 4 Charlie Maxwell's please!

£97 or more

22 of 50 claimed

£97 Reward

1st Tier - Adult weekend ticket - Plus entry into our Crowdfunder Prize Draw - Crowdfunder only offer, limited availability

£210 or more

6 of 10 claimed

£210 Reward

Family Deal #2 - 2x Adult, 2x Child (5-12) - Plus a car park pass, plus entry into our Crowdfunder Prize Draw - Crowdfunder only deal!

£260 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£260 Reward

Family Deal #1 - 2x Adult, 1x Youth (13-17) & 1x Child (5-12) - Plus a car park pass, plus entry into our Crowdfunder Prize Draw - Crowdfunder only deal!

£340 or more

8 of 10 claimed

£340 Reward

Mates Rates - 4x Adult weekend tickets - Plus a crate of beer/cider, plus a car park pass, plus entry into our Crowdfunder Prize Draw - Crowdfunder only deal, very limited availability on these

£385 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£385 Reward

Luxury Lotus Belle - Sleeps 2. Finished with Cotton/wool rugs, plenty of scatter cushions, low table with lantern and T lights provided, two chairs, rubber doormat in doorway and waste container and memory foam mattresses.

£395 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£395 Reward

Regular Tipi - Sleeps up to 6. Unfurnished, finished with a liner, groundsheet and coconut matting floor - a fab roof over your head all you have to do is bring something to sleep on!

£400 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£400 Reward

Super Luxury Lotus Belle - Sleeps 2. As the Luxury Lotus Tent; but the mattresses come complete with fitted sheet, duvet, duvet cover and four pillows with pillowcases.

£415 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£415 Reward

Two night stay in the gorgeous Millers at the Anchor hotel at Porlock Weir. 5 minutes away from the festival site with sea views this is the perfect hotel for your Samphire weekend. The hotel is wonderfully unique with the rooms full of antiques from the family collection! Includes; Two nights in a double room, yummy breakfast and two tickets to the festival.

£475 or more

3 of 5 claimed

£475 Reward

Luxury Tipi - Sleeps up to 6. As the Regular Tipi plus; Memory foam mattresses, Cotton/wool rugs and real sheepskins, plenty of scatter cushions, low table with lantern and T lights provided, colourful Indian cotton hangings, rubber doormat in doorway and a waste container.

£615 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£615 Reward

Super Luxury Tipi - Sleeps up to 6. As the Luxury Tipi, but the mattresses come complete with fitted sheet, duvet, duvet cover and four pillows with pillowcases. The king of luxury camping.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Giant World Record Breaking Snakes and Ladders sponsor - A truly unique opportunity to engage with a fun and lively audience at the centrepiece attraction of this years festival. We'll work closely with you to develop an interactive marketing plan including video footage and you'll help us build a Guinness World Record game that'll get everybody talking. Please contact us for more details.

£2,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£2,000 Reward

Custom Sponsor - We have a whole list of ideas and opportunities available for brands to get involved, we want to work with you to create engaging exciting content that reinforces your image. If you would be interested in talking to us to develop an idea or hear what we have to offer please get in touch.

£90 or more

6 of 4 claimed

£90 Reward

100 Club Pre Launch Special Offer - AVAILABLE TODAY ONLY - FREE PROGRAMME INCLUDED plus entry into our Crowdfunder Prize Draw - Adult Weekend Ticket

£180 or more

36 of 35 claimed

£180 Reward

Pairs - 2x Adult weekend tickets - Plus entry into our CF Prize Draw - Crowdfunder only deal, limited availability - These went quick last year

£300 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£300 Reward

Programme Sponsor - Help us print an amazing programme of all the wonderful things to see and do at Samphire 2017. An opportunity to connect with lots of interesting people. Your branding will have pride of place sole advertising in the programme as huge thank you. Plus we'll include your branding on our website/social media and give you 2x weekend tickets.

£450 or more

3 of 2 claimed

£450 Reward

Luxury Lotus Belle - Sleeps up to 6 - Includes Coir matting, a lamp, doormat, wooden table, cotton rugs, premium fairy lights, airbeds, bed sheets, vanity mirror, floor cushions, soft furnishings and a welcome pack with eye mask, ear plugs and other random treats. Duvets and pillows available for £10 per person at a later date. Other optional extra include memory foam mattresses and portable phone chargers. Tickets not included.

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